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US State declares April as Vaisakhi month

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US State of has declared April as the 'American Community's Celebration of month' in recognition of the contributions of the minority community.

Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 14, is commemorated by million of Sikhs annually.

signed a proclamation on Monday declaring April as "American Community's Celebration of month" and noted that the community continue to make great strides towards security religious liberty as patriotic members of the

The proclamation said that Sikhs in the US pursue diverse professions and walk of life, making rich contributions to the economic vibrancy of the as farmers, engineers, doctors, scientists and other fields.

Noting that is based on a belief in one God, and the equality of all human beings, the proclamation said is one of the most religiously significant days in Sikh history.

In the last one month, is the fourth American State to have declared the month of April for Sikhism. The three other States being Indiana, and

In Oregon, the city of declared April 14 as Vaisakhi Festival Day.

"This is an important event in the history of Sikh Americans in Oregon," said of Gadhar Memorial Foundation, who led the delegation to Oregon to receive the proclamation.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:35 IST