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Anil Saigal And Jonjy Ananth Appointed Asian American Commisioners

Press Release
02/16/2017

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg appointed Dr. Anil Saigal of Burlington, MA, and Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg appointed Dr. Jonjy Ananth of Shrewsbury, MA, along with four others as new Commissioners on the Asian American Commission for a three year term. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 2:30pm to 3:00pm at Treasurer Goldberg's Office, State House, Room 227.

Anil
Saigal is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA. He is the founder of Lokvani.com, an on-line media serving the Indian-American community since 2001. Currently he is the Treasurer for the Indian Americans for Burlington. He has served as the President of Indian Institute of Technology Society in New England (IITSINE) and the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB). He is a Charter Member of TiE Boston, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Service Alumni Award from IIT Bombay.

Jonjy Ananth MD, MBA from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts is the elected President and Chairman of the Board for WCUW Inc. Worcester, MA. Jonjy has been volunteering hundreds of hours in service providing culturally sensitive support to survivors of Asian American origin with his training in Trauma Informed Care. Jonjy hosts his radio show titled “Community Matters” every Thursday 12.30 to 1.00pm at WCUW 91.3FM.

The Asian American Commission (AAC) is a Massachusetts Commission established under section 68 of chapter 3 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which went into effect on October 29, 2006.  The AAC was formed in recognition of the General Court’s findings that Asian Americans constitute the fastest growing minority population in both the  Commonwealth and the United States, that they represent a diverse population within the Commonwealth, and that many members of the Asian American community have overcome great hardship and made outstanding contributions to the educational, economic, technological, and cultural well being of the Commonwealth, but still face many challenges in their efforts for full social, economic, and political integration within the Commonwealth.

The AAC is a permanent body dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts. The Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all persons who call Massachusetts home.




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