Gandhian Society celebrates Gandhi Jayanti in New Jersey

Gandhian Society’s core members & volunteers from left to right Biren Chaudhary , Sravan Natakala, Shiva kumar , Founder Shri Bhadra Butala ji, Mrs Isha Vyas, Head Of division of middlesex country Arts & folklife Heritage department, Varsha joshi Artist & co-host of the event, Mahesh wani General secretary, Rajen Dichpally. Brijesh kachalia , new member sonal Raval at Oct. 1 Gandhi Jayanti event in NJ. PHOTO: Courtesy Gandhian Society

On Oct 1, 2023, the non-profit Gandhian Society of New Jersey, celebrated Gandhi Jayanti which falls on Oct. 2, with a unique musical theme of devotional music and traditional Raas garbas with singer Varsha Joshi and her band of musicians.

The event was held at Bharat Seva Sangha, Kendall Park, NJ, a    spacious facility.

People of all generations attended this event which started with popular bhajans of Mahatma like Vaishnav Jana and Raghu Pati Raghav.

Kamal Daga, Adam Rizvi, Kamal Taori, Wardha india Senior Gandhian, Bhadra Butala ji, Rajen Dichipally , Shankar Bagade Mumbai Sarvoday Activist, Sriram Sonty VP Gandhian Memorial Chicago, Nitin Mathuria Mumbai Eternal Gandhi & Special projects manager. PHOTO: Courtesy Gadhian Society

Committed volunteers decorated the venue with an idol of Gandhi and prominent senior followers of the Gandhian lifestyle were present from around the country.

Among them were Kamal Taori, 75, a Gandhian and retired Indian Administrative Service officer, former chief of the Khadi Commission, and a cow activist; Dr. Sriram Sonty, vice president of the Gandhi Memorial foundation Chicago; Isha Vyas, head of the Division of Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Arts Institute of Middlesex County for last two decades.

Varsha joshi With Participating guests at the Raas & Garbas Ashvin & Lina with their little one . PHOTO: Gandhian Society

The founder of Gandhian Society Bhadra Butala and his core team thanked attendees and VIPs. All the guests were served a vegetarian meal after the fun filled garbas and Raas dancing.



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