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CHICAGO, IL — The Leuva Patidar Samaj of USA (LPS of USA) held its 2017 National Convention & Trade Show at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) during July 27-29.
Over 2,000 Leuvas from over the country participated in this mega event which included general sessions with key note speakers, educational seminars, social gatherings, matrimonial session, youth session,.women’s session and much more. There was a large 700-odd Leuva youth turnout as well.
This year’s convention theme was "building our unity and celebrating our differences".
Sanjay Patel, president for 2016-17, said the purpose of the convention was to have the members’ network in a forum where they could discuss and share ideas, promote Leuva culture and family values, and unite together. This LPS conference provided an excellent opportunity for LPS members to meet and interact with each other. Throughout the year, LPS held over 20 town hall meetings all over the USA, many in remote areas.
LPS national women’s Conf was held in Dallas this year and was well attended.
Sanjay Patel passed the torch to incoming President Deepak Patel of Savannah, GA.
LPS members migrated to the United States beginning in the early 1940s. There are over 40,000 families of Leuva Patidars throughout the US. The majority of LPS members are multiple hotel and motel owners with both franchised and independent properties. A major characteristic of the members is to preserve family values and heritage. LPS Was established in 1989 in the US by Leuva Patidars from
Southern districts of Surat, Valsad, Navsari and Tapi Gujarat, India.