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Obama appoints Sikh engineer to key administration post

US President Barack Obama has appointed an Indian-American engineer to a key administration post, the White House said.

world Updated: May 13, 2016 17:13 IST
Manjit Singh has been appointed as the member of President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Manjit Singh has been appointed as the member of President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships(Photo: Twitter)

US President Barack Obama has appointed an Indian-American engineer to a key administration post, the White House said.

Manjit Singh, co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund has been appointed 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 on Thursday.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” Obama said in a statement.

President of Agilious, a software technology consulting firm he founded in 2013, Singh is also the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national Sikh American media, policy and education organisation.

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

Singh received a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bombay in India.