LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian American Forum gave away Outstanding Women’s Achievements Award to four women in celebration of Women’s History Month. The IAF Second Annual gala to honor the four was held on Thursday March 28 at Stuart Thomas Manor, a prestigious venue, in Farmingdale, Long Island. Kate Murray, Supervisor of Town of Hempstead and a great friend of the Indian American community was the Chief Guest. Outstanding Women’s Achievement Awards were given to Dr Dina Pahlajani, Founder, President of Children’s Hope (Medical and Social Award); Bharti Desai, Past President of Gujarat Samaj NY (Cultural Award); Shammi Singh, Member Board of Directors Nargis Dutt Foundation (Community Services Award); and Deborah Misir, President of the India American Bar Association of LI and Queens (Professional Award). Supervisor Kate Murray’s love of the Indian American community earned her an award.
Honorees were presented with award from IAF, Citations from Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, Office of Nassau County Comptroller, Indian American Bar Association & Certificates of merit from Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. Supervisor Kate Murray praised the efforts of the Indian American Forum, Indian American Community and reaffirmed that Town of Hempstead will continue with celebrations of India’s Republic Day and other such events. Among the attendees were Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony Santino, Judge Joy Watson, Judge Eileen Fisher, Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink, Bobby K Kalotee, National Chairman of All America Political Party, Zahid Syed, Chairman , Nassau County Human Rights Commission, Mohinder Singh Taneja, Deputy Commissioner, Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli & Steve Labriola from Nassau County Comptroller’s office. Indu Jaiswal, Chairperson of IAF in her remarks congratulated all the honorees and praised their efforts in achieving such successes.