New York State assembly recognizes Sikh Community

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New York State assembly recognizes Sikh Community

The year 2019 will mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith.

And in preparation of the mammoth occasion, the Indian government has already kick-started the preparations for the celebrations, which will stretch across the globe for over a year.

Meanwhile, in the northern state of Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has set-up three panels to oversee arrangements for the celebrations which will be responsible for the development of infrastructure at holy places and supervising the religious and cultural events.

Meanwhile, in the northern state of Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has set-up three panels to oversee arrangements for the celebrations which will be responsible for the development of infrastructure at holy places and supervising the religious and cultural events.

New York State assembly recognizes the Sikh Community. Lets Checkout the State of New York Legislative Resolution.

By: M. of A.M.G. Miler, DenDekker, DeStefano, Gottfried, Jean Pierre, Mikulin, B.Miller, Montesano, Oritz, Raia, Reilly, Schmitt, and Weprin

Congratulating the Sikh Community upon the occasion of celebrating 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak Dev

WHEREAS, This Legislative body proud to congratulate the Sikh community upon the occasion of celebrating the 550th Birthday of GuruNanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism; and

WHEREAS, Sikhs have been living in the united states for more than 100 years, and during the early 20th century, thousands of Sikh Americans worked on farms, in lumber mills and mines, and on the Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railroad; and

WHEREAS Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world and today, there are more than 30 million Sikhs worldwide and an estimated 5000,000 Sikh Americans with the highest population in New York and California; and

WHEREAS, Sikh Americans pursue diverse professions and make rich contributions to the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of the United States, including service as members of the United States Armed Forces and significant contributions to our great nation in agriculture, information technology, small businesses, the hotel industry,trucking,medicine,and technology;and

WHEREAS, Sikh Americans distinguished themselves by fostering respect among all people through faith and service; and

WHEREAS, In Punjab, India on Friday, November 23, 2018, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched year-long preparations for the celebrations if the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, which will take place in November of 2019; and

WHEREAS,  The celebration urges the Sikh community to reconnect with the teachings, principles, and ideals of Guru Nanak Dev; and

WHEREAS Vaishakhi, celebrated on April 14, 2019, marks the Punjabi New Year and is one of the most historically significant days of the year for Sikhs; and

WHEREAS, 2019 is the 550th birthday of the first of 10 gurus and founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak; this day is celebrated for Sikhs in New York state and worldwide as Guru Nanak’s Gurupurab and is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar; and

WHEREAS, The State of New York is greatly enriched by its large population of Sikh Americans; and

WHEREAS, Today, the State of New York seeks to further the diversity of its community and afford all residents the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikh Americans; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate the Sikh community upon the occasion of celebrating the 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to the Sikh community as they celebrate this auspicious occasion.

ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY ON                                   By order of Assembly

April 9, 2019                                                                Mary-Anne E.Dandles, Clerk    

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