Indian Republic Day Celebrations organized on Long Island

Honorable Nassau County Executive Laura Curran presenting India Republic Day Awards. Seen in picture, from L to R: Mohinder Singh Taneja, Honoree Dr Himanshu Pandya, Dr Anila Midha, Prof. Indrajit Singh Saluja, Dr Bhupendra R Patel, Keynote Speaker Dr Parveen Chopra, Honorable Supervisor Laura Curran, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, Honoree Dr Runi Ratnam, Deborah Misir Esq., Indu Jaiswal, Sunita Manjrekar, Dr Kishore Kuncham, Bobby K Kalotee, Bina Sabapathy

MINEOLA, NY (TIP): The Indian American Community from long Island organized the 69th Republic Day Celebrations on January 26, 2018

Prof. Indrajit S Saluja, Publisher and Chief Editor of The Indian Panorama was honored with India Republic Day Award by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on the occasion of India’s 69th Republic Day celebration in the Nassau County legislature building on January 26 evening. Prof Saluja, who is President of INDO-US Foundation Inc., is also famous as a Writer, Speaker, Actor, and Television Host and well known in the Media and Community for his contributions and support to society. Along with Prof Saluja Laura Curran also presented India Republic Day Awards to:

Dr Bhupendra R Patel, Doctor of Medicine in appreciation for his good work. He is also former chief of Medicine of the department of medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens.  Dr Patel also known as Bhupi is an Icon and pillar of our society.

Dr Anila Midha is the founder of South Asian American Womens Alliance a nonprofit organization that promotes the education of STEM subjects along South Asian American Women and give scholarships to deserving female students in High School.

Dr Himanshu Pandya is currently the Vice President of AAPIQLI. Dr Pandya has published several articles in Health Journals. He is Founder of SPARK Club of New York. Dr Pandya is the Co-owner of Social Day Care Center in Long island

Dr Runi Mukherji Ratnam is the Chair of the Psychology Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury and also served as the Director of General Education program for the college. She serves as consultant to the center for immigrant Health and Center for the study of Global Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Deborah Misir Esq. is the Founding Partner of Lally & Misir LLP.

Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of Indian American Forum welcomed and greeted all the guests. Keynote Speaker Dr Parveen Chopra highlighted the significance of India’s Republic Day. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Presiding Officer Mr Richard Nicollelo also graced the event.

Bollywood dance performances on January 26 at NASSAU county legislature building

Republic Day was also celebrated in Hempstead Town Hall on January 26 morning and February 1 evening. Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Board members of Indian American Forum, Hempstead Town Clerk Silvia Cabana, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, Councilman Mr Dennis Dunn, Dr Urmilesh Arya, President National AIA, Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of Indian American Forum, Members of Indian Veterans Association, Varinder and Ratna Bhalla and several community leaders graced the flag-hoisting event.

Flag Hoisting Outside the Hempstead Town Hall with Supervisor Laura Gillen, Town Clerk Silvia Cabana, Members of Indian Veterans Association
Republic Day celebrations at Town of Hempstead. Seen in the picture: Town of Hempstead Councilman Dennis Dunn, Town Clerk Silvia Cabana, Supervisor Laura Gillen with Dr. Urmilesh Arya , National President of AIA , Indu Jaiswal Chair IAF, Nilima Madan, Bina Sabapathy, , Ratna Bhalla
Members of Indian Veterans Association with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and Town Clerk Silvia Cabana

On February 1, The Board of trustees and, members of Indian American Forum organized India Republic Day Celebration at Nathan L.H, Bennett Pavilion, and Hempstead Town Hall. Dr Swadesh Rana, first ever woman to become the chief of Conventional Arms Branch in the Department of Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations, was the keynote speaker.

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, Town Clerk Silvia Cabana presenting Citation to Indian American Community

During the event India Republic Day Awards were presented to Dr Sunita Saini, Founder and Director of South Shore Psychological Services of Long Island and Dr Inderpal Chhabra, clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore School of Medicine.





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