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Tarun Tejpal with Ms. Nishrin Hussain ( daughter of late MP Ahsan Jafri) and Ms. Zakia Jafri (Widow of late MP Ahsan Jafri). Ms. Zakia Jafri presented the IMC Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar Award in Journalism to Mr. Tarun Tejpal.



by publisher on May 11, 2008

4th National Convention, Saturday May 31st, 2008, Chicago, IL
“The Idea of India: Challenges and Prospects”

12:30 PM Registration

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Documentary Screenings
Excerpts of the following documentaries will be screened: “Who are the Dalits?”, “The Widow Colony”, “Encountered on Saffaron Agenda?” and “In The Name of God”

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Panel Discussion:



May 10, 2008

4th National Convention, Saturday May 31st, 2008, Chicago, IL

The Meadows Club
2950 W Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Phone: 847-640-3200

Directions to The Meadows Club

From the East (City and The Loop)
Take the Kennedy Expressway/Northwest Tollway I-90 West past O

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May 9, 2008

Letter from Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, National Advisory Council, India

Letter from the Consul General of India, IL, Chicago

Letter from Hon. Senator Peter Fitzgerald, IL, Chicago

Letter Letter from Hon. Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II, West Virginia

Letter from Hon. Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, IL, Chicago

Letter from the Mayor of Chicago Hon. Richard M. Daley, IL, Chicago

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May 9, 2008

Convention 2005


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May 9, 2008

Maulana Muhammad Ali Jowhar Award in Journalism
For best in-depth coverage of Indian Diaspora AND India-related issues in the US
Ruth Morris, Sun-Sentinel, Florida

Bahadur Shah Zafar Award
For promoting pluralism and communal harmony in India
Raju Rajagopal, Promise of India, CA

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award in Humanitarian work
For self-less service towards the upliftment of the poor and the oppressed classes in India
Gujarati Muslim Association of America, Chicago

Altaf Hussain Hali Award in Humanitarian work
For self-less service towards the upliftment of Muslims in India
Syed Salman, Michigan

Tipu Sultan Award
For courageously serving India and India’s interests
Biju Mathew, Campaign to Stop Funding Hate, NY

Brief Biography of Maulana Muhammad Ali Jowhar (1878-1931)

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May 9, 2008

Convention 2005

10:00 am to 11:00 am Registration & Networking
10:30 am to 11:00 am Inauguration
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Parallel Session I
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm Prayer Break
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Parallel Session II
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Parallel Session III
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Prayer Break
6:00 pm to 7:20 pm Plenary Session
7:20 pm to 7:40 pm Prayer Break
7:40 pm Banquet Session

Parallel Session I
11:00 – 12:45 — Coalition Building Session Hall A
# Speakers: Shrikumar Poddar, Hindu Vaishnav Center for Enlightenment, USA
# Dr. Rahul Deepankar, Community Activist, Buddhist Leader
# Raju Rajagopal, Chair, Promise of India, USA
# Manzoor Ghori, Indian Muslim Relief and Charities, USA
# Kaleem Kawaja, Association of Indian Muslims, USA
# Francis Muthu, Community Activist
# Ranjit Singh, Indian National Overseas Congress, USA
# Steve Spritzer, National Conference for Community and Justice, USA

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May 9, 2008

Convention 2005

Indian Americans: Activism for a better India will be the theme of IMC-USA’s 3rd annual convention. Meet interact and network with Indian and Muslim leaders, professionals, NGOs, business owner and families.

Learn and share ideas with NRI’s (non-resident Indians) of all religious backgrounds who are interested in safeguarding India’s pluralism and are working towards a pluralist, prosperous and peaceful India.

Indian Muslims are the second largest community in India and the second largest community amongst the Muslims worldwide (over 150 million and around 12-15%).

Active in American Muslim scene at all levels, Indian Muslims are poised to help themselves and their counterparts in India who are facing severe challenges and left to defend themselves on their own.

* Share a unique, rich and enhancing experience

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IMC-USA reveals an impressive array of speakers for its third annual convention

May 9, 2008


Asim Khan
800-839-7270 / 516-567-0783

September 16, 2005, Detroit, MI. The third annual convention of IMC-USA, an advocacy group focused on the Indian Diaspora in the United States, is scheduled for October 1st and is gathering momentum. In an address to a meeting of the leaders and activists of Indian origin residing in the greater Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA, noted that many people of Indian origin were preparing to attend the landmark event. He added that the Indian Diaspora has been galvanized by the news reports that Hindutva extremists are planning to repeat the 2002 Gujarat pogroms in the Indian state of Rajasthan, as revealed by a high ranking advisory committee to the Prime Minister of India, and also that their leader, Narendra Modi, may reapply for a US visa.

Ramier Shaik, a prominent member of the convention committee has unveiled an impressive array of speakers:

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May 9, 2008

The IMC-USA convention has become an annual tradition for scholars, activists and others concerned about the brutal siege of India’s pluralist and democratic ethos by the Hindutva ultra-nationalists. The annual convention is a platform for social activists and members of the Indian Diaspora to share ideas on issues of concern including political and economic corruption, the continuing persecution of Dalits and the marginalized lower castes in India.

Eminent personalities will be addressing the delegates during the day long sessions and the evening banquet. In addition, they will hold consultative meetings with participants on topics related to strengthening India’s secular democracy and promoting social justice and economic prosperity.

The scheduled sessions will deal with coalition building for protection of Human Rights in India, networking for Muslim NGOs and Business initiatives by Muslims in India, among many others.

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