Oscar Fernandes outlines initiatives of UPA Govt

INOC (I) President George Abraham and Committee Member Mohinder Singh Gilzian present a plaque to visiting Congress leader Oscar Fernandes, center and his wife Blossom flanked by executive committee members.

NEW YORK: Indian Diaspora’s contributions are vital to improve the ties between India and the U.S and to take it to greater heights, said Oscar Fernandes, MP and General Secretary of All India Congress Committee.
The senior Congress Party leader and a former Union Minister was addressing the Indian-American community after inaugurating the reorganized executive committee of the Indian National Overseas Congress (I) headed by George Abraham at Hotel World Fair Marina in Queens July 25.
Fernandes said the UPA-II Government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh has brought in revolutionary measures to ensure India marched forward. The enactment of right to education as a law that makes school education compulsory for every kid is sure to remove illiteracy and poverty from the face of the nation, besides abolishing child labor.
Also, the new legislation to provide 100 days of assured job to economically weaker sections of the society has been hailed a very progressive policy that is bound to bring in prosperity and peace in the family. Over 50 million people have so far registered and are benefiting from the program, he said.
The Right to Information Act (RTA) boldly introduced by the Congress-led federal government has helped expose corruption and the wrongdoers were punished, however high and might they may have been. Under the food security program, the poor could buy the same quality rice sold in the market for Rs 30 a kilogram at a very nominal price of Rs 3 a kilogram.

The young and dynamic leader Rahul Gandhi who is ready to take on more responsibilities has several progressive schemes up his sleeves to take the nation to the next century like his father late Rajiv Gandhi, who paved the way for globalization and modernization.
Praising the new team under the leadership of George Abraham, the senior Congress leader said he was happy that the team is moving in the right direction by preparing the draft Constitution of the organization, financial plans and transparency statements and aggressive membership drive.
George Abraham, President of INOC (I) in his address reiterated his commitment to make the organization dynamic, more transparent, people friendly with a solid constitution as a framework. He said INOC (I) as a public organization will be professionally managed and run.
He presented the draft constitution to the chief guest of the evening. Fernandes is also Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD and President of Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV-AIDS and was present with his wife Ms. Blossom after visiting the AIDS global meet in Washington.
Shudh Parkash Singh, Senior Vice President welcomed the gathering. Among those who spoke were Rajesh Lilothia, MLA of Government of Delhi and president of Rajiv Gandhi Sports Foundation; Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media; INOC (I) Executive Committee Members Mohinder Singh Gilzian and Phuman Singh, National Treasurer Kanwal S. Sra, President of Haryana Chapter Swaran Singh; President of Tamil Nadu chapter John Joseph, President of Kerala Chapter Kalathil Varughese and Harbachan Singh, Chair of Constitution Sub Committee and Budh Singh, Chair of Foreign Affairs and Investments/ NRI Cell of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee.
Chair of Public Relations Committee Prasad Kambhampaty proposed a vote of thanks. Malini Shah, chairperson of INOC (I) Diamond Council was the emcee of the evening. The Indian American Community was represented in large numbers and was drawn from every walk of life from academics to business, medical to law.
Among those who attended the gala reception and dinner were
Mohinder S. Taneja, community leader from the Town of Hempstead; President of National Federation of Indian Association Lal Motwani; Global Organization of People of Indian Origin’s Long Island President Darshan Bagga; Federation of Indian Association’s Vice Chairman Yash Pal Soi; former FIA President Sudhir Vaishnav; India Association of Long Island (IALI) President Dr. Sukhvinder Ranu, Secretary of IALI Rekha Valliappan, Indian American Forum’s Co-Chair Gobind Munjal and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Queens and Long Island’s President Dr. Sunil Mehra, Co-founders of INOC Zach Thomas. R Jayachandran and Stanley Kalathara and former AAPI President Dr. Dayan Nayak.

Oscar Fernandes outlines initiatives of UPA Govt
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NEW YORK: Indian Diaspora’s contributions are vital to improve the ties between India and the U.S and to take it to greater heights, said Oscar Fernandes, MP and General Secretary of All India Congress Committee.
The senior Congress Party leader and a former Union Minister was addressing the Indian-American community after inaugurating the reorganized executive committee of the Indian National Overseas Congress (I) headed by George Abraham at Hotel World Fair Marina in Queens July 25.
Fernandes said the UPA-II Government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh has brought in revolutionary measures to ensure India marched forward. The enactment of right to education as a law that makes school education compulsory for every kid is sure to remove illiteracy and poverty from the face of the nation, besides abolishing child labor.
Also, the new legislation to provide 100 days of assured job to economically weaker sections of the society has been hailed a very progressive policy that is bound to bring in prosperity and peace in the family. Over 50 million people have so far registered and are benefiting from the program, he said.
The Right to Information Act (RTA) boldly introduced by the Congress-led federal government has helped expose corruption and the wrongdoers were punished, however high and might they may have been. Under the food security program, the poor could buy the same quality rice sold in the market for Rs 30 a kilogram at a very nominal price of Rs 3 a kilogram.

The young and dynamic leader Rahul Gandhi who is ready to take on more responsibilities has several progressive schemes up his sleeves to take the nation to the next century like his father late Rajiv Gandhi, who paved the way for globalization and modernization.
Praising the new team under the leadership of George Abraham, the senior Congress leader said he was happy that the team is moving in the right direction by preparing the draft Constitution of the organization, financial plans and transparency statements and aggressive membership drive.
George Abraham, President of INOC (I) in his address reiterated his commitment to make the organization dynamic, more transparent, people friendly with a solid constitution as a framework. He said INOC (I) as a public organization will be professionally managed and run.
He presented the draft constitution to the chief guest of the evening. Fernandes is also Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD and President of Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV-AIDS and was present with his wife Ms. Blossom after visiting the AIDS global meet in Washington.
Shudh Parkash Singh, Senior Vice President welcomed the gathering. Among those who spoke were Rajesh Lilothia, MLA of Government of Delhi and president of Rajiv Gandhi Sports Foundation; Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media; INOC (I) Executive Committee Members Mohinder Singh Gilzian and Phuman Singh, National Treasurer Kanwal S. Sra, President of Haryana Chapter Swaran Singh; President of Tamil Nadu chapter John Joseph, President of Kerala Chapter Kalathil Varughese and Harbachan Singh, Chair of Constitution Sub Committee and Budh Singh, Chair of Foreign Affairs and Investments/ NRI Cell of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee.
Chair of Public Relations Committee Prasad Kambhampaty proposed a vote of thanks. Malini Shah, chairperson of INOC (I) Diamond Council was the emcee of the evening. The Indian American Community was represented in large numbers and was drawn from every walk of life from academics to business, medical to law.
Among those who attended the gala reception and dinner were
Mohinder S. Taneja, community leader from the Town of Hempstead; President of National Federation of Indian Association Lal Motwani; Global Organization of People of Indian Origin’s Long Island President Darshan Bagga; Federation of Indian Association’s Vice Chairman Yash Pal Soi; former FIA President Sudhir Vaishnav; India Association of Long Island (IALI) President Dr. Sukhvinder Ranu, Secretary of IALI Rekha Valliappan, Indian American Forum’s Co-Chair Gobind Munjal and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Queens and Long Island’s President Dr. Sunil Mehra, Co-founders of INOC Zach Thomas. R Jayachandran and Stanley Kalathara and former AAPI President Dr. Dayan Nayak.

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