FIA Board of Trustees Election
In wake of passing of our beloved Emeritus chairman Ramesh Patel, FIA held Board of Trustees election in July 2020. The Federation of Indian Association of NY, NJ, CT (FIA Tristate) elected its new board of trustees and then board elected Mr. Ankur Vaidya as its new chairman. Vaidya is joined by Bipin Patel, as vice chairman and Jayesh Patel as the general secretary.
The current Board also includes Ramesh Gadhavi, Chandrakant Trivedi, Prabir Roy, Dr. Parvin Pandhi, Andy Bhatia, Srujal Parikh, Anand Patel, Dipak Patel and Kanu Chauhan. FIA veterans, Dr. Sudhir S. Parikh and H. R. Shah was chosen as senior advisors, while Albert Jasani, of Royal Alberts Palace, was chosen as the Unifying-Unity Trustee of the group, along with Yash Paul Soi as vice chairman, emeritus, for FIA’s golden jubilee year.
Board Promises to build on former chairman Ramesh Patel’s legacy and take the FIA to new heights.
FIA Hosts Farewell Reception for Outing Indian Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty
The Federation of Indian Association of NY, NJ, CT (FIA Tristate) hosted a farewell reception for Consul General of India in New York,Sandeep Chakravorty, on July 8. FIA president Anil Bansal and members of the executive committee as well as the members of the Board of Trustees attended the event. Bansal, in his speech, congratulated Consul General Chakravorty for a successful tenure. Everyone present has mixed feelings, he said. “We are happy that you are going home, but at the same time, we will miss your counsel, and your company.” On behalf of FIA, Bansal congratulated Chakravorty for always being a valuable friend of the organization. “You have been unbelievably approachable, and so helpful,” he said.
Chakravorty, in his address, informed the attendees that since his posting to New York in 2017, he has interacted with four different presidents at FIA. In 2017, it was Andy Bhatia; while Srujal Parikh led the organization in 2018, followed by Alok Kumar in 2019, and the current president, Anil Bansal.
FIA’s New Board of Trustees Sworn-in
The new Board of Trustees of the Federation of Indian Associations of NY, NJ, CT (FIA Tri-state) were sworn-in on July 19. It was wonderful surprise when the oath was administered by the new Consul General of India in New York, Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, barely a few hours after he arrived in New York
The new Board of Trustees includes Chairman Ankur Vaidya, Vice Chairman Bipin Patel, General Secretary Jayesh Patel, as well as FIA veterans Dr. Sudhir S. Parikh, and H. R. Shah, both recipients of India’s Padma Shri award, along with Ramesh Gadhavi, Chandrakant Trivedi, Prabir Roy, Dr. Parvin Pandhi, Andy Bhatia, Srujal Parikh, and Anand Patel.