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Gala to Mark India’s 74th Republic Day & Scholarship Drive by FIA Chicago


CHICAGO, IL-The first FIA — Chicago Event for 2023, was grand and began with celebrations for India’s 74th Republic Day. About 400 plus guests attended the event at Marriott Northwest, IL.

The event was well attended by dignitaries: Chief Guest, Consul General Chicago Hon. Somnath Ghosh; Guest of Honor, U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi; other special guests Michelle Mussman, State Representatives of the 56th district; Tom Dailly, President Schaumburg Village; William Duncan McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates, IL; Rodney S. Craig, Mayor & President- Hanover Park, IL; Gopal Lalmalani, Mayor & President- Oakbrook, IL and many prominent community leaders were present on the stage including Dr. Bharat Barai, Vandana Jhingan and many dignitaries.

Sunil Shah welcomed and thanked everyone for their presence. He outlined the important achievements and community service that the FIA provides. Shah in his closing remarks, spoke, “Freedom in our Heart, Pride in our Soul, Purity in our Blood, Let us Salute our Motherland India!!”
The FIA express our gratitude to the sponsors for the event.

The evening started with a social hour with Raju Bankapur playing melodious tunes. The event was filled with patriotic songs and colorful dance performances enjoyed by the attendees. (FIA PR By Richa Chand/Abir Maru )

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