LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (TIP): Indian American Forum Inc. organized the Indian American Night on Sunday June2, 2013 at Harry Chapin lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Parking Field 6 & 6A. Program started with a Laughter Yoga session sponsored by Arya Samaj of Long Island Kite Flying Festival was a great attraction. Gobind Munjal event cochairperson organized the kite flying competition.

Children men, women and even grandparents enjoyed flying kites. Jaya Bahadkar Cultural chairperson presented beautiful cultural program reflecting dances from different parts of India. Students from local dance schools participated. Vocal performances by Jyoti Gupta and actor Patel from New Jersey enthralled the audience with their memorable songs This Indian American Night is part of 2013 summer concert series sponsored by Nassau county Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.

Indian American Night is a showcase of Classical Indian music and folk dances from all regions of India. Nassau County Executive Honorable Edward P Mangano , Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, National Chairman of All American Political Party Bobby Kumar, Chairman of Human Rights Commission Zahid Syed, Human Rights Commissioner Sharanjit Singh Thind, Park Commissioner Mr. Foskey, Deputy Commissioner for community affairs town of North Hempstead Mohinder Singh Taneja, Democratic District Leader from Queens Uma Sengupta and several other elected officials and community leaders were present.

Nassau County Executive Honorable Edward P Mangano welcomed everyone and commended the Indian American Community for their outstanding achievements. Following members of Indian American community were presented with Nassau County citations. De Ajay Lodha, AAPI, Dr Kishore Kuncham, President India Association of Long Island, Dr Krishna Zaveri, Dr. Nidhi Vohra, specialist in prenatal medicine at NSLIJ Hospital, Dr Binita Shah, well known pediatrician, Mr. Vinod Motwani, member of Long Island Sindhi Association, Sharanjit Singh Thind, publisher of South Asian Insider, Veer Mukhi Founder of Arya Samaj of Long Island and Arvind Mahankali, Winner of Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Indu Jaiswal Chairperson of IAF thanked all the sponsors and volunteers – Event co-chairperson Gobind Munjal, Bina Sabapathy, Dinesh Khanna, Gunjan Rastogi, Sangeeta Pandit, Anu Gulati, Vijay Goswamy, and Ajay Batra for their help in making the evening extremely successful