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Indian Business Association to Host Seminar on Challenges Facing Teenagers

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EDISON, NJ - The Indian Business Association will host a seminar that will address issues impacting today’s teenagers and will include in-depth and candid discussions on addiction, social media, and bullying.

The event set for April 22 starting at 6 p.m. will occur at the television studios of TV ASIA located at 76 National Road in Edison and is open to the public.

It is the latest in a series of educational programs organized by IBA. Last year, the organization conducted a seminar on home invasions which featured the County Prosecutor. It also organized seminars on issues including immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and the NJ Courts System.

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“We believe these are important issues that need to be discussed. Many families are coping with these challenges and our goal is to provide them with the tools to overcome them” Dhiren Amin, president of the IBA said.

A special highlight of the program will be the IBA unveiling a new sub-chapter, the Young Entrepreneurial Society

YES is comprised of individuals aged 21 through 25. The new sub-chapter will be dedicated to career development and providing networking opportunities for the large and growing South Asian American youth in New Jersey.

“We felt there was a need to mobilize the next generation within our community. We want to give them the tools to succeed and in turn contribute back to the community” Neil Shah, the organizations Chairman said.

The Executive Board of YES will be introduced and its logo unveiled.

YES will feature panel speakers from YES who will give a first-hand account of the challenges faced by peers.

The seminar will include two other panels. They first will include representatives from government, the second will include legal and healthcare experts.

Featured speakers will include Sgt. Dudash from the Edison Police Department, Daniel Harris from the Woodbridge Township Board of Education, and State Senator Joseph Vitale, who chairs the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee. Other speakers will include Middlesex County based attorney Steve Altman, Dr. RD Patel, and Mahesh Chitnis, Governor for the local Lions Club.

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