02-18-2018 Prarthna Sabha was held in Memories of Past Gujrat minister Shree Anilbhai T Patel at Umiya Mataji Temple Chicago

Chicago IL: Prarthna Sabha was held in Memories of Shree Anilbhai T Patel on Sunday February 18, 2018 between 3 to 6:00pm at Umiya Mataji Temple Chicago, 1800 Joliet Street, West Chicago, IL. Despite snowy cold February Chicago weather, throngs of his admirers paid tribute for this departed great soul. Event was organized by Umiya Mataji Sanstha Chicago Midwest (UMSCM) under umbrella of Kadava Patidar Samaj. Event attended by Kadva Patidar Samaj of Chicago in which overwhelming members from all walks of life, old, young, professionals; community members,dozens of prominent community leaders, UMSCMDevotees generous sponsors, committee members, super donors and volunteersat large were present. Event started with Bhajan and ended with Umiya Mataji Aarti and Mahaprasad. Speaker at the Memorial event wasBabubhai (Marsha) Patel,Kishan Patel, Jayantibhai Patel, Narendrabhai Patel, Khodabhai (Ken) Patel, D. S. Patel, Devendra Patel, Dr Kamal Patel, Narsinhbhai M Patel, Sitaram Patel and Dr. Chittranjan Patel. Everyone in their homage reflected lifelong message of Anilbhai, urging all members, followers and affiliate of Umbrella organization of Kadava Patidar Samaj to stay United and be strong robust and resilient.This will be ultimate tribute to the life of beloved Anilbhai. Anil Tribhovandas Patel, called Anilbhai, was born at Lanvaat out skirt […]

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02-13-2018 Maha Shivarathri celebrations at Hari Om Mandir energizes the city with chants and prayer

Chicago IL: On Tuesday, the 13th of Feb, 2018 devotees celebrated the festival of Maha Shivaratri, in the Hari Om Mandir, with great joy and enthusiasm. As per the Hindu tradition, devotees bathe the Shiva Lingam with Holy Water, Milk, Honey and offer Chandan, Bel Patra amidst chanting of prayers, mantras and the resonating sound of Om Nama Shivaya….called the “Rudra Abhishek”. Living up to the tradition, hundreds of devotees came to the Hari Om Mandir to perform the rituals and sing the glory of Lord Shiva. Due to renovation in progress at the Hari Om Mandir, the regular ‘SHIV DURBAR” was not ready for the Pooja this year, so the Mandir Management had made special arrangements and set up a temporary Durbar for the Devotees to perform the Pooja & Shiv Abhishek. The marble statues of Shiva & Parvati were seated on a high pedestal, with the Shiv Ling below, so that people could offer Milk, Water, Honey etc and do the Abhishek. The whole ambience of this set up reminded people of the Heavenly Abode of Shiva on the Kailash Parbat!!! The Snakes, the Rudraksh mala, the half Chandrama, the Ganga on Shiva’s forehead, the Trishul, the Damrus…all added […]

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02-12-2018 Illinois-based Philanthropic Physician Flies an Extra Mile to Serve Mankind

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Chicago IL: When Chandrakant M. Modi was growing up in India, his father suggested a career in medicine because it would enable him to earn a decent living while also helping the needy. Modi is glad he listened to his father’s advice. Dr. Modi settled in the Chicago area after medical school in India and residency in the Chicago area in Pathology and Internal Medicine. He pursued a successful career in the U.S. that has included pathology and emergency medicine. Despite his professional success, what has given him the greatest sense of fulfillment is that in the last 20 years Dr. Modi has helped people in distant lands. He has been on numerous missions with Flying Doctors of America, a division of Medical Mercy Missions, Inc. Under the banner of Flying Doctors, volunteer medical professionals fly to remote villages in countries including Haiti, Madagascar, Amazon, Panama, Jordan and the borders between India and Tibet. There is no cost to the patient for the expert medical attention these doctors offer, and for the physicians, the heartfelt appreciation of the patients is beyond material value. “The trips to provide medical care have been very rewarding,” said Dr. Modi, now an energetic septuagenarian […]

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02-11-2018 Naperville Teenage Singing Sensation Ashley launches her own Music Foundation

Chicago IL: The first ever launch of Ashley’s Music Foundation (also known as AMF) took place at the Tall Grass Clubhouse in Naperville, IL. Ashley’s Music Foundation, is a non-profit organization that was created by a very talented 16-year teenage singer Ashley Singh from Naperville to promote music programs in underprivileged schools in Chicago land area. Ashley Singh is a junior at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL and has been a prominent member of the Waubonsie music program for the past 3 years. She is incredibly passionate about music, as she started training in Indian classical music at the age of 4. After learning various styles of singing for 12 years, she grew very fondly of music. She is fully convinced about the importance of music learning for young minds such as integration of left and right brain, concentration, self-confidence and self-identity. She herself is the beneficiary of leaning music and changes she has experienced in her life. She believes that music education should be an integral part of every child’s learning curriculum. Nothing pains her the most when she hears that school districts cut back on music programs due to lack of funding and resources. To make a difference in the lives of children in those school districts who are struggling with their own […]

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02-09-2018 FIA partnered with the Windy City Bulls

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Chicago IL: The Federation of Indian Associations, an umbrella organization of the Indian American social service organizations in partnership with The Windy City Bulls the official NBA D-League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls celebrated the Indian Heritage Night on Friday, February 9, 2018. It is a proud moment for the Federation of Indian Association as this is the second year in a row that the Federation of Indian Associations has partnered with the Windy City Bulls for such an event. This concept was created and presented again this year by Sunil Shah, the founder President of the Federation of Indian Associations. Indian Cultural dances were presented during the game by Junoon Dance Company and Kalashree Dance Academy by ToralChaudhari. There were about 35 dancers of different ages, who braved inclement weather to represent their dance schools. Sahaj Shah a renowned DJ enthralled the crowds with a mix of Indian and Western music. Founder President Sunil Shah and Current President Neil Khot were honored and recognized on the center stage. “This was a real honor for the Federation of Indian Associations,” Sunil Shah said.” Neil Khot current President praised the 35 odd dancers from different dance schools who came and represented and […]

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02-01-2018 Grand opening of Radhika’s Kitchen, Taste of Home Style India Food in the heart of Schaumburg

Chicago IL: Radhika’s Kitchen, located at 825 W. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL opened for Public on Thursday -Feb. 1, 2018 @ 10.30 a.m. The opening celebration started with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the VIP guest and followed by Lunch for invited guests.The 72-seat establishment will be serving an Enticing Indian Cuisine that represent various parts of India, serve in a traditionally-decorated Indian environment.Invited guest were from Political, medical procession, education, sports, and business field includingMayor Al Larson (Village of Schaumburg), Raja Krishnamoorthi (Eight District Congressman), Matt Frank (AICP), Mallka Kapoor (IT Connect US) Kent Welch (Higher Ground), Rohit Shah (Pietch). Raja Krishnamoorthi said, small business are the life and blood of this country and majority jobs are created by this small business owners. He added that,small business creates wealth and prosperity in the country. Today we are here to celebrate Radhika’s accomplishments and Schaumburg welcomes any business owner to the city. Raja congratulated Radhika’s team and would like to see them succeed and grow high with more employees in the team. Mayor of Schaumburg congratulated the hotel owners and encourage to do more business in the city. He also wished them great luck for their business in the city.  With the vogue nature […]

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