Indian-Americans, others, honored on Human Rights Day in NY

New York: Indian-Americans along with numerous other prominent people were recognized for their commitment to human rights and lifelong service to communities on the International Human Rights and Peace Day, on December 10.

The Arts4All Foundation along with the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and representatives from the United Nations observed International Human Rights and Peace Day and organized the felicitation.

The Indian-Americans honored at the function include – Dr. Arvin Ghosh, author of 19 books and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business at William Paterson University; Dr. Susmita Jasty, director of Outreach of the Art of Living Foundation; Dr. Babu Jasty, board member of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan; Dr. Urmilesh Arya, national president of the Association for Indians in American; Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh, chairman of the Center for Asthma and Allergy Associates of Murray Hill; and Dr. Dhanonjoy C. Saha, director of the Office of Grant Support and Research Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Sumita Sengupta, founder of Arts4All described the honorees as “very special” people. “Each person here has dedicated their life to helping society globally, in their own community, and in their own society,” she said, something that goes well with the theme of the event, “Inspire Good.”

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said, “I am proud to honor our fellow New Yorkers on Human Rights Day who dedicated their lives to laying the foundation of peace, justice and freedom through their advocacy.”

Image courtesy of Photo: Arts4All

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