EDISON, NJ (TIP): A fund raiser to rebuild the flood ravaged Uttarakhand where there has been a massive loss of life and property was organized at Akbar restaurant here on July 12. The fundraiser was organized by New Jersey based entrepreneur and community activist Atma Singh, president of Punjabi Chamber of Commerce who joined hands with other voluntary organizations to raise funds.
According to the announcement made by Atma Singh at the fundraiser, a total of $10,000 was raised. Singh said, “The amount will be rushed to the Prime Minister Relief Fund at the earliest.” “Indian American population of Central New Jersey responded to my call to extend a helping hand for the disaster affected people of our native land and I am grateful to them”, Singh said.
A large number of community leaders and public officials attended the event, including Prabhu Dayal, former Consul- General of India, NJ Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, Edison Mayor Toni Ricigliano and Councilman Dr Sudhanshu Prasad”.