LEXINGTON, MA—The Indian American Forum for Political Education Massachusetts on Sunday elected Sanjay Kudrimoty as its new president as well as a new executive committee and a new board of trustees for a two-year term.
Kudrimoti replaced Neena Kedia Mohanka. Sonali Lappin was elected to the newly-created position of Preisdent-Elect.
IAPFE, which previously operated as a local chapter of the national Indian American Forum for Political Education, will now operate as a separate and independent entity. To read more about the change in the structure of the organization click here.
Elections for the IAFPE-MA were held at the organization’s general body meeting on Jan. 17 at Lexington Historical Society in Lexington, MA. The General Body voted on the names recommended by the three-member nominating committee, which consisted of Gope Gidwani, Rita Advani and Kaplesh Kumar. Gidwani served as chairman of the nominating committee.
Here is the list of newly-elected members of the executive committee and trustees:
President: Sanjay Kudrimoti
President-Elect: Sonali Lappin
Treasurer: Kumkum Dilwali
Secretary: Raminder Luther
Associate Secretary: Shrutih Tewarie
Member at Large: Mohini Malhotra
Member at Large: Pradyuman Tewarie
Sanjay Kudrimuty, President
Neena Mohanka , Past President
Kumkum Dilwali, Treasurer
Melvin Mendes (Mendes was out of town and could not be confirmed)
Earlier, the local chapter was operating under the umbrella of the national IAFPE, the oldest and largest Indian American organization for political education in the United States. Established in 1982, IAFPE had 22 state chapters across the nation. The Massachusetts chapter broke away from the national organizational because the national body had lost its non-profit 501c3 status a few years ago.