India Post News Service
FREMONT, CA: On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Proclamation for Diwali the Hindu Festival of Lights was presented by the City of Fremont Mayor and Council Members.
The Hindu community has been making big strides in contributing toward the fields of Technology, Medicine, Science, Finance, and Business. With strenuous efforts by Americans4Hindus, the Hindu community’s efforts are now being increasingly recognized by many government, political, and administrative bodies as well.
One such big acknowledgment of growing Hindu contribution and leadership was a proclamation by the City of Fremont recognizing Hindu Heritage Month and honoring the community for its significant contributions in a wide spectrum of fields.
The city of Fremont bestowed a special proclamation in honor of Diwali. The city is the first Asian-majority city with 68% of its 250,000 population Asians and 38% Indians who have made significant contributions to the United States of America.
Speaking on the occasion, Founder and Chairman, of Americans4Hindus, Festival of Globe (FOG), and Fremont Hindu Temple, Dr. Romesh Japra, highlighted how Diwali is the largest celebrated Indian festival. Hindus stand for progress and peace in the whole world and their contributions to the community at large. He said that it is time for the Hindu community to take the next step in their journey as proud Americans.
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei awarded the proclamation and Council members supported it.
The proclamation read:
WHEREAS, the City of Fremont is proud to recognize and celebrate Diwali as Festival of Lights on November 7th; and WHEREAS, Diwali every year is celebrated to signify victory of good over evil by over 100 billion people in the world; and WHEREAS, Indian Americans have greatly enriched California’s education system teaching numerous students about the academic fields of astrophysics, computer science, engineering, law planetary science, psychology, and neuroscience; and WHEREAS Indian Americans have made significant contributions toward pluralism, non-violence and gender equality and human rights; and WHEREAS, the Indian heritage, culture, traditions, and values provide invaluable solutions to many of life’s problems and often serve as a source of inspiration, reflection, and contemplation for millions of individuals who look to the teachings of Hinduism for guidance; and WHEREAS, Fremont has a vibrant culture highlighted by our diverse community, and invites residents to learn more about the history, culture, and contribution of Indian Americans, and WHEREAS, the City of Fremont acknowledges the important contributions that Indian American residents have made to our City’s social, economic, political, and cultural fabric; and NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Fremont hereby celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights by raising the Diwali flag. Presented to Dr. Romesh Japra, Founder, Festival of Globe (FOG) Signed by Mayor
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