December 2015 \ Diaspora News \ Engaging the Diaspora
India Empire Awards Celebrating India in Beverley Hills

Ms Manjusha P Kulkarni (Community Health Empowerment) is an Executive Director of the South Asian Network, a community based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California. Between 1999 and 2010, Ms Kulkarni served as Senior Attorney at the National Health Law Programme in Los Angeles, a capacity in which she worked towards improving access to quality healthcare for low-income individuals through administrative and legislative policy advocacy and litigation. In 2013, SAN was featured in the Los Angeles Times and on PRI’s radio programme, The World. In April 2014, Ms Kulkarni received the White House Champions of Change award for dedication to improving healthcare access for South Asian Americans.

Mr Subba Rao Gopavarapu (Excellence in Business Leadership) is the founder and CEO of GSR Technologies, Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur and software architect with more than 20 years of experience in custom software development and software solutions in areas such as PDM and PLM, DevOps Engineering and ALM, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data applications. Under his leadership, GSR Technologies received an “Emerging Small Business award” from the Asian Business Association of Orange County in 2011. Under his leadership GSR Technologies, Inc has been selected to participate as a Program Partner of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business in 2014. GSR Technologies is Siemens PLM Software Solutions Channel Partner in USA. Mr. Gopavarapu holds B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Nagarjuna University, India.