Unity Dinner 2018

Unity Dinner 2018

Unity Dinner 2018

The 17th Annual Event

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

The Indo American Community Federation (IACF) celebrating the 17th Annual Unity Dinner to promote unity.

Friday March 23, 2018 (6:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035

Community Members from All Backgrounds Join in Celebrating IACF’s 17th Annual Unity Dinner

Indo-American Community Federation makes plea for vigilance against violence

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 Speakers:

  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Hon. Senator Bob Wieckowski

Sumptuous Indian Food and Host Bar

Platinum Sponsor:

  • San Jose Behavioral Health, CA

Grand Sponsor:

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

Silver Sponsors:

  • Ashok Bhatt, GOPIO SV

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 Ro Khanna (CA-17)
  • Hon. Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) (Invited)
  • Hon. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley
  • 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. 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. 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
  • Planning Commissioner and Former Police Chief Craig Steckler


Program from 6-9 pm includes dinner, Host bar, Awards night and cultural performances.

Nearly 45 public officials at City, County, State and Federal levels have been attending this event since its inception.

Indo-American Dances

Chinese and Hispanic dances

National Anthem

Sumptuous Indian Food and Host Bar

IACF Awards

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