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INDIA J URNAL Volume 31, No 1 Philanthropist Navin Doshi, well known for his support of educational institutions donated $500,000 to IIT Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India to establish the Kanchan Harilal Doshi Chair.   A Leading Indian-American Newspaper • www.indiajournal.com Friday June 8, 2018 Doshis Gift   $500K To Set Up Chair At IIT Gandhinagar By KALYANI VASAN CERRITOS, CA -  At an event held here that turned into a cel- ebration of Doshi’s life, many A-listers in the field of education, prominent community leaders, family and friends spoke of his wonderful and entertaining per- sonality. Hosted by Cerritos College the event was held at the college’s impressive Student Center and was organized by Anand Rao Lin- gayat of the Leprosy Foundation. Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India in San Francisco graced the event as the guest of honor. Dr. Jose Fierro, President/Super- visor of Cerritos College welcomed the guests and thanked the Indian American community for their ongoing support of the college.  He stated that the goal of Cerritos Generous Gesture: Navin and Pratima Doshi (C) display the pledge check along with prominent guests and organizers Karthik Nemmani CROWNED Modi Meets Mattis, Pitch For Indo-Pacific Peace WASHINGTON,D.C - Indi- an-American Karthik Nemmani, was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, win- ning on the word “koinonia” and surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the contests 93-year history. “Koinonia” is “an intimate chris- tian fellowship and communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community”, according to National Spelling Bee website. In doing so, the 14-year-old eight grader from Texas, on May 31 emerged the top Contd. on A12 SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on June here, days after the Pentagon renamed its Pacific Command as Indo-Pacific Command in a large- ly symbolic move to signal India’s importance to the US military. Modi, who is here on the last leg of his three-nation tour, held a closed- door meeting with Mattis during which both sides discussed all securi- ty related issues of mutual and global interests, sources said. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue which was addressed by the Prime Minister June 1. In his keynote address at the Dialogue, Modi had said an “Asia of rivalry” will hold the region back while an Asia Contd. on A14 Whiz Kid: Nemmani enjoys the moment of glory Cementing Ties: The leaders reit- erated the strategic role of India Spelling Bee Champ Inside Vibrant ‘Kathak Kalpa’ Mesmerizes - A2 Approaching Retirement? Thinking about Long Term Care? Bhoopi Kohli, ChFC, AIF – DOI Lic, # 0630453 Ravin Kohli – DOI Lic, # 0F15034 bhoopi@kfico.com 714-734-8899 Ravin@kfico.com College was to serve local students and they have seen a 30% rise in graduation rates. Additionally, the face of the campus has been undergoing a metamorphosis with the construction of state of the art buildings.  He welcomed the audi- ence to take a tour of the college to see firsthand the wonderful work that is taking place. Continuing the theme of the evening - philanthropic support to education, it was mentioned that Doshi believed strongly in the concept of teaching one how to fish rather than simply gifting a fish.   Doshi arrived in the USA in 1958 to earn a Mas- ter’s degree in engineering and envisioned achieving the prover- bial American dream. He worked tirelessly, lived frugally and along with his engineer wife-Pratima built a business empire of velvet patchwork blankets, stock market and real estate investments. The Doshis have also raised two success- ful children-Rahul a cardiologist and Sonya, a financial advisor. Doshi, who took graduate classes in engineering at UCLA, along with Pratima, has also donated $500,000 to UCLA to establish a chair that would focus on the history of India before 1800. Both their children are UCLA graduates. Dr. Sudhir Jain, Vice Chancellor, Indian Institute of Technolo- gy(IIT) Contd. on A9 Cal Poly Hosts India Food Competition - A2 Trump Grants Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza - A8 Please contact us today to find out how we can help you with Building, Protecting and Preserving Your Financial Future We help individuals and businesses take control of their financial life, and our comprehensive strategies are designed to help you achieve your financial independence. Call 1-800-966-7744 Ask for Bhoopi Kohli or email bhoopi@KFICO.com