Hari Om Mandir begins New Year with a bang
MEDINAH, IL — The New Year’s first day began with a Bang on the premises of Hari Om Mandir (HOM), Medinah, IL with huge crowds gathering in the temple to seek blessings from the God Almighty on this auspicious day, and praying for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous year ahead.
HOM this year organized ”Sunderkand Path’ on January 1 which was attended by some 500 devotees. Singers from India, along with Chicago Land Tabla Maestro, Puran Dada Vyas, recited the Path and mesmerized the congregation with their soulful singing.
The hall was packed to capacity with people offering flowers in the lotus feet of Hanuman Ji and seeking his blessings.The In the beautifully-decorated temple, Pandit Raghuvir Ji welcomed everyone with the auspicious tilak on the forehead, Hanuman Ji Sash around the neck, and handed over the Holy Path Book to sing along.
In Hari Om Mandir, January 1 is also a day of administrative activity. The 2 Boards – Executive Board (EB) and Board of Trustees (BOT) that run the show all year round, are introduced to the general congregation. For the 3rd consecutive year, Mr. Vipan Wadhera was re-elected as the President of the Executive Board.
A plaque was awarded to outgoing member Anita Rawal for her outstanding services as a Secretary on the Board.
Satpal Salwan, Chairman Board of Trustees, congratulated the EB Team for a successful 2017.Plaques were also awarded to the outgoing members and citations in honor of their dedicated services were read out for Mahendera Thakkar, Naveen Paul, Ram Verma and Subhash Sharma.
He introduced Brij Sharma as Vice Chairman and Mohan Karamchandani as Secretary along with Chandru Bhojwani, Dr. Anand Lal, Satish Chander, Krishan Tejpal and Upma Hardy as other board members.
As the guardian of the temple, Ayodhia Salwan wished everyone a Happy New Year. A grand Lunch, sponsored by the Salwan Family/Star foods, was served after the program.