On March 7, 2013 Community leaders recently met and Honored Supreme Court Judge Fernando Tapia. Judge Tapia said that Indian Americans are a hard working community who are law abiding, highly educated and great citizens of this wonderful state. Samir Chopra said “ Judge Tapia is a highly respected and learned member of the Judiciary.”The lavish function was held at Ciprianni’s Restaurant in NYC.
Samir Chopra, has been recognized as “Who’s Who is America”; A former employee of the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Samir is also a marathon runner and triathlete; past recipient of the International Walter Upjohn Award and previously served as Director of the South Asian Bar Association, Trustee of the Hindu Center in New York and Director of the Indian American Committee, after completing his education at Emory University, INSEAD (France) and Harvard. He has been honored by the United States Senate, United States Congress and all three of the last Governors of the State of New York.