United States

About Chapter

Parsippany has one of the highest concentrations of Indian-Americans in the United States. The Gujarati community in Parsippany is active and vibrant, with various community centers, temples, and organizations.

The Gujarati Samaj of New Jersey, for example, is a non-profit organization that conducts various cultural and community events where folk dances, songs, and dramas (theatre) are performed. The Indian Association of North America (IANA) promotes cultural activities and organize events around festivals like Diwali, Navaratri, and Holi.

Gujarati plays and musical events are sometimes staged during community gatherings and serve as a platform for upcoming writers and poets to showcase their work. Parsippany's public libraries have sections dedicated to foreign languages where one can find Gujarati literature, children's books, and magazines.

Parsippany is a welcoming township that provides Indian and Gujarati communities with opportunities to thrive and celebrate their heritage.

Chapter Ambassador

Vishnu Patel

Vishnu Patel is an established resident of New Jersey, USA, having settled there in 1995. He holds a Master's degree in Geology from M S University in Vadodara. Alongside his career in healthcare and tours and travels, Vishnu has a deep passion for serving Indian seniors.

For the past six years, Vishnu has been serving as the Secretary of the Federation of Indian-American Seniors Association of North America (FISANA), an organization that represents a community of 10,000 Indian seniors. Additionally, he holds the position of Secretary in the Indian American Seniors Association of Morris County, New Jersey.

Vishnu's dedication to improving the lives of Indian seniors and his active involvement in senior associations demonstrate his commitment to fostering a strong sense of community and providing support to the elderly.