New York: The Associations of Indians in America (AIA) NY, the oldest and largest association of Asian Indians in America unanimously elected its new president Harish Thakkar and the new board for the year 2021-2022.
President elect, Harish Thakkar will spearhead the team for the year 2021-2022 with the help of Executive Vice Presidents Dr. Satish Anand, Dr. Bal Gilja, Dr. Jagdish Gupta, Usha Kapoor, Secretary Beena Kothari and Treasurer Dr. Pushpa Shah – Members at Large Dipika Modi, Divya Shah, Gitanjali Anand, Beenu Sabharwal, Rene Mehra, Joyti Gupta, Vimal Goyal, Govind Bhatija, Swati Vaishnav and Sunny Thakkar.
Dr. Shahi Shah, Asmita Bhatia, Rohit Vyas and Sushma Kotahwala will serve as advisors.
Last year, under the leadership of Harish Thakkar, AIA – NY chapter did several events for the community including COVID help projects, distributing groceries to needy families, distributing face masks to Jamaica hospital etc.
The incoming President Harish Thakkar plans to take the organization to new heights with events planned for celebrating India’s cultural events like Holi and Diwali. This year AIA NY will also host community help events whenever needed, Youth Basketball Camp, Hindi Summer Camp, Food Drive and Toys of Kids during the holiday season.
With the help of the executive team and advisory board members, AIA NY plans to take on projects like Job Fair, Entrepreneurship camps and Youth Leadership Development Skill Camps.