Together we build a tapestry of colorful cultures
- Jeevan Zutshi, Dr. Raj Salwan, Yogi Chugh, Varun Kapur
- Master of Ceremonies: Vijaya Aasuri
- Panel Moderator: Anjali Shaykher Zutshi, Esq.
You are invited to join us at the 20th Annual Unity Dinner, organized by Indo-American Community Federation (IACF), on Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM.
IACF celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2019 and has successfully been promoting unity in diversity.
A panel discussion will be held from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm PST on current issues related to Covid-19, after members of Congress and our Consul General of India address the community.
The Panel discussion is titled “Covid-19 Pandemic: Response, Lessons Learned and Recovery” and is being moderated by Anjali Shaykher Zutshi Esq., Attorney at National Nuclear Security Administration.
- Fish Stark – Global Director of Programs at Peace First
- Harsha Ramchandani, M.D. – CMO, Bay Area Community Health
- Chander Shaykher, M.D. – Miami Heart Center
- Kimberly Hartz, CEO – Washington Hospital
- Mihir Meghani, M.D. – Emergency Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente
This will be followed by Honorable speakers, IACF Leadership awards, Book releases and a cultural program.
The entire meeting will be virtual, keeping the pandemic situation in view.
This year’s theme is Unity Dinner 2021: The Road Ahead – A Unified Recovery. It will focus on deep-diving into the key issues around us and what we must do as a community to fully recover. The program includes Keynote Speeches, Awards, and top-notch cultural performances.
A prominent group of more than 400+ community members, organizations, and public officials have supported this signature event to network and promote unity in diversity, year after year. Nearly 45 elected officials and senior Lawmakers attend and support every year. Coincidentally, we were the first organization to start this event after 9/11 to promote unity in diversity.
We will be welcoming the President of Ohlone College Dr. Eric Bishopand some newly elected officials as well. The following are some of the confirmed honored guests, as of this moment.
- Consul General of India Ambassador Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad
- Member of Congress Anna Eshoo
- Member of Congress Ro Khanna
- Senator, State of California, Bob Wieckowski
- Senator, State of California, Dave Cortese
- Assembly member Ash Kalra
- Assembly member Bill Quirk
- Assembly member Alex Lee
- Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert
- Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee
- Mayor Lily Mei, City of Fremont
- Mayor Alan Nagy, City of Newark
- Mayor Larry Klein, City of Sunnyvale
- UNITY DINNER 2021
- Virtual Program
The Road Ahead – A United Recovery
|1.||Opening Unity Dinner Program Introduction of IACF BOD – Dr. Ramesh Konda||(4:45-4:50)|
|2.||About IACF by Dr. Subhash Garg||(4:50-4:53)|
|4.||Address by IACF Chairman Jeevan Zutshi||(5:00-5:03)|
Anna Eshoo by Jeevan Zutshi
|6.||Address by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo||(5:04-5:07)|
|7.||Introductory Remarks & Presenting Congressman
Ro Khanna by Yogi Chugh
Address by Congressman Ro Khanna
|8.||Presenting Consul General of India by Vijaya Aasuri
Address by Consul General of India Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad
|9.||Presenting Assembly member Dr. Bill Quirk by Dr. Raj Salwan
Address by Assembly member Dr. Bill Quirk
|10.||Introduction of Anjali Zutshi by Dr. Raj Salwan
Panel Discussion by Panel discussion moderator Anjali Shaykher Zutshi Esq. and Panelists: Dr. Harsha Ramchandani (CMO, Bay Area Community Health), Kimberly Hartz (CEO, Washington Hospital), Dr. Chander Shaykher (Miami Heart Center), Dr.Mihir Meghani (Kaiser Permanante), Fish Stark (Programs at Peace First)
|11.||Book Release Introduction by Yogi Chugh
Earth on Trial-Fighting the visible and invisible enemies by Jeevan Zutshi
Sikh Heritage beyond the borders by Dr. Dalvir Pannu
|12.||Presenting Special Guest Speaker Ohlone College President by Yogi Chugh||(6:11-6:12)|
|13.||Address by President Dr. Eric Bishop President of Ohlone community college||(6:12-6:15)|
|14.||Address by Fremont Police Chief Kim Peterson
Introduction by Yogi Chugh
|15.||Introduction & Presenting Elected County Supervisors (Otto Lee and David Haubert) and Assembly members (Ash Kalra, Alex Lee and Kansen Chu) By Dr. Raj Salwan, Fremont City Councilmember||(6:19-6:27)|
|16.||Introduction of City Mayors and Council members By Yogi Chugh
IACF UNITY Awards: (Yogi Chugh)
Dr. Dalvir Pannu for promoting Unity and Sikh Heritage
Sanjiv Gupta, CPA for community service and Philanthropy
Association of Indo-Americans (AIA) for uniting community organizations and promoting Indian heritage
Arjun Banerjee Mulchandanifor Youth Leadership
La Familia for serving underserved communities in Alameda County
Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) for promoting Kashmiri culture globally through extensive festivals
Deepak Ganju, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor for Philanthropy
|17.||Cultural Program – Moderated by Vijaya Aasuri||(6:54-7:10)|
|18.||Vote of thanks – Dr. Naresh Sharma||(7:10-7:15)|
Please see below for the link to login to the upcoming virtual event on Friday 3/19 at 4:45 pm PST.
IACF is inviting you to a live meeting.
Topic: IACF 20th Annual Unity Dinner 2021
Time: Mar 19, 2021, 04:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
The event will be streamed live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/IACFUS) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/ih1OEiaieHI).
Also, please ensure your web camera is in working order and if using a mobile device to ensure that it is in landscape (horizontal) mode when your camera is turned on.