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April 8, 2014 > Induz celebrates 10 years of community service

Induz celebrates 10 years of community service

Submitted By Induz

Induz, a Bay Area local charity organization making a positive impact by providing arts and culture education to underprivileged children at local low-income schools, commemorates 10 years in 2014. A special ceremony on February 21 honored the volunteers who have contributed in various capacities, enabling the growth of the organization. In attendance were Guests of Honor Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett; Ro Khanna, Former Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Obama Administration; and Anu Natarajan, Vice Mayor of the City of Fremont and Advisory Board Member of Induz.

On behalf of the State Senate, Senator Ellen Corbett presented Induz founders Ray and Piya Mitra a 10-Year Anniversary Recognition. Anu Natarajan presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of Fremont. Contributions by Induz volunteers were recognized in three areas: Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Art Angel Award for outstanding support, and Volunteer of the Year 2013 Award.

The PresidentÕs Volunteer Service Award was presented to six youths involved in a Youth Ambassador Leadership Development Program, focused on furthering the cause of Induz. The award consists of a certificate, letter from President Obama, and a lapel pin. Youth recipients were Rhea Mitra and Rutu Samai, who received the Gold level award for completing over 100 hours. Sohil Chavan, Kriti Jain, Simran Birla, and Diya Amatya received the Bronze level awards for 50 hours. In the adult category, Ray Mitra and Piya Mitra received the Gold level award for volunteering over 500 hours in 2013. Ken Morris, Anupam Parganiah, and Lailani Africa received Bronze awards. The Presidential award winners also received recognition certificates from the California State Senate.

Recipients of the Art Angel Award were Vikram Kohli, Ranna Patel, Rupam Khanna, Jyoti Sarin, Vilas and Megha Thuse, Sanjay Saxena and Niharika Shrivastav, and Rahul Pandhe.

Induz Volunteers of the year were Smita Jayakar, Krishnan Subramanian, Viren and Meena Gandhi, Shielja Sarin, Ketan and Jasmine Rohan Mehta, Siddharth Mukerji, Dhaval N. Shah, Shatarupa Majumdar, Jitu Sharma, Annie Ahktar, Deepika Yeldandi, Sujata Mudumba, Ramesh Mishra, Ruchir and Sneh Gandhi, Aman Srivastav and Gia Mitra.

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