LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): Harry Chapin lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park witnessed yet another colorful evening on June 13 when Indian American Night, an annual feature, was celebrated with enthusiasm. Presented by Indian American Forum, the program included Yoga, Health Fair organized by Dr Rakesh Dua and members of AAPIQLI and, of course, delightful dance and music performances.
Yoga and meditation were led by Ranju Narang and Perry Walia with several members joining them.
Jaya Bahadkar Cultural chairperson presented beautiful cultural program reflecting dances from different parts of India. Students from local dance schools participated. Aarti Datta, Jyotika Patel, Satya Pradeep, Archana Dave, Sangeeta Pandit and Monica Bajwa presented attractive performances. Vocal performances were organized by Nilima Madan of Vedic Heritage. Jyoti Gupta, Amita Karwal and T S Taluja from Tri state area entertained the audience with their memorable songs.
This program is part of 2016 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 Edward P Mangano, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Nassau County Parks Commissioner Brian Nugent, Legislature Kevin Abrahms, Town of Hempstead, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby andseveral other elected officials and community leaders were present
On Behalf of Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano, Legislator Rose Marie Walker welcomed everyone and commended the Indian American Community for their outstanding achievements. On the occasion, those presented with Nassau County Awardsincluded Harry Singh, President Bolla Oil Corp; Kusum Gupta, Trustee Vedic Heritage in Hempstead; Anurabh Talwar MD, Endocrinologist North Well Health Medical group; Neelam Modi, Cultural Chairperson IALI; Sangeeta Bahl, President Rotary Sunrise Jericho; Nishi Bahl, President Panache Entertainment, and Beena Kothari, President IALI.