Source: TV Asia Bureau
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has organized a national gala event on 3rd Dec 2017 at Hotel Bethesda Marriott,, MD 20814. The event was organized to celebrate the annual gala and also raise funds for the needy children. The event comprises of keynotes & Awards, Dancing followed by Dinner. The keynote speaker was “Ash Singh” – He is the founder, and facilitator of startup course, is regarded as one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia (Economic Times – 2014). He is currently a visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the INSEAD Business School (ranked #1 business school by Financial Times), the Ivey Business School & Tsinghua School in China. The event was a massive success and was well appreciated by all the attendees.
SALDEF is a national Sikh American media, policy, and education, a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. Their mission is to empower Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans. They are grounded in their values of optimism (chardi kala), humility (nimrata) and service (seva), inspired by the community (sangat) for the benefit of all (sarbat da bhalla). They envision the United States where Sikh Americans are respected and recognized as a vibrant and integral part of the fabric of this nation and are appreciated for their shared values of service, social justice, and an unshakeable belief in freedom and equality for all.