“I continue to nurture the passion that I have to help others.”: California Sikh Man Gives Back to Community

By day, LA-based #UNITEDSIKHS volunteer Harbakshish Singh  is the Assistant Vice President Corporate Treasury at MUFG Union Bank. In his free time, however, he works with 826LA–a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Harbakshish Singh (Photo Credit: 826LA)

Nominated as best mentor/volunteer at 826LA, Harbakshish began volunteering in 2014, and commonly works with students seeking help with math. Read his interview with the organization here: http://826la.org/WP/2015/08/21/iwanttohelp-nurture-the-passion-that-i-have-to-help-others/

“I want to help because I realized when I was still relatively young that I had many passions, and also that I would need to work hard in order to keep these passions alive. In order to live fully, to have a meaningful existence, I would need to keep my important passions alive. I have always enjoyed solving problems, and as I matured I realized that the common theme among all my passions was my ability to solve complex problems and to serve others in a leadership role. I continue to nurture the passion that I have to help others, as a leader and as an engaged member of an academic community.”

UNITED SIKHS salutes community members like Harbakshish Singh, who find new and innovative ways to practice the core values of seva, and improve the lives of others.


  1. Baldev Singh says:

    Good, very good Udham/peals/work for others.

  2. Sukhbir Singh says:

    We all salute our Gurus and Guru’s Sikhs like Harbakshish Singh for imbibing the teachings of the Gurus !