04-13-2019 IAGC community day

Event: Indian Association of Greater Chicago (IAGC) community day Time: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Dates: Saturday – April 13, 2019 Venue:Play ‘N’ Thrive, 81 Remington Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173 High-level schedule: Will and/or Trust – Multiple Seminars (*Negotiated prices to complete will and trust and free IAGC life time membership)  Life Insurance – Multiple Seminars (*Negotiated price for term policies and free IAGC life time membership)  Health Camp  Blood Drive  Hearing / Screen for adults and kids  Financial Services  Seminars on Immigration  Painting Exhibition  Membership Drive (* Receive welcome kit)  Live Music  Cultural Programs (Dance/Skits etc…)  Community Awards  DJ and Dance  And many more… Early RSVP participants will get an extra benefit like matching term policy premium with other benefits, welcome kits, event updates and lucky-draw for surprise prizes etc

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01-13-2019 Hari Om Mandir celebrates Lohri, The Biggest Lohri of entire Midwest

01-13-2019 Hari Om Mandir celebrates Lohri, The Biggest Lohri of entire Midwest

Chicago IL: Unprecedented crowds thronged the Hari Om Mandir, Medinah, IL on January 13th to celebrate the vibrant Festival of LOHRI!!! This Festival has always been celebrated in HOM in the Traditional North Indian Style, with the favorite foods, clothing, songs, customs etc. of Punjab. This year too, despite the very cold & frigid temperatures, Devotees in unexpected numbers – close to a 1000, came to the Temple to enjoy the Festivities. People came in from far & wide…neighboring States of Indiana, Michigan & Wisconsin, attended this much awaited and most popular Festival celebrated in HOM. The Temple Management had made adequate arrangements to serve the Special Meal of the Season – Makki Ki Roti, Saag, Lassi and Gur Wale Chawal. Along with this, the traditional items like Bhugga, Popcorn, Rewari, Moongphali, Khajoor and Chirvara were distributed as Prasad. The Food was relished by one and all! People were raving about the delicious food, and truly appreciated the immense efforts put in by the Ladies…Food Incharge, Mrs. Pooja Sharma and her team of young girls from the “Sanjha Parivar” spent the morning cooking all the delicacies.  Several others joined  with cash donations and  bringing in Peanuts, Gachak, Rewari, Chivda, Til […]

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01-12-2018 Code Ninjas Grand Opening by the Mayor Steve Chirico in Naperville Teach Kids Coding while they have a lot of FUN

01-12-2018 Code Ninjas Grand Opening by the Mayor Steve Chirico in Naperville Teach Kids Coding while they have a lot of FUN

Naperville IL: Code Ninjas Center opened up the doors to the Naperville Community, Focuses on Video Games, Robotics, Drones, and other STEM Activities. The Grand Opening celebration was a tremendous success and more than 250 people joined hands in celebrating the great addition to Naperville city. Realizing the impact technology has on our future and how it continues to the shape the future we live in, Shilpi and Darshna (Moms of 9 year old boys) identified the long persisting gap in the community. The dynamics of the future has dramatically shifted in favor of ever evolving technologies. Before the wave hits and our kids are not prepared to face it, they realized the need of an environment where kids can come in, be intellectually stimulated and also have a LOT of FUN while doing it. At Code Ninjas , they  build their future step by step , learning how to code , earning belts ( white to black ) while each belt introduces them to a new skill/language,  learning Robotics, a plethora of STEM activities and also have a LOT of FUN while doing this . They progress on a path and at the same time enjoy the process of […]

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01-19-2019 Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and Hindi Diwas

Consulate General of India, Chicago celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and Hindi Diwas

Chicago IL: Ms. Nupur Jhingran, a community member, welcomed the guests and participants of the event. She gave a brief introduction about Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, its relevance and role of NRIs in India. She also recited a poem written by her for the occasion. Consul General Mrs. Neeta Bhushan delivered the keynote address. She welcomed and thanked the community for their presence in the celebration of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas at the Consulate. She highlighted that PBD is being celebrated as a festival from January 21-23 in Varanasi followed by Kumbh Mela in Prayag Raj and celebration of Republic Day in New Delhi on 26th January. She acknowledged that 30 million Indians living abroad have made significant contributions and have numerous milestones and achievements to their credit. She mentioned that the effort of the government has been to reach out to the Indian community settled across the world. Consul General once again stated that the Consulate has tried to be a very open and transparent. It is there for the community in matters of crisis, such as any medical emergency, loss of passport, theft of personal belongings or any unforeseen situation. Also, that the Consulate has 24/7 helpline emergency number, open […]

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01-01-2019 Hari Om Mandir celebrates New Year with Sunderkand Path

Hari Om Mandir celebrates New Year with Sunderkand Path

Chicago IL: January 1st 2019, Tuesday, started off with a Bang in the premises of Hari Om Mandir, Medinah, IL. Huge crowds gathered in the Temple to seek Blessings from God Almighty on this auspicious day, and prayed for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous Year ahead. Smt. Rama Kapoor & Mr. Subhash Sharma, along with their Bhajan Mandli, and Mr. Jignesh Pathak on the Dholak, recited the “Sunderkand Path” to seek Blessings from Lord Hanuman Ji for a blessed year ahead. Nature too co-operated and the Sun shone brightly with moderate temperatures, as Devotees in large numbers thronged the Mandir to offer their prayers and seek blessings on this very first day of the New Year. The Mandir was beautifully decorated with Buntings, dazzling Streamers, Banners, Flowers, Bells etc to enhance the ambience for the celebrations. As the Devotees walked in, they were welcomed with Hanuman Ji Sash around the neck, and handed over the holy Sunderkand Path Book to sing along. In Hari Om Mandir, the 1st of January, is also a day of administrative activity. The 2 Boards – Executive Board (EB) and Board of Trustees (BOT) that run the show all year round, are introduced to the […]

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10-28-2018 8th Annual Congressional Awards Gala

Event: 8th Annual Congressional Awards Gala Time: 5:00 PM Date: Sunday – October 28, 2018 Venue: Meadows Convention Center, 2950 W Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 For more info, please contact: Kishor Mehta: (630) 479-3801 E-mail: MEATF7THCD.IL@gmail.com Spectacular Global Community Oscars US Congressman Danny K Davis, 7th Congressional District – IL Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force presents 8th Annual Congressional Awards Gala honoring our community and International heroes. Red carpet – over 1000 attendees Electrifying live telecast show Mesmerizing entertainment International evening of music, song & dance Reserve your space/booth at The Global Discovery Expo Release your business ad in Gala Showbook Buy your table now & witness Chicagoland’s largest multiethnic festival!

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October 10th – 19th Navratri 2018 at Shree Ganesh Temple of Chicago

Event: Navratri 2018 Time: Everyday Durga Puja: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Bhajan: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Garba: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Everyday Evening Aarti: 8:30 PM Date: October 10th – 19th, 2018 Venue: Shree Ganesh Temple of Chicago, 2545 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60659 For Aarti Bookings, Prasad Seva, Sponsorship Inquiries, please contact: Kaajal: (312) 804-0821 Gurbachan: (847) 962-8595 Nirmal: (847) 651-1506 E-mail: sgtchicago@gmail.com Website: www.shreeganeshtempleofchicago.com

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10-07-2018 IADO’s 39th Annual Banquet

Event: IADO’s 39th Annual Banquet Time: Doors Open: 5:30 PM | Reception: 6 PM Date: Sunday – October 7, 2018 Venue: Holiday Inn Northshore, 5300 Touhy Avenue, Skokie, Illinois 60077 Keynote Speaker: JB Pritzker Support Levels: Governor’s Circle – $5,000 Speaker’s Circle – $2,500 Community Leader Circle – $1,000 Dinner Ticket – $125 Young Professionals – $75 Please join the Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) for our 39th Annual Banquet with keynote speaker JB Pritzker! The Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) was founded by a small group of South-Asian American leaders in 1980. Since its inception, IADO has established a proven track record of: Advocating on behalf of the South-Asian American community on socio-economic issues, ranging from immigration reform to policies that help small businesses grow Helping South Asian Americans gain more representation by mobilizing people in the community to vote and by assisting qualified individuals obtain elected/appointed positions at the Federal, State and Local government levels. All of this is made possible by the robust and widespread financial support IADO receives from people like yourself. Without your support for IADO, the South Asian American community will not have the role it has in the political process. Please contribute towards IADO’s 39th […]

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October 12-13 JSMC Raas Garba Utsav 2018

Event: JSMC Raas Garba Utsav 2018 Date: Dandiya Dhamaal on Friday – October 12, 2018 | Bollywood Beats on Saturday – October 13, 2018 Venue: The Jain Center of Chicago, 435 N. Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 Tickets: JSMC Members – $10 for Friday, $12 for Saturday Non-members – $12 for Friday, $15 for Saturday Prices go up by $2 after October 7th Click here to purchase tickets online: http://buytickets.at/bollywoodtickets For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net  

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11-16-2018 Diwali Party

Event: Diwali Party Time: 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM Date: Friday – November 16, 2018 Venue: Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516 Pratibha’s Bollywood Sargam & AB Entertainment presents Diwali Party. Live band by Hitesh Master. Dinner, DJ, Dance, Cash Bar and more! For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net

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09-29-2018 Hands-Only CPR – A Community Awareness Project

Event: Hands-Only CPR Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Date: Saturday – September 29, 2018 Venue: Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, 1145 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506 Chicago Medical Society, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Indian American Medical Association, IL presents Hands-Only CPR, a community awareness project. Join us in celebrating World Heart Day on September 29, 2018. Call (630) 522-3990 or e-mail office.iamaill@gmail.com for more information Website: www.worldheartday.org

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11-17-2018 Vernon Hills Indian Association Presents Diwali Gala Dinner Party

Event: Diwali Gala Dinner Party by Vernon Hills Indian Association Time: 6:00 PM onwards Date: Saturday – November 17, 2018 Venue: Bristol Palace Banquets, 828 E Rand Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 Tickets: $25 Adults, $15 Children (4-11 years), Kids under 4 yrs free, Kids 11+ yrs at Full price For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net Join us for a mesmerizing evening of entertainment as we celebrate Diwali. Buffet Dinner, Cultural and Musical Program Diwali Gift Giveaway per Family

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10-27-2018 Navratri Garba Night

Event: Navratri Garba Night Time: 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM Date: Saturday – October 27, 2018 Venue: Bartlett Park District, 700 S. Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL 60103 For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net Brahma Samaj of Greater Chicago & Suga Builders & Construction Invites you to Navratri Garba Night Kids 10 years and under are free. Snack included. Visit: bsgc-il.org

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10-06-2018 Live Bollywood Dandiya Night

Event: Live Bollywood Dandiya Night with Bollywood Singer Poonam Bhatia & SaReGaMa Orchestra Time: 7.00 pm Date: Saturday – October 6, 2018 Venue: Bolingbrook High School, 365 Raider Way, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440 Hosted by: Chicago Wedding and Fashion Photography // Phone: (815) 793-7773 Tickets: Early Bird ($10) // Early Bird (Groups 10+ – $8) // Kids Under 7 –Free For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net

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10-20-2018 Music Meets Bells

Event: Music Meets Bells – An Enchanting Blend of Indian Dance, Music and Jugalbandi Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Program Date: Saturday – October 20, 2018 Venue: Jain Society Chicago, 435 N. Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 Tickets: $20 and VIP (includes Indian vegetarian dinner) For Tickets, please contact: Suresh Bodiwala: (847) 420-4789 E-mail: sbodiwala@sbcglobal.net Enjoy an Enchanting Blend of Indian Dance, Music and Jugalbandi – Music Meets Bells, to Support A Child (SAC) Project.

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