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Our Roots: Advancing Human Rights and the Tradition of Serving Our Nation

By Mariyam Cementwala Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State Mariyam Cementwala has been serving in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer for over a decade. On July 17, 2020, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) held its 80th Annual Convention where Mariyam was called upon to deliver a…

Virginia Bohras Step Up to Reduce Impacts of COVID-19

Fairfax County Times Local humanitarian initiatives are part of the global Dawoodi Bohra relief efforts to donate food and supplies to people in need and emergency services on the front line. The Dawoodi Bohra community of Virginia, is stepping up its efforts to feed those members of society hardest hit by COVID-19, while also providing…