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India’s 71st Repubic Day Celebration by IAA Chicago

Manjari Parikh and Neetu Chandra presented a beautiful dance performances

The lamp-lighting ceremony (L to R) Midwest Mrs. Malini Vaidhyanathan Air India Meg, Mr. Kevin B. Morrison Cook County Commissioner, Neetu Chandra Bollywood actress, Mr. William D. McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Chief Guest Consul General of India Shankar Dalela, Michael Devivo New york life, Nawab Mir Hamid Ali Khan IAA President and JD Jitender Digwankar Indian Community Leader

CHICAGO,IL- Indian American Association (IAA) Chicago, Illinois Celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day by hosting a large colorful cultural program on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Pearl Banquette in Roselle, Illinois.
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Indian American Association (IAA) representing largest number of Indian Americans in all over the United States and hosted the largest colorful event of the year and left other local organizations of Chicago land behind and becomes the 3rd largest Organization of the Nation after FIA New York and FIA New Jersey.

IAA invited two celebrities, Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra and Miss South Asia International Manjari Parikh along with large number of dignitaries in the event. Chief Guest Consul General of India Honorable Sudhakar Dalela, US Congressman Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, 8th District and other dignitaries Mr. William D. McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Mr. Joe Gallo, Mayor of Rolling Meadows, Mrs. Joe Gallo, Mr. Kevin B. Morrison Cook County Commissioner 15th District, Mr. Amit Jhingran CEO SBI, Mrs. Amit Jhingran, Mrs. Malini Vaidhyanathan Air India Meg, Midwest, Mr. Vaidhyanathan, Mr. Michael Devivo, New York life, Mr. Onkar Singh Sangha, Founder FIA Joiner, Mr. Dhitu Bhagwakar Founder FIA Joiner, Mr. Jitendra Singh Bedi NRI and JD Jitender Digwankar Indian Community Leader attended the colorful program.

The Republic Day Program began as per the schedule at 6:00 PM sharp hosted by co Emcees Seetha Bala and Mahima waghela and Miss Asia International Manjari Parikh as the main emcee started with American and Indian National Anthems.

The lamp-lighting ceremony was performed by IAA President as well as the dignitaries including Chief Guest Consul General of India Honorable Shankar Dalela, Mr. William D. McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Mr. Joe Gallo, Mayor of Rolling Meadows, Mrs. Joe Gallo, Mr. Kevin B. Morrison Cook County Commissioner 15th District, Mr. Amit Jhingran CEO SBI, Mrs. Amit Jhingran, Mrs. Malini Vaidhyanathan Air India Meg, Midwest, Mr Vaidhyanathan, Michael Devivo, New york life were also present.

Mr. Dhitu Bhagwakar and JD Jitender Digwankar danceing with Ahana Dance Group

Welcome dance was performed by Kalanjali dance School, followed by the Oath ceremony.Mr. William D. McLeod Mayor of Hoffman Estates helped the Oath to IAA elected Board of 2020. IAA President Nawab Mir Hamid Ali Khan, Vice Presidents of IAA Kameshwari Bulusu, Ishaan Ahmed, Mir Mujahid Ali, Raju Shah, Dr. John Togaru, Shahid Razvi, General Sectary, directors, Umaira Khan, Dr. Bheemi Ready, Amy Mehta and Mary Togaru took the Oath. Vice Presidents Dr. Laxman Singh and Dr. Sanhita Agnihotri, Fareed Sabiri (Treasurer) Dr. Bashir Ameji, director was not present at the oath ceremony. IAA thanks all the Volunteers who stood up sincerely and gave their time and efforts endlessly our special thanks to Mr. Kiran Mitta and Archana Mitta for their contribution towards this success in the cultural events of IAA.

Welcome speeches by the IAA President Nawab Mir Hamid Ali Khan were followed by the Michael Devivo, New York life Mr. Joe Gallo, Mayor of Rolling Meadows, Mr. Kevin B. Morrison, Cook County Commissioner 15th District, Mr. William D. McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Honorable Shankar Dalela, Consulate General of India and Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi US Congressman 8th district and other dignitaries Congratulate newly elected office bearers of IAA and Congratulate the Indian community for 71st India Republic Day in their speeches.

Manjari Parikh and Neetu Chandra presented a beautiful dance with Desi Hoppers Group on “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua Banke Tamanna Meri” This dua Was Written By The Great Poet A Freedom Fighter A Wali of Allah Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Beautiful dances were performed by Ahana Dance Group (Students of North West University), Desi Hoppers, Kalanjali Dance Academy of Rockford (Choreographed by Sridevi) and Nalinapadam dance school.

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