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NRI Seminars

1: Topic: How to engage in US politics and roles of Indian American in US politics

Adi Sathi

Vice Chair, Michigan Republican Party
(Adi Sathi was elected on a statewide ballot to serve as Vice Chair of Coalitions for the Michigan Republican Party in February 2015 at the age of 24. He is the first Indian American to hold statewide party office in the Michigan GOP).

Niraj J. Antani

State Representative (R-42)
Ohio House of Representatives

(State Representative Niraj Antani is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is the youngest Indian American elected official in the United States)

Jay Kansara

Director - Government Relations

(Jay Kansara is the Director of Government Relations based in Washington, DC.

Jay Kansara develops and maintains strategic relationships with leaders in public policy and in various fora, including congressional briefings, interfaith and human rights roundtable meetings, and official government functions. Kansara focuses heavily on United States foreign policy on its impact on Hindus globally. He visited Bangladesh in 2015 and was invited to testify before the U.S. Congress on his research of religious discrimination targeting Hindus in Bangladesh.)

Hari Eppanapally

Founding president and Chairman of the board for Lead India 2020 Foundation, Inc.

Director of Resultica Education

Founder and President of Foodworth, LLC and Partner of Coriander, LLC

Founding Chairman of the Eppanapally Charitable Foundation (ECF)

Founding President of VT Seva, (Volunteering Together for Service)

Board member and Vice-President of Financial Policy Council (FPC)

Chairman of the board for Quibble Genomics Institute, Inc. (

Chairman of the board for the CIC Group, Inc., a management consulting and advisory firm for mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Eppanapally has been a strong advocate for Indian Americans to run for elected offices at various levels and to take active role in American politics to protect the interests of Indian American community in the US. He was considered by the GOP to run for US Congress from New Jersey in 2014.

Lakshmi Tummala

Running for Frisco City Council


Speaker: Uma Mantravadi

Attorney based in Houston. Specilized in Immigration Laws, Family Law, Criminal Defense and Business Laws

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(FROM LEFT) : Vamshi Mabineni , Yella Reddy Kambam , Ashok Golla , Jayasimha Reddy Palagala ,Sairam Muvvala , Teja Kunju

nata convention 2016

Jayasimha Reddy Palagala


Prabhakar Metta


Yella Reddy Kambam


Ashok Golla


Sairam Muvvala


Teja Kanju


Vamshi Mabineni

Shiva Meka

Shiva Meka