On Saturday, August 15th, 2020, the Federation of Indian Associations-NYNJCT, held a private informal dinner gathering to bid farewell to Jaideep Chola. head of Chancery at the Consulate General of India, New York.
Ankur Vaidya, chairman, FIA NJ, NY & CT, thanked Chola on behalf of the organization for the joint initiatives administered during the collective tenure between CGI-NY and FIA.
Anil Bansal, president FIA also congratulated Chola on completion of his tenure in New York and extended good wishes and luck for his future endeavors.
Chola was presented a citation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who commended him for his outstanding service. And he received compliments from numerous FIA member organizations including Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America, India Cultural Association, Telugu Association of USA, American Tamil Sangam, Friends of India among others.
“All I have done is what I am supposed to as a part of my job and in the process have made some good friends who will stay along. I had always heard about Indian associations and about India Day Parade in New York and this posting here has made that desire to be able to witness the event in person a dream come true,” Chola is quoted saying in a press release from FIA.
Trustee of FIA Srujal Parikh talked about the consulate being a second home for Indian Americans. Alok Kumar, of the Golden Jubilee Executive team (Former President FIA) thanked Chola for his dedicated and sincere commitment to serving the Indian community in the U.S. and doing it humbly and making everyone feel welcomed and important.
Chola participated in, and was administratively involved with CGI-NY and FIA’s International Women’s Day. At the Aug. 15 event, the FIA women’s team consisting of Krina Parikh, Karishma Vaidya and Radhika Mehta also joined wishing Chola well.
The FIA executive team consisting of Himanshu Bhatia, Amit Yadav, Amit Ringasia, Saurin Parikh were also present and expressed their gratitude for the outstanding work Chola had done as head of Chancery.