The annual Diwali celebration was held at Cotillion banquet hall in Jericho, NY on November 9th. Organized by the Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society, a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization, serving the Indian community in Suffolk and Nassau counties for over 22 years. Today, with more than thousand brothers and sisters, ranging all tristate area, with the objective to focus on cultural, spiritual, educational, and charity events for the benefit of our members and our community and passing the cultural heritage to upcoming generation, the cultural event was a huge success.
Evening started with delicious appetizers and exchange of love and greetings during social hour. A brief cultural program started with invocation – prayer dance and other dance forms by beautiful Young girls. About 250 members and guest including New York State senator Hon. Kevin Thomas and Former Deputy Comptroller of Nassau County Hon. Dilip Chauhan Honored by Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society. President Mr. Vijay Shah, introduced the hard working officers and Executive committee members, senior citizen forum committee members and Women’s wing coordinators. Also focused on the main objective to promote Gujarati/Indian cultural arts with Sanskrit shloka narrating the importance of “PRAKASH” in our life on this festival of lights – Diwali. The party picked up the momentum with Sumptuous Dinner and open Dance floor on the beats of DJ Bobby. In closing note President also recognized the backbone of entire event planner and coordinator LIGCS secretary Mr. Paresh Raval.
Dilip Chauhan emphasized in speech about important of Census count as well as how important to register to vote and active participation in civic process, he said “ If you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complaint” Also he thanked President Vijay Shah, Secretary Paresh Raval, Bhadresh Acharya and entire executive committee for organizing such a successful Diwali Celebration.