Danny K Davis Multi-Ethnic Community Center
CHICAGO IL: American Multi Ethnic Coalition Inc. celebrated Congressman Danny K Davis’s 79 Th Birthday on Sunday, September 6 at Downers Grove.
Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, (Indian American) President, American Multi Ethnic Coalition Inc., (AMEC) announced that AMEC is opening the Danny K Davis Multi-Ethnic Community Center in Bellwood, which will be the first Multiethnic Center representing 24 different ethnic communities of America.
U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-6 District) said that this Danny K Davis Multi-Ethnic Community Center first of its kind will be will unifying force to represent all that Congressman Danny Davis stands for Equality, Liberty & Integrity.
Martino Tangkar, (Indonesian American) Chairman 7 Th Congressional District’s Multi-Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) said that this Danny K Davis Multiethnic Community Center will be a beacon of hope and lighthouse of service to all.
Congressman Danny Davis was welcomed with a traditional Aarti performed by Ms. Dipti Shah, AMEC Seniors Citizen Coordinator, and Shree Gurusamy, AMEC Social Services Coordinator.
Congressman Danny Davis was presented a Sandalwood garland jointly by Nagendra Sripada, AMEC Senior Chair along with MEATF Treasurer Jerome Athistham.
AMEC President Dr. Vijay Prabhakar and MEATF Youth Chair Rani Yousefzai Crowned Congressman Danny Davis with a Nawab’s Turban from Hyderabad.
IACA President Vinita Gulabani draped a specially woven American National Flag on Congressman Danny Davis.
Congressman Danny K Davis presented the MEATF Danny K Davis Commemorative Birthday Award 2020 to Kishor Mehta, Chairman, Illinois Development Corporation, Naperville in recognition of his ten years of volunteer service to the Multiethnic Advisory Task Force.
MEATF Volunteer Service Award 2020 was presented to Niranjan Nathawani, CEO, Big Suchir Restaurant & Banquets in recognition of his service to the community for the past two decades.
U. S. Congressman Danny K Davis also presented the MEATF Covid19 Relief & Rescue Hero Award 2020 to Ms. Santosh Kumar, Founder- Executive Director, Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Chicago in recognition of her outstanding service of providing daily hot meals, health care & home services to several hundred senior citizens of Chicagoland during the past six months.
U. S. Congressman Danny K Davis speaking on the occasion talked about hunger, poverty, and violence which are existing today and the need to fight and eradicate these on a war footing. Davis said that while they in Congress are striving to fight these challenges, there are hundreds of volunteers like Mehta, Ms. Kumar, and Nathwani who are leading by examples. Volunteerism is a special calling of those who want to make this world a better place to live in. Volunteers are love in motion, he added.
Dr. Rani Yousefzai, (Pakistani- Iranian American ), Awards Jury Chair said Congressman Danny K Davis’s 79 Th birthday is a historic milestone for all ethnic communities as AMEC kicked off the Danny K Davis Multi-Ethnic Community Center which will be a center of Danny Davis’ love in motion to all.
Several prominent Community leaders felicitated Congressman Davis and spoke on the occasion, Gerard Moorer, Tumia Rumero, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, Amar Upadyay, Acharya Rohit Joshi, Ravi Govindaraj, Dr. Gladys Folorunsho, Fred Davis, Clayton Boyd, Chandrakant Modi MD, Hina Trivedi, Vijender Doma, Pradeep Kandimala, Zainab Tabassi Bibi, Shree Gurusamy, Dr. Zenobia Sowell, Johnson Sukka and Jayanta Mukerjhee among others.
Source: Asian Media USA ©
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