THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fremont Unified School District Board of
Education recognizes and acknowledges the significant contribution made by the Californians of Sikh heritage to our state and by adoption of this resolution, seeks to afford all Fremont residents the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared principle of Sikh Americans, their religion and the tenets of their faith, and the important role that Sikh Americans play in furthering mutual understanding and respect among all peoples.
Located in California’s Bay Area, the Fremont Unified School District recently passed a resolution that designates the month of November as “Sikh Awareness Month” (backed by efforts of a local group known as SEVA).
The school district is composed of 42 schools with an enrollment of approximately 32,000 students. This resolution opens the door to providing Fremont’s students with valuable education and awareness about their Sikh classmates and the sizable Sikh population within their community.
This resolution follows one that was passed last year by California’s State Assembly that designated November as “California Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month”.