Indo American Press Club Celebration
(Left) Mini Nair, President of IAPC-Atlanta. (All photos: SFA Productions)
The Indo-American Press Club (IAPC)-Atlanta chapter held an Inauguration and Induction Ceremony at Hilton Atlanta Northeast on May 5, 2019.
Mayor Barbara Bender and Judge George Hutchinson.
Consul General Dr. Swati Kulkarni lit the ceremonial lamp with Narender Reddy, political activist; Hon. George Hutchinson, Chief Judge of Gwinnett County Superior Court; and Mayor Barbara Bender of Snellville.
Awardees and guests: Vinod Sharma, Mayor Barbara Bender, Judge George Hutchinson, Anjali Chhabria, Mini Nair, Prabha Raghava holding Shiv Aggarwal's plaque, Manoj Barot, Antony Thaliath, and towards the right, Veena Rao and Dr. Mathew Kandathil.
Vinod Sharma of SFA Productions was given a Photo Journalist Award.
Narayan Seva Sansthan was awarded the Community Service Award. The award was received by Manoj Barot, Executive Director of NSS USA.
Veena Rao, Publisher/Editor-in-chief of NRI Pulse, received the Media Excellence Award, Anjali Chhabria of TV Asia - Visual Media Award, Shiv Aggarwal - Lifetime Achievement, and Dr. Mathew Kandathil - Humanitarian Award, and Prabha Raghava received the Entrepreneur Award.
Entertainment included Krati Jain’s dancers, Swati Takur's fashion show featuring popular fictional characters, and more.
The fashion show.
Ginsmon Zacharia, Founder and Former Chairman of IAPC, presided over the induction of new officers of the Atlanta Chapter, including Mini Nair, President, Lukose Tharian, Vice President, Jomy George, Secretary, and Joseph Varghese, Treasurer. The Advisory Board includes Antony Thaliath as Chairman, with Alex Thomas, Prakash Joseph, Harmeet Singh, and Lada Bedi as Board members.
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[Updated June 7, 2019.]
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