Seniors of Chicago celebrate 75th Republic Day of India

Deep Prgatya Ceremony performed by from L to R -BSC Managing Trustee Parsottam Pandya, Bachubhai Paghdal, Secretary Rashila Dobariya, Vice President Hirji Ponkia, Treasurer Madarsang Chavda, Joint Secretary Vishnu Patel, Bhupat Ranparia, Joint Treasurer Indu Patel. PHOTOS: Jayanti Oza

On January 27, 2024, Bharatiya Senior Citizens of Chicago celebrated India’s 75th Republic Day in collaboration with ‘Mandi Theater”

The highlight of the program was staging of the Hindi play, ‘The Antidote,’ as well as a cultural program, singing and dances.

BSC members celebrate ‘Ayodhya Mandir Pran Pratistha’ Mahotsav.

A ‘Ganesh Vandna’ was sung by BSC Secretary Rasila Dobariya, followed by all BSC committee members participating in Deep Pragatya ceremony, saluting the Indian flag and singing the Indian National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana…”

A short video was projected on screen with the  speech of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “Ayodhya Ram Mandir Pratistha  Mahotsav.’

The Bhupat Ranpariya family distributed ‘Ram Charitra’ books to members.

BSC members salute Indian flag and sing the Indian national anthem, Jana gana mana adhinayak…at the Jan. 27, 2024 event.

Devotional as well as patriotic songs were dominant during the evening program. Jimmie and Shika Tandon sang fun, enjoyable, happy songs

Bharatnatyam and Kathak classical dances were also performed by Sonali, Ramya and Swati.

Writer, Paul Chopra performed a mimicry segment.

BSC Managing Trustee Parsotam Pandya & Mandi Theater (Alka Sharm) with artists in the group.

Mandi theater’s play, The Antidote” was a well-crafted, profound story about duties, about lives, about children and parents, about an exhausted old man in front of his adult children.

Attendees enjoyed dinner at the end of the program.



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