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Biden honors Indian-Americans at AAPI event

May 13
02:24 2014

AAPI eventWASHINGTON DC: Several Indian Americans were felicitated by US Vice President Joe Biden at an event here to mark the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

Maulik Pancholy, Ravi Chaudhary, and Shekar Narasimhan were felicitated by the US Vice President on May 7 at the event hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and US Department of the Interior.

Biden while recollecting his trip to India last year acknowledged the contribution of the AAPI community in all spheres of the US.

“The combination of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have done nothing, nothing but succeed, generation after generation. Think of all of the businesses that have been built, from the corner stores to Silicon Valley giants like Yahoo. You have served our nation overseas,” Biden said.

At the glittering event, the newest appointees to the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI’s were ceremonially sworn in.

Sri Srinivasan, the United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, swore in 14 new and two returning Commissioners who will serve as the eyes and ears of the AAPI community for the Obama Administration.

The Commissioners are Dr Tung Nguyen (incoming Chair), Dr Mark Ann Young Okada (incoming Vice Chair), Dr N Nina Ahmad, Michael Byun, Ravi Chaudhary, Lian Cheun, Billy Dec, Bill Imada, Kathy Ko Chin, Daphne Kwok, Dee Jay Mailer, Diane Narasaki, Shekar Narasimhan, Maulik Pancholy, Linda X Phan, and Lorna May Ho Randlett. -PTI

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