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Indian Community Celebrates 72nd I-Day at Consulate General

CHICAGO, IL— Chicago celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday August 15, 2018 with great enthusiasm. The official flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Consulate premises with an overwhelming participation of the Indian-American Community and friends. The atmosphere was charged with feelings of patriotism and pride. The celebration started with Consul General, Ms. Neeta Bhushan, hoisting the national flag, which was followed by the singing of the Indian national anthem. Bhushan read out the address of…

Indian minister meets Chicago’s community leaders

CHICAGO, IL -- India’s Union Minister of State for Tourism, Culture, Electronics & Information Technology, K J Alphon, met with Chicago’s community figures at a Breakfast Reception hosted by Consul General of India Neeta Bhushan in partnership with Dr. Bharat Barai on June 21. After the minister had expressed his keen desire to meet Indian Diaspora, Dr. Barai convened a welcome reception in partnership with Bhushan and the two were joined by a few community figures, including Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, Sunil Shah, Nirav…

Arshia Hasnain honored for community service

CHICAGO, IL -- Suzy's Place Executive Director Arshia Hasnain received the State of Illinois 2018 Community Service Award from Secretary of State, Jesse White, for her achievements and community service to the people of the State of Illinois. This grand ceremony took place at the James Thompson Center on May 15. Hasnain was honored to share this award with her family, friends, and all those that have helped her throughout to make a positive impact in society. She is very proud of the work that she does at Suzy's Place,…

Mass Mutual study hails community living

SPRINGFIELD, MS – A recent MassMutual study confirmed what most Asian Indians have known all along: being part of a community is not only good for your body and soul, but also for your bank account. According to “You Get What You Give: The MassMutual 2018 Financial and Wellness Community Involvement Study” from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), one in two Americans say community involvement improves their finances, while four in ten say financial support is a reason they are involved in…

Community award for Mansi Bodalia

CHICAGO, IL -- Maine East High School senior Mansi Bodalia is one of two local students to receive a Community Star Award this year from the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Bodalia's recognition stems from her leadership role with Maine East's Rotary Interact Club, in which she has organized fundraising efforts--leading to the purchase of $11,500 worth of toys for the WGN Toy Drive for children in need in 2016 and even more in 2017--and increasing club membership to more than 360 students, her nomination said.…
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