Gandhian Society (USA) honors several individuals at NJ event

The Gandhian Society met recently in New Jersey to welcome distinguished guests and honor individuals. PHOTO: Gandhian Society

The Gandhian Society (USA) hosted an event recently in Edison, New Jersey, to welcome and honor several individuals.

Among those attending were Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith; Dr. Harshad Patel and Nithin Mathuria, president of Aditya Birla Group of Companies.

Other distinguished guests included Dr. Sudhir Parikh (Chairman, Parikh Worldwide Media); H. R. Shah (Chairman, TV Asia), Nishith Patel (President, Edison Council), Kenny Desai (Ex-President, FIA), Viru Patel (Councilman, Woodbridge), Dipak Shah (President, FISANA), Dr. Mukund Thakur (President, INH), and Dilip Chauhan (Deputy Commissioner of International Affairs, NYC).

Held at Msquare Fitness and Recreation Center, the event began with a display of acrobatics and martial arts on rope and pole by members of the Mallakhamb Federation of USA.

Mandar Patil, a board member of the Federation, addressed the audience, introducing the organization and its activities. Surgum Godbole, a dedicated young volunteer of the Gandhian Society, gave a soulful rendition of Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan, “Vaishnav Jana Tu.”

The Gandhian Society volunteers accorded a traditional welcome to all guests of honor with cotton garlands.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh commended the Gandhian Society’s tireless efforts in promoting Gandhian values among young people.

Nishit Patel expressed his appreciation for the Society’s dedication to serving underprivileged communities worldwide.

Biral Patel applauded the Society’s commitment to keeping youth at the forefront of all its initiatives.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of a plaque by  Founder and Grand Patron of the Gandhian Society Bhadra Butala, to Nitin Mathuria in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the community.

Earlier the same day, the Gandhian Society team’s visited to New York City to explore the new premises for the upcoming Gandhian Museum. The Museum will showcase digital artifacts chronicling the life of Mahatma Gandhi and serve as a platform to propagate his views and ideals for future generations, organizers said. The Aditya Birla Group made a generous donation of artifacts and ongoing support for the project, the press release noted.



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