Celebrating 71st Republic Day of India January 26, 2020 at 7 PM SONHA PUNJAB RESTAURANT, 428-03 Union Turnpike, Bellerose, NY14426 The preamble to the Constitution of India will be read out at the event. Contact Harbachan Singh Secretary General, IOC, USA 917-749-8769
Mr. Sam Pitroda is an internationally
telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker who has spent 50
information and communications technology (ICT) and related global and national
Credited with having laid the foundation
India’s telecommunications and technology revolution of the 1980s, Mr. Pitroda has been
leading campaigner to help bridge the global digital divide. During his tenure as
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Mr. Pitroda led six technology missions related to
telecommunications, water, literacy, immunization, dairy production, and oilseeds. He
the founder and first Chairman of India’s Telecom Commission. In these plural roles, Mr.
Pitroda helped revolutionize India’s development philosophies and policies with a
on access to technology as the key to social change.