IOCUSA holds a protest in New York against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Loka Sabha following his conviction in a defamation case
New York, NY
Addressing a charged-up group of Indian Overseas Congress USA leaders from all over the country who assembled at a special meeting in New York on April 1, 2023, Dr. Sam Pitroda emphasized the importance of recalibrating collaborative efforts to canvass, educate, and respond to the electorate in India on what they are looking for from their elected representatives.
Pitroda has appointed five new working presidents to cover the five zones that he had delineated of the USA for this purpose as follows:
Working President, North-East Zone – Mr. Pradeep Samala.
Working President, South-East Zone – Dr. Sajan Kurian
Working President, South-West Zone – Mr. Srivatsa Ramanathan
Working President, Mid-West Zone – Mr. Kulraj S. Grewal
Working President, West Coast Zone. – Mr. Devenderpal S. Bhullar
Vice-President, Community Liaison – Mr. Rajendar Dichpally
Chairman, Disciplinary Committee, – Mr. Gurmit Gill
Chairman, Membership Committee, – Mr. Nikhil Thagadur
Chairman, Social Media Committee, – Mr. Avinash Dandiya
General Secretary, – Mr. Sandeep Vangala
General Secretary, – Mr. Balinder Singh Kundu
Mohinder Singh Gilzian expressed gratitude to all the leaders who came from all over the USA. He also praised the vision and the valuable guidance of Dr. Sam Pitroda ji, who is respected as a great visionary leader. George Abraham, the Vice-Chair, congratulated all the new appointees and thanked them for their dedication to the cause.
Pradeep Samala, IOC Working President In-charge North East Region stated that as a Working President, he would work towards building IOC chapters across the Northeast region with the guidance of IOC global Chairman Sam Pitroda ji, IOC USA president Mohinder Ji and other leaders. “At this crucial juncture, it is very critical to bring NRIs & PIOs into the IOC fold and work for the betterment of the country,” Mr. Samala added.