US Senate Honors Sikh Congressman

July 13, 2005

Source: INDOlink

On July 13, 2005 INDOlink reported, "The U.S. Senate, last week unanimously voted to honor former Riverside and Imperial County Congressman Dalip Singh Saund by naming the U.S. Post Office at 30777 Rancho California Road in Temecula, California, in his honor. President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days. Saund, a Sikh, was the first Asian American and first Indian American member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represented California. Mr. Saund, originally from India, served as congressman from 1957 to 1962. 'The "Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building" will honor an American who followed his dream to the United States, broke barriers, and served as a representative of the people,' said Congressman Darrell Issa who authored, H.R. 120, the legislation honoring Rep. Saund. 'This Act of Congress will preserve Congressman Saund's legacy and honors the success of all immigrants from India and their accomplishments.'"