Jai Shree Krishna!
On behalf of LPS of USA, I would like to express my sincere sympathies for all those who have been affected by this morning's earthquake in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with the communities affected. I sincerely hope for speedy recovery in the affected areas, and pray that all the disaster victims are able to overcome this challenge and return to their peaceful lives & promising future as soon as possible.
Please be safe!
Sunil Patel (Gaam: Kharvasa)
President - LPS of USA
The Sacramento Kings already had the first Indian-born owner in the National Basketball Association. Now they have the league's first player of Indian descent.
The Kings, purchased last year by Tibco Software Inc. founder Vivek Ranadive, a native of Mumbai, signed 7'-5", 360-pound Canadian center Sim Bhullar to a contract after he played with their summer league team in Las Vegas.
Bhullar, 21, was born and raised in the Toronto area after his parents moved from Punjab. He averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks a game over two seasons at New Mexico State, where he helped the Aggies reach the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament in 2013 and 2014. Bhullar wasn't among the 60 players selected in this year's NBA draft.
Ranadive, who purchased the Kings from the Maloof family for $534 million, has said India is the NBA's "Next Great Frontier" and adding Bhullar underscores the growth of the sport there. "He represents one of many that will emerge that region as the game continues to garner more attention and generate ever-increasing passion among a new generation of Indian fans," Ranadive said in a statement.
Ranadive said basketnball is the fastest-growing sport in his home country. The Kings, who have eight straight losing campaigns, last season televised more than 20 live games in India, began a website in Hindi, sent players and dancers to Mumbai and signed the team's first India-based sponsor.
Jsk Leuva Families,
We hope this letter finds everyone well. In our first 30 days we have hit the ground running. We have assigned each officer different committees to head up.
Convention & Vendors
Sanjay Patel (TN)
Revenue Generation & Sponsorship
Bylaws & Leuva Connection
IT Web & IT Database
Women's & Gaam Ambassadors
Sanjay Patel (TX)
Seniors & Member Relations
The officers then choose Chairs & Co-Chairs and they in turn filled their Committees. After this was completed, we had an EBOD conference call to give each committee their assignments. A few committees have already started their work. Our first BOD meeting has been set for August 26th, 2014 in Ontario, CA.
Bhaveshbhai and his team with Cyberweb are continuing to make membership renewal calls and updating the database. Practicbhai with Anand Systems is continuing the enhancement of our website.
On going request for everyone to update their profiles in our database. Please visit www.lpsofusa.com and login. Please ensure that we have everyone's correct email address yound and old. This way we can provide the most up to date information.
As your BOD we have pledged to pay for our own hotel rooms at wedding and funerals. We believe to set an example. Also, I have started a personal campaign to educate our members on the importance of drinking water.
Stay tuned...... Thank you and we shall chat next month.
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