Indian American city council candidate in Indiana offers to donate his salary if elected

Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who is running for city council in Indiana, pledges to donate his salary to two charities.

While Indian Americans continue to make great strides in the political arena in the United States, there have often been murmurs within the community that how the most economically sound minority in America, may be punching below its weight when it comes to philanthropy.
But one Sikh American candidate from the city of Fishers in Indiana is out to change that perception. Gurinder Singh Khalsa, an activist and local business owner who is running for the Fishers City Council, has announced that he will be donating his entire salary to charities, if elected.
Singh Khalsa, speaking to the American Bazaar, said: “I have made the pledge that, if elected, I would be donating my salary to charities benefiting police and fire department workers.”

He said that half of his city council salary would go to the Indiana Fishers Fire Department and the other half would go to the Central Indiana Police Foundation. The Foundation has been doing exceptional work in providing gunshot trauma kits and other resources to victims of gun violence...

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