Gujarat Cultural Association, Chicago, Celebrated Diwali, a Festival of Lights,with colorful traditions


Chicago IL: Gujarat Cultural Association, Chicago (GCA) hosted a Diwali Gala on Friday, November 15, 2019 at The Meadows Club, 2950 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL.  The Diwali dinner was accompanied by the amazing talented Mayuri Musical Group which attracted a large number of families, friends, and community figures of the city. The program was highly successful with the active support of the Sponsors, Executive Board, GCA Members and Volunteers.

Gujarat Cultural Association is the first and largest Gujarati Association in Chicago Metropolitan Area.

The program was emceed by Mrs. Amisha Patel by welcoming everyone, including Banquet Chair Mr. Jyotendra Patel and GCA, Chairman Mr. Kanti S. Patel.  The event was commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp/Diya ceremony by Chief Guest, Dr. Subhash Patel, Consulate General of India, Mr. Sudhakar Delela, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Mr. & Mrs, Kanti & Jyoti Patel, Mr.& Mrs. Jyotendra & Geeta Patel and other dignitaries, which include: Mr. Anil Shah, Dr. Anuja Gupta, Mr. Ashok Punjabi, Mr. Salil Mishra, Mr. Aamir Chalisha, Mr. Shrujal Patel, Mrs. Malini from Air India, Dr. Nita Patel, Mr. Bhailal Patel, Mr. Nilesh Topiwala, Mr. Mohmmad Tariq from Hanmi Bank, Mr. Richard Boykin, Mr. Hari Patel, Mr. Manu Patel from AAHOA.

Mrs. Amisha Patel invited Dr. Manish Brahmbhatt to introduce the Chief Guest, Dr. Subhash Patel for this event onto the stage.  

Dr. Patel thanked Gujarat Cultural Association for tireless work by its member, especially Kanti Patel.  Mrs. Amisha Patel invited Mr. Kanti Patel to the stage to welcome our Consulate General of India, Mr. Sudhakar Dalela and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to speak to the guest. 

Mrs. Amisha Patel announced the Awards of 2 successful individuals in the Indian Community.  Mr. Shrujal Patel and Mr. Prajesh Patel were given awards by the Consulate General of India, Mr. Sudhakar Delela and Congressman, Raja Krishnamoorthi. 

Other prominent leaders, community members, and distinguished businessman were recognized on the stage by Kanti Patel, Chairman of GCA and received a Bouquet of flowers.  The following include: Leslie Danford (OYO), Mr. Mitesh Patel (Level Construction), Mr. Anil Shah, Dr. Anuja Gupta, Mr. Ashok Punjabi, Mr. Salil Mishar (Millennium Bank), Mr. Mohmmad Tariq (Hanmi Bank), and Mrs. Malini(Air India).

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous upcoming New Year, Mr. Kanti S. Patel concluded his speech by thanking everyone for their continued support co-operation and participation in these events.  The evening ended with an amazing dinner accompanied with a Musical performance by Mayuri Musical Group. 

Photographs and Press release by: Asian Media USA ©


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