Indianapolis, Nov 18, 2013 (Balbir Singh)
An active member of the Indianapolis Community since 1967, Mr Kanwal Prakash Singh has been awarded the prestigious Community Service Award and recognition by the FBI Citizens Academy of Indianapolis this week.
The award will be presented by the FBI Director himself in a couple of months.
Congratulating Mr Singh, who is supporter of historic preservation, cultural diversity and the importance of arts to life and human spirit, Baljit Oberoi in a communication said “This is an honor for the entire Sikh Community and we are so proud of you.
“We are sure such awards are inspiration to the younger generations of our community to remain engaged with the local community and contribute to the maximum extent they can. Your untiring efforts in serving the community will go a long way in creating awareness about Sikhs in the main stream and we all are grateful to you for that.
“It was our honor to be present in the FBI Citizens Academy's Reception when this honor was announced and gave us an opportunity to learn about various community service initiative you have been involved in. We are so blessed that you are part of our community.”
Maninder Walia and Harpreet Sandhu were among those who also congratulated Mr Singh said "congratulations on receiving the FBI' s volunteer Service Award, Well deserved honor,Your tireless efforts are much appreciated.Your continue involvement and influence help assure the quality of our future Sikh Leadership.Your dedicated service is a blessing to the Sikh Community.
Thanking his well wishers, Kanwal Prakash Singh, who has been awarded FBI Director's Community Leadership Award, said today “Thank you for your kind and thoughtful messages on my receiving the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. I deeply appreciate your kindness and continued encouragement.
“I am grateful and proud for the spirited engagement, growing community involvements of Sikh Americans, and all-important media services that is connecting the NRIs and the Sikh world globally.
“I am sharing my sense of deep gratitude over the Award and my good fortune that has been made possible by the prayers of many who have guided and mentored me over the years. I look forward to the future with great enthusiasm, high hopes and thanksgiving. With kind regards and a Happy Thanksgiving.”
The citation signed by Director James B Comey , reads “US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation in recognition of outstanding service to the local community and of enduring contributions to the advancement of justice, the Director’s Community Leadership Award is presented to Kanwal Prakash Singh 2013.”