Indian-American, Manjit Singh, appointed as member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based

May 13, 2016 09:00 IST

US President Barack Obama on 12 May 2016 appointed an Indian-American engineer, Manjit Singh, as the member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The announcement came along with several other appointments made by the US President.

Manjit Singh

• Singh is the President of Agilious, a software technology consulting firm he founded in 2013.

• He is the co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national Sikh American media, policy and education organization.

• He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and also as a Member-at-Large of The Board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan in Washington.

• He is an engineering graduate of Bombay University.

• He also received a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York in US.

President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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. The Council is charged with:

• Identifying best practices and successful modes of delivering social services.

• Evaluating the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations.

• Making recommendations to the President and the Administration on changes in policies, programs, and practices.

The Council, after conducting its research, reviews, and deliberation, submits written reports of its recommendations.

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