USA: Gigantic event at LA Convention Center to spotlight one of our own

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By Dionesio C. Grava
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It will be a celebration of diversities when the 4th Annual Sheriff’s Show will take the spotlight tonight at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting at 5:30 pm. The event will honor the men and women in uniform as well as distinguished leaders in business, the community and the media.

It is a big boost to the image of our country and people that at the center of this astounding event is one of ours. Maria Amor Torres has certainly been earning plaudits for her dedication to the cause of diversity and in the process gaining much goodwill for our homeland. According to an advance copy of the souvenir program, “she was born and raised in the Philippines where she learned not only how to become a successful businessperson but also how to care for and treat people incredibly well… for she has used faith, a strong family upbringing and a great education to mold or combine, as if with a soldering iron, alchemist style, love and business to provide social services in a very creative, heartfelt and entertaining way.”

In California Ms. Amor Torres had made her mark in international business. In addition to the Annual Sheriff’s Show, she also founded Exotifit for Humanity “to revolutionize fitness the practical, effective and entertaining way. It is based on several dance styles and fused with raw energy, rhythm and sensuality.”

She also created Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant, a personal and social development opportunity for women 35 years of age and older, of diverse nationalities; the Search for Mr. & Ms. Perfect Creature, the 1st Annual Global Independence Day; We Care for the World and other business ventures. She is a consummate professional
entrepreneur and creative titan, who lives to inspire others by taking decisive
action. Her motto: Be a doer, not a talker.

Co-hosting with our Maria Amor Torres will be the LA Sheriff’s Indo-American Advisory Council headed by Retired Lt. Kishore Kevin Kaul, chairman.

Varun Gandhi, grandson of assassinated prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi, will receive the “Youth Leadership Award.” Prince Frederic of Germany, Prince Donatus Okonkwo of Tetrzzini Foods, Ltd., entrepreneur Gul Jaisinghaniji and tennis champ Anand Amritraj will be 2012 Hall of Fame honorees. The others in the list of awardees of the 4th Annual Sheriff’s Show are the following:

  • Manoj Padte- Excellence in International Business Relations
  • Mr Avadesh Agarwal- Philanthropist of the year
  • Dr Prem Reddy- Sponsor Of The Year
  • Prachin Infotech- Sponsor Of The Year
  • Jerry Velasco- Distinguished Man Of The Year
  • Assemblyman Chris Norby- Leadership Award
  • Shekhar Rahate- Fashion Couturier Of The Year
  • Elena Berman- Role Model of The Year
  • Sunil Tolani- – Social Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Soraya Fallah- Leadership and Human Rights Award
  • Balasaheb Kadam- Men In Uniform Award
  • Harikrishna Majmundar- Humanitarian Award
  • Andy Z. Edralin- Excellence in Photo-Journalism Award
  • Guillermo Proano- Excellence in Photo-Journalism
  • Tatiana Davidov- Excellence in Photo Journalism
  • Maurice Dwayne Smith- Excellence in Journalism

Each awardee will be bestowed a one-of-a-kind art sculpture as trophy
by renowned artists Mkrtich Sarkisyan and Edgar Harutyunyan and certificates from
local government offices. All proceeds from this event will be set aside as endowment to families of sheriffs who have been impaired or had lost their lives in the performance of official duties.

L.A. Sheriff Leroy D. Baca will be among the officials and celebrities to grace the occasion. Entertainment fare will include fashion shows by Fashion Couturier of The Year Shekhar Rehate as well as by Rohini Bedi and Be Baby by Brandon. Also to be featured are performances by Maria Amor’s The Exoti-Angels, Beyondancing (Dancing for a cause) and a serenade from Ram Tasildar. Meanwhile, an art exhibit will be showcased by well-known contemporary artists and a collection of artifacts and collectibles will be auctioned by Artisfactions.

Red carpet photo ops featuring a bevy of beauties, fashion personalities, Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities and dignitaries will start at 5:30 pm. Dinner-show follows and then the awarding at 7:30 pm. The dashing Sam Gandhi and Dancing with the Valley
Star Champion Jen Svejda will be the masters of ceremony.

The event will have both local and international coverage. Tickets are available at the door and at For media pass, sponsorship and giveaways please contact Maria Amor at or or call 818-983-3602.

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