NEW YORK: Sushil Kumar Shinde, a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and former Home Minister of India, formally launched the Maharashtra Chapter of INOC, USA on August 16 at a Manhattan Restaurant and announced Devendra Vora as its new President.
Vora hails from Maharashtra and has been an active supporter of the Congress Party and its ideology for a long time.
In his speech, Shinde urged Congress supporters not to lose heart but to continue to work hard to earn people’s trust again. ‘Congress was in similar predicaments before but always came back when people realized that Congress party is their best option to keep political tranquility at home while achieving sustained growth.’
After welcoming the Chief Guest and Sangat Singh Gilzian, MLA from Tanda, Urmur District of Punjab, Harbachan Singh, Secretary-General of INOC, USA, dwelt in some detail upon some of the landmark achievements of the Congress party and how it had transformed India as one of the leading countries of the world. “India is more connected today than it has ever been – networks of railways, roads, airlines, information, communication, people and media where new ideas emerge, develop and take flight very rapidly,” he said.
Gilzian then felicitated the new Chapter officers and members and was happy to see them join the dozen other Chapters already established since a long time.
George Abraham, Chairman, felicitated the Chief Guest and lauded his brilliant career in politics from his humble beginnings to becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra,
The highlight was Shindeji presenting a Shawl to Devendra Vora. Thanking him for the honor, Devendra Vora said that he took his responsibilities seriously and would do his best to live up to their expectations.