Having started in August of 2012, the USINPAC Arkansas chapter is led by its Chair, Shash Goyal. This particular chapter of USINPAC was started in order to educate the Indian American people of Arkansas the political process on a state level and to get the Indian American community involved. USINPAC has been active in this particular chapter by advising the Indian American community the importance about their participation in their local government in order to enhance Indian Americans in the state.
The USINPAC Arkansas chapter has hosted various events and dinners at the Governor’s Mansion, invited both Senators and Congressmen to temples and helped in getting better state representation for the Indian Americans within the state. This particular chapter has also helped 4 individuals become appointed by different boards and committees.
Some of the goals put in place by the USINPAC Arkansas Chapter on a state level are to get better representation of the Indian American community and the decision-making processes within the government. On a national level, the Arkansas chapter would like to see delegates from the US (especially from Arkansas) to go to India to set up a bilateral relationship with the country.
“USINPAC is building the road ahead for a better relationship with India and the United States and is helping merge the strength of that bond between the two biggest democracies in the world.” – Shash Goyal, USINPAC AK Chair