EcoSikh Team

Our USA Board Members

Our Board of Directors is composed of highly distinguished and accomplished leaders and innovators who provide overall direction and leadership to EcoSikh. Our board members are essential in determining how our organization meets challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Rajwant Singh
Global President
Dr. Rajwant Singh is the founder and President of EcoSikh. Dr. Singh is also the Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), Communications Director of the Sikh Human Development Foundation, and Secretary of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation in Maryland. In the past, Dr. Singh has also held the presidency of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, where he convened faith communities in DC for joint discussions. Dr. Singh currently resides in the Washington, DC Metro Area with his wife and two children.
Email: [email protected]

Gunpreet Singh
President
As a mom and pediatrician, I deeply care about children. I realize the importance of global warming and how it is going to negatively impact the future of our kids. There is a risk of diseases, human displacement, lack of food, and drinking water in the near future.  
I am humbled by the teaching and vision of our Gurus who cared so deeply about the environment, preaching that God himself lives in his creation. Pawan Guru Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahut.
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Ameeta Kaur Vohra
Vice President
My name is Ameeta Kaur Vohra. An Accounting graduate from George Mason University, I am presently a senior staff accountant at TLC Cancer Clinic in York, Pennsylvania. I reside in Baltimore, Maryland with my husband and son. While I have always been concerned with harmful effects emanating from a polluted environment, my learning that roughly 80 percent of all cancers are caused by involuntary exposures to environmental factors, has made me further conscious of the need to have a safe, clean and a healthy environment. It was primarily this awareness combined with my faith-based values to respect air as our Guru, water as our father and earth as our mother (as recited in Jap Ji Sahib: Pawan Guru, Panni Pita, Mata Dharat Mat) prompted and led me to join the volunteer team of EcoSikh–  an entity constituted in 2009 at the initiative of United Nations Development Program(UNDP) and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) to promote and initiate environment cleaning projects through the integration of religious teachings in such drives. Associated with EcoSikh since 2016, my role as a volunteer provides me a sense of pride and gratitude for having been a part of the environment saving noble and cause and thus contributing a littlest of my share towards this virtuous and worthy initiative.
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Rasna Kaur
Executive Director
I Rasna, a banker by profession, understand that Global Warming and Environment protection are burning issues in the world. Be it melting of glaciers, rising of ocean levels/ submerging of shore areas, or rising temperatures which can alter the complete ecology of the globe. Based on the little knowledge of Gurbani I would say that our Gurus identified the problem before it even emerged as a global issue and offered solutions in various verses. I would like to pay my gratitude to our Gurus by following and showing the right path to human beings and leading the life of doing more with less. I am focused and dedicated to protecting the environment by reducing plastic and toxic waste. These are the ones which cause maximum damage to our planet. The idea of EcoSikh has further brought enthusiasm in me to contribute to society through this organization and I would do my best.
Ph: 
571-633-5000
Email: [email protected]

Manpreet Singh
Secretary
Manpreet Singh is a financial services professional at Golden Health & Life Solutions. She has over 12 years of experience in helping individuals and companies achieve their financial goals, through insurance & retirement plans. She completed her BSc in Environmental Science from Delhi University in India. She currently resides in the Washington DC area with her husband and two kids. Global warming along with pollution of air, water, and land has always been an area of great concern to her. Especially, the excessive use of pesticides in Punjab, that have been labeled as the leading cause of cancer. She strongly believes in the teachings of Gurbani: to preserve and protect the environment, which inspired her to join the EcoSikh team at her local gurudwara. She feels blessed with the opportunity to be part of the EcoSikh global mission: to help save Mother Earth, in order to make it a sustainable place for future generations to come.
Ph: 240-383-0020
Email: [email protected]

Bhavdeep Bajaj
Treasurer
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. We should keep our air, water, and soil-free of pollution. As we are answerable to WaheGuruji (God) for our actions, I, Bhavdeep Bajaj, personally believe that we should leave Earth in a better state than we came in; that is the least we owe our generations to come. I encourage people I meet to make themselves and Earth healthier through actionable changes to have a happy life.
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SHUBHENDU SHARMA

Advisor, Sacred Forests

A TED Fellow and an industrial engineer, who was working at Toyota in India when he met Japanese forest expert Akira Miyawaki, who’d arrived to plant a forest at the factory, using a methodology he’d developed to make a forest grow ten times faster than normal. Fascinated, Sharma interned with Miyawaki, and grew his first successful forest on a small plot behind a house.

Today, his company Afforestt promotes a standardized method for seeding dense, fast-growing, native forests in barren lands, using his car-manufacturing acumen to create a system allowing a multilayer forest of 300 trees to grow on an area as small as the parking spaces of six cars — for less than the price of an iPhone. Afforestt has helped grow forests at homes, schools and factories. Sharma seen improvement in air quality, an increase in biodiversity — and the forests even generate fresh fruit. Afforestt is at work on a platform that will offer hardware probes to analyze soil quality, allowing the company to offer step-by-step instructions for anyone who wants to grow a native forest anywhere in the world.

Since the year 2019 Shubhendu has been spearheading the project Guru Nanak Sacred Forests all over the nation and in the diaspora as well. His experience, network, and skill in his work have expanded the Sacred Forests project to Pakistan, and soon it will land in the UK, Canada, and USA.

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CHARAN SINGH

Convener, Sacred Forests

Charan Singh is a Mumbai based environmentalist who propagates offsetting our carbon footprint by planting forests using Miyawaki Afforestation Methodology. He started work on the Pal Miyawaki Forest in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation at Tarapur on 5th November 2016. Today 25,000 trees and a rich biodiversity bear testimony to the success of Dr. Akira Miyawaki’s Methodology that guarantees close to 100% survival with 30 times denser and 10 times faster growth. This works out to an effective Return on Investment of over 3000%. Pal Forests Team has been directly involved in creating 13 forests with over 64,000 trees.
Charan Singh presented on “Brand Circularity for Business Value” at The Confederation of Indian Industry’s Waste to Resource: Adopting the Circular Economy Conference and on “Sustainable Maharashtra” Leveraging Partnerships to Accelerate Growth. He is greatly influenced by Shubhendu Sharma, Founder of Afforestt and is also closely associated with Dipen Jain and R K Nair of Enviro Creators Foundation. He strongly believes, “Every EcoSikh can create one Guru Nanak Sacred Forest”.

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gurneet1GURNEET SINGH

Senior Energy Efficiency Expert

Gurneet Singh is Director at the Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. Earlier, he has worked as Sr. Project Manager and Sr. Energy Analyst. He holds a graduate degree in Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh and is Masters in technology in Building Science from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He has professional membership of United States Green Building Council (LEED AP BD+C, 2009) and Member of Council of Architecture (2002). He has headed several projects based on energy efficiency such as LEED: Green Building Certification Projects, GRIHA: Green Building Certification Projects, Energy Efficiency Simulation and Analysis, Daylight and Lighting Simulation and Analysis and successfully completed projects in various parts of India and abroad. He also held the position of a Technical Advisor at AIS Glass Solutions and as Software Developer at Brain soft Technologies