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California Declares October Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month for Second Year

on 2014/8/15 3:46:47 ( 1909 reads )


SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, August 13, 2014 (California Legislative Information): For the second straight year, the California State Senate unanimously designated October as California Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month. Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 93, authored by State Senate Majority Leader, Ellen Corbett (10th Senate District), "recognizes and acknowledges the significant contributions made by Californians of Hindu heritage to our state" and "seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the Hindu American community."

"I am so honored to represent constituents from many diverse backgrounds, including a significant number of Hindu Americans, in the 10th State Senate District," said Senator Corbett. "Over two million Hindu Americans call the United States home and this thriving community enriches our state and nation's diversity and professional strengths in fields as diverse as technology, literature, arts, business and education. I thank my colleagues for supporting SCR 93 that recognizes Hindu American contributions in California, as well as designates October 2014 in their honor."

A delegation from the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), which worked closely with Senator Corbett on the resolution, was honored last Thursday on the Senate floor and presented with a framed commemorative version of the resolution.

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