For the 10th  year California has recognized October as Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month, with the introduction of a resolution by Assemblymember Ash Kalra. 

In response to the resolution, HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra stated:

“HAF congratulates Assemblymember Ash Kalra for once again speaking up for the contributions of the Hindu American community in California, as well as highlighting the challenges being faced by the community, such as misunderstanding of our sacred symbols such as the swastika, immigration issues disproportionately affecting our community, and the rise of Hinduphobia, anti-Hindu hate crimes, and bullying of Hindu students. As we have for the past decade we are grateful that October will again be recognized as Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month.”

Read the full resolution here