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Eminent Sikh American Gurinder Singh Khalsa announces entry into politics in US

WASHINGTON: Eminent Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who was lately conferred with the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer award for his marketing campaign that pressured the authorities in the USA to change their policy towards turban of the Sikh neighborhood, has introduced his determination to go into electoral politics in America.

Indianapolis-based Khalsa, 45 on Wednesday introduced that he's going to run for City Council of Fishers. "An interest in public policy based on my past experiences along with the desire to give back to my community are among the prevailing factors as to my decision to run for office," Singh informed his supporters in Indianapolis.

A resident of the Fishers neighborhood in Indiana for over a decade, Khalsa is a outstanding industry chief, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has labored with public provider leaders and organisations across the state and nation.

"I want to be a part of giving back through public service," he was quoted as pronouncing in a remark.

Asked why he made up our minds now was the time to run for council, Singh spoke back, "I have met many trailblazers who have made a difference in the lives of others through their work in public service."

"My experience in business operations and the ability to bring a new voice to the table as we strive for forward-thinking visions and goals for the community will be an asset for Fishers," he added.

Singh stated he wants to put money into the very neighborhood that provided him with the similar alternatives which have contributed to his success as a neighborhood chief.

"I desire to invest my time in Fishers - working towards collaborating with others as we address the fast-paced growth of our community and inspiring others to get involved with the community, as well," Singh stated.

"My values center on the growth of our community and the voice of our community," he reiterated.

Last month, Khalsa won the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer award on account of his courage and integrity displayed in May 2007 when he was requested to take away his turban whilst making an attempt to board a flight in Buffalo, New York.

Following this incident, he labored towards bringing the problem to the eye of the USA Congress, which later resulted in headgear policies being changed in airports nationwide.

As a outcome, Sikhs can now put on their turban via airport security in the USA.

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