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Ranvir Trehan (indo american), named kennedy centre trustee

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By Arun Kumar

An alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, Ranvir Trehan, was appointed as the general trustee on Board of the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in the American capital.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” he said in announcing Trehan’s appointment along with five other individuals.

Dedicated to the memory of President John F Kennedy, the Kennedy Centre is the busiest performing arts facility in the US and annually hosts about 2,000 music, dance and theatre performances for audiences totalling nearly two million.

It also supports artists in the creation of new work and serves as a leader in arts education.

Trehan, who came to the US in 1964 after receiving a BS from BITS, is chairman of the Trehan Foundation, a philanthropic organisation he founded for giving primarily for international development in 2003. It’s focused on global poverty, as well as a performing arts centre and human services.

Previously, Trehan was Vice Chairman of Apptis Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2011 and was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SETA Corporation from 1987 to 2005, according to the White House.

Trehan was a department head of Information and Communications Systems from 1985 to 1987 and a member of the technical staff from 1969 to 1985 at The MITRE Corporation.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of CARE and a former member of the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. He holds an MSE from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

At over 30, Obama administration has more Indian-Americans working in top jobs than any other previous US government.

(IANS) (pic courtesy: simple.wikipedia.org)

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Indian-American leader Puneet Ahluwalia to contest for the state’s House of Delegates in US

Ahluwalia heads consultancy and IT businesses in the Washington DC area, along with active participation in the US politics

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Washington, February 3, 2017: Indian-American Republican leader from Virginia Puneet Ahluwalia is contesting for the state’s House of Delegates for the 34th district against the incumbent Kathleen Murphy.

Ahluwalia, 10th District Representative on the Virginia Republican State Central Committee, served as a financial chair of the Asian American presidential inaugural ball in January, American Bazaar online reported on Friday.

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“The success of our community demands us to be active and participate in mainstream politics. It is our responsibility to strengthen the diversity of our nation,” he said.

“… We should be supporting President Trump and Republican leadership in creating and promoting American jobs with strong emphasis on balanced trade between US-Indo Pacific Region.”

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“We should not lose focus on eradicating terrorism and enemies of democracies,” he added.

Ahluwalia said that he would work to strengthen the Republican Party’s base in Virginia, among other things.

“We will watch our allies’ back and it is important that communities, including the Indian-American community that has benefited most from this great nation, play a pivotal role in the revival process. I had a choice but I chose to stand up and participate in the political process and serve the public of 34th district,” Ahluwalia said.

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“Our nation is at a crossroad where we will take new positive direction as we embark on a journey to make our nation stronger.”

He added: “I have the support of my wife, kids and friends, and supporters and very importantly the leadership of the Republican Party, especially Barbara Comstock.”

A Delhi Public School (DPS) alumni, Ahluwalia heads consultancy and IT businesses in the Washington DC area, along with active participation in the US politics, since 1998-99. (IANS)

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US television show invites Indo-American entrpreneur

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New York: Indo-American entrepreneur Shaan Patel, a 26-year-old from Nevada now residing in the southwestern US was invited to the popular American television series Shark Tank.

Shaan Patel will be pitching for investment for his startup ‘2400 Expert’, a company that prepares students for SAT (scholastic assessment test) and ACT (American college testing) on the January 29th episode of ABC’s hit show which has the ability to make multi-millionaires in a few years of those who manage to get a deal.

A Clark High School graduate, Patel put in nearly 2,000 hours of work into developing the curriculum and books for his prep course.

His product pitch claims 100 strategies developed by a perfect-scoring SAT student, double the course hours and half the price of top instructors.

“The secret to getting on Shark Tank is to ignore Shark Tank. Entrepreneurs who would like to get on Shark Tank should not focus on getting Shark Tank. Instead, they should focus on building their business,” the American Bazaar quoted Patel as saying in an interview to CBS.

Patel who has bootstrapped the venture is not resting on the possibility of whether he gets a deal or not on the TV series. However, he is creating a buzz within the community with his call-up on the show, said the report.

“You should start with a great idea, but more importantly great execution of that idea. Once you have done that, Shark Tank will be much more interested in what you have to offer,” Patel said.

Patel is also trying to “recruit” viewers for his Shark Tank episode and he’s throwing a viewing party on January 29, 2016, at his alma mater Clark High School where he’ll also be giving away $30,000 worth of SAT prep books and another $100,000 in prep courses to the general public, revealed the report.(IANS)(image: business2community.com)

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Indian-Americans are the wealthiest ethnic group in America, says report

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Indian-Americans are the wealthiest ethnic group in America, according to a report released by the US Census Bureau. The report said that the annual income of Indian-Americans crossed the $100,000 milestone, much higher than that of the whites and native Americans.

According to a report published by the US Census Bureau, the annual income of the Asian population was $72,472, which was much higher than the national median income of around $51,000. The Indian-Americans are the richest among all other communities in America. According to the data, the annual income of Indian-Americans is around $100,547 whereas the Pakistani-Americans earn around $63,000 and Bangladeshi-Americans get around $51,000.

The growth of the Indian-Americans is significant and rapid, and they established their position in America. From politics to judiciary, Indians are now respected everywhere. In 2010, the annual family income of the Indian-American was around $86,135, much lower than that of the whites or native born Americans ($90,174).

The census report also revealed that Jewish community came closer to the Indian-Americans with an annual family income of around $100,000. According to the US religious landscape study published by Pew Forum, the Jews stood first in America in perspective of business, education and all other areas. 46% of Jews crossed the billion dollar margin compared to 43% Hindu and 27% Christian.

According to a recent data released by US senate, it said that Indian-Americans will be a major power in America within 20 years and they will control the American society at large. The US senate also expressed a deep concern on the rise of the Indian-Americans and other communities and asked the government to make a strict law on Visa.

2 responses to “Indian-Americans are the wealthiest ethnic group in America, says report”

  1. This is no doubt a proud moment but it has a hidden reason to worry,THE last LINE: “The US senate also put a deep concern on the rise of the Indian-Americans and other communities and asked the government to make a strict law on Visa.”
    We cannot deny that this may lead to racial bias under tones as Jealousy is a basic human emotion

  2. It is also true that most Indian-Americans are a disapora from minority communities Constitutionally and politically persecuted in India. So, this should be a natural alliance. (The British label “Hindu” now denotes a people governed by Periyarism, Ambedkarism, High Courtism and Supreme Courtism. We should use the term “Dharmic denoting people of the Law as opposed to “Din- e-Kitabi” people of the Book)