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File #: 21-2735    Version: 1 Name: HONORING SIKH AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/14/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION HONORING SIKH AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH IN THE 15TH DISTRICT WHEREAS, Sikhs have been living in the United States for more than 120 years, and during the early 20th century, thousands of Sikh Americans worked on farms, in lumber mills and mines, and on the Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railroad; and WHEREAS, Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world and today, there are more than 25 million Sikhs worldwide and an estimated 500,000 Sikh Americans; 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, Cook C...
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A RESOLUTION HONORING SIKH AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH IN THE 15TH DISTRICT 

 

WHEREAS, Sikhs have been living in the United States for more than 120 years, and during the early 20th century, thousands of Sikh Americans worked on farms, in lumber mills and mines, and on the Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railroad; and

 

WHEREAS, Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world and today, there are more than 25 million Sikhs worldwide and an estimated 500,000 Sikh Americans; 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, Cook County is committed to educating citizens about the world’s religions, the value of religious diversity, tolerance grounded in First Amendment principles, a culture of mutual understanding, and the diminution of violence; and

 

WHEREAS, Today, the Cook County 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; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby, proclaim the month of April 2021 to be SIKH AWARENESS and APPRECIATION MONTH in Cook County; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of this resolution are presented to Hanover Township Assessor Khaja Moinuddin and Thakar S. Basati

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