Gujarati Samaj Celebrated Navratri with Traditional Fervor

Bensenville, IL: The Guajarati Samaj Chicago (GSC) Board of Trustees, Members of Executive Committee and Volunteers hosted colorful Raas Garba festivity on the occasion of Navratri on September 28th, 2013 Saturday from 7:00pm. Onwards. This annual sacred event is celebrated in honor of Godess Durga and Amba Mataji. The event was held at Manav Seva Mandir located at 101 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL. Attendance was houseful. Garba by: Orchestra SaReGaMa of Chicago Rita Patel & Atul Soni; Aanand Master on Keyboard; Kafi Khan on Octopad; Andy Patel – Percussion Backless Cholis, Embroidered Chania, Colorful Dhotis and Kurtas and a Kaleidoscope of Saris were all out as Gujaratis in particular and others in general danced to the tune of loud music in Somerset as Navratri began with the usual gusto throughout the United States. The Mahalaxmi hall of Manav Seva Mandir was transformed in to a huge dance floor to accommodate hundreds of bare feet moving in to thunderous drumbeats in swirling circles around deity Hindu Goddess “Durga and Amba Mata”. The most fascinating was the Dandiya Raas. Colorful Dandiyas, some of them specially ordered from India, had modern looks. While the traditional Dandiyas are made of wood, it is […]

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The Consul General of India, Chicago Dr Ausaf Sayeed Meets and Greet Ethnic Media

Chicago IL: The newly appointed Consul General of India, arranged meet and Greet the Ethnic Media based in the Chicagoland area primarily to introduce himself, address the concerns, imbibe their ideas and convey brief details of the forthcoming events which the Consulate intending to organize. The event took place on Wednesday, September 25,2013 from 5-00 to 6-00 pm at the office of Consulate General of India, 455 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, NBC Tower Building,Suite No. 850,Chicago, IL 60611. Media Personnel present included Prashant Shah from India Tribune, Bhailalbhai from DesiTalk, Ramesh Sopariwala from India Post, Hemant Brahmbhatt from Hi India, Vandana Zigan from TV Asea, Tausif Malik from Desi Times, Dr. Chandrakant Modi,Jyotikumar Chokshi and Nagesh from Asian Media USA, Suresh Shah from Gujarat Samachar and few from others. Dr. Sayeed accompanied by his two Colleagues Consuls Gangte and Banerjee informed all that his purpose of keeping this meet is to appraise the media of working of Counsel, its volume of work, limitations and understand the difficulties and problems of public in general and try to find its amicable solution. There were many problems regarding awareness in public about working of CG office and subsequent need to have proper liaison […]

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