Dr. Rajwant Singh Founder and Chairman, Sikh Council on Religion and Education

Dr. Rajwant Singh is founder and chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE).
Founded in 1998, SCORE is dedicated to creating awareness of the Sikh religion and the Sikh people; promoting the positive role of Sikhs in America and globally; and upholding the values of religious freedom, civil rights, human dignity, justice, and nature preservation from the perspective of Sikhism.

Singh was born in Calcutta, India, in 1961, immigrated to the United States in 1979, and settled in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He completed a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the School of Dentistry at Georgetown University and has three dental offices. He is also the founder of a local Sikh congregation, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, in Rockville, Md., and is the past-president of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. He has been instrumental in having Sikh religious days observed at the White House and has worked with Obama administration on issues affecting Sikhs. He was the first Sikh leader to be invited by the White House during President Clinton' administration and he has also worked closely with President Bush's administration after 9/11. He has been active on issues related to gun violence, mental health and climate change with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He also organizes camps and retreats for Sikh children and youth.