Category Archive for: ‘Community News’

Dr. Ramanuja Iyengar

Dr. Ramanuja Iyengar

Dr. Ramanuja Iyengar was born in Karnataka and graduated from Mysore Medical College. He came to the US in 1966 to pursue post-graduation education and training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. After completing a cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami, he taught at their same medical school for before taking a position as Chief of Cardiology at St. Francis …

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Neil Persad

Neil Persad

Pandit Neil Dev Persad, born in the beautiful Caribbean Island of Trinidad migrated to Toronto Canada to pursue his educational aspirations in the field of Computer Science. He then migrated to Sunrise, Florida, USA in 1988 where he has built a reputation for being one of the pioneers for Indian Culture and Religion. Pandit Neil is happily married with children …

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Shekar Reddy

Shekar Reddy

Shekar Reddy was born in India and has been living in Florida for the past 30 years. He is a successful business owner with 28 years of retail experience and actively supports the local communities in which he does business. Mr. Reddy is co-founder of the Gummakonda Reddy Foundation, a non-profit charity organization whose main purpose is to provide assistance …

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Raj Shah and Rina Shah

Welcome

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the first ever Desh Videsh Media Group Community Leader Awards. 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 lot has changed …

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Dr. Piyush Agrawal

Dr. Piyush Agrawal

Dr. Piyush Agrawal represents a respectable combination of professional expert in education, successful business entrepreneur, community service activist and philanthropist. He has six university degrees, two dozen publications to his credit and numerous honors and awards. After serving as a classroom teacher for 40 years, Dr. Agrawal also became Superintendent of Schools. As for business, he bought APS Technologies, Inc. …

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Prèét Sahí

Prèét Sahí

Preet Sahi is well known to South Florida’s Indian community as the Anchor and Chief Correspondent for the television channel: TV Asia. Mrs. Sahi was born and raised in India before relocating to the US with her husband and daughter. She embraces many roles in her life, including those of wife, mother, businesswoman, community figure, and spiritual devotee. Mrs, Sahi …

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Manju Kalidindi

Manju Kalidindi

Manju Kalidindi is an immigration attorney who is deeply involved in community charities, from religious institutions to underprivileged children. Miss Kalidindi has law offices in Plantation and Davie, and has been recognized twice by the Supreme Court of Florida for exceptional pro bono service. Kalidindi’s drive to serve the public comes from her family. She learned quiet compassion, generosity and …

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Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Consultant and Therapist

This month, Desh-Videsh talked with one of our own, Dr. Iqbal Nazir, a practicing homeopath. Learn more about his background and passion for his work. Please tell us a bit about your background. I was born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, and received my primary education from Baqar High School in Rampur. I earned a Bachelor’s in Physiology and Master’s in …

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Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat'l Committee

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation to Raised Record $5 Million for 2014 By Prakash Waghmare PR/Media Affairs Ekal Nat’l Committee

                    hen the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in his first maiden speech to the Indian Parliament talked about ‘issue-centric focused activities like Education to eradicate poverty,’ it was as if he was referring Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) mission. For past 25 years, Ekal USA has been dispensing …

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Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

Ekal Vidyalaya South Florida Chapter Hits the Million Dollar Mark

  The South Florida chapter of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation has diligently worked for nearly thirteen years to raise a million dollars to help educate children in remote tribal and rural areas of India. If not for the presence of Ekal Vidyalayas, these children would never have access to education. “It is wonderful to see the kindness and compassion of …

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