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Mahesh Das elected as 8th President of Boston Architectural College

Mahesh Das, has a career span of 23 years in four universities. This includes 14 years in higher leadership roles. He has been a recognized personality for his contributions to Design Computing, 2013 Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture Society Award of Excellence. The Indian American educator has earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, …

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Physician Vemuri Murthy

Physician Vemuri Murthy awarded with 2019 Humanitarian Global Health Award

Vemuri Murthy is a well-known champion of global resuscitation training programs in India and US. he has been given the honor of Humanitarian Global Health Award by the Institute of Medicine, Chicago. He was given this honor at the annual meeting and awards dinner of the institute at the Spertus Institute. Dr. Murthy is serving as an adjunct faculty in …

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Priya Serrao

Priya Serrao crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019

Another Australian beauty of Indian origin was honored with the biggest of beauty crowns, the prestigious Miss Universe Australia. Priya Serrao, an Indian born Australian was recently chosen as 2019 Miss Universe Australia, one of the grandest beauty pageants in the country! It’s a proud moment for the country people as another Indian residing in a foreign country has received …

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Vasant Prabhu

Vasant Prabhu promoted to be the Vice Chairman of VISA

Summary – Chief Financial Officer Vasant Prabhu has been appointed as the member of the executive committee for VISA. He will be co-handling his new role with his current position. Vasant Prabhu is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive committee for VISA. He will be having an added responsibility of Vice Chairman for this …

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Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

Florida’s Kaylan Patel Places in Top 10 at 2019 National Geographic GeoBee

Florida State Geography Bee Kaylan Patel National Geographic GeoBee Indians student National Geographic organizes annual competitions Indian-American scholarships championships national level 2019 marks the 2nd year in a row that Kaylan Patel has earned the title of being one of the best minds at the Florida State Geography Bee. As a first place winner, Patel, a 7th grader from Windermere …

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Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw the best of young talent answering intense questions based on world knowledge and ideas. Nihar …

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee Bio: My favorite subjects are math, science, reading and STEAM. I love building LEGOs and …

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Poems by Vanaja Raju

Poems by Vanaja Raju

If you are a student age 21 or younger, we want to hear from you! To submit a poem for inclusion in the next issue, please email us at editor@deshvidesh.com. – This month’s poems are by Vanaja Raju School Friends Friends make it fun for everyone to get their schoolwork done. They talk and talk and walk and walk, they …

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Indian-American student Avra Reddy wins seat on Madison City Council in Wisconsin

Indian-American student Avra Reddy wins seat on Madison City Council in Wisconsin

An Indian-American student Avra Reddy won her race for the Madison City Council April 2 2019. Avra Reddy is a 19 year old Freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Two years ago, she moved to Madison to work on the 2016 election. At 16 years old, she was living on her own in a new city, a city that she …

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Three Indian -Americans Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel acquired an American Bank in Dallas

Three Indian -Americans Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel acquired an American Bank in Dallas

Bright Force Holding, LLC has acquired American Bank, N.A., a community bank located in North Dallas with almost $55 million in assets.  The purchase will be effective at the close of business on March 8, 2019. Indian American NRIS Mehul Patel Chirag Patel Mital Patel Bright Force Holding, based in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Texas, is an investment group …

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