NEW YORK (TIP): In an unending stream of Diwali Melas in New York, Jackson Heights Merchants’ Association held its 25th Diwali Mela on Sunday, the 13th October. On a pleasant Sunday afternoon, the Mela attracted large crowds though they may have been very satisfied for vendors selling wares and food items as compared to earlier years.
The Mela, as usual, had a fair presence of officials that included the Consul Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruiz, Former Deputy Comptroller of Nassau County Dilip Chauhan, District Manager of Community Board 3 Giovanna A. Reid.
Representatives of business organizations, including the Bangladesh Merchants’ Association were also present. Then there were the honorees that included Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Former Deputy Comptroller Dilip Chauhan was honored by President of Jackson Height Merchant Association President Kamal Kumar for their outstanding contribution to South Asian Community of New York.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam has honored President Kamal Kumar, Chairman Amar Singh, Community Activist Sherry Dutta, While presenting Citation to the honorees Borough President Eric Adam emphasize commitment and great work by Jackson Height Merchant Association for not only Diwali Mela but for number of other activities, Grand Sponsors of Diwali Mela were Patel Brothers, Air India, TD Bank, HAB Bank , Mark Home Care, Shan and Metro Plus.