FRAMINGHAM, MA—The United India Association of New England, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, promote and nurture the values of Indian heritage, has re-elected Neela Gandhi as its president for 2016-17 and new executive committee and board of director and advisors.
“If you feel about something strongly you are going to achieve stronger together,” said Gandhi, whose has been elected UIA president for the third time. “This is my third term and I have younger people getting involved to bring new ideas to grow the organization. Serving in some small way brings meaning and joy to life.”
The newly-elected office bearers for 2016-2017 are:
President: Dr. Neela Gandhi
Vice President: Rakashi Chand
Treasurer: Anil Sood
Secretary: Vikas Selhi
Board of Directors:
Madhu Mathur Anand
Web Program Co-ordinator/Public Relations: Parvin Khetarpal
Board of Advisors:
Elections were held on Sunday, Nov. 20th at the Chinese Mirch Restaurant in Framingham.
The election committee members were: Jatinder Sharma of Brookline, Devinder Dutt of Somerville, and Subhash Varshney of Burlington.
Gandhi, a dentist, has served president of UIA for a total of four years. She received her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. Prior to that, she earned her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from University of Manchester, UK in 1994. Dr. Gandhi practiced as an associate in Nairobi, Kenya for several years and also worked as a clinical associate in the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
In addition to her clinical practice, she contributes a tremendous time to organized dentistry. Dr. Gandhi is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Since 1984, UIA has been active in pursuing and implementing its core mission. In addition to other activities and functions, UIA regularly holds New Year’s Party in the ballroom of a premier hotel, seminars , a family picnic in summer and most importantly, a Diwali Celebration , rich with music, dance, and drama from many regions of India.