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Manjot Singh Matharu

Project Manager

Manjot Singh Matharu is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan where, along with studying Mechanical Engineering, he worked with Dil Se to destigmatize mental health in the South Asian community on campus. He grew up in the MidWest Sikh Sangat and most of his summers consisted of attending local Gurmat Camps and Retreats. Through the Singh & Kaur Retreat, he had opportunities to engage in conversations that peel back the layers of challenges faced by Sikh males. The complexities of the topic drove him to become an advocate for holistic solutions, passionately contributing to positive cultural change within our community. His experience at KaurVoices provided him with a background in gender justice and emphasized the importance of preventively working within the Sikh community to minimize harm. Post-graduation, Manjot works alongside the Sikh Family Center to cultivate healthy expressions of masculinity within the Sikh Community with the goal of ending cycles of violence and empowering Sikh men and boys. 

Growing up, Manjot learned Gurmat Sangeet from the Raj Academy including Dilruba and vocal training. Since then, he has been committed to expanding his musical knowledge by learning and performing Sufi Qawwalis, Hindu Bhajans, and South Indian Carnatic songs. His most recent endeavor is learning the guitar as a tool to enter into Western music along with songwriting and composition.