Anurag Kumar elected President of BJANA

Bihar Jharkhand Association Of North America (BJANA), a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, USA run by volunteers, announced the election of its new president, office-bearers and executive members for the 2022-2023 term. 

Anurag Kumar who has his roots in the Nalanda district of Bihar was elected President of BJANA and Sanjeev Singh Vice President. Anil K Agrawal the Secretary and Sushant Krishen Joint Secretary. They declared Priti Kashyap the Treasurer. 

Elected Executive members are Dr. Avishek Kumar, Nimisha Verma, Vandana Abhishek Kumar, Akhilesh Azad, Sanjay Gupta, Dipen Banerjee, and Rahul Sahay. 

Under the leadership of past president Dr. Avinash Gupta, BJANA achieved new heights and delivered unimaginable services to people of Bihar and Jharkhand in USA and India. Collective effort defined the root of success. Anurag Kumar thanks his predecessor Dr. Gupta for guiding and letting him explore the all new opportunity to serve the needy. Dr Gupta congratulated the newly elected president Anurag Kumar and expressed his confidence with the new team and wished them all the success. 

BJANA Election commission(Dr. Anil Kumar, Ranjeet Sinha, and Rakesh Kumar) congratulated the new team and the young leaders. 

Community leaders Dr. Binod Sinha (urologist), Dr. Sudhanshu Prasad, Sashi Sinha, Bhawesh Choudhary, Anjali Prasad and Vinay Singh congratulated the new team and wished them good luck. 

Alok Kumar, past president Federation of Indian Association and BJANA member congratulated and conveyed his best wishes to the new team. 

Anurag, born in Amawan, grew up in various parts of Bihar, such as Begusarai, Mokama, and Patna. An engineer by education, Anurag moved to the USA two decades ago and worked with JPMorgan Chase. Currently, he is working in Johnson & Johnson. Along with his long successful professional journey, Anurag remained connected to his roots and nurtured a deep desire to invest in the community. He has been involved in various activities, such as mentoring BJANA Kids and startups; successfully building charitable partners in Bihar & Jharkhand, India, and building partnerships with the Chamber of Commerce in Bihar & Jharkhand and local businesses in the USA to raise funds for BJANA’s charitable causes and events. In his new role, Anurag is keen to focus on mentoring youth, entrepreneurs, and help with development activities in areas such as economy, education, and health. 

BJANA  is continuously working for the welfare and growth of the community. In the last two years, it has organized various health camps, provided ambulances services, distributed PPE kits, food, and medicines in two Indian states – Bihar and Jharkhand – in partnership with local non-profit organizations Aastha Charitable, Asha, and PRAN-BJANA. BJANA is also partnering with KARA Medical Foundation for Neuro-rehab Center and Anterjyoti Balika Vidyalay, a school for skills development of visually challenged. BJANA also partnered with FIA to set up an electric crematorium. 

BJANA has outlined its goals and objectives for the next two years. One of the primary goals is to connect BJANA Youth by providing a robust platform where BJANA kids and adults can volunteer for various activities in the USA and Bihar & Jharkhand. The vision of the new leadership includes promotion of business and tourism in Bihar and Jharkhand by partnering with the Chamber of Commerce, state governments of Bihar and Jharkhand, and Consulate General of India, New York. They are also working on modules to mentor the students and startups in Bihar, Jharkhand, and the USA. 

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