17 Jan : Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has urged all people of India-descent living in USA to stand-up and be counted in upcoming census.
Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that participation in the census was very crucial as it impacted federal funding (of over $400 billion annually), private investment, public infrastructure & services, political representation, advocacy, etc., for the next ten years.
Rajan Zed is also a member of the Complete Count Committee of the 2010 Census as a religious representative to help guide outreach and education activities. The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States. The first Census was conducted in 1790 and has been carried out every 10 years since then.