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Thursday, June 6th, 2019


Ehsaan Vakil Wins a Second Place in the US History Bee

In April, Clark High School senior-to-be Eshaan Vakil won first place in the history and geography categories of National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Individual Player National Championship Tournament in Chicago and second place in the U.S. History Bee in Washington, D.C. His finish at the history bee was the highest ever by a Nevada student. Vakil, 17, recalled riding a bus to a quiz bowl-related event with students from other states about four years earlier, when he was in seventh grade. “They said, ‘Oh, we didn’t know people studied in LasRead More

Rajan Zed opens Maine Senate & House with Hindu prayers

Both Maine House of Representatives and Senate in capital Augusta opened their June three and four sessions respectively with Hindu mantras; containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed from Reno, Nevada delivered these invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the worldRead More

Hoeper Professorship recognizes two Indian Americans College of Engineering faculty

The Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Engineering Professorship was awarded to Shamik Sengupta, associate professor in the department of computer science and engineering, and Krishna Pagilla, professor and environmental engineering program director. Sengupta, also the executive director of the Cybersecurity Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, stated that he is “grateful to the University for this honor.” “I plan to dedicate this fund from the Hoeper Professorship to advance interdisciplinary cybersecurity research and education at the University and outreach to the state of Nevada,” Sengupta said. “We at the University CybersecurityRead More

SAPNA’s Monthly Luncheon with Board of Regent Laura Perkins

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Laura Perkins, Board of Regent, Nevada System of Higher Education, Saturday, June 29th, at the Shiraz Restaurant, 2575 South Decatur Blvd. [Sahara & Decatur].  The price per person is $20, which includes a specially prepared splendid Indian lunch buffet by highly acclaimed chef of Shiraz.   The short presentation by our guest speaker will be followed by a Q&A session.  We hope to see you there. Every month SAPNA hosts a luncheon meeting and invite local andRead More