Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, celebrated in Chicago


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Chicago, IL

Sindhi Association of Metropolitan Chicago (SAMC) hosted a joyous celebration of Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, April 7, 2024. The event was organized at the Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove, Illinois. It was attended by at least 250 attendees. There was a blend of cultural performances, prayers, and delectable Sindhi cuisine.

Consul General of India in Chicago Somnath Ghosh wished the entire Sindhi Community all over the world a happy and prosperous new year. All the guests of honor including Mayor of Oakbrook Larry Herman, Mayor of Schaumburg Tom Dailly, three-time Mayor of Oakbrook Dr. Gopal Lalmalani, and Aurora Alderwoman Shweta Baid, and Federation of Indian Associations Chicago Chairman Sunil Shah, were welcomed and greeted with Sindhi Topi, Scarf, and Dhol upon their arrival.

Attendees offered prayers and paid homage to Jhulelal, the Sindhi deity, by carrying traditional Behrana and Prasad led by Dr. Gita Rupani , Manju Dadlani and Puja Jiandani. This was followed by a Jalsa experience. 

Several Community members came together to volunteer for decorations, making, packing, distributing Prasad, handing out raffles, and supporting the event. The organization thanked the sponsors and supporters  for joining the event.

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