Women's Acheivement Gala 2017
As Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasreen Ahmed (Among many other VIP’s) walked into Antun’s of Hicksville on Friday, March 24, they all very well felt the pride and achievement in the air. The Grand ball room was full of so many accomplished and elite, who’s who of the society gathered for one singular purpose, to be the part of and celebrate 6th Outstanding Women’s Achievements Gala, part of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day Celebrations.
The Indian American Forum (IAF) led by Indu Jaiswal, known for her strong commitment and dedication to the community cause was the organizing force behind the gala. This year well known business woman Vandana Govil was the Chairperson of the Gala. And of course the hall was beautifully decorated with Peacocks, and spring flowers theme courtesy Sunita Sadhnani of Glamorous Event Planners. Evening started with lighting of the lamp. Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of IAF in her remarks welcomed all the guests congratulated all the honorees and praised their efforts in achieving such success.American National Anthem sung by Inesha Singh and Indian National Anthem sung by Roopam Maini… Master of Ceremonies Mr Anuj Rihal and Chanbir Kaur Sethi made the evening enjoyable. Chanbir Kaur, Roopam Maini and Inesha Singh coordinated a brief Q&A session with the honorees discussing and emphasizing their accomplishments
In addition to Madeline Singas who was also Chief Guest and Key-note speaker was presented with an award, 4 other distinguished women who had excelled in their profession and community services were presented with Outstanding Women’s achievements Awards
Kalpana Patel is President and Chief Executive officer of Unique Comp Inc(UCI) an award winning information technology services company providing IT Solutions and services to Federal , NY State and NY City agencies. Kalpana Patel has received many National and International award and recognition for her performance. Kalpana attributes her success to her parents’ upbringing, Bansi Shah and UCI Team which is with her since inception is really Unique in her opinion which has put UCI on runway to succeed.Ranju Batra is a woman driven to success and serving him public good by working harder and always paying attention to details. Her successful and historic 7 years journey towards Diwali Stamp is a matter of Pride for generations to come. It was officially dedicated on October 5, 2016 at The India Consulate. She is a loving wife, and a devoted mother of two, one of whom is a special needs miracle daughter Angela. And another capable lawyer son. Ranju has excelled in the public arena and made a difference with her excellence-with-humility approach at all things. She also served as Past President of AIA NY… Ranju’s diligence and goal oriented “grassroots philosophy has made her a strong and worthy bridge between united States and India, bringing both national both peoples closer and together.
Dr Binita R Shah has bestowed upon the highest academic rank of distinguished Teaching Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrician 2013 the State of University of New York Trustees Albany honoring her mastery of teaching. Binita R Shah has earned a national and international reputation through her highly acclaimed pediatric books 5 so far. Dr shah’s quest for improving the quality of care delivered to critically ill and injured children globally has led her to travel all over the world. Binita also has passion for performing arts. She also started organizing cultural programs in Herricks Community center. Binita considers herself fortunate as her children and their spouses are practicing in the field of medicine
Vandana Sharma Air India Regional Manager-Americas, has been with Air India for more than 22 years. She hails from Allahabad, and most recently from Mumbai. She came to New York as Regional manager – Americas 2015. So far during her tenure here she has inaugurated two new flights from the USA between Fan Francisco and Delhi and between Newark and London.This Year IAF also introduced Awards from Young Achievers and Future Leaders Jiya Singh a senior at Jericho high School. Jiya is very active in community projects such as Project Dignity aims to building bathrooms in India, Jiya has was placed third in the Nassau County for Tennis and qualified to the New York State tournament. Jiya also received Future Business Leaders of America Scholarships and formed E Commerce Website for ecofriendly banquet halls. Jiya is also a successful Golfer.
Setu Mehta is a is fun loving, caring and kind with a talent for making others around her smile, She is a senior at Herricks High Scholl and is the Valedictorian of her class. Her passion includes playing viola. She has played her t Carnegie Hall, Lincoln center, Adelphi School of performing arts. In addition she loves Indian Classical dances, Setu has been named to as a National merit Commended Scholar and a member of the National honors Society. She is known by her friends as someone who is approachable and ready to help out. She loves the outdoors, cooking and reading and is always having fun.
NASSAU County DA Madeline Singas was all in praises for the efforts of Indian American Forum and Indian American Community. She congratulated all honorees and stressed the importance of role women are playing in this world. Citations of behalf of Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano were presented by Zahid Syed, Chairman of Human right Commission Nassau County to all honorees. Syed praised their efforts and congratulated them for their achievements. Citations were presented from the town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino by Councilwoman Goosby and town Clerk Nasrin Ahmed. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Saladino and Councilman Imbroto and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth presented Citations to the honorees
Among those present during the event were Bobby Kalotee Founder of IAF, Nassau County Human right Commissioner Sharanjit Singh Thind, Bina Sabapathy, President of India Association of Long Island, Sher Madra ,
India's Republic Day 2017
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board joined with members of the India Association of Long Island (IALI) and the India American Forum (IAF) celebrated India Republic Day on January 11 prior to the Town Board meeting at Town Hall in Manhasset.
India Republic Day, celebrated on January 26, is the day that marks India’s transition toward an independent republic. Aron Govil, CEO of Ducon Technologies, provided the keynote remark for the ceremony. Supervisor Bosworth recognized Govil and presented a proclamation and declared a special day of recognition in the Town for India Republic Day.On Tuesday evening Town Hall at North Hempstead in Manhasset wad being decorated in green, white and orange., Occasion was the being > Town of North Hempstead celebrated First India Republic Day on January 10th, 2017 at Town Hall, Town of North Hempstead, and Manhasset New York. Town Supervisor Honorable Judi Bosworth and Council members Vivian Russell, Peter Zuckerman, Angelo Ferrara, Anna Kaplan, Lee Seeman, Dina De Giorgio and town Clerk Wayne H Wink, hosted this event. It was a moment of pride for all of us that Town of North Hempstead also started celebrating India Republic Day Several members of Indian American Forum and India Association of Long Island attended the event.This event was made possible with the support of Mrs. Indu Jaiswal Chairperson IAF and Bina Sabapathy, President of IALI. Program started with greetings from Honorable Supervisor Bosworth, followed with keynote speaker Aron Govil, Chairman and CEO of Ducon Group of Companies. Mr Govil spoke on importance of India Republic Day and Constitution of India, progress made by India American in USA. Several members from the Indian American community Kirit Panchamia from Apna Ghar, Dr Yashpal and Urmilesh Arya, Executive Council of India Association of Long island, Mohinder Singh Taneja and many others from main stream attended the Republic Day function on January 10 evening at the Town Hall.Supervisor Bosworth presented Proclamation to Key note speaker Mr Aron Govil and also declared January 10, 2017 as Aron Govil day in Town of North Hempstead… India Day Proclamations was also presented.
Chairperson of Indian American Forum Inc. Indu Jaiswal welcomed everybody, thanked the management of North Hempstead Town Hall and Hon. Supervisor Judi Bosworth for hosting the First Republic Day Celebrations in North Hempstead. On Long Island. Indu also thanked all volunteers and participants. Patriotic medley was presented by Jyoti Gupta and group. Program was followed with refreshments.
Veteran Orthopedic Surgeon Donates $500,000 To Staten Island Hospital
Dr. Krishne Urs, an orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist, has given half-a-million-dollar in donation to Richmond University Medical Center for its emergency department construction project.
Dr. Urs’ pledge will go toward the medical center’s $65 million project, according to a report in Silive.com.
The donation a $500,000 donation was made last month made during a ceremony in the hospital’s MLB conference room. Daniel Messina, president and CEO of the hospital, accepted the donation from Dr. Urs, and thanked him for his generosity. “We would like to celebrate a very dedicated physician of the RUMC family and recognize Dr. Krishne Urs,” Messina was quoted as saying in the report.Staten-Island based Dr. Urs received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Mysore in India. He arrived in New York City in 1962 and studied to become an orthopedic surgeon. HE began his practice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, which is now Richmond University Medical Center, in 1970. From 1986 to 2001, he served as chief of orthopedic surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.Dr. Urs discussed the significance of the new emergency department project and what it means to give back to the community. “As many of you know, our community continues to grow and demands have been put on our hospital, especially our emergency room,” he said, according to the Silive report. He said the hospital has been treating over 65,000 patients a year in a space originally designed for 22,000 patients.“I have spent my entire career in this hospital and it has been part of the fabric of my life and livelihood and I’m so grateful to give back to this organization and the people that it serves,” he was quoted as saying.
Richmond University board chairwoman Kate Rooney quoted Dr. Urs as saying that when an opportunity arises to invest in infrastructure that is linked to such a vital community cause, “it gives the donor an opportunity to have a lasting impact on the lives of their children and their grandchildren,” according to the report.
IAF Veterans Program and Donations 2016
During the beautiful week of Thanksgiving, as Holiday season started, members of Indian American Community joined together and started initiative for Our Veterans Families in USA. Collections for Veterans Families was started by NY State Senator Kemp Hannon in Garden City, Long Island.
Several members of IAF, IALI, AAPIQLI, Ladies Club and other groups started collecting nonperishable items to be sent as donations to soldiers and veterans of US Army.
Donations were given on Nov 22 at Senior Bethpage Community Center in Hicksville Long Island. IAF conducts senior programs at the Bethpage Center every fourth Tuesday of the month.
Mr Richard Olson, President of Adopt a Battalion Program in Massapequa accepted the donations on behalf of the Veterans Group. Senator Hannon praised the efforts of the Indian American Community and thanked them for this initiative.
Beena Kothari, President of India Association of Long Island Presented Medals of Appreciation to Senator Hannon, Mr Richard Olson, Mr Vijay Goswamy and to Anu Gulati.
Special thanks to members of Ladies Club, Dr Manju Sharma, Ranu Jajoo, Dr Usha Bansal, Dr Urmilesh Arya, Dr Rakesh Dua, Dr Tarun Wasil, Dr Ami Walia, Dr Veena Arora, Indus American Bank and HAB Bank for coordinating the collections and donations.
Jai Jawan: Alia Bhatt on the 'Highway' With BSF
Indian American Night 2016
On a gorgeous Sunday Evening, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre was decorated beautifully with Colors and decorations from India. Vibrant colors created a festive atmosphere. And ambience was glowing with Indian music. Occasion was Indian American Night on Sunday June 12, 2016 at Harry Chapin lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Parking Field 6 & 6A. Presented by organizers of Indian American Forum. Program started at 6.00PM with Health Fair organized by Dr Rakesh Dua and members of AAPIQLI,.
International Yoga Day Celebrations for June 21 started with Yoga and meditation by Ranju Narang and Perry Walia. Several members learnt and participated in Yoga and Mantra Chanting.
Satbir Singh Bedi (DJ KUCHA) welcomed everyone and introduced Emcee of the evening Dr Bhavani Srinivasan
Jaya Bahadkar Cultural chairperson presented beautiful cultural program reflecting dances from different parts of India. Students from local dance schools > Aarti Datta, Jyotika Patel, Satya Pradeep, Archana Dave, Sangeeta Pandit and Monica Bajwa, participated. Opening l Vocal performances were organized by Nilima Madan of Vedic Heritage, Jyoti Gupta, Amita Karwal and T S Taluja from Tri state area entertained the audience with their memorable songs. Stage decorations provided by Sunita Sadhnani from Glamorous Event Planners.
This program is part of 2016 summer concert series sponsored by Nassau county Department of Parks, Recreation and Meuseums. Indian American Night is a showcase of Classical Indian music and folk dances from all regions of India. Nassau county Executive Honorable Edward P Mangano Nassau County park Commissioner Brian Nugent, Legislature Kevin Abrahms,Town of Hempstead , Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and several other elected officials and community leaders were present.
On Behalf of Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano, Legislator Rose Marie Walker welcomed everyone and commended the Indian American Community for their outstanding achievements. Following members of our community were presented with Nassau County Awards
Harry Singh, President Bolla Oil Corp
Kusum Gupta, Trustee Vedic Heritage in Hempstead
Anurabh Talwar MD, Endocrinologist North Well Health Medical group
Neelam Modi, Cultural Chairperson IALI
Sangeeta Bahl, President Rotary Sunrise Jericho
Nishi Bahl, President Panache Entertainment
Beena Kothari, President IALI
Special Thanks to our Grand Sponsor Mr Harry Singh
Sponsors Jas Mayall, V J Technologies, Sunil Rihal, Mohinder Singh Taneja,Indus American Bank, HAB Bank, Rajbhog Sweets, Glamorous Event Planners, South Asian Times, TV ASIA, ITV, IVS TV, Jus Punjabi, south Asian Insider, Hum Hindustani, Indian Express, Indian Panorama, PTC
Fun filled day of festivities were enjoyed by all. Indu Jaiswal chairperson of IAF thanked all the sponsors and volunteers – Event co-chairperson Gobind MUNJAL, Mohinder Singh Taneja, Tejal Kamat, Vijay Goswamy, Bina Sabapathy, Roopam Maini, Shilpa Jhurani, Sangeeta Pandit, Surpreet Kaur bedi, and Ajay Batra for their help in making the evening extremely successful. Special thanks to Media and all participants, supporters and sponsors.