FIA Elected year 2012 Executive Committee

Edison, NJ: The annual general body meeting of the Federation of Indian Associations (Tri-State) was held on Saturday, December 22nd 2012 at TV Asia Auditorium, Edison, NJ. The Agenda includes the overall performance and activities of FIA during the year 2012 including its financial report as well as the announcement of the newly Elected Executive Committee for the upcoming year of 2013.

Kanubhai Chauhan, the reigning President of FIA presided over the meeting accompanied by his executive Committee of 2011 namely, Sanjay Amin (Vice President), Srujal Parikh (General Secretary) & Haresh Shah (Jt. Secretary).

Mr. Chauhan welcomed all attendees in the meeting, which included Board of Trustees (BOT), Board of Directors and the 2012 Committee members and complimented the work of the executive committee and the committee along with thanking his supporters and sponsors for their generosity shown during his term. He provided highlights of major events in a chronological order starting from the Republic Day Celebration in the form of the Children Dance Competition ‘Dance Pe Chance’ which was followed by the Curtain Raiser traditionally held at the Indian Consulate (courtesy of the Indian Consulate General Shri Prabhu Dayal & his Staff) jump starting the 32d India Day Parade festivities. Mr. Chauhan mentioned the success of multiple events including the Lighting of the Empire State Building in NYC (ESB is the official Lighting Partner of FIA), for the first time FIA along with the Chief Guest Star Cricketer Mr. Anil Kumble performed the Closing Bell Ceremony at Nasdaq followed by the ESPN/ICC/FIA Press Conference held at the GloboSat Ballroom in NYC attended by Chief guest Anil Kumble as well invited dignitaries and media. The array of events led to the highlight of the year, the 32nd India Day Parade in NYC on Aug. 19th, which was marked by the presence of Grand Marshal Saif Ali Khan along with Chief Guest Star Cricketer Anil Kumble. The Indian Independence day celebration was held with its own set of multiple programs like the cultural program with multiple on stage performances and ‘Fun Fair’ consisting of concession stands of various kinds said Mr. Kanubhai Chauhan. The festivities were concluded with the Grand Gala Reception held at The Royal Albert’s Palace in the honor of the Grand Marshall and the Supporters. Mr. Chauhan also announced the upcoming India Republic Day Celebration event “Dance Pe Chance” a dance competition to be held at the State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ on Saturday Feb.2nd 2013.

Yash Paul Soi, Vice Chairman of FIA and a Veteran of the Indian Community congratulated the 2012 FIA team for a wonderful parade along with all the other activities held during the year. He also briefed on the role and goals of BOT and introduced the members of BOT, which include other veteran FIA leaders including Ram Gadhvi, Chandrakant Trivedi, Kanubhai Chauhan, H.R.Shah, Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Late Shri Mangal Gupta, Manoj Desai etc. Srujal Parikh presented the Secretary’s report and Sanjay Amin presented the Treasurers report. The submitted reports were made available, were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Election Committee comprising of Yash Paul Soi, Ram Gadhvi, and Dr. Pravin Pandhi briefed the attendees regarding the formation of the new executive committee for the year 2013. All Nominees were unanimously elected and approved for their respective positions.

Sanjay Amin, Veteran member of FIA who started as a volunteer in the Organization has risen to the top spot. Amin is an IT professional and has been residing in the USA since past 26 years. Amin, who has been an integral part of the FIA Executive Committee since the past 2 years brings along a highly in depth and professional experience to the top spot of FIA. He concluded highlighting his confidence in the elected team and thanking FIA, BOT and the Member Organizations for showing faith in his leadership.

FIA is the largest & a pioneer nonprofit umbrella organization comprising of diversified Indian Associations here in NY NJ & CT.

Mr. Soi announced the Elected executive committee of FIA (Tristate NY NJ CT) for the year 2013

President: Sanjay Amin

Executive Vice President: Sudhir Vaishnav

Vice President: Anand Patel

General Secretary: Srujal Parikh

Treasurer: Ankur Vaidya

Jt. Secretary: Manjesh Behal

Imm. Past President: Kanubhai Chauhan

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