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. Ramesh Konda, Keshav Ayare, Dr. Deepak Sachdev, Dr. Harmesh Kumar, Dr. Naresh Sharma, Rahul Zutshi

IACF Advisors:

  • Raj Salwan, Fremount City Council Member
  • Patricia Danielson, Washington Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Basil Besh, Orthopedic Surgeon

The 16th Annual Unity Dinner

Unity through Diversity

Renewing our Commitment to Promoting Unity

Friday, March 24th, 2017 (6:00 PM to Midnight)

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA

Together we build a tapestry of colorful cultures

Indo-American Community Federation (IACF) was founded in 1994 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.

Supported by:

  • Association of Indo-Americans (AIA) (Conglomerate of 23 non-profit organizations)
  • GOPIO Silicon Valley - Ashok Bhatt

Unity Dinner 2017

The 16th Annual Event

Friday March 24, 2017 (6:00 PM to Midnight)

India Community Center

525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas, CA


Sumptuous Indian Food by Swagat Indian Cuisine

Host Bar


Grand Sponsor:

  • IDC Technologies, Milpitas, CA


Silver Sponsors:

  • Deepak Ganju, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
  • Ginny Bedi, Esq.
  • Godrej Properties Limited


VIP Table Sponsors (Partial List):

  • City of Fremont
  • Washington Healthcare Foundation
  • Citizens for Better Community (CBC)
  • Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA)
  • Asian Democratic Caucus
  • Abode Services
  • IDC Technologies
  • Deepak Ganju, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
  • Ashok and PushpaSaraf
  • Dr. Krishna Reddy, Whittier, CA
  • Dr. Basil Besh
  • Dr. Dharam P. Salwan
  • Fremont Bank
  • Dr. Sarbjit Hundal
  • Dr. Harmesh Kumar
  • State Bank of India
  • Ginny Bedi, Esq.
  • Naresh Arora, CPA
  • Global organization for community service - Ajay Jain Bhutoria
  • Association of Indo-Americans (AIA)
  • Shashi Sharma Management, Inc.
  • San Jose Behavioral Health
  • Ashok Bhatt, GOPIO SV
  • USHMS INC. - Srini Veeraraghavan


Honored Guests (Partial List):

  • Hon. Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
  • Hon. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
  • Hon. Consul General of India Venkatesan Ashok
  • Hon. Deputy Consul General & Commercial Representative Mr. Rohit Rathish
  • Hon. California State Controller Betty Yee
  • Hon. California State Board of Equalization Chairwoman 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
  • Mayor of Fremont Lily Mei
  • Ex. Mayor of Milpitas Jose Esteves
  • Mayor of Cupertino Savita Vaidhyanathan
  • Mayor of Pleasanton Jerry Thorne
  • Mayor of East Palo Alto Larry Moody
  • Vice Mayor of Milpitas Marsha Grilli
  • Hon. A.P. Govt. Representative to North America Jayaram Komati
  • Hon. Fremont City Council Members Raj Salwan, Rick Jones, Vinnie Bacon, Dave Bonaccorsi
  • Hon. Hayward City Councilman Francisco Zermeno
  • Hon. Board President of Cupertino Union School District Anjali Kausar
  • Fremont Unified School District Board Trustee Dr. Yang Shao
  • Hon. Aziz Akbari, Alameda County Water District Director
  • Hon. Trustees Washington Hospital Patricia Danielson, Dr. Jacob Eapen, Dr. Bernard Stewart
  • Hon. Vice Mayor of Dublin Don Biddle
  • Hon. City Councilmember Pleasanton Arun Goel
  • Hon. Union Sanitary Board Trustee Anjali Lathi
  • Hon. Union Sanitary Board Trustee Tom Handley
  • Fremont Police Association SergeantBrian Shadle
  • Fremont Police department Captain Kim Peterson
  • Former Police Chief and Planning Commissioner Craig Steckler


Master of Ceremonies:

  • Dr. Basil R. Besh, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgeon, Form Hand, Wrist and Elbow Institute, Fremont)
  • David Bonaccorsi, Esq. (Hon. City of Fremont Councilmember)



6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Social Hour

7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Main Program



Community Partnership - Organization of the year: Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA)

Leadership in Advocacy - Asian Democratic Caucus

2017 Non-Profit Organization of the year - Abode Services

Entrepreneur of the year - IDC Technologies (Prateek Gattani)

Uniting through Art - Kids and Arts Foundation (Purvi Shah)

IACF Honoree Ajay Jain Bhutoria for receiving “Life Time Achievement Award with a Gold Medal for a lifelong commitment to building a Stronger Nation through Volunteer and Community Services by former President Obama in December,2016.”

IACF Board recognition and Appreciation Certificates to volunteers by Dr. Subhash Garg.

9:15 PM - Midnight

Musical Presentation, dance performances, and Live DJ by NKD Arts, bay area's most popular performing Arts Company.

Introducing Aditi Srinivasan, bay area's well known Hollywood/ Bollywood singer.


Monday, April 17, 2017, 1:00 PM

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

To join us, please contact Jeevan Zutshi at jeevanzutshi@aol.com or Dr. Ramesh Konda rameshkonda.phd@gmail.com

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Amit Zutshi Foundation to promote and create awareness about healthy living. An independent movie The Last Smile, 87 minutes long, inspired by a book The Last Smile written by Jeevan Zutshi and Directed by Shankey Srinivasan was completed in March 2016.

The Last Smile film was screened on the Capitol Hill in April, 2016 to inform the members of Congress and Senate about the dangers of over the counter dietary supplements.


Sponsorship Levels

Individual $80
Table for Ten $800
VIP Table Sponsor $1000
Silver Sponsor $3500 Listed in all brochures, media packages and web site, full page ad in the Souvenir, one table of ten, booth in lobby
Grand Sponsor $5000 Listed in all brochures, media packages and web site, 2 minutes presentation to talk about your product and service, Full Page ad in Souvenir, two V.I.P tables of ten, booth in lobby, banner


For more information, Please contact:

Jeevan Zutshi Jeevanzutshi@aol.com (510) 589-3702
Dr. Subhash Garg Sooku2@gmail.com (702) 308-6339
Dr. Harmesh Kumar harmeshkumar@sbcglobal.net (925) 285-9881
Vijaya Aasuri vijaya_aasuri @yahoo.com (510) 421-3535
Deepak Arora darora2@gmail.com (408) 242-5336
Dr. Ramesh Konda konda1991@yahoo.com (510) 565-2495
Shashi Sharma Shashisharma1@gmail.com (408) 569-3396
Naresh Sharma NareshCSharma@Yahoo.com (408) 206-3330
Dr. Deepak Sachdev sachdevdental@gmail.com (831) 724-6000