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FISANA holds first meeting of the year

Nearly Twenty senior association presidents and members of the association attended the meeting, held in New Jersey on 25 February.

Senior members of FISANA gathered for their first meeting of the year. (Images - Facebook)

The Federation of Indian American Seniors Association of North America (FISANA), hosted its very first meeting of the newly elected committee at the Golden Age Senior Daycare Center, Edison, New Jersey.

President Bharat Rana led the meeting, announced the new committee members including chairman Dipak Shah and introduced Vipul Amin and Anand Patel as the new board members. In his address, Rana shared the agenda for 2023 and emphasized on the fact that although the association has close to 10,000 members, the turnout during events and gatherings is small.

Key members of FISANA

Chairman Shah, requested all the members of FISANA to donate a minimum of $1 per month, which would amount to $12 per year, in order to help the organization expand quickly and construct a new housing facility.

Chairman Dipak Shah being felicitated by President Bharat Ratna. 

In that direction Shah, along with Mukund Thakar spoke about requesting monetary assistance from the mayor of Edison and the governor of New Jersey, for which a minimum of 5,000 signatures will be needed.        

Sudhir Parikh, owner of Parikh World Media and longtime supporter of FISANA, was also present at the event and pledged to offer all the assistance he can.

Bimal Joshi of Golden Age and newly appointed board member Anand Patel addressed the crowd by outlining the importance of voting, community cohesion, and combined mass visits to the mayor and governor to portray FISANA as the largest umbrella organization.

Rana presented Shah with an award for his long-term contributions as president of Clifton Association. He also recognised Mukund Thakar and his wife Ramaben for their contributions to the organization.