WASHINGTON, D.C.-For the first time ever, the US State Department organized Diwali celebrations at the State Department in collaboration with the Embassy of India, on Nov 5. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and Ambassador of India to the United States Navtej Sarna were chief guests. Over 200 guests including officials of the US State Department and Embassy of India attended the celebrations.
IRVINE, CA - The 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival held recently, drew more than 30,000 people to the Orange County Great Park here. Yet again it presented a mélange of music, dance and demonstration performances; international cuisine; a kids village, cultural and religious exhibits; an international marketplace and much more. The local Indian- American community here enthusiastically participated in the festival putting...
NORWALK,CA - Sanatan Dharma Temple, Gujarati Society of Southern California, Jain Center of Southern California, and Anekant Community Center observed Interfaith Unity for Peace & Non-Violence day in commemoration of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi here on Sept 30 with over as hundred people in attendance. The day was dedicated to world peace and was open to people of all faiths.
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SANTA MONICA, CA - Hope in Life Foundation hosted a fundraiser on Sept 22, at the historic Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club. The non-profit located in Los Angeles was established in 2013 by Rupsi Burman after the horrific Nirbhaya case in New Delhi that shook the world. Its aim is to educate and train women and children in India.
CHINO HILLS,CA - BAPS Charities celebrated a three-year partnership with The Nature Conservancy through its ‘Walk Green’ initiative. It held a series of walkathons across North America. Beginning in 2016, it a coordinated efforts with the organization to raise funds for the Plant a Billion Trees initiative. Walkers were educated about the importance of environmental protection and the urgent need for all people to become active...
NORWALK,CA - A event was jointly organized by Joy of Sharing Foundation , Organization of Hindu Malayalees and Anekant Community Center on August 23, at Sanatan Dharma Temple here to raise funds for Kerala flood relief. The program started with a prayer. A video and slide show prepared by OHM was presented by Padmanabhan Iyer showed the extensive damage caused by the rains and flooding.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Dilip Butani has been appointed by the City of Cerritos, as Director of Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board. His name was recommended by Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. Pino Pathak gets extension of two more years as a director. SELACO has a two-fold mission. It specializes in business solutions for employers seeking a trained workforce as well as the funds to access...
BUENA PARK, CA -TiE-SoCal held its monthly meeting on July 25, at The Yellow Chilli Restaurant here on the theme “Trends in Med Tech Industry”. Anshuman Sinha, Exec Director TiE-SoCal welcomed the guests. Brian Frankel, Marketing Director welcomed the panelists to stage. The panelists were Ajit Mishra, Sanjay Srivastava, and Santosh Kookal. Gunjan Bagla, Managing Director-Amritt, Inc. was the moderator.
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NORWALK, CA - Almost 600 people showed up for the three-day 22nd Convention held by Hosanna International Church here from July 27 to 29,. to celebrate the anniversary of the church. At the event, Hosanna International Church invited Indian Christian evangelist Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, who operates the Jesus Calls Ministry and...
LOS ANGELES,CA - Gopio International President Sunny Kulathakal, and his wife Elizabeth visited Los Angeles. He was honored by Southern California Coordinator Dilip Butani and Chapter Presidents Amrit Bhandari, Vasu Pawar and Ramesh Bhatt. Kulathakal spoke about the upcoming project to purchase a permanent office for GOPIO, in Chicago and about the annual conference in Varanasi, next January.