Sacramento, CA (June 25, 2013) -- "California and our nation have greatly benefited by Hindu Americans, especially through yoga, meditation, Vedanta philosophy, ayurvedic medicine, classical Indian music, art, and dance..."
In a historic moment for Hindu Americans yesterday, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR 32): California Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month. Introduced by State Senate Majority Leader, Ellen Corbett (10th Senate District), SCR 32 designates October 2013 as California Hindu American and Appreciation Month and "recognize[s] and acknowledge[s] the significant contributions made by Californians of Hindu heritage to the state."
"As the Senator representing the 10th State Senate District, I am honored to represent constituents from many diverse backgrounds, including a significant number of Hindu Americans," said Majority Leader Corbett. "California is home to a thriving community of over 370,000 Hindu Americans that enrich our state's diversity and professional assets in fields as diverse as academia, science, technology, business, arts and literature. I thank my colleagues for supporting SCR 32 today that recognizes Hindu American contributions in California, as well as designates October 2013 in their honor."