Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Dear Jakara Volunteers,
It is with great pleasure and humility that I have the opportunity to share with you the news of my new position as Southern California Community Organizer for the Jakara Movement. I have been actively involved in the Jakara Movement since I attended my first event four years ago, and I am very excited to take my commitment and dedication to this organization and its vision to the next level.
One of my favorite quotes from Rumi (and words I live by) is “let the beauty we love be what we do.” When there is passion behind the work we do, it fuels us to work for the change we believe is possible. I have the aspiration to surround myself with those who are committed to facilitating positive change. Without a doubt, the Jakara Movement offers that experience and atmosphere.
Over the years, I have cultivated a wealth of experience and knowledge in the program coordination, management, and development of Sikh community events. My involvement began with my local Gurdwara and Sikh youth camps in Sacramento. I have since gone on to become a board member of various Sikh organizations, such as the UCI Sikh Student Association, UCI Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative, Sikhlens, and Lalkaar. In the pursuit of rallying the community, I have helped lead health clinics, Gurbani-centric discussions, and events that foster a unified Panth. Through these experiences, I have grown to become a self-motivated team player with attention to detail and experience in program planning and volunteer coordination.
Both the Jakara Movement and my education in Public Health Policy enable me to purse what I believe in – empowering individuals by mobilizing resources and making a difference in marginalized communities. I am thrilled about the possibility of implementing my positive attitude and strong work ethic in the service of the Jakara Movement team and the wider Sikh Community.
I would like to thank you all for your support and patience as I transition into this new role. Together, we can be at the center of social change; together, we can turn ideas into reality; together, we are the movement.
In eternal optimism (Chardi Kala),