February 2015 \ Awards \ India and Its Diaspora

  • Standing: Dr. Kenneth Saunders; Reverend Dr. Reginald Tuggle; Usha Chopra (Past president – India Association of Long Island); Kailash and Mina Sharma (Past President- Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation); Julius Pierce (President / Founder MLK Birthday Celebration Committee) Dr. Parveen Chopra (Presidential Philanthropy Award Honoree); Honorable Judge Peter Skelos; Honorable Judge Ruth Balkin; Honorable Judge Anthony Paradisio; Henry Holley (Hempstead Housing Authority) Lieutenant Commander Gary Sh

Americans are the most generous people in the world and some of the Indian Americans are catching up with that tradition. Dr. Parveen Chopra has been serving as Chairperson of Finance for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Nassau County Inc. for the last decade and he has contributed generously to the worthy cause of awarding scholarship awards to the scholarly and needy high school students who take part in the county wide essay contests each year. Outstanding citizens who have helped to realize Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream were also honored.

This year Dr. Martin Luther King Committee celebrated its thirtieth Awards Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, New York, which was attended by many distinguished dignitaries like Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, U.S. Senator Al D’amato, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State Attorney General Eric Schniederman, Congressman Steve Israel, Congressman Gregory Meeks among others.


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