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AAPI-QLI donates $10 K for Chennai floods

December 28
21:03 2015
Representatives of AAPI-QLI, IALI, Five Town Indian Association, AKMG of Greater New York and Dr Dattatreyudu Nori pledge their support to America Tamil Sangam

Representatives of AAPI-QLI, IALI, Five Town Indian Association, AKMG of Greater New York and Dr Dattatreyudu Nori pledge their support to America Tamil Sangam

NEW YORK: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Queens and Long Island of (QLI) donated $10,000 towards flood relief in Chennai at a fundraiser “Chennai – we are with you” organized by America Tamil Sangam in Antun in Long Island New York recently.

According to Dr Madhu Korrapati, President of AAPI-QLI, Chennai and its neighborhood witnessed worst floods in recent memory throwing the city life out of gear. “It’s our duty to take part in the massive relief work to mitigate the problems of those affected,” he said.

On behalf of AAPI-QLI, Dr Korrapati, Dr. Vaijinath Chakote, President-elect, Dr Rakesh K Dua, Vice President, Treasurer Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Dr Bhavani Srinivasan, committee member presented the check to John Joseph, executive vice president and Jaya Sundaram, secretary of America Tamil Sangam.
“Funds will be used 100 percent towards the cause. Our target is to collect at least $25, 000,” John Joseph said. The fundraiser was co-sponsored by Indian Association of Long Island (IALI), Five Town Indian Association and Association of Kerala Medical Graduates Association (AKMG) of Greater New York

Jaya Sundaram said the practice of honoring all the guests with traditional shawl in Tamil style and presenting of bouquets were dispensed with as the association felt every penny collected should go to the deserving individuals,

Satnam Singh Parhar, president of IALI, Dr Anila Midha, President of Five Town Indian Association and Dr Thomas Mathew, president of AKMG of Greater New York, Padma Shree Awardee Dr Dattatreyudu Nori, leading oncologist, spoke and offered their financial support to the flood affected people of Chennai.

AKMG Greater New York was represented by Dr. Dheeraj Kamalam, Immediate Past President, and Dr. Radhakrishnan Palangat, Secretary, besides Dr, Mathew.

Dr Madan Raj coordinated the event and made a power point presentation on the gravity of flood situation in Chennai and the relief work undertaken by America Tamil Sangamin Chennai. The event was followed by cultural programs by Janani Sundaram, Lavanya Pradeep, Swati, Divya and Kalpita.

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