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Top US lawmakers today greeted Sikhs around the world on the occasion of Vaisakhi.
Vaisakhi refers to the harvest festival in several parts of north India, specially in Punjab. It is observed every year to celebrate a good agricultural year and pray for abundant crop produce for the next year.
"On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I want to wish our Sikh American friends a happy and healthy Vaisakhi!" tweeted Senator Maria Cantwell as she was joined by more than a dozen top lawmakers from either side in sending greetings to the members of the Sikh community.
"On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I'm wishing our Sikh American friends a very happy #Vaisakhi!" tweeted Congressman Eliot Engel, who is the Ranking Member of the powerful House Foreign Relations Committee.
"Today our Sikh American neighbours celebrate one of the most significant days in Sikh history. Please join me in wishing our Sikh American friends a happy #Vaisakhi!" said Congressman Jerry McNerney.
"On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I'm wishing our Sikh American friends a happy #Vaisakhi!" tweeted Congresswoman Judy Chu, along with a collage of Sikhs.
Noting that the Sikh neighbours have been an integral part of the Central Valley community, Congressman David Valadao tweeted: "Today, we join them in celebrating #Vaisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world!".
"Today we join our Sikh American neighbours in celebrating #Vaisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world. Happy Vaisakhi!" he said.
Wishing Sikh Americans, a very happy #Vaisakhi, Congresswoman Grace Meng said she is honored to recognize this important celebration and salute all that the Sikh American community has contributed to the United States.
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