Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America

Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America


Mrs. Anjali Prasad –                      President

Originally from Patna, Mrs. Anjali takes great pride in our history and culture. Four years ago she joined the team as Cultural Secretary, with a passion to bring forward the talent from our community and provide them a platform to showcase their talents and interests. In the past she has managed all cultural related activities and has been a significant factor in initiating interest in the community members to get overwhelming participation event after event. She currently lives in Freehold, NJ with her husband and two children. She has a Masters degree in Cell Biology and work for a leading biopharmaceutical company in New Jersey.

Mr. Vinay Singh –                           Vice President

Mr. Vinay is a native of Vaishali, Bihar and grew up in Barauni. He did his Engineering from BIT Sindri and Masters from BITS Pilani. He has more than 15 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Technology and Management. He has been associated with Watershed protection and Clean water project for many years along with many US and India based charitable organizations. He has been associated with BJANA for more than 5 years and actively encourages US based natives of Bihar and Jharkhand to join and participate in BJANA. He likes to spend time with his friends and families and lives in Monroe, NJ with his wife and their two little angel daughters.

Mr. Sanjeev Singh –                        General Secretary

Mr. Sanjeev is a native of Vaishali, Bihar; He is a resident of Plainsboro, NJ and lives with his wife, daughter and son. He has accomplished Master’s in Business Administration and works in the area of financial services consulting. He has deep interest in quality education related philanthropic work and associated with education related NGO in India. Sanjeev is an active volunteer of BJANA and part of existing executive committee, his involvement includes designing new website for BJANA, coordinate Smile Train partnership with BJANA and contributed towards various different works needed during BJANA Holi, Diwali and Picnic function.

Mr. Anil Mishra –                          Joint Secretary

Mr. Anil Mishra is a passionate community volunteer and lives in Edison, NJ. He is a graduate of RIT, Jamshedpur and works for Microsoft as Program Management consultant and adviser. He has a strong sense of attachment with his native place BIHAR and birthplace JHARKHAND. He has been involved in many US and India based NGOs (ASHA, AID, CRY and Pratham) and has been Bihar/Jharkhand area representative for this organization. Anil also volunteers at US based organization Hindi USA to promote Hindi language and Bhartiya culture among the Indian kids and youths.

Mr. Anurag Kumar –                      Treasurer

Mr Anurag is a Sr. Technical Manager in an Investment Bank and manages Digital Marketing department. He has been very active in BJANA for the last 4 years and been instrumental in implementing automated communication via ‘Constant Contact’. He is current Treasurer for BJANA. He also manages the ASIAN networking events at his work place. He lives in South Brunswick, NJ with his wife and two kids. He believes that everything that happens, happen for a reason

Mr. Alok Kumar –                            Executive Member

Mr. Alok is a native of Darbhanga, Bihar and lives in Laurence Harbor, NJ with his wife and daughter. He has been associated with various social organizations such as Federation of Indian Association (FIA), YMSA, Indian Business Association (IBA), and South Asian Community Outreach (SACO). Mr. Alok, with Masters in Computer Science, is a young entrepreneur who partnered and later acquired IT Group of companies such as Acme Technology Group, United Business Solutions & Spino. He also started to focus on helping individuals from community and find right jobs.

Mr. Sudhaker Raj –                          Executive Member

Mr. Sudhaker Raj is originally from Muzaffarpur and a resident of Plainsboro, NJ for the past 10 years where his lives with his wife and two lovely kids. He is currently working for Bank of America in a mid-management advisory role and also an active member of the steering committee driving firm-wide strategy (SDM) for Cloud, PaaS and DevOps. Prior to joining BofA, Sudhaker spent over a decade architecting & designing scalable enterprise applications for various financial wall street companies like JPM Chase, UBS, WSJ, CNBC, etc. Sudhaker holds an M.Tech in Automation & Computer Vision Engg. from IIT Kharagpur and B.E. in Electronics Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad.

Dr. Anil K. Agrawal –                          Executive Member

Dr. Anil K. Agrawal (as Executive Member), is a native of Triveniganj, Supaul district in Bihar and lives in Northvale, NJ with his wife, son and daughter. He is a professor of structural engineering at the City College of the City University of New York since 1998. He received his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1988, M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991 and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the university of California at Irvine in 1997. He is one of the most renowned researcher / engineer internationally in the area of smart structures and bridge engineering, and has been the Chief Editor of internationally renowned Journal on Bridge Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2009. He is interviewed frequently by major news channels in the New York City area on issues related to bridges and other infrastructures. He has been active member of BJANA and has been volunteering in cultural and picnic activities of Bjana during last 3-4 years.

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh –                   Executive Member

Dr. Anil is a diplomat of the American board of Internal Medicine and a practicing Nephrologist in Central Jersey. He lives in Edison with his wife and two kids. Dr Singh has been an active member of BJANA community for four years. He believes that the roots of a strong tree are well grounded most often because they were nurtured with care when young. This analogy of a strong tree holds true with respect to kids of NRI /BJANA members.

Mr. Dheeraj Sinha –                           Executive Member

Dheeraj Sinha (as Executive Member), has an MBA in Finance from Texas Tech University, currently a senior Business Analyst with KPMG LLP. For the last couple of years he has been managing ‘Essay Competition’ for the BJANA youths. He along with his wife Mrs. Priyanka Singh, working as System Engineer for AT&T, also helps BJANA with Website updates and keeps the community informed via Facebook. He hails from Patna.

Mr. Pranit Singh –                                Executive Member

Mr. Pranit Singh comes from Raxaul in North Bihar. Brought up in Mumbai where his family is settled for over 30 years. He is an IT professional and been in the industry for over 15 years. Presently working with JP Morgan. His family including his parents has been actively involved in community service at their hometown in Bihar, serving the needy and helping with kids education. He lives in Edison with his wife and two kids. Mr. Pranit manages BJANA Website updates and keeps the community informed via Facebook. In addition is currently leading and managing the cultural related activities at BJANA.

Ms. Aditi Mohan –                               Executive Member

Aditi, a Software Engineer by profession comes from the former summer capital of Bihar , Ranchi – which is now the capital of Jharkhand. She got Masters in Computers from Symbiosis, Pune and bachelor’s degree from BIT Mesra. Deeply rooted to Bihar and its rich culture, Aditi loves to celebrate and share its value with other community members and there could be no better way to do it than being part of BJANA team. BJANA events helps us stay wired to home away from home, and Aditi has been actively volunteering in organizing these events and get active participation. She lives in the little India of US – Edison, NJ with her husband Sandip and son.

Mr. Vishal Sinha –                                Executive Member

Mr. Vishal Sinha has his ancestral roots from Bhagalpur, Bihar and lives with his wife, son and daughter in South Brunswick NJ. Along with him the whole family has been participating and contributing in voluntary activities for BJANA since 5 years. Having a parental armed forces background he has experience of many cultures across India and currently works as a Director of Enterprise Middleware in one of the Global Investment Bank.