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Seema Jagtiani, Dr Nimisha Shukla, Linda Bowden and Nina Pineda take part in a panel discussion
Seema Jagtiani, Dr Nimisha Shukla, Linda Bowden and Nina Pineda take part in a panel discussion

With a series of events, the Consulate General of India in New York celebrated International Women’s Day, with a grand finale event culminating on March 8 here in New York. A panel discussion on ‘Balancing Act -Women in 21st Century’ was held, and was attended by dozens of invited guests. Consul General Riva Ganguly Das, in her opening remarks talked about the challenges women continue to face as they balance their career and family.

Dr Nimisha Shukla receiving “Honors” from Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General (India)
Dr Nimisha Shukla receiving “Honors” from Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General (India)

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Hetal Gor, a physician, entrepreneur, political activist, women’s advocate and philanthropist with panelists comprising of Linda Bowden,Regional president, PNC Bank; Nina Pineda, WAVC-TV reporter; Dr. Nimisha Shukla, physician and entrepreneur and Seema Jagtiani, resident of Amogh Insurance & Wealth Management Agency. The discussion was followed by Q&A session.

Seema Jagtiani receiving “Honors” from Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General (India)
Seema Jagtiani receiving “Honors” from Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General (India)

Earlier, to mark International Women’s Day, photo exhibition on ‘Women of India’ by Prof. Doug Hilson was organized at the Consulate on March 6,2017. ·  Honoring the accomplishments and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds at the International Woman’s Day event. Consul General with the Hon. Maria Isabel Nieto, President of Society of Foreign Consuls and honoree Malini Shah on March 02, 2017.

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Born and educated in India, Ajay Ghosh came to the United States to pursue his higher studies in Journalism in 1997. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the School of Journalism at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, his life as a professional journalist began in the summer of 1999 in New York City. Starting as a reporter for India Post, he worked as the New York Bureau Chief of Indian Reporter and World News from 2000 to 2005. Having a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Ajay writes on social and other issues for TheIndianEye.net