City Of Yorba Linda, CA, Declares April Sikh Appreciation Month
YORBA LINDA, CA – The city of Yorba Linda led by Mayor Gene Hernandez, has proclaimed the month of April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month, to “celebrate the rich heritage and contributions of the Sikh community in the city.”
The proclamation ceremony took place at City Hall on April 4.
The Mayor highlighted the Sikh community’s positive impact on the city’s cultural, economic, and social fabric, and expressed gratitude for their unwavering commitment to service, compassion, and equality.
Chair Pro Tem Planning Commissioner, City of Yorba Linda Shivinderjit Singh and city resident and health care professional Dr. Ginny Kaur shared insights into Sikh culture, history, and values with the audience and were invited by the mayor to accept the Proclamation on behalf of the local Sikh community. A segment of the Kaur Foundation Cultural Safari documentary “Meet the Sikh Family” was screened for all to see.
“The proclamation acknowledges the significant contributions of Sikh Americans to the local community, ” said Bicky Singh, founder of the well-regarded Yorba Linda-based Sikhlens Foundation, which strives to create awareness about Sikh culture and heritage.