April 1, 2014 > East Bay Indo-American Community Activist honored
East Bay Indo-American Community Activist honored
Submitted By Sergio Reyes
Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) celebrated Unity Day on March 24, 2014 by honoring Indo-American community activist Jeevan Zutshi, as well as several prominent dignitaries and community members from the 10th State Senate District and California, in a special ceremony on the Floor of the California State Senate.
The annual Indo-American Community FederationÕs (IACF-USA) Unity Dinner was established in response to the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, when people of many nationalities and religions faced discrimination, anger, fear and intolerance. Since inception in 2002, the Unity Dinners have drawn East Bay communities together to promote harmony and diversity, attracting over 300 elected officials, professionals and community leaders each year.
On March 21, 2014, the Unity Dinner celebration in Milpitas honored IACF-USA Founder Jeevan Zutshi and the Indo-American Community Federation for their commitment to increasing community involvement and fostering unity and diversity throughout the region and California.
During the Unity Day observance on the Senate Floor, Senator Corbett also recognized several Indo-American community leaders, business persons and public officials in attendance from the 10th State Senate District and California.
The Unity Day presentation may be viewed on Senator CorbettÕs website (http://sd10.senate.ca.gov/).