NEW YORK (TIP): Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) International Convention Committee had its kick off meeting at Bombay Palace, New York, on March 9, 2014, announcing the Convention dates, venues and various Committee Members and Chairs.
This Convention will be held at the Islandia Marriott on Long Island, New York, from July 3rd till July 6th, 2014. RANA is expecting 1,500 to 2,000 delegates to participate in this International Convention. RANA President and Convener Dr. Narendra Hadpawat presented the theme of this Convention which is to help build a Healthy and Literate Rajasthan.
World-renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Chitranjan Ranawat will be chairing the Fundraising Committee and will be raising close to one million dollars for this Convention. Famous New York Cardiologist Dr. Samin Sharma will be the Grand Sponsor for this Convention. The main focus of the Convention will be to provide a platform for networking for all the non-resident Rajasthanis in New York for the three days.
The Convention will also be the showcase for Rajasthani handicraft, cuisine, art, music and culture. Several programs are designed to attract the younger generation of NRIs to connect with the culture and values of Rajasthan. The well known Hasya Kavi, Shailash Lodha from India has accepted our invitation to entertain all delegates. Many other leading artistes and folk dancers are invited from Rajasthan to perform on July 4th for Rajasthani Night.
A Group of Bollywood Singers will also entertain the audience on July 5th. Current Rajasthan Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje is invited to be the Chief Guest for this Convention. A Delegation from the Rajasthan Government is expected to participate in this Convention promoting investment and tourism. A large portion of the proceeds from this convention will be used to improve primary healthcare and female literacy in Rajasthan.