Global Indian Awards
|Event organizer Ary Sarkar (r) receives a proclamation by San Francisco|
Mayor Gavin Newsom from a city official. (Som Sharma photo)
Ary Sarkar is also the founder of Global Indian Congress, an organization dedicated to advancing and uniting the global Indian community. Global Indian Congress listed its main goal as the creation of the means where people of Indian origin worldwide can commemorate and celebrate their past and present while creating new paths towards a positive future. Ary Sarkar hoped the Global Indian Awards would help achieve this goal by leading to the most glamorous night San Francisco Bay Area Indians had ever seen.
|Pageant winner and runners-up with event organizer Ary Sarkar (l-r): Teresa|
Sese, Jessica Rae de Jesus and Meni Jayaswal. (Som Sharma photo)
The Global Indian Awards took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on September 27, 2003 and was held concurrently with the 13th Annual Miss India Worldwide Beauty Pageant.