Young Adult Community Leader

Young Adult Community Leader: Karanveer Pannu 

At September’s Freeholder meeting Camden County Board of Freeholders honored Karanveer Pannu as the Young Adult Community Leader. Karanveer is a recent graduate of Eastern Regional High School; in his junior year at Eastern, Karanveer turned his desire to stop the bullying of Sikh American children into a capstone project. The project highlighted the problem as well as the psychological effects of bullying on children. This passion lead to the publishing of Karanveer’s first book entitled Bullying of Sikh American Children: Through the Eyes of a Sikh American High School Student; the book has opened the door for this young man to be a voice for Sikh children; and this young leader has spoken, at more than 30 events, with the goal of drawing attention to the fact that Sikh American students are bullied at a rate of twice the national average.