President of Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society Bakul Matalia and Vice President Vijay Shah presenting the prestigious US Congressional Award declaring November 12th, 2016 as
President of Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society Bakul Matalia and Vice President Vijay Shah presenting the prestigious US Congressional Award declaring November 12th, 2016 as "Dilip Chauhan Day" in the 6th Congressional District by Congresswoman Grace Meng, to Mr. DIlip Chauhan, Director of South East/ Asian Affairs for Nassau County Comptroller and a prominent South Asian Community leader Seen in the picture, from L to R: Naveen Shah of RANA, Dilli Raj Bhatta, recipient of Congressional Award Dilip Chauhan, Arvind Vora, Bakul Matalia, Virendra Patel and Vijay Shah - Photo/ Vijay Shah

NEW YORK (TIP): Congresswoman Grace Meng, acknowledged Dilip Chauhan as an “outstanding community leader within the State of New York”.

Meng said, “His Presentation, Gateway to South Asian American Community of New York has educated many elected officials about the community including Members of Congress, State Senators, Assembly Members, Public Advocate and other legislators from New York State in last ten years. I am honored to recognize our beloved community leader, Dilip Chauhan. I thank him for his invaluable years of diligent and noble services to residents of New York and fellow Americans”.

On Sunday, November 12th, the US Congress dedicated November 12th as the “Dilip Chauhan Day” from the 6th Congressional District in New York.

The decision was announced by Congresswoman Grace Meng from Sixth District. Ms Meng is the first Asian woman to become a congresswoman in New York.

On the same day, the Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society (LIGCS) invited and honored Mr. Dilip Chauhan as a “Guest of Honor” at their Annual Gala to celebrate Diwali at Gujarati Samaj in New York.

Mr. Chauhan graced the occasion with his presence and was honored by the society. The event was attended by about six hundred people from LIGCS.