CHICAGO: The Association of Indians in America (AIA) has scheduled its annual Honor Awards Banquet at the Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on August 4 at 5 pm.
AIA, a grassroots organization of Indian Americans in the United States is the oldest national association of Asian Indians in America. It was founded on August 20, 1967, after the United States Congress passed the 1965-66 Immigration Act, repealing the Asian Exclusion Act of 1917.
AIA fostered the democratic principles of “one member one vote,” with chapters and membership spread across the country. It represents the hopes and aspirations of immigrants who are united by their common bond of Indian heritage and American commitment.
Prof. Ghanshyam Pandey, AIA National President, said that Rep Danny Davis, the US Congressman from 7th District Illinois will be the Chief Guest. He said that AIA proposes to recognize community leaders for their contributions to society and the names of the awardees will be announced as soon as the list is finalized.
As usual, the AIA banquet will have live entertainment program this year too with songs by Sniti Mishra, 2010 Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing superstar embellished with scintillating group dances.