Indian American Leader

Neil Dhillon is a leader of the Indian American Movement, and he has built that leadership up through the year with respect. When Bill Clinton appointed him, he was widely recognized as one of the United States highest Appointees for someone of Indian descent. In an interview three and a half months after he had been appointed, “Purane Pappee” interviewed Neil Dhillon for the newsgroup, soc.culture.indian.

Neil Dhillon

Neil Dhillon

During the interview, Neil Dhillon spoke about many things including the time during the campaign when there was an event at the convention in New York. The event was July of 1992 and more than 1,000 people attended. The attendees mostly were comprised of Asian Americans. Attended By Hillary Clinton, Neil Dhillon was pleased to see pleased to see that there were a large number of Indian-Americans in the group; “However, I am still very concerned about the number of Indian-Americans involved in the political process – there are not many” mused Neil Dhillon.

Neil Dhillon was a large part of the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992 and his hard work and dedication paid off when he was appointed to a sub-cabinet position in the White House. He wondered during the interview what had happened to the previous Indian-Americans and why they were not involved in the political process. He believed at the time that it was important for the Indian American Community to “improve our skills and get involved in the political process.” Twenty-two years later thoughts have proven true. Many more Indian-Americans have gotten involved into the political process.

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