Indian Seniors of Chicago celebrates Father’s Day


Chief Guest Mayuriben honoring seniors with June birth month – Photo by Jayanti Oza

Our Bureau

Chicago, IL

The general meeting of the Indian Seniors of Chicago was held on Saturday, June 8 at the Mahalakshmi Hall of Manav Seva Mandir from 10 am to 2 pm which 310 members attended. The entire proceeding was successfully managed by Chandrakant Patel. Initially, Bhupendra Suthar and members offered Sarva Dharma Prarthna and recited Shri Hanuman Chalisa. After that, the treasurer of the organization Shri Hemant Modi presented the income and expenditure account for May and announced the names of the persons who donated to the organization.

Then, Bhupendra Suthar called the seniors whose birthdays happened to be in June. They were given flowers by the chief guest Mayuriben. All members participated in the birthday wishes by singing ‘Baar Baar Yeh Din Aye Tum Jio Hazara Sal’ song and a group photograph was taken on the occasion.

Gujarati film producer Mr. Ramesh Punatar gave information about the Father’s Day movie ‘Mane Lei Ja’ and another movie ‘Kasoombo’ while the President of the organization Dilip Patel gave information about the picnic.

Shri Narsinh Patel, Shri Chittaranjan Desai, Shri Nalin Shah, Bipin Shah, Shri Shiva Patel and Shri Sarad Shah being honored on the occasion of Father’s Day – Photo by Jayanti Oza

Dilip Patel presided over the executive committee members’ appreciation program. Dr. Narsinhbhai Patel, Chittaranjan Desai, Bipin Shah, and Nalin Shah were felicitated on behalf of the organization for their active work as members of the Executive Committee, and their excellent activities were noted. Dr Narsinhbhai Patel, founder President of the Institute, and Shri Bipin Shah addressed on the occasion.

The Father’s Day celebration was conducted by Panna Shah and Daksh Parikh. They sang a song befitting the occasion and talked about the place and importance of a father in life. On this occasion, Shri Narsinhbhai Patel, Shri Chittaranjan Desai, Shri Nalinbhai Shah, Bipinbhai Shah, Shri Shiva Patel, and Shri Sarad Shah were felicitated on behalf of the organization and everyone was presented with a bouquet.

Dr. Narsinh Patel being felicitated by Daxa Parikh, Satish Parikh (Grand Sponsor) – Photo by Jayanti Oza

Then, Chiman Patel and Manubhai Shah appealed to the members to give donations for the picnic. Many members contributed with cash and in kind.

After that, Mayuriben Patel and her brother Shri Avinash Patel gave a wonderful program comprising jokes and songs which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the members. Both were honored by Mrs. Naliniben Shah.

Group president Dilip Patel thanked all participants and Jayanti Oza (News Media Journalist), Satish Parikh, and Pravin Darji for their assistance and help. In the end, members departed after singing prayers and relishing a delicious lunch.

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