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GAPI Annual Convention 2019, July 3rd, 2019 Atlanta

GAPI Annual Convention 2019, July 3rd, 2019 Atlanta

GAPI Annual Convention 2019, July 3rd, 2019 Atlanta

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The GAPI Annual Convention was held on July 3, 2019, in Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to the AAPI Annual Convention in Atlanta at the same time, this was a joint effort by Georgia Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPI) and the national organization American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. GAPI is a 1500 plus members strong association of Lifetime, Annual, Associate and Student members throughout the state of Georgia. It is a nonprofit, educational and charitable organization for last 30 years.

The meeting was well attended this year by local physicians from Georgia and many more from all over the nation. It started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and an addressed by Sri Sri Visvayogi Visyamji. Dr. Sreeni Gangasani, Convener and Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of AAPI welcomed and addressed the gathering as well. Then the current president of GAPI Dr. Syamala Erramilli took to stage and conducted the proceedings for the evening. She highlighted the achievements of GAPI and the charitable and educational work done in the past year under her leadership. Awards and scholarships for several high school and college students were awarded by Dr. Manoj Shah. Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan, Past GAPI President then introduced Senator Rene Unterman, who also addressed to the gathering. Dr. Swati Kulkarni, the current Consul General of Indian Consulate in Atlanta spoke next about the activites of Consulate in Atlanta and wishing the attendees of the GAPI meeting.

The Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Origin President role for 2019-2020 was officially handed over to incoming President, Dr. Hemant Yagnick by Dr. Erramilli. His Executive Committee includes President-Elect, Dr. Chandana Prabhudev, Secretary, Dr. Tarak Patel, and the incoming Treasurer, Dr. Uma Jonnalagadda. Dr. Yagnick proceeded to address the present audience thanking everyone for their support and outlining his vision for the next year. The goal will be to get the GAPI membership increased, get the organization financially strong and continue and increase the charitable activities throughout the State of Georgia. He concluded by thanking all the GAPI members for their support and contribution to the overall mission over the years.

The evening concluded with entertainment and music anchored by Omi Vaidya, the famed from the movie “3 Idiots”. Emory Bhangra Team, Flutist, Nagarjun Telluri and Singer Geetesh Iyer added to the beautiful conclusion of the evening with dance and music. We thank all the vendors and sponsors who join the GAPI and AAPi to help their mission of service, education and charity for the people of Georgia.

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