Indo-American Community Federation, (IACF-USA), a nonprofit public benefit corporation

Tax ID Number: 94-3304171

Board of Directors:

Jeevan Zutshi, Dr. Subhash Garg, Shashi Sharma, Dr. Naresh Sharma , Dr. Ramesh Konda, Keshav Ayare, Dr. Harmesh Kumar, Dr. Deepak Sachdev, Rahul Zutshi, Jerry Ahuja


The 17th Annual Unity Dinner

Unity through Diversity

Ethics in Public Life and Public Service to Promote Unity

Friday, March 23, 2018 (6:00 PM to Midnight)

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA

IACF Advisors:

  • Deepak Ganju, Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor
  • Raj Salwan, Fremont City Council Member
  • Dr. Sarbjit Hundal, Ophthalmologist in Fremont, Califoria
  • Dr. Basil Besh, Orthopedic Surgeon

Together we build a tapestry of colorful cultures

Indo-American Community Federation (IACF) was founded in 1994 by Jeevan Zutshi as the first Indo-American organization to build bridges with mainstream organizations, diverse leadership, think tanks, and public officials. In the wake of September 11, the annual Unity Dinner 2002 was started to promote harmony and Unity in Diversity.

Unity Dinner 2018

The 17th Annual Event

Unity through Diversity: Ethics in Public Life and Public Service to Promote Unity


Friday March 23, 2018 (6:00 PM to Midnight)

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035


Master of Ceremonies:

  • Dr. Basil R. Besh, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgeon, Form Hand, Wrist and Elbow Institute, Fremont)
  • Sabina Chaudhuri, Miss Silicon Valley - 2017

Keynote Speaker:

  • Attorney General of the State of California Hon. Xavier Becerra

Honored Guests :

  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • Hon. Senator Bob Wieckowski


Sumptuous Indian Food

Host Bar


Platinum Sponsor:

  • San Jose Behavioral Health, CA

Silver Sponsor:

  • Deepak Ganju, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management


VIP Table Sponsors (Partial List):

  • City of Fremont
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System
  • Deepak Ganju, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
  • San Jose Behavioral Health
  • Dr. Sarbjit Hundal
  • Dr. Basil Besh
  • Dr. Dharam P. Salwan
  • Dutra Enterprises
  • Niles Rotary
  • Ashok Bhatt, GOPIO SV
  • Dr. Harmesh Kumar
  • Shashi Sharma Management, Inc.
  • FM 92.3


Guests (Partial List):

  • Hon. Consul General of India Venkatesan Ashok
  • Hon. Attorney General Xavier Becerra
  • Hon. Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) (Invited)
  • Hon. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley (Invited)
  • Hon. California State Controller Betty Yee
  • Hon. California State Chair Board of Equalization Fiona Ma
  • Hon. CA State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • Hon. CA State Assembly Members Kansen Chu, Bill Quirk and Ash Kalra
  • Hon. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
  • Hon. Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese
  • Hon. Mayor of Fremont Lily Mei
  • Hon. Mayor of Milpitas Rich Tran
  • Hon. Ex. Mayor of Milpitas Jose Esteves
  • Hon. Ex. Mayor of Cupertino Savita Vaidyanathan
  • Hon. Mayor of Pleasanton Jerry Thorne
  • Hon. Mayor of East Palo Alto Larry Moody
  • Hon. Vice Mayor of Milpitas Marsha Grilli
  • Hon. Fremont City Council Members Raj Salwan, Rick Jones, Vinnie Bacon, Dave Bonaccorsi
  • Hon. Ohlone College Trustee Teresa Cox
  • Hon. Fremont Unified School District Board Trustee Dr. Shao
  • Hon. Marty Koeller, Hon. Paul Sethy and Hon. Aziz Akbari, Alameda County Water District Director
  • Hon. Trustees of Unity Sanitary District
  • Hon. Trustees Washington Hospital




6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Social Hour


7:00 PM- 7:15 PM

National Anthem


7:15 PM- 8:00 PM



7:20 PM – 7:30 PM

Indian dances


7:30 PM- 7:40 PM

Hispanic Dances


7:40 PM – 7:55 PM

San Jose Behavioral Health Presentation

Introduction by Jeevan Zutshi


8:00 PM – 8:07 PM

Keynote Speaker

Attorney General of the State of California


8:07 PM – 8:12 PM

Honored Guest Speaker Betty Yee       


8:12 PM – 8:20 PM

Recognition of Guests and Sponsors


8:20 PM – 8:50 PM



2017 Non-Profit Organization of the year:    Niles Rotary

Entrepreneur of the year:                               Dutra Enterprises

Media of the year:                                           Tri-City Voice

Trail blazer organization of the year:             APAPA     


8:50 PM – 9:00 PM          

IACF Board recognition and Appreciation for volunteers by Dr. Subhash Garg


9:00 PM- Midnight

Musical Presentation, dance performances, and Live DJ by

NKD Arts, Bay area’s most popular performing Arts Company.


Monday March 26, 2018 1:00 PM

Please join us at 1:00 PM before heading over to the Senate floor in California State Building as the State of California recognizes and celebrates IACF's Unity Day.

More details will follow.

Please contact Jeevan Zutshi at jeevanzutshi@aol.com

For more information, visit www.indocommunity.us


Sponsorship Levels

VIP Table Sponsor $1000
Silver Sponsor $3500
Platinum Sponsor $5000
Grand Sponsor $10000


Registration (covers the event and dinner)

Click here to Register

Individual $80
Table for Ten $800


For more information, Please contact:

Jeevan Zutshi jeevanzutshi@aol.com (510) 589-3702
Dr. Subhash Garg sooku@yahoo.com (702) 308-6339
Mr. Shashi Sharma shashisharma1@gmail.com  
Dr. Naresh Sharma nareshcsharma@yahoo.com  
Dr. Deepak Sachdev sachdevdental@gmail.com  
Dr. Ramesh Konda rameshkonda.phd@gmail.com  
Ragini raginiv1@gmail.com