Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh
Dear Jakara Movement Community and Sevadar/nis,
I am humbled and very excited to join the ranks of the Jakara Movement as a staff member serving as the next Northern California Community Organizer. To share a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Fresno, California and it was there when I first learned about the Jakara Movement in 2005 while witnessing a kids camp centered around the theme of Creating Kartarpur. Although I did not volunteer at the camp I was awestruck and inspired by the teachings of Sikhi and by the confidence of the volunteers. Never would I have guessed that in 2010 after being discharged from the Marines I too would be a part of this same movement.
While volunteering with the Jakara Movement in Kids Camps, Bhujangan Retreats, Health Fairs, and Lalkaar Conferences I have become more confident and begin to realize that the possibilities for growth are endless. My passion for social change and justice is and has been fueled by my involvement with the efforts of the Jakara Movement. Involving myself with this organization means involving myself with the community and the individuals in that community. It is no secret that the Jakara Movement has truly transformed different aspects of my life in multiple ways but most importantly I have learned that the struggle for a better tomorrow is a constant one that is worth fighting for and that every individual has tremendous potential that could be harnessed and as a community we can overcome any obstacle. Although I am not an expert at Community Organizing I am excited to start the turnover and begin to learn and be challenged everyday. I am truly honored and privileged to be a part of this new journey.
Although I am not as familiar with the Bay Area I did and still attend UC Berkeley and love the Bay Area very much. I am excited to meet new people and make new friends. I look forward to meeting with all of you.
In eternal optimism (chardi kala),