DOWNEY, CA - A luncheon celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was held at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) here to honor India’s rich culture and heritage and Indian-Americans’ contributions to society. The 6th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Group (APHG) luncheon on May 22...
In his remarks, LACOE Chief Financial Officer Scott Price paid tribute to Indian-Americans for their contributions to American society, citing the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms, the Civil Rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs.
“We thank them for breakthroughs in business, the arts, medicine, science, and technology,” Price said.
The event also honored seven LACOE students and student workers, who were awarded scholarship grants in recognition of their efforts to overcome challenges to reach their educational goals. Organizers thanked SEUI-Local 99 and the California Credit Union for their continued support of APHG’s scholarship program, as well as the Artesia-based Ashoka the Great for their catering service. The event was coordinated by LACOE braille transcriber Jaimini Mehta.