NRI Mangal Singh
Gulshan, Candidate for Diamond Bar City Council
Diamond Bar, Los Angles, Aug 31, 2007
NRI Mangal Singh Gulshan, 64, architect engineer,
Town Planner said,“I'm running because I really like it here
and will contest election this coming Nov. 6 as the only NRI (NON-RESIDENT
INDIAN) for one of two open seats on the Diamond Bar City Council."
In last election-four years ago, he decided to run
for an open seat when an incumbent persuaded him to drop out of
the race and lend his support her to her re-election campaign. I
want to be that voice on council that will bring consensus because
that is the only way we are going to get something done.
According to our press reporter some NRI's response
- He is THE BEST CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE TO REPRESENT because he
has “an extreme and unusual passion” for city planning.
- He was motivated to run for council because he saw many people
willing to give their opinions about city matters, but few people
willing to actually be involved.
- He sees how some of the seemingly tedious technical details
in planning connect to people's values and everyday lives.
Mangal Singh Gulshan said:
- “It's a really important thing, and I hope to be involved
in that regardless of how the race turns out."
- “I'm running because I believe that this is a very beautiful
and unique community. And it's got a lot of wonderful things to
A man’s life journey can sometimes take him very far from
his place of birth. Where we begin in this world is often far from
the place where we began. Along the way, we find a place to call
home. For Mangal Gulshan, that place is Diamond Bar. For Mangal
Gulshan, that place is the United States of America.
Mangal was born in 1943, in India. His childhood home was modest.
Education and hard work became values that were instilled in him
from an early age, and eventually resulted in his receiving a degree
in Architecture, followed by an arranged marriage to Balvinder Kaur,
the woman who would become his greatest companion, supporter, and
honest advisor in this journey of life. The union brought in three
children who were educated and raised in Diamond Bar.
In 1971, Mangal immigrated to the United States. He arrived in
Los Angeles seeking to put the values of dedication, honesty, and
hard work towards creating a better life for him and the family.
His hard work and dedication gave him success and established a
home base in Diamond Bar.
For many, raising a family and having a long and fruitful professional
career are achievements enough but for Mangal Gulshan, it was not
enough. In 1997, Mangal decided, it was time to give back to the
city and community who gave him a place to live and family to rise
in quality environment. He and a few like-minded and driven individuals
began the Sunshine
Seniors Association. It’s goals were simple: to give Seniors
living in Diamond Bar and the surrounding areas, a chance to live
out their golden years in happiness, in the comfort of the company
of other seniors, and most of all providing the needed care, comfort
and love of each other. He and others volunteered their time and
effort and the association mushroomed from a few to more than 400
For Mangal, a dedicated volunteer and a visionary leader, the time
has come to expand the dedicated services to the entire City of
Diamond Bar through becoming a City Council Member. He has decided
to serve the community and hence running for the council. Through
this process he wishes to serve the city and community by supporting
the growth and quality of life for our citizens.
He wishes to address the issues, such as, better
and improved transportation through the city, help to receive available
funding for streets and highways infrastructure improvements, work
with neighboring cities and county of L.A. for better traffic management,
develop and improve better police and fire protection, improve and
advance our education system through increasing resources, develop
and improve park facilities, and in general work in all areas where
community’s quality of life is improved.