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  • Raksha and Antonini & Cohen discuss the impact of recent executive order on student immigration

    Raksha and Antonini & Cohen discuss the impact of recent executive order on student immigration September 2020 - On July 17, 2020, Raksha, Inc. and Antonini & Cohen Immigration Law Group co-hosted a virtual town hall webinar to discuss the impact of recent executive orders on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy on international students on F-1, M-1 visas. The webinar also discussed travel and family-based consular processing for non-immigrant work visas.

  • Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis August 2020 - Padma Bhushan Dr. Jag Sheth remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. He writes, "While we will miss him in person, his legacy will eternally carry forward by continuing to inspire the next generation to be on the right side of history."

  • Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual

    Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations go virtual August 2020 - Greater Atlanta Telangana Society (GATeS) 15 Years Anniversary and Telangana Formation Day Celebrations took place at Bytegraph studio, Norcross in the morning on June 27.

  • Raksha, Inc. organizes a two-month long poetry series featuring ten South Asian languages

    Raksha, Inc. organizes a two-month long poetry series featuring ten South Asian languages August 2020 - An online poetry series was organized by Raksha, Inc., the Georgia-based nonprofit organization working for South Asian survivors of violence. This “Poetry & Chai Series steeped in South Asian roots and flavors, infused with the values of hope and resilience” created a platform for local poets to showcase their poetry.

  • Alvida Consul Shailesh Lakhtakia

    Alvida Consul Shailesh Lakhtakia August 2020 - Shailesh Lakhtakia, Consul (Political and Consular) at the southeastern US, Indian Mission in Atlanta, is retiring on July 31st, 2020, from a long and rewarding diplomatic career with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

  • Local nonprofit ArtInCrochet donates ear savers for healthcare workers

    Local nonprofit ArtInCrochet donates ear savers for healthcare workers August 2020 - ArtInCrochet, a decade old nonprofit serving Atlanta area, has donated more than 500 ear savers to some of the major hospitals around Atlanta during the pandemic. These ear savers are helpful for everyone, especially healthcare workers who need to put on masks for long hours and end up getting bruises on the back of their ears from elastic from the masks.

  • Indian American community participates in BLM marches around Atlanta

    Indian American community participates in BLM marches around Atlanta July 2020 - As Black Lives Matter protests are occurring all around the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, fight for justice and equality has gripped this nation.Suburbs around Atlanta are also witnessing protests, many of which are being widely attended by Indian American community members.

  • VIBHA organizes The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser

    VIBHA organizes The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser July 2020 - The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser was organized by VIBHA in partnership with Shankar Mahadevan Academy and Anand Entertainment. The online singing contest received an overwhelming response from across the globe. It attracted close to 400 entries that came in across all continents. The entries were divided into three categories: Little Champs (age 3 to 13 years), Teen Champs (13-19 years), and Super Champs (age 19 and above). The top 20 contestants were selected by preliminary round judges: Rekha Pallath, Sid Philar, Anamika Pal, and Ram Durvasula. The names of the contestants were posted on the website as votes poured in for public choice awards.

  • Sheroes, a virtual fashion show organized by Enlighten India USA

    Sheroes, a virtual fashion show organized by Enlighten India USA July 2020 - For the first time ever, twenty seven models in Atlanta came together for a unique and first-of-its-kind virtual fashion show, presented by Mitesh Mehta, CEO, and Mustafa Ajmeri, President of Enlighten India USA Media House LLC. Enlighten India is a fashion and glamour magazine, which has been covering famous super models, actors, and actresses for more than a decade.

  • A panel discussion on ‘Living with COVID-19’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC) GA Province

    A panel discussion on ‘Living with COVID-19’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC) GA Province July 2020 - On Sunday, May 31, the virtual panel discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Government, Economy, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Immigration was eloquently presented by all panelists. Representative Todd Jones, Georgia House of Representatives (District 25), addressed issues regarding impact of COVID-19 on Government, local economy, and testing. He was candid in asserting that it is time that America should continue to lead the world, else someone else will! The audience appreciated him for not talking like a career politician. Mr. Jones acknowledged the contributions by the Indian community in Technology, Education, Health Care, Small Businesses etc.

 

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