By Indu Jaiswal
LONG ISLAND, NY : Eisenhower Park was gleaming with decorations and colors from India. Indian music was heard all over the park, commencing the Indian American Night presented by Indian American Forum on Sunday June 25, 2017 , at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Parking Field 6 & 6A.
The program started with Yoga sessions conducted by Ranju Narang and Group, a, certified and experienced Yoga instructor in Long Island. Health awareness services were organized by Nassau County Department of Health and Dr. Bhavani Srinivasan of AAPIQLI.This program is part of the 2017 summer concert series sponsored by Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.
Indian American Night is a showcase of Classical Indian Music and folk dances from all regions of India. Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano was represented by Nassau County Clerk
Maureen O’ Connell. Nassau County Clerk welcomed every one and presented the honorees with Citations from Nassau County. Each Year members from Indian America Community are recognized for their outstanding services and contributions. Also present were several other dignitaries and elected officials.
Honorees for the evening included, Gita Setia. a trained vocalist. Gita has performed at Indian Consulate, fundraising of Hope Global Project, AIA, LIA and several other programs. She has released two albums composed by her. Currently she is affiliated with ITV Gold a host of a show and music programs.
Dr. Rakesh Dua, President of AAPI QLI, largest chapter of National AAPI is actively involved in organizing Health
Fairs and Charitable work. Dr Dua is also a passionate Singer and well known for his community services.
Bina Sabapathy, President of India Association of Long Island, Currently employed with Nassau County Department of Social Services, helping people to find employment. Bina is actively involved with Indian America Forum, AWB
Food Bank, India Day Parade South Asian Political Action Committee and several other groups.
Bina Adjani, President of the Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise, Bina is a true humanitarian, involved in charitable activities and providing help to the needy. Her mantra is has always been Helping People should be to find out what’s actually valuable to someone. Make an effort to ask them where they need help and keep in mind when you see an opportunity to help.
Dr. Inderpal Chhabra is the Medical Director of NSLU Care Health Insurance Plan and also Director of Physician CDI Education, NSLIJ Health System. Dr Chhabra is well known for his philanthropic and volunteer services New York and also in all the Gurudwaras…
Dr. Rajendra Modi is a well-known ophthalmologist in Queens for the past 35 years… He is active in many social and charitable organizations. He goes to India for free eye camps for poor people since past 30 years. Dr Modi is a Board Member of SANKARA NERTALAYA. And works with SANKAE EYE FOUNDATION Indu Jaiswal, Chairperson of Indian American Forum welcomed every one and thanked all the sponsors and supporters for their participation. A Cultural program, organized by Jaya Bahadkar, was emceed by Dr Bhavani Srinivasan, Several music and dance performances lent color and charm to the celebrations. Students of Sadhna Pranji, Jyotika Patel, and several other schools took part. And presented vocal and dance performances.
Mast Group from YICG Group presented patriotic Medley enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Jyoti Gupta, Sheetal Talati, Mohinder Singh Taneja, Indu Gajwani, Nilima Madan Vijay Goswamy and several Volunteers and Sponsors who helped. Program was well attended by leaders of several organizations.