American Lawmakers Greet Sikhs on Vaisakhi, Laud Their Contribution to CountryApril 15, 2019 11:14
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A religious festival in Sikhism, Vaisakhi was celebrated on April 14 and on account of that several United States lawmakers greeted Sikhs lauding their contributions in the economic development of the country.
“Today is a historically significant day for our Sikh neighbors across Texas,” Senator John Cornyn said in a tweet, as Sikhs and Indian Americans celebrated Vaisakhi across the country. The top Republican Senator from Texas is Co-Chair of the Senate Indian Caucus.
“On this joyous spiritual day for members of the Sikh community, I wish American Sikhs a very happy Vaisakhi, said Senator Marco Rubio.
“Sikhs have been an integral part of America’s fabric for 125+ years. Sikhs wear turbans as a pledge to uphold equality and justice, said Congressman Adriano Espaillat.
“We join our Sikh American neighbors in celebrating Vaisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world!
“On Vaisakhi, I am incredibly proud of the Sikh community and its tenets of equality, truth in speech, justice, and compassion in New York’s 13th Congressional District and NYC. Wishing all of our Sikh American neighbors, friends, families, and colleagues a joyous Vaisakhi,” he said.
“Pennsylvania is home to several vibrant Sikh communities, said Senator Pat Toomey. To all that are celebrating, I wish you a joyous Vaisakhi, he said. I hope all of our Sikh American friends in Michigan had a happy Vaisakhi today,” Senator Gary Peters said.
“On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I’m wishing our Sikh American friends a happy Vaisakhi!” tweeted Senator Thom Tillis.
“On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I’m wishing our Sikh American friends in Wisconsin, across the nation and around the world a happy Vaisakhi! Said, Senator Tammy Baldwin.
“Sikhs have been an integral part of the nation’s fabric for over 125 years, Congressman Rob Woodwall. Today, we join our Sikh American neighbors in celebrating #Vaisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world!” he said.
“Wishing our Sikh American neighbors, classmates & colleagues a happy Vaisakhi!” Congressman Jason Crow tweeted.
By Sowmya Sangam