April 11, 2014 (Washington, DC) – As Sikh Americans nationwide celebrate Vaisakhi this month, government officials around the United States are recognizing this joyous occasion, commemorating the creation of the Khalsa—a fellowship of devout Sikhs—by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699.
Resolution in the U.S. Congress
Proclamation by the City of Fresno, California
Proclamation by the City of Fowler, California
Proclamation by the City of Selma, California
Proclamation by the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Proclamation by the City of Livingston, California
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The Sikh Coalition is grateful to community leaders in California, Harpreet Singh and Baljit Singh, and Sikh Coalition Volunteer Advocate Lori Way in Indiana for securing these important proclamations, which increase awareness about Sikh traditions and appreciation for Sikh values, such as seva (selfless service).
Above all, we wish the entire Sikh community a joyous Vaisakhi!