INOC names Pam Kwatra president, New Jersey chapter
SUMAN GUHA MOZUMDER
Left to right, George Abraham, general secretary of the Indian National Overseas Congress; businessman Kenny Desai; Najma Sultana, vice president of INOC's executive committee; Pam Kwatra, president, INOC New Jersey chapter; Ambassador Prabhu Dayal, India's consul general in New York; Upendra Chivukula, NJ Assemblyman; and businessman Dr Navin Mehta
The Indian National Overseas Congress —
India’s Congress party’s Diaspora wing — has
named Pam Kwatra as president of the INOC’s
New Jersey chapter.
Kwatra, an entrepreneur and an Ellis Island
Award winner, was inducted at the INOC’s kickoff event July 30 at Royal Albert’s Palace in New
Jersey by Surinder Malhotra, the INOC’s national president.
The organizers said about 500 people from the
local community including business entrepreneurs and leaders from Indian-American civic
and religious organizations attended the event.
Prabhu Dayal, India’s consul general in New
York, who was the chief guest, congratulated
Kwatra for taking the initiative to form the
Jersey chapter. The community’s strength is in
unity, Dayal said, urging all Indians living in the
United States to work together for deeper US-India ties.
Attendees included Najma Sultana, vice president and member of the INOC’s executive committee; New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra
Chivukula, Edison Councilman Sudhanshu
Prasad, Hudson County Sheriff Juan Perez,
Jersey City Councilwoman Nidia Lopez, West Windsor
Councilman Kamal Khanna, and business leaders Navin
Mehta, Kenny Desai and Albert Jasani.
Kwatra said she was honored and humbled by the pres-
ence of prominent community and political leaders and
business entrepreneurs. She said US-India relations are
getting stronger under the leadership of Indian Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, and urged everyone to join the