Jagdish K Gupta takes over as AIA- NY President


Eminent physician and community leader, Gupta will replace outgoing president Harish and will preside over for a term of 2 years.

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Mineola, NY

The Association of Indians in America (AIA – NY chapter) has elected Jagdish K. Gupta as its new president for the next two years. A renowned physician and prominent community figure, Gupta was sworn in by County legislator Thomas McKevitt, who administered the oath of office at a formal function held recently in Mineola, New York.

In his first speech as President, Gupta encouraged members to wholeheartedly participate in AIA activities, in particular the younger generation. “We will encourage young leadership. Atul Kukar, Anuj Goenka, Pallavi Manvar, Amar Manvar, and many others, who have grown up with our motto of ‘Indian Heritage and American Commitment’ and exhibit great potential to become young leaders of AIA,” Gupta added addressing the youngsters in the gathering.

Speaking on the occasion, Gupta, former president of the IALI (Indian Association of Long Island) and AAPI-QLI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Queens and Long Island), highlighted that it is the right time to embark on new initiatives and add new laurels to the existing accomplishments and milestones of the AIA, both at the state and federal levels.

Born and raised in Hisar, Haryana, Gupta has contributed immensely to the field of medicine. He has 2 diplomas from the American Board of Medicine in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He serves on the board of trustees of the Brooklyn-based Academy of Medicine and is an assistant clinical professor at the SUNY Health Science Centre in Brooklyn. Gupta has been named a Super Doc by the New York Times for three years.

Gupta announced to initiate preparations for the organization’s flagship annual Diwali program, scheduled for October 1 at the south street seaport in Manhattan. “We are working with our Assemblywoman Jennifer Rajkumar and Speaker of the House Carl Heastie to get Diwali Holiday approved for the entire New York State, not just NYC. We are also working with Congresswoman Grace Meng on Bill HR 3336 to get Diwali declared as a federal Holiday,” he said.

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