Indian Seniors celebrate Birthday, Mahashivratri & Sangeet program


Jayanti Oza

CHICAGO: About 320 members of the Indian Seniors of Chicago celebrated their monthly birthday and musical event on March 9, 2024.

The program was successfully managed by Bhupendra Suthar who with Geeta Suthar, Saroj Patel and Manjula Modi of the Seniors’ Organization offered a prayer. Shri Hanuman Chalisa was recited by all the members.

He announced the name of the new president of the group Dilipbhai Patel. He was unanimously elected by the Executive Committee. This announcement was welcomed by all the members with applause.

The Treasurer C. V. Desai presented the accounts for the month of February 2024 and announced the names of the donors. He also reminded all the members about the daylight saving time change.

A birthday program was celebrated by calling all the members whose birthdays fell in the month of March. President Dilipbhai Patel greeted the members with birthday greeting cards and all the members also wished them a very happy birthday.

Bipinbhai Shah gave a speech on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. It holds great importance among Hindus globally. It depicts the celestial union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, depicting the cosmic dance of creation, preservation and destruction.

After this song and bhajan singing program was organized by the members. The participants were Durgesh Shah, Nalini Chudasma, Arvind Patel, Jyoti Vyas, Jayanti Oza, Manhar Parikh, Jashwant Seth, Chandrakant Chudasma, Satish and Daksha Parikh, Bipin Shah, Baiju Mehta, Hemant Modi and Hasmukh Sathia.

A moment of silence was observed to pay the respect to devgat members of Indian Seniors of Chicago, Bhanuben Pandaya and Suresh Shah.

Rishit and Nupur Shah talked on financial planning and will making and answered the questions of the members giving very good information on the subject.

The program was concluded with a sumptuous meal chanting the sloka Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu.

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