4 Indian Americans on US President Advisory Commission
Four Indian-American civic leaders are among those USA President Joe Biden intends to appoint as commissioners to the President`s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The White House named the persons on 20th December 2021. The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity and opportunity for every Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community. The four Indian Americans to be appointed commissioners, according to a White House press statement, are – Ajay Bhutoria, Kamal Kalsi, Sonal Shah, and Smita N. Shah. The Initiative by White House is aimed to focus on helping to coordinate a comprehensive federal response to the rise in acts of anti-Asian bias and violence; address the systemic lack of disaggregated data on AA and NHPI communities; expand language access and language assistance programs for AA and NHPI individuals across federal programs; address educational, health, economic, and housing disparities impacting AA and NHPI communities, among others.