Her parents are orthodox Sikhs, she said. “But I never heard them saying anything bad about other faiths and traditions. I never forgot that I am a Sikh American with roots in Punjab. But I am an American, too and that is why I must serve America.” — Jasmeet Kaur Ahuja, a recipient of 2012 Soros Fellowship for New Americans award, talks about her motivations to pursue law and for her advocacy of Sikh American issues.
Two Sikh Americans, Jasmeet Ahuja and Sahil Singh Gujral, were among thirty individuals recently awarded the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans for 2012: This fellowship program honors the American immigrant tradition. It has, since 1998, provided 30 fellowships annually to New Americans – naturalized citizens or “green card” holders, or children of naturalized citizens. There are now 445 New Americans who are Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows. Many […]