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Embassy of India Reception for the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and Greater Washington Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GWAPI) on May 3, 2017 

The Embassy of India organized a Reception for leaders and members of AAPI and GWAPI from across various states in USA, at the Embassy in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2017. AAPI is the largest Indian American organization representing over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin in US. AAPI organized 2017 Legislative Day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C on May 3, 2017. 

Attended by US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democrat-Illinois), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington) and Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller, the Embassy Reception witnessed participation of 150 leaders and members of AAPI/GWAPI, media, think tanks, Congressional staffers and other members of Indian diaspora. 

Ambassador Reenat Sandhu, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of India recognized the leadership of AAPI and GWAPI and their significant role in strengthening the India-US partnership, especially in health sector.  AAPI presented “Distinguished Community Service Award” to Congressman Krishnamoorthi and Congresswoman Jayapal for their outstanding and exemplary service to the community. In their remarks, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal also recognized the success of Indian American community in strengthening the India-US friendship and noted the critical role played by AAPI and GWAPI community in the US.

First Secretary Suneet Mehta welcoming members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
Ambassador Reenat Sandhu, Charge d’Affaires addressing the members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democrat-Illinois), addressing the members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington), addressing the members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller, addressing the members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
Dr. Ajay Lodha, President AAPI addressing the guests at the Embassy on May 3
Presentation of “Distinguished Community Service Award” to US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democrat-Illinois) by AAPI at the Embassy on May 3
Members of AAPI, GWAPI and guests at the Embassy on May 3
Dr. Sampat Shivangi, Chair of AAPI Legislative Affairs Committee addressing the guests at the Embassy on May 3
Presentation of “Distinguished Community Service Award” to US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington) by AAPI at the Embassy on May 3
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