Washington: Three Indian-Americans along with 11 others have been sworn in as members of a presidential commission charged with working to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs will advise President Barack on innovative ways to engage AAPIs across the country and to improve their health, education, environment, and well-being.
Democratic Party activist and fundraiser Shekar Narasimhan, Lt Col Ravi Chaudhary and actor Maulik Pancholy and 11 other new commissioners were sworn in by Sri Srinivasan, Chandigarh born US circuit court judge for Washington, Monday.
Narasimhan is co-founder of the Emergent Institute (formerly known as the Indian Institute for Sustainable Enterprise) in Bangalore, a nonprofit institution training entrepreneurs to build social ventures.
Pancholy, a film, television, and stage actor, is the voice of Sanjay, the title character in the Nickelodeon animated series Sanjay & Craig, as well as the voice of Baljeet in the Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb.