Association of Indians in America

South Jersey Chapter

Exec Committee
Gandhi Awards
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We are running the Gandhi Award Contest for last 16 years. We continue to make progress with increasing participation levels every year. Over the last 16 years we have 'touched' over 100,000 children, teachers and family members. We must continue to reinforce the importance of peace, non-violence and racial and religious harmony.

Top 12 Contestants of Gandhi Award Contest 2020


Student Name  School
Anjali Keira Krishnamurti Somerville High School
Avirup Chakraborty Ventnor Middle School
Cyrus Mehrrostami Bernardsville Middle School
Emily Hsu Ridge High School
Grace Tan William Annin Middle School
John Leonetti Ventnor Middle School
Michaela Wang Newark Academy Livingston
Morgan Marie Pfeiffer Briggs Memorial Middle School Pt.Pleasant
Nijar Soliman Ventnor Middle School
Rachael Molly Weiser Riverdell High School
Tabitha Mascobetto South Brunswick High School
Urmi P Mistry Morris County School of Technology

We will have a virtual award ceremony on Zoom on Sunday October 11, 2020.
Zoom link will be sent to the top 12 students and their teachers close to the date.


Gandhi Award Contest 2020
(Open for all New Jersey Middle and High School students)

Theme for 2020:
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” 
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
Application 2020


List of winners of 2019 contest

  1. Aneesha Reddy Rompally; Morris County School of Technology
  2. Ashna M. Lotia; Robbinsville High School
  3. Corina A. Scattergood; Ventnor Middle School
  4. Fahim Bablu; Ventnor Middle School
  5. Goeun Wang; Holmdel High School
  6. Grace Tan; William Annin Middle School
  7. James C. Kendra; Heckettstown High School
  8. Lili Masoudi; Orange Avenue School
  9. Matthew A. Szczepankiewicz; Orange Avenue School
  10. Michael R. Minchak; Orange Avenue School
  11. Paige Jennifer Fiore; Orange Avenue School
  12. Rebello Nathan; South Brunswick High School
  13. Sabeen Murtaza; Quibble Town Middle School
  14. Sage Ellen Rebello; South Brunswick High School
  15. Sharouk O. Mohamed; Ventnor Middle School
  16. Sravya Dandibhatta; Robbinsville High School
  17. Tamiyana D. Roemer; Orange Avenue School
  18. Veronica Nesbit; Ventnor Middle School


Award Ceremony was held at Princeton University on Sunday October 13, 2019  

Pictures of 2019 Award Celebration


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