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 of Staff at NJ DOT; Jayant Khetani and Jayesh Patel. (Photo above: Gunjesh Desai)
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a ceremony hosted on May 8 at the Drumthwacket, the governor’s official residence in Princeton, NJ.
Murphy recognized and awarded Asian Americans, including Kamal Kalsi, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army; Amol Sinha, executive director, ACLU-NJ; Susan Shin Angulo, Camden County Freeholder and Jay Rehman, civil rights attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ).
Several prominent Asian Americans were invited to the awards ceremony, which was preceded by a cultural program representing Asian American cultures.
In another event, the NJ Department of Transportation (DOT) celebrated Asian American Heritage Month at its headquarters in Ewing, NJ. The 19th annual event was a part of the department’s ongoing effort to promote awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultures represented in DOT’s workforce.
The event was hosted by the Asian-American Heritage Committee and Acting DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, with NJ State Senator Vin Gopal as a special guest. Among the honorees were Vin Gopal; H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO and Jeevanjot Singh, Project Management Specialist at NJ-DOT.
Photo below left, NJ Governor Phil Murphy with Kamal Kalsi, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army.