UNIONDALE, NY (TIP): India Association of Long Island celebrated Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner on June 30th, 2019 at Marriott, Long Island. The function was attended by about 270 guests. India Association of Long Island is a 41-year-old Non-Profit organization.
With more than 2300 members and still growing, IALI aims at preserving and promoting Indian Culture. IALI has a Women’s Forum, a Seniors Forum, a Kids Forum and a Youth Forum. Besides there are a Meditation forum.& a Sangeet Forum.
Khushi and Jigna Oza performed Ganesh Vandana. IALI President Lalit Aery in his address, extended a warm welcome to guests and association members, and appreciated his team for the great work they did to organize the fundraiser.
A Number of dignitaries graced the occasion which included Anna Kaplan and Kevin Thomas NYS senators. They presented citations to all five Honorees -Mrs. Indu Chhabra, Dr Vijay Rasquinha, Dr Gopal Kishore , Mr. Jasbir Jay Singh and Mrs. Anupam Goenka.
Also present were Human Rights Commission Chairman Mr. Bobby Kalotee and Mr. Zahid Syed, member of the commission.
IALI on the occasion introduced membership cards for IALI members. The project \h was sponsored by Mr. Gary Sikka (Mint Restaurant), Mr. Bansal (India Visa Center), Mr. Batra (Batra Travels) and Mr. Sumit Verma (Hicksville Optical). Mr. Naveen Shah and Madhu Pareek from Navika Group and all the Past Presidents of IALI were called on the stage to present cards to all officers of IALI. MC Indu Gajwani announced that all IALI members will get their cards at a later time.
Bollywood celebrity star Ms. Jinal Pandya was a special guest at Gala Dinner and she performed two dances and asked the audience to join on the dance floor. Vote of Thanks was given by the Secretary Mr. Govind Gupta
Association collected funds to have India Fest which is scheduled for September 22, 2019 at Hyatt in Long Island. For more information, visit www.ialinewyork.org
(Based on a Press Release)