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.
• 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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When: 12 May 2016