US President Joe Biden led his nation in greeting Indian Americans, South Asians and Southeast Asians on the eve of their New Year.
“(First Lady) Jill (Biden) and I ship our warmest needs to the South Asian and Southeast Asian communities who’re celebrating Vaisakhi, Navratri, Songkran and the incoming New Year this week. Happy Bengali, Cambodian, Lao, Myanmarese, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai, and Vishu New Year!” Biden mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday.
Biden and the US first woman had been joined by a number of lawmakers in greeting Indian Americans and Sikhs on the event of Vaisakhi.
“Wishing a contented and wholesome Vaisakhi to the Sikh neighborhood celebrating throughout the nation!” Indian American Congressman Ami Bera mentioned.
Another Indian American lawmaker, Ro Khanna, twetted, “Wishing the Sikh neighborhood in America and around the globe a contented Vaisakhi!” “Wishing a contented Vaisakhi to all these celebrating in New Jersey and around the globe!” mentioned Congressman Frank Pallone.
Pallone and Congressman John Garamendi have launched a decision honouring the Sikh neighborhood’s celebration of Vaisakhi.
“Wishing a contented Vaisakhi to all of the Sikhs and Sikh Americans celebrating in Illinois and the world over,” tweeted Senator Dick Durbin.
“Warm needs on Vaisakhi to everybody within the Sikh neighborhood who name New Jersey dwelling. This is a time to focus on what issues most — household and standing in solidarity with our neighbours,” mentioned Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer mentioned, “Vaisakhi is a time to have fun renewed religion, a brand new 12 months and coming collectively as neighbours. On this traditionally important day for Sikhs and Punjabis, I’m wishing celebrants in New York, throughout America and around the globe a contented Vaisakhi!”
Vaisakhi marks the start of the Sikh faith as a collective religion rooted in advocacy of spiritual freedom and human rights mentioned Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “These values maintain deep significance as all of us attempt to grew to become a extra inclusive nation,” she tweeted.
Vaisakhi greetings additionally got here from Senators Mark Warner, Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow, Dianne Feinstein and Pat Toomey.