Between mid-July and mid-August, we have a wonderful opportunity to honor and celebrate South Asian Heritage Month. This is the perfect time to recognize and appreciate the significant contributions and achievements of South Asians in our company, community, and beyond.
South Asian individuals have had a profound influence on the cultural, social, and economic tapestry of our world. Be it groundbreaking developments in various fields, artistic accomplishments, or diverse cultural traditions.
Notable figures with South Asian heritage include Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo; Ravi Shankar, renowned sitar virtuoso; Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate and activist for female education; and Mindy Kaling, acclaimed actor and writer. These and countless other individuals serve as inspiring examples of South Asian contributions across various domains.
To honor South Asian Heritage Month, we encourage everyone to delve deeper into the rich history and culture of South Asia. A few valuable resources include the official South Asian Heritage Month website and the South Asian American Digital Archive. These sites provide extensive information on historical events, cultural traditions, resources, and ways to engage further.
Are there South Asian figures who inspire you? Do you have personal stories or insights related to South Asian heritage you'd like to share? Now is the time to enrich our community with your unique perspectives. Together, let's foster an environment where each voice is heard, appreciated, and celebrated.
Thank you for joining us in observing South Asian Heritage Month,
The People Team
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July is South Asia Heritage Month! South Asia, comprising countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives, is a vibrant region teeming with diverse cultures, languages, cuisines, religions, and arts. Many South Asian traditions and innovations have greatly influenced and enriched our shared global heritage.
Here are some fun facts about how South Asian culture and people have influenced the world:
Did you know? The exact origins of chicken tikka masala are a matter of debate. Some claim it was created in the Punjab region of India, while others insist it was invented in the UK by Bangladeshi chefs.
This is a great opportunity for all of us to learn, grow, and celebrate the rich diversity of our team and our society. Together, let's make South Asia Heritage Month a time of meaningful learning and take a moment to appreciate the South Asian influences that enrich our everyday lives!
Thank you 🙏
This month is South Asia Heritage Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions and vibrant cultures of the South Asian community. South Asia, home to countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives, has influenced various facets of global culture.
Here are two highlights:
Let's take a moment to appreciate the South Asian influences that enrich our diverse team and everyday lives!
South Asia typically includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and sometimes Afghanistan. The region is known for its rich history, diverse cultures, various religions, and significant contributions to literature, philosophy, mathematics, arts, and many other fields.
Recognizing and celebrating South Asia Heritage Month at work is important to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace environment. South Asia, with its rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and histories, has made significant contributions to global society. Celebrating this heritage month allows us to honor these contributions and deepen our understanding of the South Asian community. It's a time for us to learn, grow, and appreciate the unique perspectives and experiences that our South Asian colleagues bring to our organizations and world. Moreover, it reinforces our commitment to a multicultural and diverse workforce, encouraging respect, equality, and collaboration among all employees.