Illinois: The newly appointed Consul General of India in Chicago, Amit Kumar, hit the ground running by extensively interacting with the Indian American task force leaders for COVID-19 at an introductory conference call convened under the aegis of the National Council of Asian Indian Associations, led by Harish Kolasani, April 7 in Chicago.
More than 50 Midwest community organization leaders virtually joined in extending a warm welcome to Kumar.
The task force, encompassing some of the elite community leaders, stated a press release, appraised Kumar on the broad range of efforts undertaken by them in the Midwestern states – mobilizing resources, providing critical medical supplies where needed, providing personal protective equipment, guidance in navigating through government loans/grants, providing accommodations to displaced students, and caring for the most vulnerable senior citizens, among others.
This collective partnership between the community leaders and Kumar created a huge synergy, enabling a large-scale mobilization of medical help, counsel, aid, guidance to those affected by the pandemic, added the press release.
Kumar praised the initiatives, efforts, and contributions, and heard each speaker’s brief presentation on behalf of their organizations.
Kumar, as per the press release, assured each organization of his full support in meeting the goals of this important mission and pledged cooperation of his office.
Among those who participated in the conference call included Dr. Suresh Reddy of AAPI, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy of the Illinois State Medical Board, Dr. Anuja Gupta of WE Group, Dr. Vemuri Murthy, Chicago Medical Society; Dr. Paul Nguyen, SCARF Helpline; Dr. Niranjana Shah, IMA; Malini Vaidyanathan, Air-India; Amit Jhingran, SBI; Harish Bhatt, Pharma National Org; Iftekhar Shareef, Sunil Shah and Gurmeet Singh of FIA, and Keerthi Kumar Ravoori of IABC.