HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): The Motto of Long Island Indo American Lions Club is community service. The club also respectfully celebrates all the festivals and organizes the events which brings the community together. Diwali was celebrated on November 6th, 2020. Diwali is the festival of lights which symbolizes victory of light over darkness. After a very long gap any event was celebrated and it strengthens the hope and faith that the darkness eventually will be replaced by light. The life will be back to normal again.
The celebration started with seeking blessings from Lord Ganesha the removal of obstacles. Ganesh Vandana was sung by Vijay Banjaraji in his melodious voice.The guests were welcomed by President Indu Gajwani, she also introduced the officers and team. It was an evening filled with fun, joy, happiness and above all hope. Vijay Banjara a versatile singer entertained the guest with melodious songs and gazals. The dance numbers sung by him kept people on the dance floor. The Raffle draw was a big excitement and fun. The raffle prizes were donated by Lion Krishna Maddipatla & Lion Kanak Golia, Mint Restaurant Mr. Gary Sikka and Madhu Pareekh of Navika Group . We are grateful to them for their generosity. The celebration was graced by President Indu Gajwani, Vice Presidents-Dr .Sunil Mehra & Kanak Golia. Secretary Govind Oja, Event Chair Anju Sharma,Admin- Vandana Kumar, Membership Chair Dr. Kalpesh Amin, Board of Director Mr. Nand Panjwani, Dr. Abhay Malhotra, Social Chair Sanju Sharma, District Governor Terry Oyster & Past District governor Jose Pastrana also joined the celebration. We appreciate all the guests who joined and celebrated Diwali with us.
(Based on a press release)