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Hindu Society of North Carolina Groundbreaking Ceremony

Today, I attended, along with Mayor Holcombe and Council Members Stohlman, Broadwell, Schlink, and Mayor Pro Tem Johnson, the Ground breaking ceremony for the Learning Center, which is the next major project for the Hindu Center, focusing on education and classes for the youth programs. My children, Sonia and Rayan participate in these programs, called […]

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June 27 Office Hours

I had a very productive office hours this Thursday morning. Indian Documentary:   I met with Lakshmi Gopallakrishnan, a young Indian Amercian College student at UNC, who is working on the Millennial Trains project, looking to interview Indian immigrants, who are having challenges, making it after coming here.   She is looking for Crowd Funding […]

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Hotties Office Hours

As always, I enjoyed, once again, receiving updates on the Morrisville Hotties programs, as we are approaching the end of this program. Graduation is schehduled for the second week of September, during Triangle Entrepreneurship Week and all companies are to be out of the “Perculator”, by July 31 as this is our new word for […]

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Neighborhood Walmart Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

I began my day with a wonderful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Neighborhood Walmart. Chamber President, Carlotta Ungarro, Mayor Jackie Holcombe, Councilmember Mark Stohlman, Mayor Pro Tem Johnson and I attended, along with many ambassadors and citizens. Thanks to Michael Windley for a beautiful invocation. I thank Ronny Hayes, Regional General Manager, Maurice Hayes […]

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New Development in Morrisville

Yesterday, I met with two partners at Welcome Holdings, Dicky Walia, and Tom Rahill, who are prominent developers with an entrepreneutial spirit, looking to possibly purchase land in the Town Center or Transit Area Development area. They are interested in residential development with a mix of retail, and are very interested in walkable communities and […]

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Walmart Reception

I attended this evening the Walmart Grand Opening Party and congratulated the managers and staff  of the new store.   We are very excited to welcome this new global business to our Town and I look forward to providing more convenient shopping to our citizens.   I look forward to attending the grand opening/ribbon cutting on […]


Sampige Picnic

I enjoyed the Sampige Picnic on Sunday, meeting a number of residents from Cary, Morrisville, and the Triangle.   It was nice to have some of the wonderful South Indian cuisine, which I grew up eating.   Pictured here with Dr. Donti, who runs a Pediatric Practice in Morrisville.       by


Geet Bazaar 88.1 FM

I was honored to be on Geet Bazaar on Sunday am, and spoke on some of the work I am doing in the entrepreneurship area and also updated the community on the potential of Sister Cities programs and regional partnerships with other regions of the world, most notably India and Nepal in light of the […]