Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 14, is commemorated by million of Sikhs annually.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation on Monday declaring April as "Sikh American Community's Celebration of Vaisakhi month" and noted that the community continue to make great strides towards security religious liberty as patriotic members of the US Armed Forces.
The proclamation said that Sikhs in the US pursue diverse professions and walk of life, making rich contributions to the economic vibrancy of the United States as farmers, engineers, doctors, scientists and other fields.
In Oregon, the city of Salem declared April 14 as Vaisakhi Festival Day.
"This is an important event in the history of Sikh Americans in Oregon," said local businessman Bahadur Singh chairman of Gadhar Memorial Foundation, who led the delegation to Oregon to receive the proclamation.
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