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Ten Indian-Americans score victories in state and local elections


New York: At least 10 Indian-Americans, almost all of them Democrats, have won local and state level elections held in several parts of the country, reflecting the growing political empowerment of the ethnic community that constitutes a little over one percent of the country’s population. In Virginia, Hyderabad-born Ghazala Hashmi was re-elected to the State...

Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy awarded $100k grant, raises $75K at 2nd annual gala


Freehold, NJ: Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential healthcare services to underserved communities, successfully hosted its highly anticipated second annual "We Are Already Making a Difference Gala!" on June 30, 2023. The remarkable event was sold out which took place at 618 Restaurant in Freehold, where passionate supporters of the pharmacy gathered to celebrate...

New Jersey Hindu Americans condemn, demand rescission of hateful resolution by Teaneck Democrats


Almost fifty-five Hindu American organizations representing more than 155,000 residents of Bergen County, NJ and surrounding areas signed a coalition letter condemning a hateful resolution recently passed by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC).  The resolution recklessly and falsely labels almost every major Hindu American organization in the United States, including Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad...

Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy hosts founders’ gala in NJ


Over 200 guests gathered Sunday, June 26 at Addison Park for the first annual gala supporting New Jersey’s first charitable pharmacy - Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy. With partners from across the public policy, business, social service, health care, and pharmaceutical sectors, the Founders’ Gala raised over $150,000 for the organization that opened its doors...

Community celebrates India’s 73rd Republic Day across US


The 73rd Republic Day of India was celebrated in Consulate General of India, New York with a flag-hoisting ceremony on January 26th, 2022. Consul General Randhir Jaiswal unfurled the national flag after which the national anthem was sung. Consul General then read out the address of the President of India. A video congratulatory message received from Governor of...

NJ senator Vin Gopal to chair Senate Education Committee


Ocean Township, NJ: State Senator Vin Gopal will chair the Senate Education Committee in the new 2022-2023 State Legislature. “I am looking forward to the new session and my new Senate Committee assignments,” Gopal said. In addition to chairing the Education Committee, Gopal, D-Monmouth, will serve on the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee...

Indian American Vin Gopal wins second term for NJ Senate seat


Democratic state Sen. Vin Gopal declared victory last Friday in an unexpectedly tight race to retain his District 11 legislative seat.  Gopal expressed gratitude to Monmouth County voters who supported him in what he described as a "Republican tidal wave" and said he would focus his second term on addressing their concerns by bringing back...

Sterley Stanley first South Asian from Middlesex County in NJ General Assembly


Assemblyman Sterley Stanley (D-Middlesex) joined State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) as the third Indian American to be elected to the state legislature. Stanley won his 18th District Assembly seat in a Special Election in January 2021, becoming the first South Asian to represent Middlesex County in the New Jersey Legislature. Stanley...