CALIFORNIA (Agencies) – The California State Senate today recognized the contributions of California’s Pakistani-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 105 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring March 23rd, 2016 as “Pakistani American Day.”
A special ceremony held on the Senate floor following the vote featured the Consul General of Pakistan, Abdul Jabbar Memon, and Artesia Mayor Pro-Tem Ali Sajjad Taj, and Pakistani American dignitaries from throughout the state.
“Today, the California State Senate paid tribute to the contributions of the Pakistani-American community to the diverse fabric of California. SCR 105 declares March 23rd, 2016 as ‘Pakistani American Day’ and provides the people of our state an opportunity to recognize the achievements, contributions, and history of this vibrant community,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.
“It’s a great privilege and pleasure to be in Sacramento to witness the approval of Senate Concurrent Resolution 105. It is a fitting tribute to the patriotism, contributions, and achievements of the Pakistani-American diaspora in California. We at the Consulate General are proud of our community and express our gratitude to the Honorable Tony Mendoza for spearheading this meaningful and befitting resolution,” said Consul General of Pakistan, Abdul Jabbar Memon.
“It is truly a historic moment for the Pakistani-American community here in California. I know people have traveled from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento to witness this momentous occasion. I am excited to be a part of this day and I extend my sincere thanks to Senator Mendoza,” said Artesia Mayor Pro-Tem Ali Sajjad Taj.