On a Cool Saturday Evening, March 6, 2021, Honorable Supervisor Joseph Saladino, New York State Assembly woman Jennifer Raj Kumar, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Bobby Kumar Kalotee, Founding Member of IAF, and Community Leaders, joined in the ZOOM Call, they all very well felt the pride and achievement regarding the theme of the program. The attendance of Honorees and members of Indian American Community filled up the screens. of so many accomplished and elite, who is who of the society gathered for one singular purpose, to be the part of and to celebrate 10th Outstanding Women’s Achievements Gala, part of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day Celebrations
IAF (Indian American Forum) led by Indu Jaiswal, known for her strong commitment and dedication to the community cause was the organizing force behind the gala. This year well known Community Leader Shammi Singh was the Chairperson of the Gala., Shammi Singh in her remarks welcomed all the guests congratulated all the honorees and praised their efforts in achieving such success. American National Anthem sung by Gurbani Kaur Sethi and Indian National Anthem sung by Roopam Maini. Mistress of Ceremonies Aashmeeta Yogiraj Sandhu. Made the evening enjoyable.
Program started with Ganesh Vandana sung by Vandana Jauhar, Dance performances presented by students of Nartan Rang Dance Academy, well-known Choreographers Swati Vaishnav, Students from Satya Narayan Charka Schools. Vocal performances by Pallavi, Jyoti Gupta and Kul Bhushan Sharma enthralled the audience.
Chanbir Kaur Sethi, Roopam Maini, Inesha Singh, Rohini Singh and Dr Meena Jaiswal coordinated a brief Q&A session with the honorees discussing and emphasizing their accomplishments.
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino congratulated all honorees and acknowledged the efforts of IAF Team. Five distinguished women who had excelled in their profession and community services were presented with Outstanding Women’s achievements Awards
Dr NIRMAL KUMAR KHURANA, MD.MBA. F.A.A. P A very well well-known pediatrician of Long Island, who not only treated children over half a century to maintain their robust health but also trained an army of doctors on Long Island Hospitals.: Mercy, South Nassau, Hempstead General Etc. A very successful entrepreneur too who along with her husband Dr ISH KUMAR, a neurosurgeon, attained successes in many enterprises in America and founded a large Hospital in India facility with first class medical technologies which is also affiliated with a medical college in New Delhi. India, to meet the health care challenges of burgeoning population and train an army of medical doctors, to meet future needs. Both are known for their philanthropic work over several decades that served various causes of humanity.
DR ANGELISH KUMAR MD, NCMP, AOA A young dynamic diplomat of the American Board of Urology, who is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Shei s also the founder of Women’s Orology, New York, New York. She got training at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S LANGON MEDICAL CENTER. Dr Kumar has handled women’s need with cutting edge technology very successfully for over a decade enhancing the quality of care for busy New York City women who want to stay fit and make most of their lives. Dr. Kumar serves on the Executive Boards of Springboard Enterprises, USA and Human Care Charitable Trust a medical facility in New Delhi, India
HONORABLE LAURA CURRAN A very successful NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE serving the sixth richest county of America, abutting New York City, with Gold Coast of America, she opened the gates of opportunity to many on Long Island and handled the Pandemic specter very ably to control it and is bringing the thriving economy back to Long Island.
HONORABLE JENNIFER RAJKUMAR A dynamic political leader and first Indian American Lady to get elected as ASSEMBLY WOMAN OF THE NEW YOTK STATE ASSEMBLY in the thirty-eight district to lead the well-known State of New York with a thriving population of over twenty million. We wish her good luck
MS ROOPAL PATEL A glamorous leader in the fashion world of New York City where she leads as SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT in the prestigious SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, bringing a touch of beauty and elegance to the lives of eight million New York City dwellers and beyond.
Also, Citations of Appreciations were presented to Dr Sanjana Jon and MS Brahashitha Gupta for their community services. Nassau County Executive Honorable Laura Curran was all in praises for the efforts of Indian American Forum and Indian American Community. She congratulated all honorees and stressed the importance of role women are playing in this world. Citations of behalf of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran were presented by Jasbir Jay Singh Executive Member of Office of ASIAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS, NASSAU COUNTY and from Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, New York State Senator Kevin Thomas Were presented to all Honorees
Among those present during the event were Bobby Kumar Kalotee Founder of IAF and Chair of Nassau County Human right Commissioner Board of Trustees Dr Parveen Chopra, Dr Azad Anand, Surinder Rametra, Dr Ved Kawatra, Animesh Goenka, Dr Urmilesh Arya, Dr Bhupendra Patel, Board members Beena Kothari, Bina Sabapathy, Nirmala Rametra, Anu Gulati, Dr Meena Jaiswal, Vijay Goswamy, Dr Meena Jaiswal, Roopam Maini, Chanbir Kaur Sethi, Rohini Singh, Anuj Rihal, Inesha Singh, Gala Chairperson Shammi Singh and Many others helped in making the event a grand success.
Also, messages and video clips were presented by Anika Tolat from Arti Foundation, Dr Pratichi Goenka from AIA and Dr Sudha Acharya from SACCS ., in appreciation for their support with IAF during COVID Pandemic, providing relief helping with donations of PPE, Food for seniors, Donations to SACCS Food Pantry, Donations of Jackets, blankets and many more items as needed to the Veterans.
It was indeed a very successful evening, showcasing and honoring outstanding women achievers, who are successful in business, cultural, professional, education, and medical. Community and social services.