IAMC chapters celebrate R-Day with fun and fervor

By TCN News Desk,

San Francisco: Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) held Republic Day celebrations across its various chapters in the United States. The emphasis of the Republic Day celebrations was to spread awareness within the Indian Diaspora on how the Indian constitution brings to life the very idea of India as a vibrant and tolerant society whose pluralist ethos need to be cherished and preserved.

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While the San Francisco Bay Area chapter organized a highly popular Video and Essay contest to mark India’s Republic Day, the highlight of the IAMC Boston chapter was the stage performance of “Republic Day Sholay: Barkha Dutt goes to cover Republic Day in Ramgarh”. A children’s quiz on Republic Day was the highlight of the IAMC New Jersey chapter.

On this occasion, Mr. Ahsan Khan, president of the IAMC Bay Area chapter emphasized the importance of the constitution and the need to safeguard the rights and freedoms enshrined in it.

Congressman Mike Honda (D-15, CA), who could not attend the IAMC Republic Day event, sent his greetings to the Indian American community on India’s 62nd Republic Day. He praised the IAMC saying: “I would like to recognize the IAMC for its tireless advocacy on behalf of Indian American Muslims living in the United States” and added “The IAMC promotes awareness of issues of importance to the Indian Muslim community and defends the universal values of pluralism and tolerance. I thank the Council for improving the quality of life of Indian American Muslims and contributing to the diversity of our community”.

At the IAMC Boston Republic Day event Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a colleague of Dr. Omar Khalidi, spoke and paid tribute to Dr. Khalidi. Mr. Kashiful Huda, managing editor of the news portal Twocircles.net recalled his association with Dr. Khalidi.

At the IAMC New Jersey chapter Republic Day events, the newly elected IAMC National President Mr. Shaheen Khateeb urged the audience to strengthen the organization at the grass roots and highlighted the importance of advocacy in the fight for justice.

Mr. Matin Shaik, the IAMC-NJ president thanked the audience and applauded the efforts of the team.