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Nov to be Sikh Awareness month in California

September 13
02:57 2010

Assemblyman Dan Logue

SACRAMENTO: In a resolution passed unanimously on September 1, the California State Assembly has declared November to be a Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.
The resolution (ACR 181) was moved by North State Assemblyman Dan Logue (Republican). Logue said after the passage of the resolution, “Californians of Sikh heritage have made many great contributions to California and I think it is important for all Californians to recognize and appreciate the important role Sikh Americans have played in our state. The Yuba-Sutter area boasts one of the largest Sikh populations in the U.S., and they are truly a model community,” stated Logue.
Sikh Americans have resided in California for well over a century, playing an active role in the state’s agriculture, trucking, high-tech, and medicine industries, as well as in the creation of small, family-owned businesses. It is estimated that in Yuba and Sutter Counties alone, Sikh owned family farms account for as much as 95 percent of peach farming, 60 percent of all prune farming, and 20 percent of all almond and walnut production.
“I am proud to honor such a well deserving community for all their hard work, and hope that this resolution will help to further California’s diversity by creating mutual understanding and respect between all Californians.” concluded Logue. “This is the first time in state history that Sikhs are receiving recognition for their outstanding contributions to California.”
The unanimous support for ACR 181 demonstrates appreciation for the Sikh community and goes a long way toward building a better future for all Californians.
Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.
Yuba-Sutter area residents were pleased with the gesture. Yuba City resident Jasbir Singh Kang told the media, “California has now recognized our contribution. Thanks to our area Assemblyman Logue’s move, the Sikh Awareness Month will go a long way towards promote awareness about the Sikh community. It is a big milestone for us.”
Dr. Kang and Sarbjit Singh Johl assisted Assemblyman Dan Logue to write this resolution.



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