BURLINGTON, MA—The Indian Medical Association of New England, one of the oldest organizations of the physicians of Indian origin in the United States, will host its annual General Body meeting on Saturday to elect new officers and committee members, followed by its 38th annual gala that is packed with great speakers and rich entertainment.
Both General Body meeting and the gala will be held at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA, on Nov. 19.
In addition to electing new officers and holding its general body meeting, the highlights of the gala include a cocktail reception, speeches by Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker Amar Sawhney, a serial medical technology entrepreneur, Distinguished Guest Dr. Prem Shekhar, Chief of Division of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Ajay Lodha, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, also known as AAPI.
IMANE President Dr. Sapna Aggarwal said that IMANE will also honor senior members Dr. Victor Saldanha with the Community Service Award and Dr. Manju Sheth with the Distinguished Physician Award, and young IMANE members Tej Shah and Sangita Murali with the Raj and Prem Goyal Young Physician Achievement Award. The newly-elected IMANE committee and officers will also be introduced to the audience.
Dr. Sameer Kapasi is the current president-elect who will become next president of IMANE. Dr. Aggarwal said that that a number of positions in the next committee of IMANE are still open.
“Unfortunately, this year we did not get any nomination for many positions, and the ones we received did not qualify per IMANE bylaws,” Dr. Aggarwal said. “Positions presently open are: President-elect 2017, Secretary, Treasurer and four Members-at-Large.”
The IMANE gala evening will be capped by a gourmet dinner by Gourmet India and a special entertainment program titled “Mastani Shaam” that will feature immortal Bollywood songs sung by prominent local singers Mohan Subramaniam, Sowmya, Nidhi and Hemant followed by dancing on the dance floor with local DJ Preetesh Shrivastava.
Subramaniam’s versatility and in-depth knowledge of music has delighted New England listeners and won his way into the hearts of the toughest critics of music. Shrivastava, president of Hindi Manch, is a host, comedian and producer of a number of popular shows in New England.
“I feel very blessed to have been IMANE President this year. It has been a great learning experience,” said Dr. Aggarwal. “We are looking forward to welcome you at IMANE Gala. We have a fabulous Indian dinner catered by Gourmet India and a rich entertainment program.”