Star-studded, Action-packed Dr. VGP 11th Annual Congressional Global Community Awards Gala leaves everyone mesmerized

SEWA International USA Awarded organization of the year 2021 at gala

Congressman with the AMEC council members, awardees and presenters

Congressman Danny K. Davis, the Anchor of Dr. VGP 11th Annual Congressional Global Community Awards Gala stressed the importance of Showcasing the Community heroes and Achievers from Multi-Ethnic communities on Saturday, February 19 Evening at Yellow Box, Naperville.

Chairman Martino Tangkar with Eddie Ni (Corporate of the Year Awardee) of Windfall Group.

Over 960 persons were in attendance at the Star-Studded Dr. VGP’s Annual Congressional Gala which was watched by many viewers live-streamed across the world.

Hosted by AMEC-American Multi-Ethnic Coalition, a grassroot Bi-Partisan Organization celebrating 38 Ethnic Communities across America.

Anna Valencia, City Clerk of Chicago with AMEC Team

Dr. VGP Congressional Awards Gala was headlined by three U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis, Raja Krishnamoorthy & Bill Foster, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell & Chris Taliaferro, Aurora Alderman Swetha Baid, Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr., Indian Prairie School District 204 Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley among others.

Congressman Danny Davis along with Dr. Vijay Prabhakar and his AMEC Council Members. 

Prominent Awardees included 7-year-old Aaryan Khot, Judy Wang, WGN  TV Anchor, Chicago Housing Authority Commissioner Dr. Mildred C. Harris, Dr. Paramjit Chopra, CEO, MIMIT, Eddi Ni, CEO Windfall Group, Jason Lam of President Chinese American Development Association, Donald Dew, President, Habilitative Systems Inc., Dr. Santosh Kumar, Founder MAFS & UMAS, Dr. Bhupinder Beri, CEO, Crossroads Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Zenobia Sowell, CEO, Sowell Dental Associates, Anil Loomba, CEO, Home Mortage Solutions Inc., Prof Dr. Herry Utomo, Nyoka Farmer, CEO, In Your Hands Resource Center, Shital Daftari, CEO, SLN Biotech, and Dr. Anuja Gupta, CEO, Verandah Community Center, Hanover Park.

Aaryan Khot- Child Prodigy of the Year with Congressman Danny K Davis

Dr. VGP, Founder President, AMEC said that this annual event inspires our ethnic Communities to achieve more and continue their services to all communities. AMEC Secretary-General Shree Gurusamy and Dr. VGP excelled as emcees.

MEATF Chairman Martino Tangkar honored each Awardee with the Congressional Medallion. Lt. Governor Manne Lingaiah presided over the Banquet Dinner Gala attended by 420 invitees prior to the Awards Ceremony and Show. Chicago City Clerk and Candidate for Secretary of State Anna M. Valencia recently endorsed by Secretary Jesse White spoke.

Shree Gurusamy, AMEC Secretary General and Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, Founder of AMEC served as Emcees. 

Commissioner Urvashi Verma of AMEC Special Events announced the winners of the AMEC Lita Newton Devasahayam Student Scholarships for 2022. Anica Dubey, AMEC Executive Director spoke about India@75.

AMEC Secretary General Shree Gurusamy eloquently presented AMEC in Action 2021. Girish Kapur, Secretary General of GSA India @75 Expo announced that The Global Eye Magazine is hosting a four-day Expo to celebrate India’s 75 Independence Day on July 27,28,29,30, 2022 in Naperville – Aurora, Illinois.

Alderman Pat Dowell receiving Civic Leadership Award

Naperville City Commissioner Dr. Vasavi Chakka welcoming the distinguished awardees and guests to Naperville spoke about the City of Naperville.

During the AMEC Congressional Banquet, The Gala beneficiaries: Jordan Dreams, to buy a new home for the mentally challenged in Englewood, Chicago and K. S. Foundation, Aurora were presented.

SEWA International receiving Organization of the year award from Congressman Danny K davis

Dr. Gladys Folorunsho, President, USA Africa Chamber of Commerce giving the Call to Action at the Banquet appealed to all to donate generously to Jordan’s Dreams, Chicago and K. S. Foundation, Aurora.

The mesmerizing awards show opened by the U. S. Color Guards impressive Gun Salute by the Great Lakes Naval Center. Renowned Operatic Sopranist Marissa Buchettit sang the American National Anthem.

Mildred C Harris receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Femi Ogebule and Royal Voices opened the dazzling entertainment segment which featured nonstop dances around the world. A Fashion Fusion Parade with European Models presented by Global Fashion Icon Ghazala Khan of Raaz Couture was the showstopper.

Raaz Couture Fashion Show 

The Grand Finale was the String Quartert Salute by Neuqua Valley High School, a Grammy Signature School.

Dr. VGP, Creative Host acknowledged the AMEC Leadership Team: AMEC National Chairman Neal Patel, Sam Ma, Gerard Moorer, Begum Chand Nasim, Jerome Athistham, Chenna Govindasamy, Dr. Mercedes Martinez, Dr. Clarence Beals, Acharya Rohit Joshi, Amar Upadhyay, Dr. Kiros Tewolde, Nagendra Sripada, Neelam Saboo, Seeta Bala, Hina Trivedi, Samuel Kolagani, Dr. Fatima Alawsee, Anil Pulla, Ravi Sripada, Vijender Doma, Nilabh Dubey, Pinaki Basu, and Abir Maru.

The Gala Grand Sponsor was Chinatown Jaslin Hotel, CEO Zhing Do Alex Lin.

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