Indian American Night on Long Island honors NRIs

On a gorgeous Sunday Evening, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre was decorated beautifully with Colors and decorations from India. Vibrant colors created a festive atmosphere. And ambience was glowing with Indian music. The occasion was  the  Indian American Night on Sunday June 3, 2018 at Harry Chapin lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow on Long Island, NY, presented by organizers of Indian American Forum.

Harry Aurora, President CEO I Tutor , Dr Anu Goenka, Director of Brain tumor Programing the Department of Radiation Medicine, North well Health, Sunny Thakkar Radiation Therapist and promoter of Cultural and Classical Music, Dr Purna Prasad, CTO at Noirthwell Health, Rachna Sabharwal, President Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise, Mrs. Ranju Narang, Yoga specialist and instructor, and Gobind Munjal, President AIA New York were honored for their contributions and achievements.

In anticipation of the International Yoga Day Celebrations for June 21, the event started with Yoga and meditation by Ranju Narang Several members learnt and participated in Yoga and Mantra Chanting. Satbir Singh Bedi (DJ KUCHA) welcomed everyone and introduced Emcee of the evening Inesha Joneja

Jaya Bahadkar, the cultural chairperson presented beautiful cultural program reflecting dances from different parts of India. Students from local dance schools’ Aarti Datta, Jyotika Patel, Satya Pradeep, Archana Dave, Sangeeta Pandit , Sadhna Pranji and Monica Bajwa, participated. S.

This program is part of 2018 summer concert series sponsored by Nassau county Department of Parks, Recreation and Meuseums. Indian American Night is a showcase of Classical Indian music and folk dances from all regions of India. Nassau county Parks Commissioner Eileen Eileen Krieb, Deputy Commissioner Shawn McBride   and several other elected officials and community leaders were present

On Behalf of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Commissioner Eileen Krieb welcomed everyone and commended the Indian American Community for their outstanding achievements. Following members of our community were presented with Nassau County Awards

Techno Queens made of 6 Girls from Jericho Elementary School aged 9 years old represented Long Island in the World Championship held in Detroit in April and had an amazing time. They won many hearts and went to win the top Award for Jr FLL World Championship Team Choice Award.

RoboFalcons is a team made of young boys from Jericho Middle School. This Team has been in place for 4 years and each year they learn new aspects of Robotics. Project Research and find ways to help the communities. They won Long Island Championship to advance to World Championship in Arkansas last Month. Both These teams were also recognized and congratulated for their achievements.

Grand Sponsor was Xavier University School of Medicine Ravi Bhooplapur,, Jas Mayall, V J Technologies, Sunil Rihal,  Mohinder Singh Taneja,Indus American Bank, HAB Bank, Rajbhog Sweets, Glamorous Event Planners, South Asian Times,  Bollywood Insider, TV ASIA, ITV, IVS TV, Jus Punjabi, south Asian Insider, Hum Hindustani, Indian Express, Indian Panorama, PTC

Fun filled day of festivities were enjoyed by all. Indu Jaiswal chairperson of IAF thanked all the sponsors and volunteers – Event co-chairperson , Mohinder Singh Taneja, Tejal Kamat, Vijay Goswamy, Bina Sabapathy, Roopam Maini, Shilpa Jhurani, Sangeeta Pandit, Surpreet Kaur Bedi, Jyoti Gupta, Beena Kothari, Anu Gulati and  Inesha Joneja  for their help in making the evening extremely successful. Special thanks to Media and all participants, supporters and sponsors.

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