New Resolution + LA Clippers Celebrate CA Sikh Awareness Month

November 10, 2016 (Sacramento, California) – On Wednesday afternoon, Assemblymember Jim Cooper presented Dr. Onkar Singh Bindra and Sikh Coalition Community Development Manager, Harjit Kaur, with the state member resolution celebrating Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month. Cities across California have followed suit and recognized Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month with proclamations, including Yuba City, Fresno, and Santa Clara.

On Wednesday night, the Sikh Coalition and the Los Angeles Clippers also hosted over 350 members of the California sangat for the third annual Sikh Awareness and Appreciation game. The game featured a national anthem performance by Raaginder “Violinder” Singh, color guard featuring the Los Angeles Sikh Boy Scouts of America and half-time entertainment by Da Real Punjabiz. The game raised Sikh awareness to the 19,000 inside the stadium and the thousands who were watching on television across the state of California.

“It’s incredible to see Sikh Awareness Night celebrated by the LA Clippers and across the state of California,” said California community member, Jagdeep Singh. “We thank the Sikh Coalition for raising the profile of the Sikh community and educating so many Americans.” The Sikh Coalition also gives special thanks to LA Clippers Group Events Specialist, Jeana Duran, who worked incredibly hard to make the evening possible.

The Sikh Coalition encourages the California community to actively organize and participate in local activities this month. Here are several ways that you and your children can get involved:

• Arrange for a Sikh awareness and bullying prevention presentation to be delivered at your local school or place of business.
• Work with your local city council or school district to pass your own Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month resolution. Contact Harjit Kaur at harjit@sikhcoalition.org for more details.
• Order a “Who are the Sikhs” poster to display in your local school, library or place of business.
• Ask your local library to host a Sikh book reading or put up a display about Sikh Americans.

The Sikh Coalition provides free materials for Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month. For more information, go to www.sikhcoalition.org/casikhs or contact our California Community Development Manager, H arjit Kaur, directly at harjit@sikhcoalition.org.

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