RIVERSIDE,CA – Around 80 members of the Inland Empire Senior Center gathered at the Lakshmi Narayn Mandir, here on Jan 22 to celebrate Republic Day and the birthday of the members born in Januuary. President Dr. Mahendra Verma kicked of the program with a short introduction on Republic Day saying India was declared a republic on Jan 26, 1950 and the Indian Constitution was introduced to the country on this day.
BY A STAFF REPORTER
IRVINE, CA - Residents of Irvine came together at the Shrinathji Haveli here on Jan 26 to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day hosted by the India Association of Southern California (IASC). Guests showed up in their best orange, white, and green outfits to honor a significant day in India’s history. Starting the festivities off with pomp,
WASHINGTON, D.C -India’s 70th Republic Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India here with an enthusiastic and unprecedented participation of about 800 prominent members of the Indian-American community. Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla paid floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi...
By KALYANI VASAN
LOS ANGELES, CA - “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get basics for our students…we are in a fight for the soul of public education.” Said Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
LOS ANGELES, CA – An estimated 200,000 demonstrators showed up at the third annual Women’s March here on Jan.19. Indian-American organizations were there calling for women empowerment and speaking out for other causes. It was an event where women stood as one demanding a larger and bigger voice but also celebrated the recent political success in the mid-term elections.
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YORBA LINDA, CA. - Indian- Americans and Southland community members joined hands to honor Congressman Ed Royce for his relentless service to the US and the International community. The event which took place at the Nixon Library here recently started with a Presentation of Colors by the Air Force Blue Eagles Honor Guard as the Marine Division Band played...
BY KALYANI VASAN
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Consul General of India, Sanjay Panda who took charge of the Indian Consulate office in San Francisco recently, on his first visit to the Southland interacted with the Indian-American community at two events on Jan 5. The first was a lunch reception organized by community leaders including Inder Singh, Kewal Kanda, Dilip Butani, Ashok (Pat) Patnaik,
BY SONAM MIRPURI
ANAHEIM, CA - The Los Angeles chapter of the Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party, USA., NRIs4MODI_LA/SC, and senior leaders from various community organizations around the greater Los Angeles area came together to conduct a Vijay Sankalp Yagnya on Jan 6 at the All World Gayatri Pariwar here. The Vijay Sankalp Yagnya which was open to all to attend,
BY GINA DARGAN
PASADENA, CA- Since 1890, Americans from all over the US have tuned in to watch the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, which is a New Year’s tradition. The parade hits the streets every year not only to entertain, but also to educate and celebrate the history of Southern California and the country as a whole. This opportunity to shed light upon the Sikh heritage caught the eye...
BY SONAM MIRPURI
NORWALK, CA - The Southern California Tamil Organization with support from multiple organizations organized a fundraiser to support Tamil Nadu farmers in areas affected by the Gaja Cyclone which recently hit the state, at the Sanatan Dharma Temple here, on Dec 16. The program started with a melodious Ganesha song by Thirumalai Balaji followed by Tamil Thai Vaazthu.