Indian American community leaders honored on Long Island at Independence Day celebration

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with the county commission on human Rights, hosted a flag-hoisting ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on Aug. 15 celebrating the 70th Independence Day of India.

A number of individuals from the community were recognized on the occasion for their contributions in various fields. “I would like to congratulate all of today’s honorees, who have contributed so much to their communities and who continue to serve as role models to their friends and neighbors,” Mangano said at the event.

“I am pleased to join everyone in celebration of the 69th Anniversary of Indian Independence Day,” said County Executive Mangano. “I would like to congratulate all of today’s honorees, who have contributed so much to their communities and who continue to serve as role models to their friends and neighbors.”

The honorees from the Indian American community were: Dr. Vijay Shah; Penny Yogiraj Sandhu; Dr. Manjul Bhargava; Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori; Vimal Goyal; Dr. Dipali Pandya; and Bina Sabapathy.

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