India Post News Service
CHICAGO: A leading community activist and a prominent oncologist from Indiana, Dr Bharat Barai hosted a successful meet and greet with City of Chicago’s 29th Ward Alderman CHRIS TALIAFERRO and his wife Melissa on Sunday April 25 2021 evening at Sheraton Suites, Elk Grove Village a Chicago suburb.
Acharya Rohit Joshi gave the invocation. VHP Vice President Vinesh Virani welcomed the august gathering of nearly 30 Community Leaders.
At the outset, Ms.Santosh Kumar Global Ambassador of Reclaim Happiness International presented Alderman TALIAFERRO with a Gandhian Medallion while Commissioner Vasavi Chakka of Naperville Sister Cities Commission presented a silk shawl to Mrs Melissa TALIAFERRO. Woman activist Hina Trivedi presented a memento to Ms.TALIAFERRO.
Dr Vijay Prabhakar introduced the Chicago Alderman CHRIS TALIAFERRO. 29th Ward of Chicago covers parts of Austin, MontClare, Belmont Cragin, bordered by Oak Park and Elmwood Park.
Community Leaders including, Jitendra Diganvkar, SohanJoshi, Nirav Patil, Amar Uphadyay, Sanjay Shah, Dr ShamkanthSheth, Ram Chakravathy, NeelamDwivedi, Anisha Shah, Dr Sreenivas Reddy, VijenderDoma, Dr Sriram Sonty, Alli Dhanaraj, SmiteshShah, Ricky Gandhi, Nag Jaishwal, Nand Garg and Ravi Govindaraj spoke of the magnificence of a United India and its glorious history.
The host of the event Dr Bharat Barai spoke eloquently about India today with facts and figures and about India – U. S. Relations. The thirty assembled Community Leaders gave a standing ovation to our Dynamic Chief Dr Bharat Barai for his exemplary leadership of our Community over the last three decades particularly during this Covid pandemic.
Speaking on the occasion, Alderman CHRIS TALIAFERRO appreciated the warm welcome and sentiments expressed by array of Community leaders. Alderman CHRIS was especially impressed by the Indian Americans recently being involved in Civic engagement by running for elected positions. Aldermen TALIAFERRO also promised to get actively involved in the future campaigns of Indian Americans who run for office.
The unanimous recommendation was the need for an Indian American Leadership Academy to nurture our community members to run for elected positions in Cities, Counties and State level positions.