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Four Indian-Americans among 38 ‘Great Immigrants’ honoured by Carnegie Corporation

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Andrew CarnegieWashington: Four Indian-Americans are among 38 individuals being honoured for having “helped advance and enlighten our society, culture, and economy” as “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

As a July 4th American independence day “Salute to Great Immigrants Who Help Make America Strong” and their accomplishments, the corporation for the tenth year is taking out a full-page public service ad in The New York Times.

In addition, the Corporation recognizes new citizens with a companion website at greatimmigrants.org, which includes the stories of many other naturalized citizens, video and audio recordings, and interactive quizzes.

The four Indian-Americans being honoured are: Preet Bharara, the US Attorney of Southern District of New York; Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership and Development; Madhulika Sikka, Vice President and Executive Editor, Mic (India) and Abraham Verghese, Physician, Professor, and Author (India).

“Our founder, Andrew Carnegie, came to this country as the son of impoverished immigrants and grew up to become one of the greatest contributors to American industry and philanthropy,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of the Corporation.

“His devotion to US democracy stemmed from his conviction that the new infusion of talent that immigrants bring to our country keeps American society vibrant.”

The 38 Great Immigrants honoured this year come from more than 30 countries around the world, and represent leadership in a wide range of professions, the corporation said.

Celebrating “naturalized US citizens whose contributions are vital to the fabric of our nation and the strength of our democracy,” it noted that nearly nine million legal permanent residents are currently eligible to naturalise and become US citizens.

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” (IANS)

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Food Insecurity In New York,  Indian-Americans Work To Raise Awareness

"In the spirit of ‘give where you live', the community through IAC, has enabled close to five million meals in Texas in just over a year," said Raj Asava in a press release. 

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The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of "Hunger Mitao!", which means "Wipe Out Hunger." Pixabay

Indian-Americans across New York are coming together to fight food insecurity, with a major organisation working to end hunger throughout the city’s five boroughs.

The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported.

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“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. Pixabay

The newly-formed Council kicked off its “Million Meal March” campaign at Baar Baar restaurant earlier this month.

The event garnered more than 100 attendees and raised over 610,000 meals for New Yorkers in need.

The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of “Hunger Mitao!”, which means “Wipe Out Hunger.”

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The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported. 
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The Council’s Co-Chair is Payal Sharma, the Managing Partner of the restaurant, and its Founders and Advisors are Raj Asava and Aradhana Asava.

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“In the spirit of ‘give where you live’, the community through IAC, has enabled close to five million meals in Texas in just over a year,” said Raj Asava in a press release.

“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. (IANS)