Preet Didbal ends up being very first Sikh female to be chosen as mayor in United States
By Press Trust of India|Updated: 30th November 2017
New York City: Preet Didbal has actually been chosen as the mayor of Yuba city in California, ending up being the very first Sikh female to hold the position in the United States.
Dibal was selected by the California city board and will be sworn in on December 5, KCRA-TV, an NBC-affiliated tv station, reported.
There are other Sikh mayors throughout the nation– Ravi Bhalla was chosen previously this month as mayor in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Didbal is the very first Sikh lady to be chosen as mayor in the nation, the report stated.
Didbal was chosen to Yuba City Council in 2014 and is presently vice mayor. She is the very first in her household to finish from college.
” Seeing somebody that appears like you, that originates from the very same faith as you, to be chosen in a public workplace in this nation is interesting and motivating. And it’s absolutely moving,” Jaydeep Singh with the Sikh Coalition stated.
” When Ravi Bhalla was chosen in New Jersey, that was the very first time I saw somebody who appeared like me, who remained in a public workplace in the United States of America,” Singh stated.
The Sutter-Yuba area is the home of among the biggest Sikh neighborhoods in the nation.
On November 8, Bhalla ended up being the very first Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city after a stiff competitors that turned unsightly when he was identified a terrorist in slanderous leaflets.
The Sikh Coalition approximates around 500,000 individuals who follow the Sikh faith reside in the United States.