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Two Indian-Americans Manjusha P. Kulkarni and Ranjana P. selected for Champions of Change

May 9, 2014 14:13 IST

Two Indian-Americans Manjusha P. Kulkarni and Ranjana Paintal on 7 May 2014 were selected for Champions of Change by the White House.

The award was announced in recognition of their work to educate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) about President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare Act.

The award was honoured by the Department of Health & Human Services along with nine other advocates and community leaders.

Manjusha P. Kulkarni is executive director of South Asian Network (SAN) based in California. SAN is a community-based organisation dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California.

Ms. Paintal serves as programme manager for the Asian Health Coalition’s partnership consortium around education, outreach and enrolment to underserved AAPIs communities in Illinois.

About Champions of Change award

The White House Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the country, who are doing extraordinary work in their communities.

Selected Champions of Change will be individuals who have provided exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to the 21st century opportunities.

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