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Happy Baisakhi 2019: US Lawmakers Greet Indian Americans, Laud Their Contribution on Baisakhi

Several US lawmakers greeted Sikhs on the occasion of Baisakhi and lauded their contributions in the economic development of the country.

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Updated:April 15, 2019, 7:58 AM IST
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Happy Baisakhi 2019: US Lawmakers Greet Indian Americans, Laud Their Contribution on Baisakhi
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Washington: Several US lawmakers greeted Sikhs on the occasion of Baisakhi and lauded their contributions in the economic development of the country.

"Today is a historically significant day for our Sikh neighbors across Texas," Senator John Cornyn said in a tweet, as Sikhs and Indian Americans celebrated Baisakhi across the country. The top Republican Senator from Texas is Co-Chair of the Senate Indian Caucus.

"On this joyous spiritual day for members of the Sikh community, I wish American Sikhs a very happy Baisakhi, said Senator Marco Rubio.

"Sikhs have been an integral part of America's fabric for 125+ years. Sikhs wear turbans as a pledge to uphold equality and justice, said Congressman Adriano Espaillat.

"We join our Sikh American neighbors in celebrating Baisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world! he said.

On Baisakhi, I am incredibly proud of the Sikh community and its tenets of equality, truth in speech, justice, and compassion in New York's 13th Congressional District and NYC. Wishing all of our Sikh American neighbors, friends, families, and colleagues a joyous Baisakhi, he said.

Pennsylvania is home to several vibrant Sikh communities, said Senator Pat Toomey. To all that are celebrating, I wish you a joyous Baisakhi, he said. I hope all of our Sikh American friends in Michigan had a happy Baisakhi today, Senator Gary Peters said.

On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I'm wishing our Sikh American friends a happy Baisakhi! tweeted Senator Thom Tillis.

On this historically significant day for Sikhs, I'm wishing our Sikh American friends in Wisconsin, across the nation and around the world a happy Baisakhi! said Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Sikhs have been an integral part of the nation's fabric for over 125 years, Congressman Rob Woodwall. Today, we join our Sikh American neighbors in celebrating #Baisakhi, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs all over the world! he said.

Wishing our Sikh American neighbors, classmates & colleagues a happy Baisakhi! Congressman Jason Crow tweeted.

For generations, the Sikh community in Nevada and across the county, has made significant contributions to the United States of America, said Senator Cortez Masto.

Wishing our Sikh American neighbors, classmates and colleagues a happy Baisakhi! she said.

Wishing the Indiana Sikh Community, a very happy and safe Baisakhi! I hope you enjoy a wonderful celebration with family and friends, said Congresswoman Susan Brooks.

Wishing the Sikh community in San Diego a happy Baisakhi and a joyous harvest festival, Congressman Scott Peters.

Baisakhi is celebrated to commemorate the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh.
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