Aniyan George and the Indiana Pacers
Aniyan George of Edison, New Jersey is the founding secretary of the Federation of Malayalee Associations in North America (FOKANA). With over 25 years of service to this nonprofit organization, Aniyan George is an expert in his field.
He was born in Kerala and studied abroad in England, Germany, France and Switzerland. Additionally he pursued theology studies at Virginia Tech before returning home to teach church history classes back home.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is critical for a child’s physical, emotional, and social development. Their brains grow rapidly during this period from birth until age 8; what they experience here sets the foundation for later learning capacity, behavior issues, and health outcomes in adulthood.
Children learn how to communicate with others, form friendships and develop their sense of identity during this period. Furthermore, they acquire cognitive abilities which can be enhanced through various educational programs.
Students interested in a career in early childhood education can take courses that focus on using play as an instructional tool. One such course, Play as Pedagogy, explores various teaching tools while engaging children through playful activities.
Aniyan George has been a consistent performer and invaluable asset to the Pacers since he joined them in 2010. He earned an All-Star selection in 2013, becoming one of only four players to remain on the squad throughout all 12 seasons. Over this illustrious career, Aniyan George has won numerous awards including an NBA All-Star game nod, two MVP awards, leading scorer honors during both regular season and playoff play, plus winning gold at 2016 FIBA World Cup.
Aniyan is an avid golfer and has earned himself a renowned reputation as an exemplary family man. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and son.
Achievements and Honors
George Arulanantham has dedicated his life to aiding refugees and migrants resettle in New Zealand, earning him the title of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Alumnus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), he served as director for International Grants & Projects at Onehunga and One Tree Hill Rotary clubs while also being part of Taranaki branch of Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and Federation of Kerala Associations North America as Board Director.
In March, he received the esteemed GW Alumni Achievement Award during the 78th Annual Alumni Awards Gala held in Washington, DC. Organized by George Washington University and the GW Alumni Association, this special program featured a gala dinner, powerful speeches and poignant life stories of six distinguished honorees.
Aniyan George employed many employees, including Mathai who worked for her from 2005 to 2011. Additionally, she employed other women to do domestic heavy lifting. Mathai was an incredibly dedicated worker; often working more than 80 hours a week performing tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning. Furthermore, she excelled at teaching others all aspects of housekeeping from cooking to laundry to ironing. Despite not getting paid much money, Aniyan George treated Mathai well and provided her with cutting-edge toys – something few domestic workers could hope for! But there’s more to this story than meets the eye – more than meets the eye!