CA Post Office to be Named After Sikh Congressman

February 17, 2005

Source: India Express Bureau

On February 17, 2005 the India Express Bureau reported, "America's House of Representatives has voted to honor first Asian American member of the US Congress, Mr Dalip Singh Saund, by naming a California post office after the late Sikh leader. Mr Saund, originally from India, served as Congressman from 1956 to 1962. Congressmen Darrell Issa and Bobby Jindal sponsored the bill which was passed 410-0. The Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building Designation Act will designate the United States Postal Office in Temecula as the Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building. The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) welcomed the move as a special pride for the community in the US."