Sikh American college student wins Chancellor’s Award


Karanveer Singh with the Rutgers University Chancellor Dr. Haddon at the reception

Karanveer Singh, a Rutgers University sophomore majoring in political science and minoring in national security and psychology, was honored by winning the Chancellor’s Award for his committed service to the local community and civic engagement.

Singh is the first Sikh American in the long history of Rutgers University, to be given this accolade.

He worked with Assemblyman Greenwald in the summer of 2017 and diligently worked on drafting a resolution on the ‘Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month’. His perseverance paid when the New Jersey assembly and senate to passed the joint resolution on March 26, 2018, making it official.

On March 6, 2018 the School Safety Advocacy Council honored him with a ‘National Bullying Prevention Award’ at their annual National Bullying Prevention conference held in Reno, Nevada for the tremendous outreach he has done in being a motivational speaker and done more than 35 engagements from schools to national conventions to highlight the insidious bullying of school children across the nation.

On January 25, 2018 Karanveer was honored with the ‘Citizen of the Year’ award at the Mansion, Voorhees by the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club – Rotary International for his community activism in trying to reduce bullying in schools across the country.

Singh aspires to one day become a civil rights advocate to help all those underserved and under-represented minorities who voices are rarely heard in our nation.


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