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NYC Mayor honors GOPIO and other Indian diaspora organizations at Diwali event

The Mayor declared that Diwali will be made a holiday in NYC schools starting next year.

Honorees with Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala including M.R. Rangaswamy, Commissioner Aggarwala, Deputy Mayor Joshi, Falu Shah, Dr. Thomas Abraham and Ankur Vaidya

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently honored Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham and other Indian community organizations, for their work in community mobilization to create common good in the area, during a Diwali celebration held at Gracie Mansion, the Mayor’s official residence.

Federation of Indian Associations of NY, NJ, CT (FIA) chairman Ankur Vaidya, Indiaspora founder M.R. Rangaswamy Tulsi Mandir of Richmond Hill Queens,  Lion Romeo Hitlall of the Indo-Caribbean community, and Grammy Award Winner Falu Shah were among the others recognized during the event.

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