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Senator Jack Reed’s 34th Annual Spring Family Breakfast

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Members of the Indo-American Community meet with Rhode Island’s political leadership at Senator Jack Reed’s 34th Annual Spring Family Breakfast

Nearly 20 members of the Indo-American community attended Senator Jack Reed’s 34th Annual Spring Family Breakfast at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Senator Reed is the senior US Senator from Rhode Island, and the Chairman of US Senate Armed Services Committee.


FIA-New England President, Mr. Abhishek Singh, and other FIA-New England Executive Committee members, including Mrs. Jyoti Singh, Mr. Sanjay Gokhale, Mr. Rakesh Kavsari, Mrs. Mukta Munjal, Mr. Amol Penshanwar, Mr. Jay Natarajan and Mrs. Archana Soni, attended this event. Other distinguished members of Indo-American community, including Professor Balram Singh, Dr. Amrut Patel, Mrs. Dina Patel, Dr. Bhuren Patel, Mr. Ashish Pathak and Dr. Sumita Gokhale also joined the Indo-American delegation. Additionally, the future generation was represented by two school children: 16-years old, Rishi Gokhale and 9-years old Riana Sukhija.

FIA-New England Vice President, Mr. Sanjay Gokhale, thanked Senator Reed for continuing to be a member of the Senate India Caucus. He and FIA President, Mr. Abhishek Singh, asked Senator Reed about the Senator’s recent visit to India. Senator Reed said that he and his colleagues in the US Senate visited Delhi, Agra, and Mumbai. He said that the visit was to pursue stronger commercial and military ties between the US and India. He said that they also met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and that he is looking forward to strong relations between the United States and India.


Members of the Indo-American community in New England also met with US Congressman from Rhode Island’s first Congressional district, Mr. David Cicilline, US Congressman from Rhode Island’s second Congressional district, Mr. Seth Magaziner. Both the US Congressmen from Rhode Island are members of the India Caucus in the US House of Representatives, and the Indo-American community greatly appreciates it. Congressman Cicilline is leaving the US House of Representatives this year to take charge of the Rhode Island Foundation. We wish him all the best in his new role.



Members of the Indo-American Community also met with Rhode Island’s Governor, Mr. Daniel McKee, and the Mayor of East Providence, Mr. Roberto (Bob) DaSilva, and thanked them for their support and friendship.


FIA-New England’s President, Mr. Abhishek Singh said: “Our goals are building stronger relationship between the United States and India, as well as establishing Indian Americans as an integral part of the broader American community.” FIA-New England’s Vice President, Mr. Sanjay Gokhale added: “These goals can’t be achieved only by inviting the broader American community and leaders to Indian community events, such as Diwali, Holi or India Day celebrations, but we also need to actively participate and attend events of importance to the broader American community.” Other FIA-New England Executive Committee members, including Mr. Rakesh Kavsari, Mrs. Mukta Munjal, Mr. Amol Penshanwar and Mr. Jay Natarajan then gave examples of FIA-New England’s volunteer efforts during Boston Marathon, adopting highways, observing annual 9-11 remembrance, organizing food donation campaign, and delivering free Pizza to thank first responders during Covid pandemic. Mr. Abhishek Singh said that he believes these activities help sustain a positive image of the Indian American community in the US and joining Rhode Island families for Senator Reed’s Spring Breakfast event also gave an opportunity to update Rhode Island’s elected representatives and executive officers about many initiatives.

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