LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): Indian American Forum presented, Thursday March 27, the Third Annual Outstanding Women’s Achievements gala as part of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day Celebrations. First Lady of Nassau County Linda Mangano was the Chief Guest and, an honoree too.

Five women who excelled in their professions and community services received the Outstanding Women’s Achievements Awards Dr Chhaya Patel: Founding member of ARCH Foundation, Action Research in Community Health Development, for her contributions in field of Medicine and community Services Swati Vaishnav; Founder of Nartan Rang Dance Academy and member of Board of Directors of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, for her contributions and promotion Indian Culture, dances and community services Sunila Tejpaul: Founder of Forest Hills Montessori School and member of Board of Child Center of New York, for her contributions for Education, social and community services Sunita Mukhi: Cultural Producer and interdisciplinary Performance Scholar in Culture Pandita Tripti Mukherjee: Illustrious Indian Classical Music Vocalist from Padit Jasraj Music Institute Chief Guest Linda Mangano praised the efforts of Indian American Forum and Indian American Community.


She Congratulated honorees and emphasized on the importance of role women are playing in this world. Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano presented Citations to honorees and praised their efforts and congratulated them for their achievements. Among the gathering, several elected dignitaries were present who included Chairman of Nassau County Commission of Human Rights, Zahid Syed, Human Rights Commissioner Sharanjit Singh Thind and Town Clerk from Town of Hempstead Nasrin Ahmed.

Citations were presented from the offices of Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, Congressman Steve Israel and Senator Kemp Hanon. Also present were Satnam Prahar, President India Association of Long Island, Sher Madra and Peter Bheddah, Board of Directors of Nargis Dutt Foundation, Kavita Lund, Dr Dina Pahlajani, Children’s Hope , Sudhir Vaishnav and Sunil Modi, President of Association of Indians in America (AIA).

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