FIS’ Vavilala Presents Keynote Speech at Asian-Pacific Heritage Celebrations


HOUSTON: “Walk Together-Embrace Differences-Build Legacies” was the theme of the Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration hosted on May 19th by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security honoring the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Mr. Krishna Vavilala (center), founder-chairman of the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) was invited to give the keynote speech.

Erik Shoberg (left), Area Port Director of Houston/Galveston Seaport, Dept. of Homeland Security presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Vavilala, who was the keynote speaker. Standing next to him was his wife, Lakshmi Vavilala (right). The Certificate read “Thank you for your inspiring presentation and participation in our Asian-Pacific American Heritage.