Shanti Kaur Khalsa

Shanti Kaur Khalsa is a wife, mother, and security professional. She is a Vice President for Akal Security, a Sikh-owned private security company with 7000 employees in more than forty states. This is a non-traditional role for women, and particularly for a woman in a turban and Khalsa bana. As such, she has been successful in bringing the Khalsa values to private security throughout her twenty-year career.

She is an active Sikh parcharic in the United States and abroad. She organizes a yearly Sant Sipahi Camp, an adventure camp for Sikh teenagers that combines the warrior lifestyle with Sikh values and teachings. Involvement with Sikh teenagers has led to her mentoring young people around the world in the Sikh rehit, both in their personal and professional lives.

Shanti Kaur has been actively involved in Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram, Espanola, NM, since 1974, and has served as Executive Secretary for their Gurdwara since that time. She is an active kirtani, and has traveled through UK, Singapore and India giving inspirational kirtan and lecture programs. She is a published historian, and regularly contributes articles on both current events and Sikh history to Sikh publications.She currently lives in Espanola with her husband, Tyaga Singh, and their son Bhai Daya Singh.

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