CHICAGO: Dr. Manan Trivedi, candidate for United States Congress from Pennsylvania’s 6th District, visited Chicago recently and met the Chicago Indian American community at a reception hosted by members of Federation of India Associations (FIA).
Newly elect FIA President Ajay Agnihotri, Trustees Iftekhar Shareef, Babu Patel, Ranjit Ganguly and VP Keerthi Kumar Ravoori were among the hosts on behalf of FIA for the event. Raja Krishnamoorthi joined as special guest. Harendra Mangrola, President Indo American Democratic Organization (IADO) read an endorsement on behalf of IADO for Dr Manan Trivedi.
Keerthi Kumar inaugurated the event and introduced Dr Manan Trivedi to Chicago Indian community. Iftekhar Shareef, Ranjit Ganguly briefly spoke about Dr Manan Trivedi.
A son of immigrants from India, Manan Trivedi was born and raised with his brother in Fleetwood, Berks County. His parents worked at the old Red Cheek apple juice factory. He attended public schools and graduated from Fleetwood High School. He went on to college and medical school before embarking on a naval career that took him to the front lines of the war in Iraq. Now, he’s a primary care physician in the region, board certified in internal medicine.
Manan Trivedi is known for his passion for community service. As a young boy, he won a national contest for launching a healthy eating initiative. In college, he received a community service award for his work with HIV/AIDS patients.
As a physician, he has treated the poor and uninsured in the inner city.
Raja Krishnamoorthi said that Indians are doing well in all fields in United States. It is time an Indian joins the US Congress and Dr Manan Trivedi is the right person.
Dr Manan Trivedi thanked Chicago Indian community for meeting him at a short notice. He spoke about issues he is keeping on his agenda as Congressman. Healthcare, education, jobs and economy are key issues for him. Earlier, Iftekhar Shareef presented a Tricolor Khandwa to honor Dr Trivedi according to Indian tradition.
India Post News Service