Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: Hari Om Mandir, Medinah, IL hosted the Annual Fundraiser Dinner, at the Pearl banquet, Roselle, on Sept 16, 2023. Patrons, Founder Members, Devotees, Community Leaders from various Social Organizations, joined hands to raise Funds for the cause of Community Services, Growth & Development, Future Expansion Projects of the Mandir. The gala evening started off with a red-carpet Welcome for all the Guests who attended the Program. A huge Backdrop with the Mandir Logo was set up at the Entrance, and it was an honor to be clicked there for a memorable evening. Photographers were ready to roll their cameras and capture every guest who walked in…exhibiting their best attire and joyous mood! Very soon the venue became a hot favorite for friends and families to take pictures and make their presence at the function, a day to remember. The program formally started with an auspicious Diya Lighting Ceremony, amidst chanting of Mantras by the Mandir Priests: Acharya Ram Naresh Vajpayee & Shastri Dharmender Bhatt. Chaiman BOT, Brij Sharma, President EB, Vipan Wadhera, Chairman FundRaising Committee, Anil Saxena and Prem Salwan from Salwan Trading lighted the lamp and the program was kicked off with a […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago (FIA) hosted a Spectacular and Grand celebration, “Ae Mere Watan” to commemorate India’s 77th Independence Day – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with patriotic fervor on 15th September 2023 at the most upcoming and sought after, state of the art banquet hall, The Matrix Club, at Naperville, IL. The FIA led by Founder President & Chairman Sunil Shah, and Current President Vinita Gulabani, Past President Neil Khot, Founder and Past President Onkar Singh Sangha and the entire Board of Directors created an atmosphere of patriotism with an India centric program that enthralled the attending guests during the first half, followed by a musical extravaganza, the Sahir Ludhianvi Show, Directed by Milind Oak and facilitated by Madan Kulkarni and produced by Niche’ entertainment during the second half, post a sumptuous and delicious dinner. The program started with a Bharat Natyam dance by Board member Bharatnatyam exponent and choreographer Pika Munshi. Then Sunil Shah & Vinita Gulabani were invited for a welcome address. Then Larry Herman, Mayor Oakbrook was invited to speak and present awards, along with Sunil & Vinita at the FIA Team Recognition Ceremony where all the hardworking FIA Team […]» Read more
भगवान श्रीकृष्ण के अनन्य उपासक, ‘श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता’ के ज्ञान को आधुनिक विश्व की चेतना से जोड़ने वाले मनीषी, इस्कॉन के संस्थापक श्रील भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी प्रभुपाद जी की जयंती पर उन्हें विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि! Humble tribute to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad ji, Manishi, who connects the knowledge of ‘Shrimad Bhagwadgeeta’ to the modern world consciousness of ISKCON, founder of ISKCon! https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=948489639967858&set=a.549357189881107» Read more
Illinois Celebrates the Launch of Redberri Innovation Center by Hon. K.T. Rama Rao Minister for IT, Industry State of Telangana – “Start-Up India & USA, Fostering Cross-International Entrepreneurship” T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL August 28, 2023 – In a landmark proclamation, Governor JB Pritzker officially declared August 25, 2023, as “Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center Day in the State of Illinois’. This proclamation celebrates the partnership between the Redberri Earth Foundation, a renowned Illinois non-profit organization Founded by Indian Philanthropist & Civic Leader Deepak Kant Vyas promoting social and economic entrepreneurship for over 30 years, and T-Hub, the world’s largest innovation ecosystem campus. The collaboration has led to the establishment of the Redberri T-Hub Innovation Center Foundation in Chicagoland, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at fostering startup ecosystems in the United States. Illinois Senate President Don Hormone Honored Redberri Earth Foundation in Senate Proclamation, Senator Laura Murphy, Dy. Leader Illinois Senate issued a Proclamation in honor of the Redberri Innovation Center. Illinois Deputy Governor Christie George and Illinois Secretary of Commerce Kristin Richards had a productive meeting with a visiting delegation led by Hon. K T Rama Rao – Visionary leader, Minister of IT & […]» Read more
Anuttama Dasa, the Global Director of Communications for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, “Urged world leaders to take responsibility to bring the change” at Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: Chicago hosted the largest gathering of the Parliament of the World’s Religions at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL with a representation of 212 world religions and 95 countries. The convention was from Monday to Friday, August 14 to 18, 2023 drew a lot of religious leaders who discussed social issues that plague the planet. The convention has its historic roots tied to Chicago where it began in 1893 and then again reconvened in 1993. The parliament aims at bringing the world’s religious and spiritual communities to create a better world. The convention creates a unique platform for the most inclusive interfaith dialogue and draws the wisdom and richness of traditions to address world problems. This year’s theme was “A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights” and the program began with a colorful parade of faiths. Anuttama Dasa, the global director of communications for the International society for Krishna consciousness said, “The world Parliament of religions is a wonderful event because it gives a chance for people of all different religious persuasions, spirituality’s, different countries, different traditions to come together and learn from each other.” He also said, “A […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The message resonates with clarity and conviction: We must join hands, unite, and safeguard the religious rights of all faiths. The Parliament of World Religions (PoWR) has traversed a remarkable journey since 1893. The 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions brought together 400 men and women, representing 41 diverse religious traditions. It was during this momentous gathering that Catholicism and Judaism gained recognition as significant American religions, and the luminous traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism were unveiled to the Western world. In the contemporary landscape, where the specters of religious fanaticism and state-sanctioned alienation loom large, the initial tableau of the plenary challenges our reality. The camaraderie among individuals from Mexico, China, and India on the dais extends a warm invitation to stakeholders of faith, beckoning them towards a realm of peace, harmony, and genuine discourse on pressing matters. Chicago’s atmosphere was electric, and Mayor Brandon Johnson astutely proclaimed, “In this moment, seeking refuge solely within scriptures and holy texts falls short; it is essential to exhibit the most magnificent creation and power of humanity – the act of love.” PoWR 2023 resounded as a summons to conscience. The central theme was the defense of […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Bud Billiken parade is the largest Afro-American parade and the second largest parade in America next to the Rose parade. It is celebrated to honor black history and also inspire the youth to begin the next school year. Billiken is a guardian angel, a patron saint of children in Chinese mythology. The parade was initiated by Robert S. Abbott who is known as the father of black journalism. This year marked the 94th celebration of this parade. The Bud Billiken Parade is more than a procession of bands and floats marching down King Drive, it’s a commemoration of our past and a celebration of our future. Every summer since 1929, “The Bud” has united African-Americans throughout the city of Chicago in music, dance, food, and laughter. It’s one of the only spaces where we can openly and emphatically praise the historic roots that plant us into the South Side of Chicago. This year parade was on Saturday August 12, 2023 at E 35th St & Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 Throngs of people flocked together as the floats paraded down Martin Luther King Jr. drive. The parade traditionally begins in […]» Read more
ISKCON Chicago devotees bring Deity of Lord Jagannatha on the float at the India’s 77th Independence Day Parade on Devon Ave
Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL: The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA-Chicago), an esteemed organization with a rich heritage dating back to its establishment in 1980, proudly hosted an awe-inspiring India Independence Day parade on the vibrant streets of Devon Avenue on August 5th, 2023. This grand event marked the joyous commemoration of India’s 77th Independence Day anniversary, drawing a diverse multitude of thousands, each hailing from different corners of the Indian subcontinent, who converged along the parade route to bask in the resounding waves of patriotism. The event was graced by Kanishka Soni, an Indian actress and model from Mumbai. Joining in the celebrations was esteemed guests, including Consul General Mr. Somnath Ghose, Chicago Mayor Mr. Brandon Johnson, Mayor of Lincolnwood Mr. Jesal Patel, and Parade Chair Ms. Smita Shah. These illustrious figures joined their voices to wish one and all a jubilant Independence Day. President Dr. Rashmi Patel extended her warmest welcome and heartfelt gratitude to these distinguished individuals, underscoring the profound importance of their presence. India is celebrating it’s 77th independence day and among the other colorful floats with the colors of India flag – white, orange and green were the members of The International society for […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Global publishing house Maneesh Media has recently launched its latest compilation, 50 Under 50: Young and Aspiring Indo-Canadians in Toronto amid great fanfare. A resounding success, this exceptional book was presented to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his visit earlier this week to BAPS temple in Toronto, followed by a gala event held in the honor of all remarkable achievements of dynamic young Indo-Canadians featured in the book. The grand event, on 30 June 2023 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Brampton, was held under the auspices of chief guest H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, the High Commissioner of India to Canada; guest of honor Hon’ble Apoorva Srivastava, the Consulate General of India; and distinguished guests, the illustrious Dr. Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan, recently bestowed with Order of Canada; Dr. Sankar DasGupta, the Co-Founder & CEO of Electrovaya and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lalita Malhotra, an eminent obstetrician and philanthropist from Prince Albert; Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament – Nepean; and Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament – Oshawa also graced the occasion with their presence along with other dignitaries like business leaders Kuldeep Sharma, Chairman & CEO of Crown Group of Hotels, and Norton Kothari, […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The 9th International Yoga Day (IDY) was celebrated by FIA-Chicago, GSA Global Eye Magazine & Mindful Meditation Yoga in collaboration with the Consulate General of India, on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 in the indoor Sports Complex of Naperville Yard in Naperville IL. The event was well publicized prior to its celebration which resulted in more than 500 yoga enthusiasts, practitioners, students, prominent members of the Indian diaspora/Associations and several local organizations attending, probably the largest yoga event organized in Chicagoland. The program was properly arranged to spread awareness of yoga in all aspects. Dignitaries in attendance were Consul General of India, Chicago Somnath Gosh, Congressman Bill Foster, First Lady of Naperville, Lynda Wehri, Councilman Paul leong along with his wife Artista Leong, Dr Vijay Prabhakar Chairman GSA Global Eye Magazine, Sunil Shah Chairman FIA-Chicago, Vinita Gulabani President FIA- Chicago, Anu Malhotra President Mindful Meditation Yoga, Esteem guests and Community leaders of Chicagoland. Participants received a warm welcome by showering rosewater sprinkles by the IYD Welcoming Team of 40 Yoga Ambassadors upon their arrival and were escorted to their seats. Anu Malhotra started the program promptly at 10am. In her welcoming remarks, she stated “Yoga brings celebration and skill in […]» Read more
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: In the heart of Rogers Park, Chicago, The ISKCON temple, and home of the dear Sri Sri Kisora-Kisori (Radha Krishna) deities, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this June 15th-18th, 2023. We welcome everyone to ISKCON Chicago’s 50th Anniversary of the installation of Kisora-Kishori, located at 1716 West Lunt Avenue in Rogers Park, Chicago. This four day event will honor all the members who have served in the ISKCON Chicago community during the last 50 years. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON, is a worldwide spiritual society based on the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita and Sankirtana or musical chanting, and was founded in America by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. The movement has its roots from a spiritual tradition and the knowledge is accepted as being spoken by Sri Krishna 5000 years ago. Srila Prabhupada and his youthful disciples soon established temples in many cities around the world. ISKCON now has over 650 temples and centers, 110 restaurants, and a wide variety of community projects and still growing. Srila Prabhupada came to the United States on a cargo ship in 1966. He sacrificed the remainder of his time on earth and dedicated his life […]» Read more
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Dev Darshan Senior Center Hosts Spectacular Inaugural Ceremony!! Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: A new and unique organization, specializing in senior and elderly social care, the Dev Darshan Senior Care Center, hosted its Inauguration ceremony on March Saturday 25th 2023 at venue Manav Seva Mandir, Bensenville, IL. Speaking passionately about Dev Darshan Senior Center, Founder President Hema Shastri said, “This is no less than a dream come true…a Dream that her late Father-in-law had dreamt in 2006.” Delighted, she introduced the Executive committee: Founder President: Hema Shastri, Vice President: Gira Ethindra, Treasurer: Devesh Shastri, Members: Abhi Trivedi, Alka Sharma, Deepa Sawant, Jignaben Thakkar, Kashyap Desai, Meena Sawant, Neelam Desai, Nikhil Shah, Veena Mayani, Veerindrajeet Sangha, Vinita Gulabani, Vishnu Mahadeshwar; Advisory Group: Ajeet Singh, Ajit Pant, Dr. Ashok Shah, Dr. Bharat Barai, Dr. Kamlesh Amin, Dr. Rasik Shah, Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, Jasbir Suga, Mukesh Shah, Vandana Jhingan; Volunteer committee: Mika Shastri, Lakshman Swamy, Jyoti Shirahatti, Anica Dubey, Pushpa Surati, Chris Olesch, Carmen Olesch, Amit Desai, Nita Patel, Miteshbhai. This was indeed a special evening, when the entire Dev Darshan team geared to host its first event ever, the Inaugural ceremony. The Manav Seva Mandir auditorium was jam packed with an […]» Read more
MAFS celebrates International Women’s Day by social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: MAFS International Women’s Day was held on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, in Chicago. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. When people across the world unite to celebrate the spirit, strength, and success of women, makes the day exceptional. This year’s women’s day theme was DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” and it highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and girls. The event was emceed by Roshita Pandey, MAFS Grant Director. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Founder, and Executive Director of MAFS welcomed all for coming to celebrate the MAFS International Women’s Day event. Dr. Santosh Kumar mentioned the women from all over the world and from different fields/backgrounds who have achieved so much in their life. Dr. Santosh Kumar, through her speech, passed on a solid message to younger generations that feminism is being strong and confident in our own skin. Both men and women should celebrate their unique strengths and traits and work together in tandem to achieve great heights. The event started with the lighting of the auspicious lamp […]» Read more
AMEC & MEATF Hosts 11th Annual Congressional International Women’s Day Celebration at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL: To celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination and take action to drive gender parity, each year AMEC (American Multiethnic Coalition Inc) & MEATF (Multiethnic Advisory Task Force) honors Women globally by recognizing them for their contributions. This year AMEC & MEATF hosted its 11th Annual Congressional International Women’s Day Celebration at Rayburn House Building, Capitol Hill at Washington D.C. on March 8, 2023 and celebrated the achievements of 20 women of diverse ethnicities. The event was presided by AMEC/MEATF Founder and President Dr Vijay Prabhakar, Congressman Danny K Davis, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Congressman Jonathan Jackson, and Congresswoman Delia Ramirez, Tumia Romero – Chief Of Staff at Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis, Brian Pasternak – Administrator, Office of the Foreign Labor Certifications, U. S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C. The proceedings began with announcements by hosts, Shree Gurusamy (Secretary General AMEC) and Seeta Bala (Awards Jury Chair). Tumia Romero, the Chief Of Staff at Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis, who is a fierce women’s rights advocate, has also served as a deputy Director of Labor under the previous Gov. Pat Quinn, and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in public policy, in […]» Read more
Gaura Purnima, the holy appearance day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated with fervor and gaiety at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL: Gaura Purnima – the holy appearance day of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu – was celebrated with fervor and gaiety at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krsna Temple, at 1716 W Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL. Hundreds of Numerous people including devotees from various backgrounds, nationality, race and religion attended the grand celebration at the temple on Monday, March 6th 2023. Shri T. D. Bhutia, The Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of India, Chicago graced the occasion and briefly addressed the gathering. “While Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual text, it is also a live book. We may belong to any country or follow any religion, but all of us are surrounded by problems on a daily basis. Whenever we stand on the crossroads of life like Arjuna, Srimad Bhagavad Gita shows us a solution to these problems through service and dedication.” ISKCON Chicago has been serving the Rogers Park community for the past 50 years. The temple is part of the global ISKCON community comprising 650+ temples and Bhakti Centers, farmlands, eco-villages and vegetarian restaurants. The Hare Krsna movement traces its roots back 5,000 years and is centered on Bhakti Yoga – […]» Read more
“Be the heroine of your life” Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC), The first Telugu association in North America (TANA) in collaboration with American Telangana Sangham (ATS) hosted a successful event to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 5th, 2023. The event was held at Olive Palace Banquets at Mt Prospect. This event has brought together more than 500 women from different parts of Chicago land to celebrate the theme “Be the heroine of your life”. All women beautifully dressed up with sequin and ruffle saree wear. Program started with a devotional song by Singer Shruti Thakur and lighting the lamp by President of TAGC 2023, Sri Parameswara Reddy Yarasani, Smt Aruna Sri Yarasani, co-host ATS President Sri Narendra Chamarla, Smt Rajalakshmi Chemarla, Smt Jyothi Madhavaram, Women’s Day Chair Smt Madhavi Rani Konakalla and Co chairs Smt Neelima Boddu, Smt Rachana Koluguri, Smt Vani Rachakonda. All the other TAGC Women Board of Director’s Smt Vinitha Podduturi, Smt Uma Avadhuta, Smt Neelima Cheikicharla, Smt Prasanna Kandukuri, Smt Archana Podduturi, Smt Sirisha Madduri were joined. Participants at the event also had the opportunity to network and connect with other women in attendance, forming new relationships […]» Read more
“FIA – Chicago Hosts its Spectacular 6th Indian Heritage Night along with the Windy City Bulls at NOW Arena”
Hoffman Estates, IL: The Indian-American community organization Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of Chicago, celebrated Indian Heritage Night for the 6th consecutive year, at the NOW Arena where the Windy City Bulls – the official NBA G League affiliates of the Chicago Bulls, took on the Raptors 905, a Canadian Basketball Team FIA Chicago is a 501 (c)(3) status, non-profit umbrella organization of other Indian Associations in the Chicago land and Midwest representing in excess of 300,000 culturally diverse but united Asian-Indians. FIA has been actively engaged in serving the Indian American community for the past 10 years and has been instrumental in promoting Indian culture. Chairman & Founder President FIA Sunil Shah, along with the FIA President Vinita Gulabani, and Founder & Past President Onkar Singh Sangha, presided over the Indian Heritage Night celebrations. The event began with the beautiful rendition of Jana Gana Mana, the Indian National anthem, by Saanika Sahu, Nishika Dubey, Samaira Sameer Bongale and Rishi Kanchi, while Chairman Shah, President Gulabani, Founding Member Neil Khot, Past President Hitesh Gandhi, Vice President Richa Chand & Vice President Altaf Bukhari stood in attention to pay regards to motherland India. This was a great honor since India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava as 75 years of Independence. […]» Read more
Vikas kumar vikash I.P.S. officer from karnataka and Pejavar Murari I.A.S. (retd) advisor to president, FICCI-India named among the 75 pride of India Awardees.
Chicago, IL: February 11, 2023 The Global Strategic Alliance G.S.A. India @75 Expo USA announced the Pride of India awards being presented to 75 outstanding Indians from different walks of life for their impactful work to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. An initiative of Indian diaspora from Chicago, U.S.A. Vikash Kumar Vikash, IPS, Inspector General Of Police and Managing Director of Mysore Sales International Ltd, MSIL, Bangalore was named as one of the 75 Pride of India awardees for his dynamic leadership in MSIL’s outstanding growth postcovid particularly in promoting the use of renewable energy and aggressive marketing which made MSIL successfully venture into the tourism and hospitality sector which reaped profits. Pejavar Murari, IAS (Retd), Adviser to the President of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries, FICCI, New Delhi, India was also awarded in recognition of his distinguished career in the Indian Administrative Service including being the former Secretary to President of India, R. Venkataraman. The citation recalled Murari’s entrepreneurial leadership including being the current Chairman of ABAN Offshore Ltd, Chairman, Advisory Board Lochan & Company and Chairman, Lepra India Trust, New Delhi. Murari also serves as the Director of Bajaj Auto, Xpro India, Idea Cellular and Fortis […]» Read more
Tackling Gun Violence in the Chicago Neighborhoods -The Gandhi King Center for Non Violence NFP Launched
at Englewood, IL Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL: Chicago City’s impressive overarching skyline and beautiful landscapes have helped it to secure a top spot in the World’s Best Cities list, but the local residents also know how their beautiful city struggles with violence and gun related crimes. These shooting incidents are a common occurrence taking place at the South Side of Chicago’s Downtown area and if you hear the news, you’ll know that the Englewood Community especially has suffered greatly in the past few years marred with similar incidents. And at this sensitive juncture, realizing the need of the hour, and to commemorate the Black History Month, the Gandhi King Center for Non-Violence NFP, a first of its kind institution was launched at Englewood, IL on February 01, 2023. Along with the support of Medstar Laboratory this facility will strive to help this cure of nonviolanve The Gandhi King Center for Non-Violence NFP was conceptualized and initiated by Dr Vijay Prabhakar, fondly known as Dr VGP is a very highly acclaimed and a proven community leader who has always strived to bring social justice and equality across different ethnic and religious groups and is a big profounder of peace […]» Read more