INOC (I): Congress party expanding rapidly in the USA
Sept 25, 2014: While the Congress party is losing its many loyal members in India, its ally in the USA, the Indian National Overseas Congress (I) is flourishing rapidly under the leadership of its President Shudh Parkash Singh.
Further expanding INOC (I), yet another chapter was added. The new chapter of Virginia was inaugurated last week an hour away from the capital in the town of Catharpin, Virginia. The INOC Punjab chapter hosted a grand event which most of the top business leaders belonging to the Punjabi community from the capital region attended.
Honorable Sunil Jakhar, the opposition leader of Punjab legislative assembly addressed the gathering via video message.
Mr. Jakhar thanked Shudh Parkash Singh and Gurmit Singh Gill! for promoting and expanding the Congress party in the United States. He also congratulated Mr. Raminder Jakher on his appointment as the President of the Virginia chapter.
Sunil Jakhar appealed to everyone to continue building stronger ties between the US and India. He encouraged NRIs to do everything they can to help Punjab prosper.
The president of the Punjab chapter, Gurmit Singh Gill presided over the function while the National President Shudh Parkash Singh was the chief guest. In his address Shudh lauded the efforts of Gurmit Singh Gill, for establishing the new Virginia chapter under the Punjab wing of INOC (I) USA.
"Congress party has given maximum representation to Punjabis and Sikhs in the central government. Congress appointed a Sikh Prime Minister and a Sikh Rashtarpati of India", Shudh informed the gathering. "Congress has always watched the interest of Punjabis. Last Congress government delivered on its promises to farmers and brought mega development in Punjab. We all Punjab loving NRIs must support the Congress party to bring it back into power in Punjab. I admire our leaders like Sunil Jakhar and Partap Bajwa for fighting against the corrupt Akali Government." Shudh added further. He also congratulated Punjabis on victory of Maharani Preneet Kaur in Patiala.
Gurmit Singh Gill highlighted achievements of Captain Amarinder Singh government. He assured Shudh Parkash Singh that he will manage to get a plane load of Punjabis from USA to campaign for next elections in Punjab. He presented the appointment letter to Raminder Jakher as new President of the VA chapter. He also acknowledged all INOC (I) Punjab chapter leaders present there. Mr.Hans and Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Vice Presidents of Punjab chapter, also addressed the gathering.
The Guest of Honor Mr. Budh Parkash Singh, Chairman of NRI department HPCC expressed his appreciation for INOC (I). He admired the leaders for taking out time from their busy life in America to devote towards the party. Hailing from Abohar, Budh highlighted the accomplishments of Honorable Sunil Jakhar, MLA. We owe to Hon. BalRam Jakhar for making Abohar well known internationally.
Ms. LAVIKA BHAGAT SINGH, President of the INOC (I) Washington chapter congratulated Mr. Jakher and extended her support to the neighboring Virginia chapter. Long time leader of the party, Ms. Bhagat believes working together will help Congress prosper in both states.
Raminder Jakher thanked the INOC (I) national leadership in his acceptance speech, for giving him this opportunity. He promised to promote the Congress party in Virginia by holding many more functions of INOC (I) in that region.