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Jun 2019
Jun 2019

Indian Consulate, NY and TV Asia host curtain raiser for International Day of Yoga

Photo: From left, Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Secretary MEA (Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs); India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty; and TV Asia chairman and CEO, Padma Shri H R Shah, at the curtain raiser on June 19 at the TV Asia auditorium in Edison, NJ

The Indian Consulate, New York and TV Asia hosted a curtain raiser at the TV Asia auditorium in Edison, NJ, to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21. More than 250 people, including several representatives of yoga schools and supporters, attended the event.

Among the attendees were: TV Asia chairman and CEO Padma Shri H R Shah; Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj; Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Secretary MEA (Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs); India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty; Dr Naveen Mehta, chairman, Bhavan USA and many prominent members of the community.

A brief demonstration of yoga postures initiated the audience into the benefits of yoga.

The Indian Consulates in the US have planned several events across the country to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

(Photos: Gunjesh Desai)

Jun 2019

Rajeev Singh, CEO of Accolade, is ‘Entrepreneur Of the Year 2019 Award’ winner in the Pacific Northwest Region

Rajeev Singh, CEO of Accolade, a Seattle-based personalized advocacy solution for employers and their members, has received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award in the Innovator category, Pacific Northwest region.

Considered the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes executives who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.

Singh was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black-tie gala event in Seattle on June 14.

"Entrepreneurship in the Pacific Northwest is a journey we're all on together, pulling for each other, and I'm honored to represent the region on this stage with these exceptional innovators," said Singh. “Entrepreneurship is in the fabric of this region, and you can feel its energy within the people and the work we're doing at Accolade. We're heads down trying to change healthcare in this country – it's a lofty goal but healthcare is too complex, costly and doesn't get the outcomes we all deserve. We appreciate opportunities to elevate our mission across the country and share the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at Accolade."

In its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Singh is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 National Awards.

Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, CA, on Nov. 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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