GW Cohosts a D.C. Diwali Celebration

GW Today: GW Cohosts a D.C. Diwali Celebration: The celebration of Diwali Wednesday evening, co-sponsored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, served as a counterpoint to a momentous post-election day. Emcee Kishan Putta got things started by bringing to mind the words of the noted Indian [...]

$7 Million Budgeted for Jelleff Rec Center

Georgetowner: $7 Million Budgeted for Jelleff Rec Center: More than 100 people including local advocates showed up for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s midsummer information meeting to hear about preliminary plans to remodel Georgetown’s low-profile recreation center and swimming pool. “This is a very exciting opportunity for the community," said Kishan Putta, a Jelleff Center neighbor and community [...]

Standing Together

This morning, we two dozen Washingtonians visited Arlington Cemetery to honor Captain Humayun Khan and to stand with his courageous family.  We came together as Americans of different religions, ethnicities, races, genders, and orientations - many of us meeting for the first time. No politics were discussed, but we all felt how important it was to show solidarity with this [...]

Kishan Gets Three New Affordable Early Childhood Education Programs Opened, Pushes for More

Starting yesterday morning, dozens of families were able to enroll their children into 3 new affordable child-care cooperative programs that I worked very hard over the last year to open up.  I went to one and met Hanna Lee, a young working mother, who said, “This is such a great idea – it’s very affordable,” [...]

Stead Park Groundbreaking

District Source: Stead Park Groundbreaking Celebrates Community Effort:  “Our community’s families have been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Kishan Putta, a local ANC Commissioner who is running for an at-large seat on the District Council.  Putta said the park improvements is an example of the District embracing the families who want [...]

Washington Post: Metro Plans Longer Buses

Washington Post: Metro plans longer buses – “We have pushed and pushed for months and finally Metro agreed to put in longer buses,” said Kishan Putta, a member of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Dupont Circle and an advocate for a dedicated bus lane on 16th Street and better bus service overall.  Putta, who is seeking an at-large [...]