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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS Cherry Hill resident Farhat Biviji has worked and volunteered in many capacities to make our community a better place to live, work and raise our families; and
WHEREAS a native of India who emigrated to the United States in 1970 and a Cherry Hill resident since 1979, Farhat has dedicated much of her life to educating the public on issues of faith and promoting intercultural and interfaith cooperation among our residents; and
WHEREAS Farhat has helped establish a number of interfaith organizations that serve the South Jersey region, including the Catholic-Jewish-Muslim Dialogue, which hosted a wonderful “Breaking Bread” discussion this past Sunday, May 7, at the Carman Tilelli Community Center; and
WHEREAS additionally, Farhat served the Cherry Hill community for many years as a member of the Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, a position she held from 2004 until late 2016, and on the Camden County Planning Board; and
WHEREAS most recently, she has been named an inaugural member of the Cherry Hill Township Human Relations Advisory Committee, and joined with dozens of other community members to take part in the Hate Has No Home in Cherry Hill video, to promote a message of kindness, equality and tolerance for all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to be
Farhat Biviji Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill, and urge all citizens to join with me and the members of Township Council in recognizing Farhat Biviji for the countless ways in which she has personally worked to make our community a better, brighter, and more inclusive place to live, work and raise our families.