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NRI, Vijay Kumar appointed as Member of Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

Michigan, Oct. 02, 2006
NRI press
Gary Singh

NRI (non-resident Indian) Vijay Kumar of West Branch is appointed as a member of Michigan Board of Physical Therapy* by Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm. His term will expire December 31, 2008. About the appointment, Granholm stated, "It is a great and noble privilege to serve the people of Michigan. I know that you will do the people's work with excellence and integrity and that you will never take lightly the responsibility the people have given you."

Vijay Kumar has attracted global attention in the physical therapist world and with the public through his work and business centers in Michigan and Indiana.

Vijay had met with President George Bush in 2004 during a Republican gathering in Washington DC.
He had the privilege of getting Businessman of the Year Award at that time.

  • He had met the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi (head of the government of Samoa) along with the president of Rugby while dining in Apia (Capitol of Samoa).
  • He was personally invited by the Prime Minister of India to attend India Day in 2004 where he was recognized for his achievements at home and abroad.

Vijay Kumar appointed as Member of Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

Vijay Kumar said, "I was born in an educated middle class family in Bihar India. I started my career as a physical therapist. Inspired by American technology and growth potential I landed in the United States of America. I never looked back.With my thirst for knowledge I finished my Masters in physical therapy and also received my PhD in Social Sciences along with several post graduate degrees in medicine. I am continuing to further my education every day. Through hard work and by maintaining the ethical standard I formed many successful medical facilities in the state of Michigan and Indiana."

* Michigan Board of Physical Therapy mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of health practitioners. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.

The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy consists of 9 voting members: 5 physical therapists and 4 public members. The board currently oversees approximately 6,765 Physical Therapists.