August 28, 2012 > Indian Independence Day honored
Indian Independence Day honored
Submitted By Andrew LaMar
Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) presented a resolution on the Senate Floor on August 21, 2012 honoring Indian Independence Day and recognizing its significance in California and across the globe.
"I rise proudly to present ACR 115," Corbett said, in introducing the measure. "To honor my district and the wonderful Indo-Americans who live within the 10th district, I have worn a salwar kameez."
The Senate passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 115, by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), which proclaims August 15, 2012 as India's Independence Day and urges all Californians to join in celebrating this national holiday in the world's largest democracy.
At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, India officially broke from British colonial rule and became independent. India's Independence Day is celebrated by a billion people living in that nation and many others living in the rest of the world.