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On a hot summer afternoon in May, 1981, Inder Singh called a handful of people together at the India Tourist office in Los Angeles to explore the possibility of celebrating India’s Independence Day,

By Rajen Anand

The county Supervior Mike Antonovich was again the chief guest for the evening. Several other political figures, including George Deukmejiam, Attorney General of California also graced the occasion.

On December 5, 1982, the term of the interim committee ended, and an election was held to pick new officers. The newly elected members were Inder Singh (President), Anand Chopra (Executive Vice President), Parvin Syal (V.P. Community Affairs), Mahesh Parekh (V.P. Planning), Rajen S. Anand (Secretary), C.B. Bhakta (Joint Secret racy), and Syed Alvi (Treasurer). Dr. Raghuvendrea Prasad was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

—First published in India Times, August 30, 1986

From the book Indian Americans in Greater Los Angeles Area by India Empire Publications

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