Indo-American in top education body
P Chopra is the first Asian board member of the United New Yorkers for Choice Education.india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 11:48 IST
Prominent Indian American Parveen Chopra has become the first Asian to be appointed to the board of advisors of the United New Yorkers for Choice in Education (UNYCE).
UNYCE is heavily involved in all educational policies, measures and legislative issues.
A press release quoted Timothy P Mulhern, president of UNYCE, as saying in a letter that Chopra was appointed because of his "high profile within the Indian and broader Asian Communities".
Mulhearn said he has been sensitive to the need for representation on the board by someone from the Asian community, according to the statement.
Chopra had previously supported the Hispanic community on English Plus Campaign and thwarted attempts by some Congressmen to stop school funding for bi-lingual education. He has been involved in several mainstream issues besides maintaining a very high profile for not only the Indian but the entire Asian community in the United States.
Last year, Chopra was honoured with several prestigious awards for his active role in civil rights in America - the Ellis Island Medal of Honour, Dr Martin Luther King Award, Distinguished Community Service Award by One Hundred Black Men, Inc. and Man of the Year by World Business Forum.