Year-long celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary begin in Washington with Capitol Hill event

Year-long celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary begin in Washington with Capitol Hill event

Year-long celebrations for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi commenced on Capitol Hill with US lawmakers, senior Indian diplomats, community activists, press and media persons, gathering in the Rayburn House Office Building for a formal and dignified event befitting the father and founder of the Indian nation. Continue reading Year-long celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary begin in Washington with Capitol Hill event

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US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

The eagerly awaited annual Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill, now organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and co-hosted by Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation, attracts several members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths who celebrate the popular and pluralistic Indian festival of lights. Continue reading US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

Born in India and having migrated to the US as a teenager, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is very vocal when it comes to immigration and upholding the rights of immigrants. “Unless you are native American, you came from somewhere and 92 percent of Asian Americans have come through the family immigration system”, she told the AAPI gathering. Continue reading National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act

Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act

Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu of California noted that among the DACA recipients (called Dreamers) are over 3,000 from India, more than 7,000 from South Korea, nearly 5,000 from the Philippines, some 2,000 from Pakistan, and thousands of others who are Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs). “They all deserve a chance to achieve the American dream”, she said. Continue reading Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act