I.S. Saluja:

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) organized their annual Hudson River Cruise July 12. The cruise is a much waited for event for the SIAEA members and their guests and is always packed. India’s Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay, who was one of the guests, told me he never misses the cruise which he described as “the only pleasurable outdoor event” he knows of.

Fun all the way. Mihir Patel and wife; Nayan Parikh and wife with others make the most of the evening on the yacht.

SIAEA President Mihir Patel and his wife ensured everyone was comfortable and enjoying. So did the past President Nayan Parikh and his wife who were going round to people and exhorting them to enjoy themselves. Of course, there was a brief formal program that included remarks by the Consul General, Mr. Mulay and President Mihir Patel, and recognition of a few persons amid all music, dancing and merry making. It is one event which, like Mr. Mulay, I would not like to miss. And I believe most that came to the cruise harbor the same feeling.