FIA honors 7 at International Women’s Day

Brooklyn, NY: The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA-NY/NJ/CT) along with the Brooklyn Borough President’s office and the Indian Consulate hosted a commemorative ceremony on March 8 on the footsteps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

Consul General Randhir Jaiswal honored the distinguished awardees with mementos and applauded their efforts and resilience to stay dedicated in their respective causes and careers, even during the pandemic.  The honorees, two of whom were not present in person, were presented a memento and citation each from the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams through Dilip Chauhan, who handles the South Asian affairs for the Borough President. 

The seven awardees are —  Tejal Amin: founder of Ghargharika, Chairperson of Navrachana Education Society; Dr. Uma Rani Madhusudana: who is with Hartford Healthcare;  she assisted with protocols regarding plasma therapy in India and will be featured in a documentary, “Pandemic away from the motherland”; Dr Abha Jaiswal: played a pivotal role supporting her spouse on national duty of diplomatic assignments; Rashmi Aggarwal: a nurse who provided uninterrupted support and service during the pandemic; Sabina Dhillon, Esq: attorney lauded for her pro bono services to the victims in the community; Mask Squad: A group who sewed 3,200 masks for the first responders at the height of the pandemic; Rashaana Shah: Actress and  founder of Mulberry Films  who launched a channel (Indika) to provide children spiritual content through Vedic science.
The Indian Consulate hosted a dinner for the honorees.  

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