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Welcome to the l lth annual Unity in Diversity Dinner hosted by the Global Organization of People of India Origin (GOPIO) and Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA).
Following the September 11 attacks, people of many nationalities and religions faced discrimination and intolerance. This worthy event began as a means to bridge the divide and foster unity. IACF-USA and GOPIO’s commitment to promoting understanding and positive relations serves a great need for the community. I also commend your focus on raising awareness for issues affecting South-Asians/Indo-Americans in education, immigration, healthcare, homelessness and senior citizens.
On behalf of State of California, I thank you for your past efforts and accomplishments, and look forward to you continued leadership and service to the community. Best wishes for a wonderful event.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.