May 2018
May 2018

Showcasing emerging India and its heritage

Ram Madhav, BJP national General Secretary, and G V L Narasimha Rao, MP & BJP’s national spokesman, addressed the audience at “New India: A Showcase of Emerging India and its Glorious Heritage” at the Chinmaya Mission in Chantilly, VA on May 20.  On May 16, Rao also spoke at an event hosted by OFBJP at the TV Asia auditorium in Edison, NJ.

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May 2018

GAPI hosts 2018 convention with AAPI Regional in GA

The 2018 annual convention of Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI) and the Regional Conference of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) was hosted at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA May 4-5.
The general board meeting and awards presentation followed on the 2nd day of the events.

Highlights of the events included yoga training by Isha Foundation; a CME on opioid treatment regulations; and women ’s and
young physician’s forums. The events culminated with a concert by Bollywood singers.

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Volunteers host fundraiser for Muni Seva Ashram

Popular Gujarati writer Kaajal Oza Vaidya spoke on “Human Being to Being Human” at a fundraising event at the Vadtal Dham Swaminarayan Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ on May 4.The event was organized by Sardar Patel University Alumni Association and Muni S...

Jaipur Foot awards patrons; is recognized at the UN

Photo above: From left, D R Mehta, founder of Jaipur Foot; Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP MP; H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO; Prem Bhandari, Jaipur Foot USA Chairman; Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN; Narayan Panchariya, Rajya Sabh...

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations

The Consulate General of India, Chicago organized an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar and to kick-off launch of the 4th International Day of Yoga and Kala Utsav in 2018 at the consulate premises. The event was attended by different...

‘Domestic Violence’ panel hosted at TV Asia

Photo above, from left, Viru Patel, Woodbridge, NJ Councilman; Dr Vasudev Makhija, founder of SAMHIN; Kavita Mehra, executive director of Sakhi; TV Asia hosts Sanjiv Pandya and Neha Mahajan; Navneet Bhalla, interim executive director of Manavi and Devangi ...

VHP hosts meet and greet in CA for religious unity

With the goal of uniting religions of India - Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism - the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America’s Southern California chapter organized a “Meet and Greet” with Swami Vigyanandaji and VHPA national leaders at Shri Pashupathinath...

Fundraiser by Hindu Charities, Jewish community in Austin, TX

The Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) and Austin Jewish Community raised over $26,000 for school supplies for homeless children, while celebrating HC4A’s 6th annual event, “Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt 2017,” at the Dell Jewish Campus in Austin, TX. Austi...

Asian Indians recognized in ‘Heritage Month’ in NJ

Above, H R Shah, chairman and CEO of TV Asia, third from left, is awarded at the Asian Heritage Month celebration at the NJ Department of Transportation. Others in the photo, from left, are Suresh Amin; NJ State Senator Vin Gopal; Shah; Jose Jimenez, Chief...

Sadguru speaks about yoga on Capitol Hill

Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, the Indian mystic, and founder of Isha Foundation, was on the Capitol Hill recently, meeting members of Congress and the Indian Diaspora, discussing environmental and health problems. Speaking to a group of 50 people, he said yoga ha...

Annual Sikh Day parade in NY draws thousands

The annual Sikh Day Parade in New York City brought together thousands of Sikhs from the city and surrounding areas on April 28. It was organized to mark the day of Vaishakhi, when the tenth Sikh guru created the Khalsa Panth, or the community of initiated...

FL Governor breaks ground on Indian American-owned $20 million hotel

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was the chief guest at the ground-breaking ceremony on April 4, of a new hotel being built by Indian American entrepreneur and Republican fundraiser, Danny Gaekwad in Ocala, FL. The new construction is a $20-million, five-story, 107...