The event was held with a shared mission to collectively
propel the first Indian American son Raja Krishnamoorthi to the United States
Congress from the
Raja Krishnamoorthi in his stirring eloquence spelled out
his vision –when elected - to usher a new day in the United States Congress
with pressing legislative agenda that seeks to strengthen working families,
making college affordable, bolstering small businesses, reforming immigration
Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, Event Convener in his welcome remarks said that we as Indian Americans stand on the precipice of a shining hope and brighter promise with Raja Krishnamoorthi nearing to enter the portals of the U.S. Congress with comprehensive legislative goals. Keerthi Ravoori characterized Raja Krishnamoorthi as a ‘legislative genius’ who would passionately pursue meaningful legislative agenda by hitting the ground running when elected.
Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, Event Co-Chair in his remarks vociferously emphasized that the candidacy of Raja Krishnamoorthi represents a chance of a life time for the current and the future generations. He stridently challenged every Asian American to rise up and stand shoulder to shoulder to help Raja cross the finish line victoriously so that all Americans can see this eminent political personality as a shining inspiration for the entire nation.
Dr. Bharat Barai, prominent physician & community leader in his remarks urged every Indian American to come out and vote. Dr. Bharat Barai emphatically said there are 3.5 to 4 million Indian American population in the United States and added that Democracy is all about proportional representation and as such, he said based on this ratio principle, we should have five Congressmen in the Capitol Hill out of 435 total congressmen currently constituted.
D. Sanhita Agnihotri honored Raja with the presentation of flower boquets joined by Shirley Kalvakota & Beena Patel. Some of the speakers and those present include: Neal Patel, FIA President Minhaj Akhtar, Ajeet Singh, Sohan Joshi, Jameel Ahmed, Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, Kanti S. Patel, Babu Patel, Sharath Kalvakota, Jitendra Digvanker, Bhailal Patel, Vasanth Charles, Moon Khan, Harish Kolasani, Bijju Zachariya, Sher Rajput, Emmanuel Neela, Vijender Doma & Satish Dadepogu.