Political Leaders Join Festivities at Sikh American Heritage Dinner

May 22, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat News


On May 22, 2005 Sikh Sangat News reported, "[Senator Hillary Rodham] received a standing ovation and thunderous applause from the Sikh Americans who had gathered in the Senate side of the Capitol Hill recently for the Sikh American Heritage Dinner Event in Washington, DC. The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), based in the national's capital organized this event. Republican Senator Richard Lugar with K.P. Singh and Dr. Rajwant Singh Senator Clinton added, 'I am here to express my thanks to you all for being here. It is always a pleasure and an honor to represent so many of my Sikh American constituents in New York. I also know that the Sikh Community is a growing community. You had come here four years ago in a much smaller event and now you have grown quite a bit.' SCORE had organized the three-month anniversary memorial event at the Capitol Hill in December 2001... Lawmaker after lawmaker welcomed Sikhs at the Capitol Hill and appreciated their efforts to make their presence in the capital of the nation. Dirksen Senate Office building reverberated with the sounds of 'Bole so Nihal, Sat Sri Akaal', the Sikh greeting throughout the evening."