The newly elected Executive Council team under the leadership of Gunjan Rastogi assumed charge of India Association Of Long Island on January 9th. Dr. Neeta Jain, District Leader, District 25, swore in the new officeholders in the presence of a large number of guests, including past presidents of IALI, dignitaries, community leaders, and other IALI members and invited guests.
The new team includes the following members: President – Gunjan Rastogi; Vice President – Lalit Aery; Secretary – Shashi Malik; Treasurer – Hargovind Gupta; Members at Large: Kuljeet Ahluwalia, Rajeev Chaudhary, Ekta Singh Dass, Sushil Khanna, Surin Manaktala, Balaji Nagaraj, Sujata Seth and Mohinder Singh; Event Advisor – Jyoti Gupta; Finance Chair – Vimal Goyal; Cultural Chair – Amita Karwal; Co-chair – Dr. Ujwala Shah; Membership Chair – Pradeep Tandon; Women’s Forum Chair – Veena Lamba; Co-chair – Lalita Mansukhani and Shalini Pawa; Committee Members: Ravi Kanta Verma, Rachna Shahdadpuri and Rizwana; Sangeet Forum Chair – Anjana Kashyap; Co-chair – Saroj Aery; Senior Forum Nassau County – Vijay Goswamy; Co-Chair – Surinder Kade; Senior Forum Suffolk County – Kanta Dutta; Co-Chair – Neena Sawe; Meditation Chair – Narinder Kapoor; Co-chair – Sujata Seth; Outreach Program: Mukesh Modi; Co-Chair – Dr. Jag Kalra; Child Enrichment Chair – Neeru Bhambri
Committee Member – Hargovind Gupta; Public Relations – Ratna Bhalla; Communication Chair – Rajeev Chaudhary; Kids Forum Chair – Ekta Singh Dass; Hospitality Chair – Sushil Khanna; Sports Chair – Surin Manaktala; and, Media Chair – Indu Shyam Gajwani.
In her inaugural address, the new president shared with the members of her vision for the organization in the coming year including continuing current popular programs and launching the Child Enrichment Program which helps children with science projects and their homework, and enhancing Sports Forum with indoor activities. She also dwelt on using social media to contact every potential member to strengthen IALI’s network, and partner with non-profit organizations.