March 12, 2013 > Unity Dinner features Silicon Valley philanthropist and Gadar seminar
Unity Dinner features Silicon Valley philanthropist and Gadar seminar
Submitted By the Indo-American Community Federation
The Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) has announced that entrepreneur B.V. Jagadeesh, President and CEO of 3Leaf Systems, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Unity Dinner. Guest of Honor Congressman Mike Honda will attend this 12th annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization Friday, March 22.
This year's theme is "The Power of Giving - A Tribute to Patriots and Gadar Heroes, Celebrating Indian American Heritage." In addition to a formal dinner, the event boasts top-notch entertainment and attracts elected officials, professionals, and community leaders.
"This year, we really stepped up our entire Unity Dinner program," notes IACF's Founder, Jeevan Zutshi. "We've brought in some fresh new team members, recruited top entertainers, and have a keynote speaker, B.V.Jagadeesh, who is a dynamic and charismatic entrepreneur and philanthropist. We are also celebrating Indian American Heritage by paying a tribute to Patriots and Gadar heroes."
A seminar about Gadar heroes, individuals who gave their lives in exchange for India's freedom, will be held prior to the Unity Dinner at the same venue. Presented by the Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International), it is intended to educate the general public, especially NRIs (non-resident Indians) and their children living in the U.S. and Canada, about the Gadar Movement. The movement was started by NRIs on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada to forcibly rid India of British rule. The Hindustan Association headquarters in San Francisco published a magazine called Gadar (revolution), which promoted the intentions and activities of the organization, and gave the movement its name. Thousands of people traveled to India in support; many were executed and others received life imprisonment. Thanks to the efforts of GOPIO, the Indian government has officially recognized the contributions of these heroes in this centenary year of the Gadar Movement.
IACF's mission is to promote networking, collaboration, learning, volunteering, and sharing among people from all communities and to support sustainable grassroots projects. The Unity Dinner started after the tragedy of 9/11 to celebrate diversity in the community and promote harmony.
Event tickets cost $85 per person, $170 per couple or $800 for a table.
For more information on IACF and the Unity Dinner, visit www.indocommunity.us, e-mail Jeevanzutshi@aol.com or call (510) 589-3702.
Friday, Mar 22
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Seminar on Gadar Heroes
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Newark Fremont Hilton
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
Tickets: $85 pp, $170 couple, $800 table