Global Indian Council (GIC) New York Chapter Kick-Started at 75 Wall Street, Manhattan

On Oct 10th, 2022, GIC held a grand event at an Indian-owned Manhattan luxury Hotel Hyatt; a sitting Judge swearing in the oath of an organization, turned out to be a splendid evening. Indian diaspora in America has grown overwhelmingly, and it is the time to fly in colors.

The ceremony started with an American National Anthem by Krystal Shajan, followed by an Indian National Anthem sung together by all the members as we proclaimed the tagline of India; our strength is our “unity and diversity.”

The GIC is organized globally with the ultimate goal to create a comprehensive global network of people of Indian origin to promote peace and profound happiness ensuring the establishment of universal brotherhood for the benefit of India and the world.

Global General Secretary Sudhir Nambiar welcomed everyone to the installation ceremony, and the Global Associate Treasurer Tom George Kolath announced the list of office bearers. Global President P.C. Mathew addressed the gathering who attended there and all the members from all four continents on a zoom platform.

President PC Mathew addressed the gathering via zoom platform and why GIC differs from any other organization by sharing the vision and mission. Nobody is away from doing great things for others. “I am amazed to see a grand opening of GIC at 75 Wall Street, Downtown New York City. Our organization will have a segment for trading stocks, cryptocurrencies, and educational events. He also stated that since movies are the most influential media of the century, GIC just completed a short feature film entitled “The Footprints,” which touches the life of Gandhi.

GIC NY Chapter was fortunate to have an oath delivered by Hon Judge Biju Koshy in his formal judge’s rob made it the first of its kind oath ceremony of an association and marked a milestone for Global Indian Council (GIC). Judge Koshy appreciated all the team members; raising our youth with a caring mindset is inevitable.

Dr. Tara Shajan was the Emcee and shared why GIC differs from other organizations. She also mentioned the importance of utilizing all the expertise from different walks of life to benefit the community. Global Ambassador Sosamma Andrews and Usha George from Global Committee, represent the New York Chapter. Everyone appreciated Dr. Anil Paulose for the hospitality and for bringing up an excellent team in New York, including the NY chapter goodwill ambassador Andrews Kunnumparambil.

In his felicitation speech, Tom George welcomed the new President, Dr. Anil Paulose, and his vibrant team. Tom also emphasized that President is the heart of an organization, and the secretary is the brain, and the fact is when you sleep, the brain also sleeps to reenergize, but the heart remains to beat. Dr. Paulose and Prakash would work as a team similarly. He also mentioned when you care for others, it is a paradigm shift from a raw person to a socially responsible global citizen. Many dignitaries who were present in person and online via zoom delivered congratulation and best wishes.

In his reply speech, Chapter President Dr. Anil V. Paulose thanked the global GIC leadership for electing him as the president of the NY chapter and his wife, Elizabeth Paulose, who is always there to support him in every walk of life. It is an honor and privilege to be part of this organization, whose mission is to serve, support, and come together as a community with fellow Indians across the globe. Dr. Paulose took a moment to share “what I believe should be the embodiment of this organization – and that is the mission to serve. When we are altruistic, there is a sense of joy and meaning in life; it is contagious and cultivates a spirit of benevolen, giving us joy and purpose in life”. Dr. Paulose thanked Tom George for taking the initiative to help him form the New York Chapter and the global GIC leadership, PC Mathew, Sudhir Nambiar, and Tara Shajan. Dr. Paulose thanked all of the NY chapter team members, all the committee members, ambassadors, and members, for their precious time and contributions. GIC is a resourceful and powerful organization shaping a better world and setting an example that other organizations can emulate. As a proud Indian, I am excited about the good our network will be able to achieve – as we come together to preserve Indian culture and enable individuals in our community through philanthropic goals.

Dr. Tara Shajan delivered the vote of thanks and mentioned that this new GIC chapter is born on Wall Street, Walls are needed where it’s needed; however, GIC is focusing on creating Bridges. She thanked everyone for their encouragement and support of our Global president PC Mathew, Sudhir Nambiar, Tom George, Global goodwill ambassador Dr. Jija Madavan Hari Singh (Global COE chair), Dr. Rajmohan Pillai (Global Business CoE Chair), Dr. Mathews Joys (Media chair), Narayan Janga (Youth), Seema Balasubramanyam (Public Relation) & Mohinder Singh Taneja, DilipChauhan, Sunil Hali and our Brand ambassador Rishi Raj Singh. And at the end, followed with a fabulous & delicious dinner.

Congratulations to the New York chapter on it’s induction, and appreciate all the GIC members in New York.

NY Chapter Global Indian Council members sworn in were Dr. Anil Paulose, President, Secretary Prakash Pasipati, Associate secretary Dr. Sheetal Desai, Treasure Rajinder Kaur Singh, and Associate Treasure Peter Thomas, State Coordinator Andrews Kunnuparampil, Saji Thomas Media & Business promotion, Brand ambassador Trilok Malik and Elizabeth Paulose Global Business Center of Excellence Co-chair.