Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

Arunamam Rajsir1

Welcome Community Awards 2017

It is our pleasure to welcome you the 3rd Annual Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards. Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. We believed in a professional, inclusive magazine for Indians, Pakistanis, and Indo-Caribbeans that would offer insight into our culture and guidance for our youth and focus on the positives of our community. A …

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Community Award

2017 Community Leader Awards

Master of Ceremony: Fareida Rajkumar On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Desh Videsh Media Group hosted the 3rd Annual Community Leader Awards at the Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center. The local community came together for an evening of speeches, dinner, and music creating an atmosphere that was both festive and Over 24 years ago, Desh-Videsh began with a simple idea. Our …

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Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness

Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness

Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness Recently named Legacy Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, and South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration 2017 Elected Official of the Year, Commissioner Holness’ political record is well documented in his many years of public service as a Lauderhill City Commissioner & Vice-Mayor (2007, 2010) plus his terms from November 2010 to …

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Shashi Jagadish

Shashi Jagadish Dr. Shashi Jagadish is a licensed mental health counselor who has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health services. She was born in India where she received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Mysore. Dr. Jagadish has provided services in the private sector well as public sectors of Miami Dade …

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Sajan Kurian

Sajan Kurian

Sajan Kurian Sajan Kurian has served as a dedicated member of the community on a range of issues and in a variety of capacities. He lives by his mantra to continually work to better oneself and those around him. Kurian was born in Vaddem, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University, Chennai. …

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Joy Kuttiyani

Joy Kuttiyani

Joy Kuttiyani As member of many sociocultural organizations in South Florida, Joy Kuttiyani has been an active and dedicated volunteer for the Indian American community with regards to cultural, political, and humanitarian issues. Kuttiyani earned a Master’s degree in Law from St. Thomas Law School Miami Gardens, Florida, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Master’s …

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Khalid Mirza & Diana Mirza

Khalid Mirza

Khalid Mirza Born in Punjab, Pakistan, Khalid Mirza’s early life was heavily shaped by his father, who protected and served his community as Chief of Police. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mirza serves his community by promoting peace through volunteerism and community service.  Mirza earned a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (affiliated with the …

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Abha Narang

Abha Narang

Abha Narang Born in New Delhi, India, Abha Narang is an active volunteer who works with a wide range of organizations in the community like Ekal Vidyalaya, Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, HSS, Param Shakti Peeth, Hindu American Foundation, South Florida Hindu Temple, Broward Outreach and Jubilee Pantry. Narang earned a Master’s in English Literature from Lady Shree Ram College …

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Jitendra Patel

Jitendra Patel

Jitendra Patel Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, Jitendrabhai Patel – lovingly known as Jitubhai – has been a pillar of the South Florida Indian community for over 30 years. Mr. Patel moved to the United States in 1986 where he has become an active volunteer and member of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha community in Florida. Mr. Patel lived …

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Jayant C. Shah

Jayant C. Shah

Jayant C. Shah Born in North Gujarat, India, Jayant (Jayu) C. Shah is currently the founder and president of Hi-Tech Import Export Corporation. Even as a young man in India, Shah was an active volunteer. Here in the United States, Shah is a member of the IRCC (India Religious & Cultural Center), and later served as its president. He is …

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