Ramesh Chennithala, the opposition party leader in Kerala urged the NRIs in America to take an active part in defense of democracy and freedom in India. He was expressing his opinion in a dinner meeting hosted by Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President of INOC, USA.
“It is the Congress party that paid the high price for freedom with the blood and sweat of the people who believed in those values and that very freedom should not be taken for granted” Chennithala added.
Chennithala is on an official visit to the United States to attend the FOKANA convention to be held in Philadelphia. The INOC leaders who were present at the meeting requested Chennithala to urge the Kerala community in the U.S. to come together in unity and support the organization.
George Abraham, Vice-Chairman of IOC, Mr. Harbachan Singh, Secretary-General of INOC, USA, Malini Shah, Vice-President, Jasvir Singh Nawanshar, President, Punjab Chapter, Thomas T.Oommen, Chairman, Kerala Chapter, Jose Jacob, Treasurer, Kerala Chapter, Varghese Thekkekara, VP of Kerala chapter, Koshy Oommen, Executive Member also participated in discussions. Dr. George Mathew, Chairman of the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi was also present as special guests.