Selected Excerpts from State and City proclamations​

Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida

“Hindu Americans have made significant contributions across all fields including science, education, medicine, law, politics, business, culture, sports and more”

Brian Camp, Governor of the State of Georgia

“The Hindu Heritage, culture and tradition, and values provide their followers invaluable solutions to many of life’s problems and often serve as a source of inspiration, reflection and contemplation for the millions of individuals who look to the teachings of Hinduism for guidance”

“The vibrant Hindu America community has contributed tremendously to the vitality of the State of Georgia by enriching the lives of its citizens”

J.D. Ford, State Senator of State of Illinois

“Hindu Heritage Month provides an opportunity for our state to collectively celebrate Hindu culture and the unique contributions its followers bring to our state…”

Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“Hindus represent one of the newest and the fastest growing immigrant communities in the United States, backed by a rock-solid family structure and love for education, they are fully integrated into every aspect of their adopted society”

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan

“The practice of Hinduism seeks to promote unity among all Dharmic communities”

Mike Parson, State of Missouri

“Hindus strive to achieve Dharma, which is a code of living that emphasizes good conduct and morality”

Christopher T. Sununu, Governor of the State of New Hampshire

“Hinduism demonstrates through a living enlightened civilization that global peace is achievable, and this begins with individual peace and spiritual awakening”

Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas

“Improving and inspiring the lives of thousands of followers around the world, Hinduism has contributed greatly to our state and nation through its unique history and heritage”

Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin

“We recognize that Yoga, chess, buttons, cataract surgery, shampoo, algebra, trigonometry, and even the concept of the number zero represents just some of the major inventions and gifts of Hindu civilization to the world”

“Sanskrit, a classical language of ancient India and South Asia, is considered by many to be “the mother of all languages” and is the language of the world’s oldest sacred scripture, the Rig Veda”

Harry S. Sidhu, Mayor of City of Anaheim, CA

“Noninjury or nonviolence, is a central principle for Hindu Americans, providing the ethical foundation for vegetarianism, environmentalism, and harmonious living”

“Hindu Americans promote the ideals of tolerance, pluralism, and religious freedom, which are inherent ot their beliefs and respect the diversity of all faiths”

Kevin J. Kelly, President of Council, City of Cleveland, OH

Hindu Americans have made valuable contributions to virtually every aspect of American life. Our country is stronger because of the immesurable involvement Hindu-Americans have made and continue to make…”

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