The North Hempstead Indian Malayalee Association with the support of Indian American Community, organized a fundraiser for Laura Curran who is running for re-election as the County executive which was held on July 23, 2021 at Cotillion restaurant in Jericho, NY.
Kalathil Varughese, the Vice-Chair of the Democratic party of North Hempstead, NY presided over the meeting. Mr. Dincil George, President of the North Hempstead Indian Malayalee Association, welcomed all the invited guests and was also the Emcee of the evening. Mr. Shudh Prakash Singh CEO of JGroup spoke on behalf of all the community leaders and appreciated Laura for her leadership. In her address to the community leaders, chief guest Laura Curran spoke about her achievements such as cleaning up the corruption and the stable property taxes of the County during her first term as the Executive. She is the first woman elected to this position. Laura is a hard-working public official who has earned the support of the County residents, especially during this pandemic time.
During the interaction session, Tom George Kolath brought up the importance and lack of an Indian Museum in America which would definitely be a bridge between the Indian culture, heritage, art forms, yoga, music, movies, languages, and our upcoming generations. Laura Curran appreciated the vision and accepted to consider the proposal and requested to submit a detailed project report.
Sunil Hali, Promoter Radio Zindagi Network on WBWD 540 AM in New York, and Publisher The Indian EYE Newsweekly urged Ms Curran to engage South Asian media to connect with community closely and learn about matters of urgency to handle them as a priority.
Mr. Varghese K Joseph, Mr. George Parampil, Mr. Philipose K Joseph, Mr. Saji Mathew, and Ms. Salomi Thomas worked tirelessly to coordinate this successful event. Hon Laura Curran was grateful for the whole-hearted support she received from 100 plus guests and also thanked the coordinators for their sincere efforts. Mr. Bobby Mathew concluded with a vote of thanks.