A first: Sikh woman elected mayor in US

NEW YORK:Preet Didbal has been elected as the mayor of Yuba city in California, becoming the first Sikh woman to hold the position in the United States.

A first: Sikh woman elected mayor in US

Swearing-in on Dec 5 Preet Didbal was appointed by the California city council and will be sworn in on December 5.

New York, November 30

Preet Didbal has been elected as the mayor of Yuba city in California, becoming the first Sikh woman to hold the position in the United States.

Dibal was appointed by the California city council and will be sworn in on December 5. There are other Sikh mayors across the country — Ravi Bhalla was elected earlier this month as mayor in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, Didbal is the first Sikh woman to be elected as a mayor in the country, the report said.

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Didbal was elected to Yuba City Council in 2014 and is currently vice mayor. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.

“Seeing someone that looks like you, that comes from the same faith as you, to be elected to a public office in this country is inspiring and exciting. And it’s definitely moving,” Jaydeep Singh of the Sikh Coalition said.

The Sutter-Yuba region is home to one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. On November 8, Bhalla became the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city after a stiff competition that turned ugly when he was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers.

The Sikh Coalition estimates around 500,000 people who follow the Sikh faith live in the United States. — PTI

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