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11TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR IN TAMPA A SUCCESS
Story provided by Dr. Renuka Ramappa
More than 300 attendees and 30 physicians participated in the recent 11th annual Community Health Fair at the Hindu Temple Community Hall in Tampa.
The volunteer-run community service has been a tradition at the Hindu Temple of Florida since 1998. As always, the Health Fair, which was free to the public, generated a tremendous response. Volunteers and physicians presented screenings and health information services.
The medical screenings and health information made available by the Health Fair provide an incredible benefit to the Tampa Bay area by enhancing overall health awareness, helping people identify risk for certain health conditions, and guiding toward the correct steps for getting and staying healthy. About 150 attendees had their blood screened for cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Besides dental consultations, attendees were screened for glaucoma and osteoporosis, and had their blood pressure, weight and body fat analyzed.
A raffle prize of an LCD TV was donated by Multispecialty Care.
The Health Fair included an informative seminar held by Dr. K.V. Sundaresh, a local infectious diseases specialist, on H1N1 influenza A (also known as swine flu). This was the first time that high school senior students were encouraged to coordinate and help in co-organizing the fair. Special thanks to Ram Sundaresh, who led the student volunteers.
OVER 350 ATTEND TAMPA INDO-US CHAMBER OF COMMERCEíS 2010 BANYAN BALL
Story provided by INDO-US CHAMBER
More than 350 attendees, including business leaders from the local Indian community, took part in the INDO-US Chamber of Commerceís 11than annual gala June 5. The business networking organization brings together professionals from within the Tampa Bay area. Dignitaries included county commissioners, city councilmen, and numerous candidates vying for local, district and national office positions this election cycle.
As is tradition with the Banyan Ball, several awards and recognitions were bestowed to nominees in the following categories (winner in bold):
∑Community Service Person of the Year: Kanti Bakarania, Dr. Gurleen Grewal, Sulaiman Hemani and Sushama Kirtikar.
∑ Businesswoman of the Year: Dr. Meena Jain, Nisha Mandani, Dr. Sharma Masani and Ami Patel.
∑ Businessman of the Year: Ben Dachepalli and Ajay Jambhekar.
In addition, the chamberís Founders Award recipient, Katy Kotecha, was recognized for many years of invaluable service and dedication.
The Banyan Ball was graced by the Consulate General of India, Sanjiv Arora, who offered brief remarks on the importance and growing influence of the business Indian community. Keynote speaker was Dr. Saikat Chaudhuri of Wharton School of Business of University of Pennsylvania. He presented a riveting piece on the rise of India and its role in reshaping global corporations. Aadith Moorthy, winner of National Geographic Bee, who lives in the Tampa Bay area, also was specially recognized at the Banyan Ball.
The event was also an opportunity to showcase the chamberís new incoming leadership team to be led by Chairman Dr. Rahul Mehra and President Suleman Makhani. The incoming leadership team and community thanked outgoing Chairman Dr. Ram Ramcharran and President Francis Vayalumkal for their devoted leadership and contribution to the organizationís growth over the years.
For more information, visit www.indo-us.org
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