Sindhi Association of Metropolitan Chicago Celebrates Diwali

Chicago IL: Sindhi Association of Metropolitan Chicago, one of the oldest organizations in Chicagoland, celebrated its Annual Diwali celebration on October 30th at Ashton Place, Willowbrook, IL. The celebration started with Lamp Lighting and the Mahalaxmi Aarti followed by a cultural program by kids of all ages. The event also featured a media briefing by the current President Subhash Balani and other board members. Balani explained how the association was formed over 6 decades ago with the aim of creating a platform for the upcoming generations. He talked about the annual activities that the association organizes to celebrate Sindhi Culture.   Another board member Nand Balani elaborated on the initiative called, Alliance of Global Sindhi Association that connects Sindhis all over to the world. The three aims of the alliance focus on matrimonial services, romanized script for sindhi language, and a global sindhi directory. Geeta Rupani, past president and current executive board member who has been involved with the association for over four decades mentioned how the organization has been working hard to promote Sindhi culture, music, language and history. Sunder Tekchandani stressed on the importance of involving more and more members, especially the younger generation to take these initiatives forward […]

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bartlett, IL

Chicago IL: The multi-faith, multi-day celebration of Diwali took place at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, IL concluding on November 4th. The Indian diaspora as well as community members and well-wishers all gathered to celebrate the festival of lights and commemorate the New Year. The Mandir was beautifully decorated with rangoli, diyas, lights, and artwork. An annakut of delicious vegetarian food, delicious treats, and delectable desserts was meticulously arranged by volunteers. Attendees dressed in their colorful and bright traditional Indian attire. The aura and atmosphere of the Mandir was warm and festive. The celebrations offered attendees an opportunity for darshan of the annakut and divine murtis of God while arti and thaal were sung throughout the day. Visitors were also inspired through an exhibition on with informational posters and decorations describing different traditions and stories behind the multi-day festival. In expressing the warmth and goodwill of Diwali, prasad in the form of sweets was distributed to all those joining in the celebrations. The festivities were open to all members of the local community. A parent visiting the temple with their young family commented that the exhibition was an educational experience for young children and adults who want to learn about Diwali.  Samir Patel of South Barrington expressed “I think it’s important for parents to […]

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Tribute to COVID 19 frontline workers

by Indian American Medical Association (IL) Dr. Suneela Harsoor passed on the gavel to incoming President Dr. Suresh Reddy Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: Indian American Medical Association (IL), on November 13th, 2021 celebrated its 41st annual business meeting and gala at Ashton place, Willow brook, Illinois. Over 250 people attended the banquet to witness and celebrate the success of IAMA during this challenging year. At the gala, Chief guest Dr Chundi Vishnu, chair of COVID task force, Chicago Medical society and Keynote speaker Dyan Elliot, The Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University spoke about current and historical perspectives of pandemics. Event was attended by several dignitaries including Consul General Amit Kumar, Congressman Raja Krishna Murthy, Dr Barath Barai, Dr. Ranga Reddy, Dr Srinivas Reddy, Dr Sukanya Reddy, Dr Satish Kathula and Dr Virendra Bisla. Dr Suneela Harsoor, the current president of IAMA gave a heartfelt tribute to frontline workers who selflessly served during the pandemic. She and her team have served the community here in US and in India by raising funds, creating health awareness, participating in Vaccination drives and Teleconsultations. Dr Harsoor was given standing ovation for rejuvenating this prestigious organization, bringing back its […]

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Sikh Religious Society Organize Four-Day Diwali Celebration

Sikh Religious Society, Palatine Gurdwara organized a four-day celebration to mark the auspicious occasion of Diwali from November 4th to November 7th in Palatine IL. Bhai Inderjit Singh Khalsa came all the way from India to join the celebrations and to be part of the occasion. The events included deepmala as well as katha and kirtan by Bhai Rajinder Singh and Jatha, Bhai Parminderjit Singh and bhai Inderjit Singh Khalsa. The daily kirtans were followed by langar seva where hundreds of volunteers of all age groups offered their services by serving hot meals to all the attendees. This year’s Diwali Seva at the Gurdwara was hosted by Savi Singh Attal & Pritpal Dandona family from Chicago. Over 1,500 people attended the beautiful Diwali celebration at Gurdwara. With Beautiful Diyas & some fireworks for display. The sangat came from all over the Midwest/Interstate of Chicago. Savi Singh son of Mr. Satwant Singh Attal SRS Palatine Gurdwara (Past President) family have been hosting Langar and doing Seva for Palatine Gurdwara for over thirty-five years and have been a prominent Sikh Family of Chicago migrated from India in the late 1970’s. The entire family has committed to the Sangat for over four decades […]

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Secretary of State Hon. Jesse White hosts a grand Diwali Reception

Hon. Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State hosted a grand Diwali Reception under the aegis of National Council of Asian Indian Associations [NCAIA] at the iconic Atrium of the state of Illinois building in Chicago with all the festive color, lights, confection, pleasantries and exchange of greetings. The colorful Diwali celebrations encompassed ceremonial lamp lighting led by Hon. Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and Consul General of India Mr. Amit Kumar joined by NCAIA principal officers: Harish Kolasani, Dr. Anuja Gupta, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Neelam Dwivedi Singh, Ajeet Singh, Keerthi Kumar Ravoori and Vinesh Virani. Illinois Secretary of State Hon. Jesse White welcomed the guests with open doors for the first time to celebrate Diwali deep inside his executive office and heaped praises on the Indian American community. Hon. Jesse White – in his greeting remarks – said I am a dear friend of the Indian American community and I share the same philosophy of love and kindness with the citizens of Illinois State. Hon. Jesse White said that he was inspired by the dictates of Mahatma Gandhi & Martin Luther King and he follows that creed in inspiring the inner-city youth. Diwali truly symbolizes the triumph of good […]

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