FRIENDS OF INDO-AMERICAN
COMMUNITY (FOIAC) WILL MARK
INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH AWARDS BANQUET on
August 15, 2004
Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 2004
The Friends of Indo-American Community (FOIAC) will hold its annual
awards banquet on August 15, 2004 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
The event commemorates India's 57th Independence Day and will also recognize
the impact of the Indian-American business and social community in Los
Angeles. The event honors exemplary Indian-Americans, including entrepreneurs,
corporate, social and public partners that have contributed to the community
growth and development of businesses, and the role of the Indian community
in the State of California.
The FOAIC Awards 2004 is a salutation to this fast-growing ethnic minority.
The event has attracted stalwarts of both Indian and American corporate,
public and social worlds. Invited guests include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Congressman Ed Royce, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, Orange County Supervisor
Chris Norby, State Senator Satveer Chaudhury, State Assemblyman Leeland
Yee, and Consul General HHS Vishanathan. Hollywood and Bollywood dignitaries
include David Hasselhoff, Alan Thicke, Ashok Amitraj, and Hema Malini.
More than 500 million people will view this event worldwide thanks to
ZEE TV and TinselTown TV, www.tinseltown.tv.
The awards honor Indian Americans with the vision, leadership and determination
to build and sustain growing dynamic businesses and community in California.
Awards are given to those individuals who have distinguished themselves
in areas such as innovation, community involvement, social activities
and personal integrity and influence. In addition to the Dhirubhai Ambani
Award - Entrepreneur of the Year award, award recipients will be selected
for the following categories:
" Mother Theresa Award Humanitarian of the Year: An individual
who exemplifies charitable contributions to his/her community.
" Mahatma Gandhi Award - Outstanding Individual Contribution
to Society: An individual who has demonstrated a commitment to improving
society through extraordinary achievements.
" Rabindranath Tagore Award - Outstanding Youth of the Year:
An individual youth with strong character and leadership, along with
willingness to serve and to realize their full potential as productive,
responsible and caring citizens.
" Kalpana Chawla Awards - Outstanding Woman of the Year:
A woman who has significantly contributed to her community.
Nominations are now open until August 10, 2004. To submit a nomination,
please fax a profile, with detailed contact information, to (714) 577-8592.
The awards banquet begins at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail
reception, followed by welcoming remarks, dinner, the keynote address
and the presentation of the awards. The program ends with entertainment
and dancing including a wonderful array of Indian classical music. Sponsorships
for the event and the awards are welcomed. For details, call Kishore
Kaul or FOIAC at (562) 572-8751.
Contact: Kishore Kaul
Telephone: (562) 572-8751