Having recently won the Rosa Parks Trailblazer award, Indian-American Gurinder Singh Khalsa has decided to enter electoral politics.
He received the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer award last month for showing courage and integrity in 2007 when he was asked to remove his turban while attempting to board a flight in Buffalo, New York.
Following this incident, he worked towards bringing this issue to the attention of the US Congress which resulted in headgear policies in airports.
“To give back to my community are among the prevailing factors as to my decision to run for office,” Singh told his supporters in Indianapolis earlier this week after announcing his plans to run for City Council of Fishers.
Asked why he decided now was the time to run for council, Singh responded, “I have met many trailblazers who have made a difference in the lives of others through their work in public service. My values center on the growth of our community and the voice of our community,” Khalsa said.
“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 Singh said he desires to invest in the very community that provided him with the same opportunities which have contributed to his success as a community leader.
“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 said further.