Lohri celebrated with flavors of Punjab

US Rep. Raja Krishnmaoorty with United Punjabis' executive board  members lighting ceremonial lamp
US Rep. Raja Krishnmaoorty with United Punjabis’ executive board members lighting ceremonial lamp

CHICAGO IL: United Punjabis of America (UPA) celebrated Lohri on January 28 at Ashton Place, Willowbrook, IL. The event was anchored by the famous emcee and founder of Desi Junction Radio Jassi Parmar.

It started with lighting the lamp and National Anthems sung by Nipa Shah and Aavni Limdi. The UPA Executive board members Madhu Uppal and Dharam Pawani introduced the UPA core team Brij Sharma, Om Dhingra, Ramesh Malhan, Girish Kapur, Shammi Mittal, Rosey Bhasin, ShikhaTandon, Kumkum Kumar, Atul Wahi and Vishal Dutt

The Introduction was followed by a variety of singing and dance items brought by various dance schools of Illinois. The UPA board honored three business leaders Shalabh Kumar, Hersh Ketharpal and Rahul Wahi for their contribution to Indian community as well as the entire society at large. Shalabh Kumar, “Shalli” is the CEO of AVG Group of companies while Hersh Ketharpal is the founding director of the Yog Sadhna Ashram of Chicago, West Chicago. Rahul Wahi is the founder and CEO of LLT Group, a digital marketing company operating in Naperville, IL and Boston MA.

UPA members Shammi Mittal, Rosey Bhasin, Girish Kapur and Atul Wahi gave a vote of thanks to all the sponsors and media partners. The cultural program continued and another talented singer Sanjay Amin sang some evergreen songs. Sukhdev Singh presented a Punjabi skit by depicting Mast Malanga, a hilarious Punjabi character. Famous Punjabi singer Maddy Singh made the audience dance on some fabulous Punjabi numbers.

The grand finale performance Gidha was brought by Prachi Jaitly’s Bollywood Arts Academy and the dance floor was opened to the entire audience followed by Bonfire.

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