Emeritus - Sikh Research Institute

Board Emeritus

Dr. Gurpal Singh Bhuller

Dr. Gurpal Singh Bhuller, an Orthopedic Surgeon in Chester, Virginia, served on Sikh Research Institute’s Board of Directors since the organization’s inception until 2012. He grew up in Malaysia and did his medical training in India and New Zealand. After moving to the US in 1980, he has been involved in several Sikh organizations and charities. He is a collector of Sikh artifacts and coins and has authored “The Enquiring Guru”, published in 2006. Dr. Bhuller serves on the Board of Directors of Sikh Research Institute Canada

Harminder Singh Jassal

Harminder Singh Jassal currently works with the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Senior Budget Analyst. He is actively involved in Sikh affairs and has held positions in various capacities on the Boards of several non-profit, religious, charitable, and professional organizations. He joined the Sikh Research Institute’s Board of Advisors in 2008. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Simran, and two daughters, Manjot and Harleen.

Baljinder Kaur

Baljinder Kaur Narang holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Dalhousie University, Halifax NS. She has worked in her professional career as an Occupational Therapist specializing in Community Rehabilitation and Drug & Alcohol Counselling. Currently she serves on the New Vista Society Trustee Board; and as vice chair, Task Force on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth. She was elected as School Trustee in 2008 and serves as Chair of the Burnaby Board of Education. She serves on all committees of the Board including Policy, Management and Finance committees. She is also a member of the ELL Consortium of the Lower Mainland School Boards. She advocates tirelessly for a fully funded public education system and the important role education plays in making healthy and vibrant communities. She serves as President for Panjab Digital Library Canada.

Jotinder Mann

Jotinder graduated with a major in Chemistry from Brandon University with greatest distinction. Upon graduation he received the Governor General’s Medal for highest standing Bachelor of Science program, and Gold Medal for highest standing last two years of Bachelor of Science Program, and a Silver Medal in Chemistry for highest standing for B.Sc majoring in Chemistry. He went on to complete his medical training at the University of Manitoba, after which he completed a Family Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia. He currently is a family physician and often has medical students and residents rotate through his clinic as he enjoys teaching. He also mentors IMG (international medical graduates) so that they may obtain recertification in Canada. He also helped start an organization called “I am Community,” which is run through a local high school and reaches out to single mothers and their children. He has been volunteering with Sikhri since the organization first brought programming to the lower mainland. He is a founder and a volunteer with the Pilot Sojhi School in BC that implements the Sohji curriculum developed by SikhRI. Jotinder lives with his wife, Parminder, and their two sons, Arjan and Raajan, in Surrey, British Columbia.

Inder Jit (I.J.) Singh

I. J. Singh came to the United States in 1960 on a Murry & Leonie Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and is professor emeritus of anatomical sciences at New York University. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the United Sikhs and on the Editorial Boards of the Sikh Review (Calcutta) and Nishaan (New Delhi). Dr. Singh has authored five collections of essays on his journey as a Sikh in North America, is a regular columnist on the Internet and has lectured extensively on interfaith issues.

Mandhir Singh

Mandhir Singh has over 20 years of experience in Asset Management in the US. Before joining his current firm, IronBridge Capital Management, he worked at HHR Asset Management, J. & W. Seligman & Co., and McKinley Capital Partners. Mandhir has an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India. Mandhir has been very active on the social service area both through providing funding as well as contributing his own time. He was the Principal of Bridgewater Khalsa School. He also helped plan and implement a number of aspects in the school successfully such as setting up of the website, implementing Sojhi coursework, starting a Gurmat Sangeet program at School and starting a soup kitchen effort. He lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with his wife, Achint, and two children, Noor Kaur and Dayaal Singh. Mandhir Singh is also the Tri-State Area Coordinator for SikhRI.

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