Commendation of the Indo-American Community Federation & the Global OrgAnization of the People of Indian Origin of the Silicon Valley
11 Years of Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Acceptance of Indo-American Religion and Culture in the Bay Area
WHEREAS, the Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA)” founded in 1993 by Jeevan Zutshi, has been working to promote the civic involvement of Indo-Americans by providing educational, social, and financial resources, in addition to co-organizing the Unity in Diversity Dinner; and
WHEREAS, the Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), founded in 1989, has been working to promote the well-being of people of Indian origin around the world, and to enhance cooperation and communication between lndian communities in Silicon Valley and globally; and
WHEREAS, IACF-USA and GOPIO – Silicon Valley established the Unity in Diversity Dinner as a direct response to the discrimination experienced by Indo-Americans after September I l, 2001, in an effort to promote acceptance of Indo-American religion and culture in the Bay Area; and
WHEREAS,IACF-USA and GOPIO – Silicon Valley are celebrating their I lth annual Unity in Diversity Dinner in the City of Fremont; and
WHEREAS,IACF-USA and GOPIO – Silicon Valley have utilized the Unity in Diversity Dinner to highlight issues important to the Indo-Americans for other Bay Area communities; and
WHEREAS,IACF-USA and GOPIO – Silicon Valley’s commitment to improving the lives of Indo-Americans around the world has provided the Silicon Valley Indo-American community a significant service through the Unity in Diversity Dinner.
NOW BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT
I, Congressman Michael M. Honda, do hereby recognize and commend Indo-American Comtnunity Federation & Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin for their dedication and service to the Indo-American communities of Silicon Valley.
Michael M. Honda
Member of Congress