People from India living in USA are a diverse group with a wide range of backgrounds, professions and cultural practices. Mostly they are highly educated and work in fields such as technology, medicine, finance, academia, engineering and businesses. They own approximately 30-35 % hotels and motels and own high-tech companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Western Digital and many others.  Indian CEOs lead some of the largest companies in the tech sectors including Microsoft, Google, Adobe, and IBM. One out of every five doctors are Indian. They often maintain strong ties to their Indian Heritage through language, religion, food, and cultural events. Indian communities in USA are vibrant and contribute significantly to the country’s multicultural tapestry. India’s rich cultural heritage can be witnessed and experienced by visiting institutions right in our own backyards such as BAPS temple in Chino Hills, Radha Raman Vedic Temple in Placentia and Sikh temple in Walnut.

In reality they do not cause problems, obey the laws, creative & productive in society.  Make up 1% of the American Society and pay 6 % of taxes. They are compassionate, tolerant, and peace loving making them superior in humanitarian aspects all around the world.

There are several families of Indian Origin living in Diamond Bar and surrounding area for decades. If you come across or live in your neighborhood, you will notice that they are very friendly, helpful, supportive and community oriented.

 Lastly, I would like to mention the importance of Yoga and Meditation, which were originated in India approximately 5,000 years ago.  The UN honored the Indian legacy of Yoga by proclaiming the 21st of June as the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated across the World annually on June 21 since 2015. Yoga & Meditation offer a plethora of benefits, including stress reduction, improved flexibilities, increased mindfulness, better concentration, enhanced emotional well-being and even physical fitness. They promote relaxation, mental clarity, and overall holistic health. We all can take advantage of learning Yoga & Meditation in Radha Raman Vedic Temple. Temple website publishes the schedule of the online and in person classes.  Temple also celebrates International Day of Yoga every year on Jun 21st.

Mahendra Garg

Board Member Diamond Bar Community Foundation

Vice Chair Planning Commission City of Diamond Bar

Trustee Member - Radha Raman Vedic Temple