Dev Darshan Senior Center Hosts Spectacular Inaugural Ceremony!!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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TAGC Celebrated International Women’s day Event as

“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 […]

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“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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Vastu Pooja for the opening of the

International University of Vedic Wellness Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: A prominent Indian American community leader Dr. Mrs. Santosh Kumar launched the International University of Vedic Wellness on Sept 8th, 2021. Dr. Mrs. Santosh Kumar is the founder and the Chief Executive Director of Universal Industries which has been working for the well-being of the immigrant and senior population of India, and its sub-continents for 30 years. To globally promote the precious knowledge of Vedic Scriptures, the science of Vedas, Upanishads, and Hindu Philosophy to promote peace and happiness to the whole world has been Dr. Santosh Kumar’s eternal dream. To fulfill that dream she acquired two sprawling properties in Oswego and Streamwood where currently work is underway to offer the finest services related to Vedic wellness. While the Oswego location offers practical clinical procedures of Ayurveda for retreat, the Streamwood site will house the academic wing to spread the wisdom of Vedas to the future generation. To mark the new beginnings, Dr. Mrs. Santosh Kumar held a Vaastu Pooja on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, at the Streamwood site. The International University of Vedic Wellness is going to be a place to learn all about the mind, body, and […]

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FIA-Chicago Hosts Bedazzling Grand Gala for India’s 74th Republic Day along with Annual Scholarship Drive!

Asian Media USA © Chicago, IL: It’s a New Year for all and a new era, “Amrit Kaal” for all Indians & Indian Diaspora proclaimed by Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and it’s also women empowerment time in FIA-Chicago, where President 2023 Mrs Vinita Gulabani, along with Chairman and Founder President Mr Sunil Shah paved the way for a wonderful beginning of the year, creating a golden benchmark with their first FIA-Chicago Event for the year 2023, which was nothing short of a Bedazzling, Enthralling, Grand, Royal celebrations for India’s 74th Republic Day, fit to honor motherland India’s glorious rich history and current advances as an emerging global power! FIA Chicago hosted the 74th Republic Day, on Jan 29th 2023 at Chicago Marriott Northwest, Hoffman Estates, IL. About 400 plus guests attended this most happening, most mesmerizing event of the year so far! And FIA Chicago is indebted by the generosity of the Grand Sponsors of the Event, the famous Ghoman Brothers, Amarbir Singh Ghoman and Harsharan Singh Ghoman, the proud owners of Chicago Marriott Northwest, IL, who welcomed Team FIA and all the guests with open arms and left no stone unturned in their warm hospitality. Another […]

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The Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago (FIA) celebrated the 74th India’s Republic Day with patriotic fervor.

Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: India’s Republic Day is an important event for all the Indians as the Constituent Assembly accepted the Constitution on January 26, 1949 and it went into effect on January 26, 1950.  It’s India’s constitution adoption day and the country’s transition to a republic on January 26th 1950. Wow… Wow… It was an Amazing 74th India’s Republic Day Celebration by Federation of Indian Association Chicago since 1980; FIA celebrates Republic Day every year in Chicago. More than 350 people attended, 74th Republic Day was celebrated at Fairfield Inn & Suite by Marriott at Schaumburg, IL on Friday, January 20, 2023.  The celebration started with the American and Indian anthem and lamp lighting by Deputy Consul General of India, Chicago – Shri T D Bhutia and with all the Honorable Guests, Community leaders, FIA trustees and Elected FIA President Dr. Rashmi Patel & Executive Committee team members. Honorable guest Shri Raja Krishnamoorthy’s shared importance of constitution and Republic Day celebration.  Installation and Oath Ceremony for Incoming President and Executive committee for 2023 was processed by Mr. Kantibhai S Patel – Election Committee Chair of FIA. Shri T D Bhutia – Deputy General Consul of India, Chicago […]

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Senior Friendship Group Chicago Welcomes New Year 2023 & celebrates India’s 74th Republic Day & Makar Sankranti

Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Senior Friendship Group Chicago, welcomed the New Year 2023 with enthusiasm by celebrating 74th Republic Day of India and Makar Sankranti during their Annual New Board Commencement event on Sunday Jan 15 2023 at Golf Maine Park District (Kathy Hall) , 8800 W Kathy Ln, Niles, IL. The celebration was attended by a large number of members and was made memorable with religious festivities and patriotic fervor. Running successfully for the past 3 years, the senior citizen group has made a lot of progress for the last two years under the leadership of President Harshad Parekh along with the supporters like Pinky Thakkar and the committee members, Dilipbhai Patel, Mukesh Patel and several other team members. Pinky Thakkar started the program with Shri Ganesh Aarti followed by Yamunashtakam and Hanuman Chalisa. Pinky Thakkar is a very well recognized community leader and serves on the advisory board of multiple organizations. She and her husband Dinesh Thakkar have been generously supporting many charitable initiatives in the Chicagoland area. The Thakkar family is also a big supporter of Senior Friendship Group Chicago, and the entire community adores them for their lively spirit and positive attitude. On […]

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International Indian Icon (3iii)

A Platform for Indian Talent across the Globe! A global talent hunts! Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: International Indian Icon (3iii) (Three Eye) by Gee Vision Inc. (Gee), Chicago USA is taking over the world as a global talent platform by giving young children and adults the opportunity to showcase their talent without any restrictions of location, culture, color, gender or age at a national and international level. Since its inception in 2017, Dec 30th 2022 Gee Vision Inc. completed 3iii 2022 Season-6 with the huge success 3iii S-6 episode production (Semi-finals, Finale and Grand finale) in n Plainfield, IL Suburb of Chicago) from Dec 29th to Dec 30th 2022. 3iii has reached a platform of 25,562 participants and a world-wide talent from the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia and India with registrations from 46 countries of 7 continents. 1st 3iii S-6 Semi-final i.e., 3iii India 2022 with 102 on-site semi-finalists and 18 on-line semi-finalists (joined through Zoom) from all over Asia was shot in Delhi, India on Dec 26th & 27th 2022. 2nd 3iii S-6 semi-final and finale with 82 on-site semi-finalists; 23 on-line semifinalists from all over the world and 12 finalists […]

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HB Entertainment presents New Year Eve 2023

Open Bar – Champagne Toast – Dinner Buffet – Balloon DropTickets: Kids $80 – General $120 – VIP $150 HB Entertainment presents New Year Eve 2023, Saturday – December 31, 2022 at The Stone gate Banquet & Conference Centre, 2401 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL Event: HB Entertainment presents New Year Eve 2023Time: 8:00 pmDate: Saturday – December 31, 2022Venue: The Stone gate Banquet & Conference Centre, 2401 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 For more info contact:Hitesh: 630-550-7304Bob: 630-205-9452Mixu: 630-272-8094Sanjay: 630-450-0939Hemi: 630-709-1451Payal: 630-347-9046

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Manoj Rathod, Altaf Bukhari, Rita Sunil Shah, Pratibha Jairath and Anshul Bindal Presents New Year 2023

Event: Manoj Rathod, Altaf Bukhari, Rita Sunil Shah, Pratibha Jairath and Anshul Bindal Presents New Year 2023Time: 8:00 PMDate: Saturday – December 31, 2022Venue: Atlantis Banquets, 1273 N Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60074 Ticket included dinner and attractionsOpen bar | belly dance | live singing | masquerade party |Magic show | gala dinner | ball drop | champagne toast Contact for sponsorship & ticketManoj Rathod 630-648-9053Altaf Bukhari 847-704-2927Rita Sunil Shah 630-254-4412Pratibha Jairath 630-222-1248Anshul Bindal 224-659-8016Sariq Bukhari 847-704-2928 WOW!!! What a Great deal!!! Buy ten tickets of VIP ($149) Tickets.Get FREE $200 Photography from Asian Media USAPlease contact Suresh Bodiwala for detail!!! For Tickets, please contact:Bollywood ticketsSuresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789E-mail: bodiwalasuresh@gmail.comPlease forward this to your friends & familySee below flyer for more information

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Pravasi Bhartiya Divas promotional event held in Chicago

Close to 300 people attended Pravasi Bhartiya Divas promotional event organised by Indian American Business Coalition (IABC), Friends of MP & other Indian diaspora organisations supported by Indian Consulate. Some of them registered on the spot for PBD to be organised in Indore on 8-10 Jan 2023. Consul General, in his remarks urged Indian diaspora to take this opportunity to visit India in the Amrit kaal to attend the PBD to discuss and participate in nation building. He appreciated the efforts of Indian American Business Coalition and other organizations who took the lead to urge for largest ever delegation from Chicago to PBD. It may be mentioned that Mr. Pushyamitra Bhargav, Mayor of the City of Indore and Mr. Kailash Vijayvargiya, former Mayor and prominent political leader from Indore addressed the gathering online from Indore inviting Indian diaspora to Indore. Mr. Anand Tiwary from Friends of Madhya Pradesh made a powerpoint presentation about registeration and other aspects of PBD. Leading community members who spoke at the event included Dr. Bharat Barai, IABC; Event Chair Ajeet Singh, Event co-chair Vinesh Virani; Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, Chair of Illinois Medical Board; leading cardiologist Dr. Vemuri S Murthy; Mr. Sunil Shah, FIA leader; Mr. […]

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Diwali Celebrated with the Spirit of Giving Joy and

Happiness to the World Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: Ashton Place, Willowbrook, IL became the hub of melodious celebration of joy and happiness at the Diwali celebration hosted by Bollywood Sargam on October 21, 2022. The event hosts Pratibha Jairath of Bollywood Sargam and Ashok Potdar of Silver Senior group and Shreeji tours made every effort to bring smiles on all the guests present at the event. It was once again a full house. The lamp lighting ceremony included the sponsors and supporters Anil and Sweety Loomba, Mayur and Neelam Ganger, Pinky and Dinesh Thakkar, Bhupinder & Anita Beri, Brij and Vijay Sharma, Ashok Potdar, Hitesh Gandhi and Onkar sangha. Pratibha Jairath acknowledged the support and encouragement she received from each one present. The businessman, community leader and now a philanthropist Anil Loomba of Home Mortgage Solutions Inc. virtually sent his best wishes for Diwali to everyone. Pratibha also briefed upon the activities and initiatives of her Not-For Profit organization Vidya Jyoti. The singing trio Pratibha Jairath, Raju Bankapur, Pradeep Sood kept the audience on their dancing feet throughout the celebration. The program started with melodious songs when Pratibha gave special tribute to legendary Lata Mangeshkar and paid respect […]

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First Diwali Celebration at Naperville City Hall

Asian Media USA © Naperville IL: Salome Foundation, under the leadership of Nag Jaiswal and Sheela Jaiswal held a memorable celebration of Diwali Festivities in Naperville City Hall for the first time, bringing together members of the Indian community and Elected Representatives of Naperville and Dupage County to mark the festival and to shine a light on the community and its culture. In attendance were Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Councilman Paul Leong, Councilwoman Patti Gustin, Coucilman Patrick Kelly, Park District Commissioner Rich Janor, Candidate for US Senate Kathy Salvi, Dupage County Board Member Greg Hart, IL State Medical Board Chair Dr. Srinivas Reddy, ICO Chair Krishna Bansal, IABC Chair Ajeet Singh, HSS Chair Siddesh Shevade, FIA Chicago President Rakesh Malhotra, NRI Vasavi Treasurer Dinkar Karumuri, AAEIO President Gladson Varghese , Prominent leaders of Naperville Community:  Srinivas Ravula, Shishir Jain, Nipa Shah, Keyur Shah, Ninad Daftari, Puneet Kapoor, Ram Saini, Satish Dodegopu, Bhanu Swargam, Harry Mohan, Raghu Narasimhan, Ashwin Devnani, Madhav Srikanti, Rahul Mittal, Anudeep Reddy and Munish Kaistha. Nag Jaiswal celebrated Naperville and India’s strong cultural bond. He said: “It’s estimated that about 25,000 Indians or persons of Indian origins live in Naperville. Most of these people work in healthcare, […]

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