Birthdays and Mother’s Day celebrations by Indian Seniors of Chicago

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Jayanti Oza

CHICAGO: The Indian Seniors of Chicago Birthday Meeting was held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 via Zoom Video Conferencing. In which about 140 members participated. Dilipbhai Patel acted as the program coordinator of the meeting.

The President of Indian Seniors of Chicago, Dr. Narasimhabhai Patel welcomed the members. Mrs. Hemaben Shastri started the meeting by prayers. Then Bhupendra and Geeta Suthar recited Shri Hanuman Chalisa. Bipin Shah, a member of the Executive Committee, said that Mother’s Day is celebrated in honor of the mother.

Member Praveen Seth talked about Rabindranath Tagore pointing out that he was born on 7 May 1861 in Calcutta and his father Debendranath Tagore was a wealthy statesman of Bengal. Rabindranath received his early education only at home.

But the strange and creative nature of the child Rabindranath did not like to be confined within four walls. Tagore wrote his first poem and at the age of 16 he compiled his first anthology. In 1878, Rabindranath went to study law at the University of London. But he also dropped out of college and began an independent study of Shakespeare’s plays. After marrying Mrinalini in 1883, Rabindranath continued to write plays, poems and songs.

Bhupendra Suthar sang Mani Mamta in the song ‘UskoNahinDekhaHumne Kabhi Uski Jarurat Kya Hogi’.

After this Arvind Kotak and Bhupendra Suthar greeted members whose birthday falls in the month of May.  Dilipbhai Patel, a member of the Executive Committee, showed 4 videos in a series to know about the house with optical illusion and hidden door. Hirabhai and Madhuben Patel and Upendra and Geeta Suthar rendered ‘Jai JaiGarvi Gujarat’ in group.

Chittaranjan Desai informed about the availability of   Covid vaccination and the norms of government reopening. An explanation was given regarding the planning of the picnic coming in the month of July and the collection of membership fee. At the end, Narasinhbhai Patel, urged all to maintain good health and abide by the rules regarding covid

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