President Obama to appoint Sikh to presidential advisory council

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| Washington, US | 14 May 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Manjit Singh, SALDEF
Manjit Singh, SALDEF

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Manjit Singh, a co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (Seldef), to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

His appointment, together with a dozen others, was announced in a statement entitled ‘President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts’ released by the White House on 12 May 2016.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” Obama said in the statement.
In February 2015, Obama had appointed Ajay Banga, an American-Indian President/CEO of MasterCard, as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

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The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the Administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need.

It is tasked to Identify best practices and successful modes of delivering social services, evaluate the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and neighborhood organisations; and make recommendations to the President and the Administration on changes in policies, programs, and practices.

Manjit, founder/president of software technology consulting Agilious, will be the sole Sikh representative on the council which has 15 members.

Manjit has also served as a director at Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and also as a Member-at-Large on the Board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. He received an M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bombay, India.

 

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  1. Merit recognized in countries which practice meritocracy. Sadly not in many others follow this practice.

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