Bethpage, NY: On a beautiful sunny afternoon, senior citizens and members of Indian American community joined together for spring celebrations. Occasion was the monthly senior programs at Bethpage senior Community Center in Beth page, Long Island. Organized by Indian American Forum and Apna Ghar, on Tuesday April 26 in the afternoon. Kirit Panchamia and volunteers of Apna Ghar made arrangements for seniors to come to Bethpage Senior Community center. Chief Guest for the program was Centenarian Marathon Runner Fauja Singh, visiting from London.
Program started with welcome remarks by Anu Gulati and Vijay Goswamy, coordinators of the senor programs. Narinder Kaur and Kirit Panchamia introduced Apna Ghar and services being provided for seniors. Rekha Chichara, Jyoti Gupta and several members sang songs and bhajans.
Mr Mohinder Singh Taneja welcomed all and spoke about the senior programs and importance of participation. Dr. Prem Gupta, spoke briefly regarding heart health for seniors. Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of IAF, welcomed Fauja Singh and introduced the members running senior programs in Long island.
Fauja singh came with Satnam Prahar and Dr Tinna , coordinators of VAISAKHI 5K run marathon. Mr Fauja Singh was recognized and presented with a Citation from Nassau County executive Mr Edward P Mangano. Mr Fauja Singh was applauded for his accomplishments and success as a Centenarian Marathon Runner, Several community leaders present were Bobby Kumar Kalotee, Dipika Modi from AIA, Peter Bheddah, Indu and Giri Chabbra from Hindu center, Dr Prem Gupta, Mr Ramesh Gupta, and several dignitaries attended the event.