KP Singh honored with Mayor's Community Service Award
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Oct. 07, 2014
Kanwal Prakash Singh was among 12 volunteers who were honored by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard with Community Service Awards at the 22nd annual award function at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on September 22, 2014. Over the past 47 years, KP has greatly contributed to the international landscape, vision, and spirit of Indianapolis and Indiana through his sense of history, artwork, cultural literacy, journalism, and civic engagement.
Before presenting the Award to KP Singh, the official introduction read as “Since his arrival in Indiana 46 years ago, KP Singh has emphasized the importance of learning about other cultures and faiths so that we can become better neighbors and citizens. KP has greatly contributed to the international landscape, vision, and spirit of Indianapolis and Indiana through his sense of history, artwork, cultural literacy, journalism, and civic engagement.
In 1972, KP joined a group of enlightened citizens as a co-founder of the International Center of Indianapolis (ICI). ICI showcases the talents of distinct cultural groups making Indianapolis their home and honors outstanding citizens that symbolize and promote Indiana’s international outreach. KP’s business, KP Singh Designs, reflects his passion and advocacy for preservation of Indiana’s historic architecture through his ink drawings. He also writes about cultural diversity, interfaith issues, community events for numerous online and print publications. KP is truly a citizen of the world, and we are proud that he calls Indianapolis home. Let’s show our appreciation for Mr. Kanwal Prakash Singh.”
KP Singh was nominated for the Mayor's Community Service Award by Rupal Thanawala, President, Asian American Alliance.
KP received a Bachelor of Arts from Punjab University in 1958 and Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) and Master of Technology (Town and Country Planning) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1963. KP received a Master of City Planning (1966) and is winner of the Daverman Merit Award in Architecture from the University of Michigan. KP is the recipient of Sagamore of the Wabash from the State of Indiana (1994); International Citizen of the Year (1995) and other honors. In April 2014, KP was honored with the prestigious FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.
Others who were honored with the Mayor Greg Ballard's Community Service Awards on Monday were Marcia Hoffbauer, Steve Adams, James Jackson, Cindy Maude, Fred and Carina McDowell, Tom Sturm, James E Waters, Andrea S Weiner and Sabrina Young.