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The Grand Plan for FIA Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Announced


CHICAGO, IL – Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago, (FIA) under the guidance of founding president Sunil Shah, Founder, Onkar Sangha, President Ninad Daftari and all the board members and executive members hosted a kickoff event as a curtain raiser for its 10th anniversary Gala Night and Independence Day celebration. FIA will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary Awards Gala Night & India’s 73rd Independence Day on August 16th at The Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows, IL.

Sunil Shah along with his wife Rita Shah set the stage for the event with a welcome note to the Hon. Consul General Sudhakar Dalela. Rita Shah made the evening melodious with a beautiful inspirational song. Executive Vice President Hitesh Gandhi and Vice President Dr. Kamal Patel introduced the distinguished guests that included, Gopal Lamalani, Mayor, Village of Oakbrook, Tom Dailly, Mayor, Village of Schaumburg. Deepak Kant Vyas, CEO Redberri Corporation, Anil and Asha Oroskar of Orochem, Brij Sharma of Powervolt and many more.

Ninad Daftari talked about events hosted by FIA in the past that included both community events as well as philanthropic projects. The nominations categories were announced by Neil Khot along with the details about the nominations process. The wide span of nominations categories aims at inviting nominations from people from all walks of life. Nominations will be accepted at www.fia-il.org and the results will be announced on August 16th. One pivotal part of the celebration would be to recognize people from various walks of life who have excelled in their respective fields.

Sunil Shah explained the unique vision behind the Gala Awards night and invited people to participate in the nominations process. Consulate General Hon. Sudhakar Dalela wished grand success to FIA for all the work it has done in the past and the upcoming projects. Dr. Vyas mentioned that he has been associated with FIA with many years and has witnessed the great work done by the organization under his very good friend Sunil Shah’s leadership and guidance.

The guests enjoyed beautiful performances by various dance groups that included Alokita Dhar and Sindhu Naidu, Diya Talati and Me Marathi Group. Event emcees, Saurin Thakkar and Jassi Parmar steered the entire event followed by FIA Secretary, Harsh Shah presenting the vote of thanks and the event ended with a sumptuous meal.