Assembly Majority Office - 4/17/2018
The law (AJR-93) is meant to bring a greater awareness to the robust Sikh population in New Jersey and the contributions they have made to the state. There are approximately 27 million Sikhs in the world, with one of the largest Sikh populations in the United States calling New Jersey home. The resolution sponsored by Greenwald, Mukherji, Murphy and Coughlin was approved by the Assembly on March 26 and signed into law on April 9.
“Sikhism is one of the world’s major religions, and one that is often misunderstood,” said Mukherji (D-Hudson). “The historic appointment of Attorney General Grewal and the recent elections of Mayor Bhalla and Freeholder Singh, coupled with this resolution, will give New Jersey’s Sikh community the recognition they deserve and help with public education and awareness.”