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Social Work month celebration

The Social Work month was celebrated on 03/27/04 at Raj Mahal Restaurant, Queens, New York with a participation of forty members. The meticulously planned program was started by an opening prayer song of Mary Ann Thaila. Vice President Saji Joseph said the welcome speech. The President John Mattom in his opening remark stated that the association has more than hundred members work in different parts of the Tri-state in various agencie.

The introduction of Chief Guest was made by Dr. Paul Njaliyeth. The keynote address was made by the chief guest Ms. Irene Torres, Associate Executive Director of Woodhull Hospital. Ms. Torres spoke on the National Social Work Month theme "The Power Of Social Work. Pass It On".

Mr.Thomas Gnalian introduced another guest of the occasion Ms.Indira Parmar, Director f Social Work, Wycoff Hospital. In her speech, Ms. Parmar urged the members to go beyond the community and geographical limits and reach out to the burning national problems of Indian society like AIDS, Domestic Violence, illiteracy etc. She also encouraged to involve more Social Workers in New York from other parts of India as well. A melodious song sung by Shilpa James was very impressive;a followed the felicitation of Dr. Craig Crabtree, Social Work Supervisor Woodhull and Dr. Francis Jacob, Associate Director of Social Work, Harlem Health Network.

Presentation of Awards were done by the Secretary, Mr. Sajan Thomas to Ms. Irene Torres and Dr. Criag Crabtree. Vote of thanks was done by Ms. Kamalesh Bagga. After the program there was a delicious lunch arranged for all at Raj Mahal Restaurant . The lunch was sponsored by Dry Harbor Nursing Home, Brooklyn.




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