February 4, 2006
Executive committee members and volunteers
of Celebrate Fremont were among those
honored by the Federation of Indo Americans,
Northern California chapter, at the annual
India Republic Day celebration.
the awards Sunday, board members of the
chapter wanted to acknowledge Celebrate
Fremont, a grass-roots group of community
leaders spearheading Fremont's yearlong 50th
anniversary celebration, and affirm the
organization's mission to enhance the
quality of life in the Fremont community,
said Yogi Chugh, chapter spokesman.
Chugh said the
federation, which hosts the annual Festival
of India celebration in Fremont during the
summer, was discussing ways to incorporate
the anniversary into the festival this year.
"We wanted to
recognize the volunteers involved with
Celebrate Fremont," Chugh said. "They've
really played an important role in
celebrating the best aspects of our
a San Jose resident and author of the
management guide "The Practice and
Philosophy of Decision Making: A Seven Step
Spiritual Guide," was honored for serving as
a role model and proponent of diversity in
Hewlett-Packard's technology community.
Raman's visionary and results-driven
created one of the most highly respected and
motivated teams in HP's central research
laboratory for the company's innovative
camera and inkjet products," wrote the panel
of judges. "Her team is geographically
dispersed, global and a model of diversity."
Steve Cho, a
Fremont City Council member, also received a
plaque for his "outstanding contribution to
the Tri-City communities, unrelenting
commitment and dedication to preserving and
enhancing the true values of democracy and
freedom," and for his public service.
Nina Moore, a
trustee on the Fremont Board of Education,
also was recognized for her efforts in
awards social hour and dinner bring together
community groups to celebrate India's
becoming a republic 57 years ago and to
recognize those who work for the secular and
democratic principles of communities.