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Modern Diwali with traditional flavor

November 14
22:45 2011

Lamp lighting by State Rep. Mitchell Mossman

CHICAGO: The Six Gam Patidar Samaj (SGPS) hosted a splendid Diwali Dinner Celebration with SGPS families, friends, and relatives at the Holiday Inn Express in Rolling Meadows, a northwest Chicago suburb in presence of Samaj members and community leaders coming from as far away as Indiana and Wisconsin.
The evening highlights were short speeches, delicious traditional Diwali chow and entertainment with noted musical entertainment by Bollywood Dhamka, Amit Ganguly and Bejoya Ganguly.
Naren Patel of Association of Indian Americans, Dr. Bharat Barai chairman of Manav Seva Mandir, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ms. Mitchell Mossman State Representative from the 56th District and Dilip Patel. President of SGPS started the ball rolling with the ceremonial lamp lighting. Naren Patel was one of the primary sponsors of this event
Event’s Master of Ceremony were Nirav Amin and Chandni Patel. Dilip Patel recognized and thanked past presidents, board members and volunteers for their contributions to the Samaj. Naren Patel urged the youth to join the Samaj saying, “We need their input and support to develop new ideas to increase awareness of SGPS among their peers. Naren Patel presented a plaque to honor board of trustee Raju Patel with thunderous applause from crowd.
Vaidehi Patel performed wonderful Bharatnatyam. This was followed by Bollywood Dhamaka from Amit Ganguly and Bejoya Ganguly. Raffle prizes of $100 Gift Card from Jaya Tours and Travel and $50 Gift Card from Macco Auto Body and Repair-Carol Stream were distributed to the winners.
The current Board of Directors includes President Dilip B. Patel, Vice President Sanjiv Patel, Treasurer Tushar Patel, Secretary Diptesh Desai, and Joint Secretary Shaunak Patel. The Board of Trustees includes Chairman Raju H. Patel, Vice Chairman Kamlesh Patel, Dilip Patel, Diptesh Desai, Kamlesh Patel, Jatin Patel, Mitesh Patel, Nirav Amin, Pankaj Amin, Rajesh Patel, Ritesh Patel, Sanjiv Patel, Shaunak Patel, Tushar Patel, Vanleela Amin, Virendra Desai and Chandni Patel.
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