Nassau County Executive Honorable Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello, Chairman of Human Rights Commission Dr Bobby Kalotee joined with Indian American Forum Chairperson Indu Jaiswal and Indian American Community from long Island, organized the 74th Republic Day Celebrations on January 26, 2023. Celebrations started with American National Anthem sung by Nipun Marwaha, Followed with Flag hoisting by Nassau County Controller Elaine Phillips, Town of Oyster bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino Deputy County Executive Anissa Moore, NY State Senator Steven D Rhoads, New York State Assemblyman John K Mikulin , North Hempstead Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava, Hewlett House Executive Director Geri Barish, Judge Elizabeth Fox-McDonough, Judge Sarita Kapoor, Indu Jaiswal Chairperson IAF, Mrs. Beena Kothari, Mrs. Jyoti Gupta and Mr Deepak Bansal ,
Special Salutes to the flag given by Members of Indian Veteran of Tristate (NY) Wing Commander Suresh Butani, Wing Commander Paul Katari, Wing Commander Jagdish Handa and Colonel Naresh Gogna. Indian National Anthem Led by Jyoti Gupta and Mr Raj Dhingra.
Evening started with Welcome Remarks by Mrs. Beena Kothari and Jyoti Gupta. Patriotic dances presented by Students of Shilpa Mithaiwala and Shilpa Jhurani.
Nassau County Judge Elizabeth Fox-McDonough, Judge Sarita Kapoor, Nassau County Controller Elaine Philips, Nassau County Deputy Executive Anissa Moore, NY State Assembly man John Mikulin, New York State Senator Steve Rhoads, Town of North Hempstead Clerk Ragini Srivastava, IDP USA President Vimal Goyal, Mr Deepak Bansal, Colonel Naresh Gogna, Mrs. Sujata Seth , Public Affairs Associate for Parker Jewish institute of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Dr Shaifali Karkare specializes in Pediatric Neurology in New Hyde Park, Dr Jagmohan Kalra, Specializes in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr Sohita Mehra is currently the Director of Breast imaging and started the Breast MRI institute, Mrs. Anju Sharma active member known for her outstanding Community Services., Dr Swati Kumar and Shilpi Kumar MBA were presented with India Republic Day Awards by Indian American Forum and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino., on India’s 74th Republic Day celebration in the Nassau County legislature building on January 26 evening.
Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of Indian American Forum welcomed and greeted all the guests. Dr Bobby Kalotee , Chairperson of Human Rights Commission in Nassau County, Deputy County Executive and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino highlighted the significance of India’s Republic Day. Patriotic Medley presented by Jyoti Gupta, Anuradha Khanna and group created patriotic atmosphere. Several community leaders and members of various organizations graced the event.