From left, Dilip Chauhan; Bharti Desai; Padma Shri H R Shah, chairman & CEO of TV Asia; Tony Avella, member of the New York Senate from the 11th district; Minister Parshottam Rupala; India's Consul General in NY Sandeep Chakraborty; Dr Navin Mehta, chairman, Bhavan-USA; and Minesh Patel, president of Gujarati Samaj of New York. (Photos: Gunjesh Desai)
Parshottam Rupala, India’s Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Panchayati Raj, was hosted at a community reception in Fresh Meadows, NY on July 29.
The meet and greet was jointly hosted by the Consulate of India in NY, Gujarati Samaj of New York and supported by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and TV Asia.
Many prominent members of the Indian American community were in attendance, including H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO; Dr Navin Mehta, chairman-Bhavan USA; Minesh Patel, president of Gujarati Samaj of NY; Hirubhai Patel and Vishnubhai Patel, both past presidents of Gujarati Samaj of NY; Mukund Mehta (IASCCNY); Dr Arvind Shah (VT of NY); Harischandra Mistry; Manhar Kakdia; Ajit Modi (Rajbhog) and Pradipsinh Gohil.
Photo below: H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO, speaking at the reception for Parshottam Rupala.