NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Speaker of India’s Parliament, Sumitra Mahajan lauded the achievements of the Indian diaspora at the Gala dinner of SIAEA (Society of Indo American Engineers and Architects)held at Grand Hyatt at Grand Central, NY on November 15 . The Gala was attended by 880 guests and dignitaries. India’s Consul General in New York, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay spoke appreciably of the contribution of the Indian American engineers and architects in the development of America.
SIAEA President Mihir Patel presents a memento to Sumitra Mahajan
He said India was proud of her sons and daughters abroad. In his presidential address, Mihir Patel stated that SIAEA had gone national with the opening of a chapter in Philadelphia. “We are planning to open DC chapter this December and Chicago chapter in March 2015. Our goal is to open three chapters every year,” he said. Other key speakers included Dominick M Servedio, Executive Chairman, STV Group, Inc, and Carmen Bianco, President, NYCT. Abhay Wadhwa, Ahmed Shakir, Amil Patel, Mita Amin, Nayan Parikh, Nitin Patel, Sharon Lobo, Snehal Patel, Sunil Bald received the 2014 Achievements awards .
: SIAEA President Mihir Patel presents a memento to Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay
Young & Under 40 awards went to Alok Saksena and Manan Garg. 10 students of engineering and architecture were given scholarships of $2000 each. The 35 year old organization’s objective is to enhance the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering and architecture. This it does through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking and outreach.