NEW YORK (TIP): Prominent members of the Indian American community gathered at the Consulate General of India in New York City to greet each other on the occasion of Eid, which is celebrated all over the world as an auspicious day after the month of fasting– a ritual meant for purification of the soul, developing self control and bringing one closer to God.
With these festivities the Consulate General of India in New York continued its tradition of celebrating the diversity of Indian culture. The event was graciously supported by the President of Youth Coalition of India Juned Qazi who is a promising young entrepreneur and New York based community leader, along with Pankaj Mathur , Ilayas Qureshi , Ms.Sonia Sodhi , Saeed Patel , Dr.Ubaid , Dr.Rahman , Dr.Salim Contractor and Harkesh Thakur . The celebration reflected a rare combination of social and cultural integration.
An added attraction of the evening was the enchanting Ghazal recital by Sudhir Narain, a well known singer of Agra Gharana. Juned Qazi introduced Youth Coalition of India which is actively working in India for the Youth to harness their energy to towards achieving greater goals of communal harmony, better education which would be translated into brighter job prospects and emotional and physical well being of India at large.
On the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul – Fitr, Ambassador Mulay, Consul General of New York, in his speech, expressed his best wishes to the community at large and also emphasized the need of bringing amity, harmony and peaceful co-existence of various communities to achieve common goals and synergies which will lead to the path of stronger, dynamic and vibrant India as depicted in the Indian Constitution.