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Significant Results Achieved with Support of US Sikhs and Gurdwaras: SCCED & AGPC

April 23, 2020 | By

New York: The Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) said a press release that their efforts to get “Vaisakhi” recognized as Khalsa Sirjana Divas has produced ‘excellent results’. 

The organisations have issued a partial list of eminent personalities sending good wishes to the Sikh Nation on this Vaisakhi:

  • Patrick Toomey – US Senator, PA
  • Phil Murphy – NJ Governor
  • Adama Dieng – Under Secretary General, United Nations 
  • Donald Norcross – US Congressman, NJ 
  • John Garamendi – US Congressman, CA 
  • Thomas Suozzi – US Congressman, NY 
  • TJ Cox -US Congressman, CA
  • Steve Sweeney- NJ Senate President

SCCEC and AGPC further said that “”with support of all US Gurdwaras, we are making a big impact to promote Sikh Identity and Sikh Values. Following are our few other key accomplishments:  

  • State of NJ passed a law declaring April 14 every year as “Sikh Day”
  • 16 – US States declared Month of April as “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month”
  • US House of Representatives recognized Vaisakhi as Khalsa Sirjana Divas by introducing House Resolution HR-189 
  • Every year in April a “National Sikh Day Parade” is held in Washington DC to commemorate Khalsa Sirjana Divas
  • Pennsylvania General Assembly passed HR-1160 declaring anti-Sikh violence in 1984 in India as Sikh Genocide
  • Connecticut legislature declared the first week of November every year as Sikh Genocide Remembrance Week   
  • New Jersey Senate and Assembly declared November 12, 2019 as “World Equality Day” to commemorate 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak 

In a historic first, the US Senate session starts with Sikh Prayer and Senator Patrick Toomey moves a resolution to honor Guru Nanak on the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak.

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