The Diwali party presented by Pratibha Jairath and Ashok Potdar was held at Ashyana Banquets and was once again a full house event and a melodious celebration of joy and happiness. Beautifully decorated Ashyana ceilings and jazzy, vibrant colors of the outfits of the audience brought life to a quiet and dreary fall evening.
The lamp lighting ceremony included the Guests of Honor and sponsors including Anil and Sweety Loomba, Sunil and Rita Shah, Bhupinder & Anita Beri, Pinky & Dinesh Thakkar, Mayur Ganger and partner Ashok Potdar. Mrs. Rita Sunil Shah recited Shree Sidhivinay prayers beautifully during Lamp lighting. Mr. Sunil Shah presented Diwali Greetings to all.
Ms Jairath reminded the audience of the significance of Diwali such as victory of knowledge over ignorance, which turned into her recent initiative, a Not-for-Profit organization ‘Vidya Jyoti’s. She mentioned the accomplishment of being able to help 1015 students thus far. Mr. Mayur Ganger, who had opened his heart as a great sponsor was presented by Mr. Anil Loomba and Dr. Bhupinder and Anita Beri.
The singing trio Pratibha Jairath, Raju Bankapur, Pradeep Sood kept the audience on their dancing feet throughout the celebration. The program started with melodious songs when Pratibha presented songs by legendary singers Lata Ji, Asha Ji, Geeta Dutt, Vani Jairam, each singer with a different special touch. It was a variety of songs, including Bole Re papihara type semi classical numbers. It was pin drop silence throughout the listening numbers and as always, her songs pulse with feelings. With her dance numbers, folks came to the dance floor as usual. The next surge of excitement was from multi-talented singer Raju Bankapur. Once again, well known singer, Pardeep Sood had a dramatic entrance once again and his Punjabi medley that people always love brought even more people to the dance floor.
There were few duet performances of popular songs. Mrs. Rita Shah and Hitesh Master performed a beautiful Duet which received a lot of applause too. Pinky Thakkar and Pardeep sood joined Pratibha in a fast dance number and the dance floor was all full.
The beautiful Bharatnatyam dance performances by Jenish Balsara got big applause from the audience. Raju Bankapur’s flute transported the audience to the world of pure joy and ecstasy.
Orchestra Sa Re Ga Ma with Hitesh Master Nayak, Richard Christian, Bobby and sound engineer/DJ Monachan enthralled the attendees.
Pratibha doesn’t forget to thank her friends ever who come out to help her including Anita Beri, Sarita Sood, Asha Mehta, Sushma Srivastav Sushma Gupta, her co-organizer Ashok Potdar, Neha Potdar and Vandana Bankapur who also did beautiful decoration besides front desk help.
Ms Jairath has strong ties with the community, because she maintains ‘Main aasman nahin chhuma chahti, bas logon ke dilon ko chhoo lonn bas yahi tamanna hai’. Her attention to detail and relationships is what makes her parties successful and that is why she is ione of the most sought-after entertainers and artists of Chicago.