CHICAGO: General meeting of Indian Seniors of Chicago was held on Saturday May 13 2023, at Mahalakshmi Hall of Manav seva Mandir. Approximately 330 members and guests attended the meet. Bhupendra Suthar, Geeta Suthar, Panna Shah, Chandrika and Kokila Patel sang prayers and Sri Hanuman Chalisa.
Treasurer CV Desai presented the income and expenditure account for 2023 and announced the names of the persons who made the donation. He gave information about two music programs to be held under the initiative of Ekal Vidyalaya.
Prof. Sharadbhai Shah On the occasion of 63rd Founder’s Day of Gujarat said that Gujarat is the heart of India. The progress achieved by Gujarat in every field of industrial production, agricultural production and export etc. is significant.
The book Shrimad Gitaji Chapter 12 and Chapter 15 Samjuti written by Prof Sharadbhai Shah was released by the President of the Institute Dr. Narsinghbhai Patel giving information about the booklet and congratulating Prof. Sharadbhai Shah for the beautiful text. After the release ceremony a copy of SrimadGitaji book was given to each member.
Bhupendra Suthar and Arvind Kotak requested those whose birthdays fall in the month of May to come forward to celebrate the birthdays of the seniors. Seniors was given a greeting card by the President Dr. Narsinghbhai Patel. All the members collectively sang ‘BaarBaar Din E Aye Tum Jeo Hazare Saal’ song and wished them a happy birthday.
Kantibhai Patel demonstrated the beautiful pictures the brothers and sisters had drawn for Mother’s Day. All painters were applauded. A group photograph of the survey was taken. He gave a speech regarding the special importance of mother in the society and in the family. All the members applauded the brothers and sisters who prepared beautiful paintings
The lunch sponsors Yogesh Patel and Mrs. Meenakshi Patel were honored with a bouquet by Mrs. Hasumati Patel. Arvind Kotak made the members laugh a lot by narrating jokes.
Manhar Parikh furnished information about Muni Seva Ashram which is doing humanitarian and health work in Gorge Vadodara and talked about Dr. Jagdish Trivedi’s program organized by Muni Seva Ashram.
Guest Dilip Shah showed some magic tricks of cards. In the 45 minutes program, the members enjoyed this magic show and congratulated Dilip Shah with thunderous applause. President Dr. Narsinghbhai Patel congratulated the speakers, Chitrakals, sponsors, volunteers, News Journalist and Photographer At the end, group prayer was sung and delicious food was served. The members departed.