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Four eminent diplomats honored with 2019 ‘Diwali – Power of One Award’

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Four prominent diplomats were honored with ‘The Diwali – Power of One’ award in recognition and celebration of their work, especially at the United Nations, for a secure and peaceful world, at […]

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Diwali 2019 Power of One Awards announced

NEW YORK (TIP): 2019 “Power of One” Awards have been announced.  The awards this year are cohosted  by the Permanent Missions of Belarus, Georgia and India to the United Nations, and Diwali Foundation USA, Inc. […]

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The Diwali Stamp is a “shining tribute to the celebration of multi-culturalism”: Syed Akbaruddin

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Over 20 countries, including two UN Security Council permanent members- France and the UK– have supported a dedication ceremony hosted by India to commemorate the release of a Diwali postage stamp by […]

Ranju Batra being awarded the New York City Council citation for her 7 year long journey to get the Diwali stamp. Seen in the picture, from L to R: Neeta Jain, CM Rory Lancman, Honoree Ranju Batra, Assemblyman David Weprin, Ravi Batra and CM Peter Koo.
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New York City Council honors Ranju Batra for securing Diwali Stamp

NEW YORK (TIP): The New York City Council honored, November 15, businesswoman, community leader and chairperson of Diwali Stamp Project, Ranju Batra for her singular achievement in having a Diwali Stamp issued by the USPS. […]

HR Shah wins Air India free return ticket. Seen in the picture, from L to R: Ravi Batra, HR Shah, Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, Ranju Batra, Vandana Sharma, Regional Manager, Air India
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Air India adds more color to Diwali Stamp celebrations

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): India‘s national carrier Air India (AI) made this Diwali very special for Indians living in the USA by offering a unique gift. On October 5 the United States Postal Service released the […]

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A Renewed Push for Elusive Diwali Stamp

Congresswoman Maloney calls on President Obama to support Diwali stamp on his upcoming trip to India; announces introduction of congressional resolution in support of stamp   NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Congresswoman Maloney (NY-12), the Consul […]

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Ranju and Ravi Batra greet PM Modi at the United Nations

As Indian-Americans and friends of India and Indians, Ravi & Ranju Batra welcome India’s PM Modi to New York and UN on 9/27/14, after he had visited the 9/11 Memorial and just walked off the […]

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HONOR RESTORED: ATTORNEY RAVI BATRA WINS FOR KRITTIKA BISWAS CASE AGAINST NY CITY

$225,000 settlement along with an acknowledgment that Krittika was an Honor Student at the time of her false arrest I.S. Saluja : NEW YORK (TIP)When on September 30, 2013, SDNY Judge Koetl issued a scholarly […]

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Ranju Batra bestowed The 2014 Beacon of Leadership Award

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke presented to Ranju Batra, August 26, The 2014 Beacon of Leadership Award. Rep Clarke was effusive in her remarks about Ranju’s dedication and contributions to New York and the United States […]

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Diwali 2013 Celebrated at Indian Consulate

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Consul General of India in New York celebrated Diwali on November 17, 2013 with Ranju Batra, chair of the Diwali Stamp Project and president of Association of Indians in America-NY 2011 […]

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Trivedis Pack New York Love to London

NEW YORK (TIP): Bank of Baroda Chief Executive for US Operations, Mr. Dhimant Trivedi has been posted to London office as Chief of European Operations and leaves on November 30. He has been succeeded by […]

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Council Member Daniel Dromm leads demand for Diwali as School Holiday

NEW YORK (TIP): Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), along with several elected officials and community members, are demanding that the Department of Education designate the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh holiday of Diwali […]

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Jackson Heights Merchants’ Association holds 25th Diwali Mela

Ravi and Ranju Batra honored for their services to community NEW YORK (TIP): In an unending stream of Diwali Melas in New York, Jackson Heights Merchants’ Association held its 25th Diwali Mela on Sunday, the […]

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Diwali, “the Timeless Festival of Lights” comes to Times Square

NEW YORK, NY: Come September 22nd and “Celebrity appearances, musical performances, Asian Indian Cuisine, ethnic Indian dances, fashion show and a “Light Up Times Square” concert will be the highlights of the first ever Diwali […]

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Petitions Supporting A Commemorative Diwali Stamp Presented To Deputy Postmaster General

WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ami Bera (D-CA), Grace Meng (D-NY) and representatives of the Indian- American community today presented Ron Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General, with petitions signed by thousands of supporters […]

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Congresswoman Maloney Seeks A Diwali Stamp: CG Calls For Community Support

NEW YORK (TIP): Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spoke before the Consul General of India, in New York, July 8 to urge members and leaders in the Indian American communities to continue supporting an effort to get […]

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U.S. Reps. Maloney And Meng, Leaders Of South Asian Communities Rally Support

NEW YORK, NY (TIP): CongresswomanCarolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan andQueens) joined Congresswoman GraceMeng (D-Queens) and South Asiancommunity leaders led by Ranju Batra,President of the Association of Indians in America-NY to rally grass-roots supportto press the Citizens Stamp […]

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Jackson Heights Merchants Association Diwali Mela draws thousands

NEW YORK (TIP): Jackson Heights Merchants Association Diwali Mela organizers could not have asked for more. It was a bright sunny day which drew thousands to the mela that started having steady stream of visitors […]

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NY’s Twin Silver Diwali Events

Hours before the Diwali Mela, there was a pre-Diwali dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by AIA at the Pierre hotel, a first for the association. This evening was for approximately 200 people, including corporate heads […]