Dr. Suresh Reddy Leads Oak Brook Village’s India Independence Day Celebrations

Dr. Suresh Reddy, a Trustee of the Village of Oak Brook, located 15 miles west of the Chicago Loop led the 77th annual India Independence Day Celebrations at the Oak Brook Historical Society and West Wing conference Room on August 15th, 2023. The event was co-hosted by Oak Brook Village’s past President Dr. Gopal Lalmalani and Trustee Michael Manzo.
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“Attended by a large number of community members and elected officials, the India Day celebration is a testament to the growing importance of the Indo-US relationship,” said Dr. Reddy, who was elected overwhelmingly as a Trustee of the Village in 2021.  “It was heartening to witness as the community members of Oak Brook enthusiastically joined in the celebrations, saluting the US and the Indian flags and singing their national anthems,” said Dr. Reddy.

Prominent among those who participated and greeted India on the occasion of her 77th Independence Day were: Oak Brook President Larry Herman, Consul General of India in Chicago, Somnath Ghosh, Illinois State Senator Suzie Glowiak Hilton, Illinois State Rep Jenn Ladisch Douglas, DuPage Board Members Sadia Gul Covert, Lucy Chang Evans, Kari Galassi, Trustee Yasmeen Bankole, and several other elected officials. Community leaders Sunil Shah, Vinita Gulabani, and many others graced the event as well. Dr. Anuj Gupta, a Cardiologist and President of the Indian American Caucus graced the vent as a Guest of Honor.

Dr. Reddy, expressed his gratitude to the Village Trustees Jim Nagle, Melissa Martin, and Naveen Jain, Village Clerk Scarpiniti, Past Trustee Moin Saiyed, and Village  Manager Greg Summers. Others who had attended the event included: Larry HermanSadia Gul CovertLucy Chang EvansKari GalassiYasmeen Bankole, Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Jenn Ladisch DouglassSunil ShahVinita Gulabani, and Michael A. Manzo.

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Dr. Suresh Reddy won the election to be a Trustee of the Village of Oak Brook convincingly at the elections held on April 6th, 2021.  Having a population of nearly 10,000 people, Oak Brook is served by a network of major federal, state, and county roads including the Tri-State Tollway system, the East-West Tollway, and the Eisenhower Expressway. One of the most affluent communities in the nation, Oakbrook’s adjacent neighbors include the communities of Villa ParkElmhurstLombardOakbrook TerraceWestchesterWestmontClarendon HillsDowners Grove, and Hinsdale.

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Dr. Reddy comes with immense experience and proven leadership. He grew up in the suburbs of Hyderabad in Southern India. A financial conservator, Dr. Reddy, always had a passion for “uniting and bringing people together.” In his address, Dr. Reddy said, “I am grateful to the citizens of my hometown Oak Brook  and to the key leaders of Oak Brook, including several members of the governing body of Oak Brook for coming out to celebrate the freedom India achieved through nonviolence from the might British Empire.”

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