Washington state’s first Indian American legislator, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, (D–Seattle), offered a resolution in the Senate on Jan. 26 to celebrate Republic Day of India.
Although India achieved its independence from British control in 1947, Republic Day marks the adoption of the country’s democratic constitution and is celebrated annually on Jan. 26. This year marks the 67th Republic Day.
With more than 60,000 Indian American residents, Washington ranks among the top 15 states in terms of Indian American population.
This is the second year Jayapal has offered a resolution honoring Republic Day. (end)