The US state of Georgia has officially declared October as the “Hindu Heritage Month” to acknowledge the contributions of the vibrant Hindu-American community in the state. In a proclamation, Governor Brian Kemp declared October as the ‘Hindu Heritage’ month. It said that the Hindu heritage will be celebrated by focusing on its culture and the diverse spiritual traditions rooted in India.
“The vibrant Hindu American community has contributed tremendously to the vitality of the State of Georgia by enriching the lives of its citizens,” the proclamation dated August 23 read.
CoHNA (Coalition of Hindus of North America), a Hindu advocacy group in the US also welcomed the move and thanked Governor Kemp for recognising the Hindu community which is a significant contributor to diverse sectors.
“This was made possible by the untiring dedication of our friends at the Hindus of Georgia PAC. Hinduism has contributed greatly to the cultural milieu of America,” the Hindu group said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Earlier this year, the Georgia Assembly passed a resolution condemning Hinduphobia, making it the first American State to take such a legislative measure.
Source : India Times