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Anupreet Kaur Bal

Anupreet Kaur Bal is a high school math teacher in Surrey, British Columbia. She has a passion for helping children and youth develop into lifelong learner. Whether it’s in a Math or Sikhi classroom, Anu strives to create an environment that encourages curiosity, wonder and love for everything that children are surrounded by in their worlds. As a high school teacher, Anu is surrounded by teenagers with infectious laughs who are so full of life and eagerness. At the end of the day, she is exhausted but couldn’t think of any other career where she could be this happy. Aside from teaching, Anu has been involved with working with the Ministry of Education to write curriculum for Math grades 10-12. Anu holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Kinesiology, a B.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Simon Fraser University. Anu has been involved with SikhRI since 2007 and a Sidak Alumni of 2014. Along with a group of amazing SikhRI volunteers, she is a part of planning and arranging events for the local community. When not at school or working on SikhRI events, Anu spends time with her two favourite people, her nieces and together they get into all kinds of shenanigans.

Manpreet Kaur Chadha

Manpreet Kaur Chadha is an active member of Southern California’s Sikh and Interfaith communities. She works closely with the Sri Hemkunt Foundation, and has served as their zonal convener. She is a member of their literary committee, helping to generate quality reading material for their symposiums. Manpreet has served as a board member of the Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment, an organization that promotes sustainability in a tolerant interfaith context. She is also very involved with Sikh activism in her community, and has pioneered several projects including the creation of a Food Pantry in California. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband and is a mother to Angad Singh and Simran Kaur.

Jasjit Singh Hundal

Jasjit Singh Hundal is an Executive Director at a major biopharmaceutical company. His responsibilities include engagement of clinical research facilities around the world. Jasjit Singh is actively involved in the Sikh community and is a frequent speaker at Interfaith events. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a BSc in Cellular Biology. He currently lives with his family in New Jersey.

Harsohena Kaur

Harsohena Kaur is a Board-Certified Pediatric physician. She received her medical education from the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Panjab and the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Deeply immersed in Sikh thought she has served at the Gurduara School in MN and has presented at numerous inter-faith events. She firmly believes in the power emanating from the collective wisdom of sangat. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Paramjit Kaur Matharu

Harbans Lal

Dr. Harbans Lal is the Ambassador of the Parliament of World Religions. He is Emeritus Professor and Chairman, of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, at the University North Texas Health Science Center. He is member of the Interfaith Council of the World Center for Thanksgiving, and Founding President of the Sikhs for Interreligious Engagement. He is Board Member of United Nation Association Dallas; advisor to the American Project on Religion and the News Media; and to the Sikh Foundation International. He is a trustee of Bhai Nand Lal Sikh Academy and Founder Vice-President of the Sri Nanakana Sahib Foundation. Dr. Lal also serves as the Founder President of the Academy of Guru Granth Studies. In 1954, Dr. Lal was elected as the President of the All India Sikh Students Federation. He was recognized by robes of honor by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee, the Chief Khalsa Diwan, and the Sikh Educational Conference. In 1995, Guru Nanak Dev University awarded him the Degree of Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) in recognition of his contributions in Sikh Studies. On April 14, 1999, the Anandpur Sahib Foundation awarded him the Order of Nishan-e-Khalsa for “for his superb accomplishments in promoting the glory and pride of the Khalsa Panth.”

Manpreet Singh Mann

Manpreet Singh is a Director in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays Bank PLC. Manpreet began his career at Lehman Brothers in 2007, transferring to Barclays in November 2008 as part of the takeover process. He currently heads the UK Equity-Linked business at Barclays, and has led landmark transactions for clients such as Vodafone, Astrazeneca, BP and National Grid. Manpreet holds a 1st class BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE. He is a Sidak alumnus, and has been involved with multiple volunteer projects in the UK Sikh community.”

Rajdeep Singh

Rajdeep Singh, MD is a practicing neurologist in Charlotte, NC. He is quite active in the Gurmat School in Charlotte where he lives with his wife and two children.

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