Thousands enjoy Shree Umiya Mataji Navratri Garba in Schaumburg, Ill.

Deep pragatya or lamp lighting ceremony Sept. 17, 2022, at navratri garba hosted by Shri Umiya Dham Chicago Midwest, was conducted with Mafatbhai Patel, Himanshubhai Modi, Mithabhai Patel, Jayantibhai Patel, Bhavic Patel, Harmil Patel, Haribhai Patel, Dahyabhai Prajapati, Prafulbhai Rami accompanied by SUDCM chairman Chhotalal Patel. Photo: Asian Media USA

More than 6,200 people attended Shree Umiya Mataji 2022 Navratri Garba with Kinjal Dave hosted by Shree Umiya Dham Chicago Midwest (SUDCM) on Saturday, September 17, at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

The highly decorated Mataji Palki had pride of place in the center of the venue encircled by an elaborate mandap.

From start to finish, it was well organized, beginning with the registration and online pickup of tickets, to hand-bands, moving attendees in an organized manner into the hall, etc. The show was sold out, according to a press release from Asian Media USA.

The Deep Pragatya or lamplighting ceremony was attended by Mafat Patel, Himanshu Modi, Mitha Patel, Jayanti Patel, Bhavic Patel, Harmil Patel, Hari Patel, Dahya Prajapati, Praful Rami, along with SUDCM Chairman Chhotalal Patel.

Performer Kinjal Dave with the full-house audience in Schaumburg, Ill., Sept. 17, 2022, for navratri garba hosted by Shri Umaya Dham Chicago Midwest. Photo: Asian Media USA

Kinjal Dave and her team took the stage to what organizers described as the “largest Indian community crowd in the history of Chicago.” People of all ages were present to hear and dance to the “Gujarati Daughter’s” wonderful voice in two tali (beats), three tali, ras garba, sanedo and other types of songs, keeping people on the floor much of the night.

People also shopped at the booths in the hall.

A Lucky Draw of the latest IPhone 14, collected over $2,600. A Maha Aarti by Mitha Patel and Jayanti Patel and family, along with energetic songs and music, concluded the event.

Grand sponsors, Platinum sponsors & Maha Arti sponsors were honored with flowers on stage. Dr. Bharat and Panna Barai were honored on behalf of Federation of Seniors of Chicago.

Rajesh Desai was the main organizer of the event, helped by Narendra Patel and Pankaj Patel. Kirti Patel and Falguni Patel emceed the program along with Rajesh Desai and Narendra Patel. KPS and SUDCM volunteers were there to help every step of the way.

Performer Kinjal Dave with sponsors at the Sept. 17, 2022, Navratri Garba, in Schaumburg, Illinois, hosted by Shri Umiya Dham Chicago Midwest. Photo: Asian Media USA.

Numerous sponsors included:

Grand Sponsors: – 1) BMO Harris bank, Li Ran VP at BMO. 2) NOVA Design Built Construction. 3) RAMDEV MASALA, President Bhavic Patel 4) Federation Of Seniors Of Chicago 5) Specialty Rolled Metals/ S & S International Inc. Chhotalal & Harshaben Patel

Maha Arti: Mitha Patel, Jayanti Patel & Families.

Platinum Sponsors – 1) The David Agency Insurance agency VP Bob Ptaszek 2) Trinity Insurance. Praful Rami

Silver Sponsors – 1) VINACAM:- President Suketu Amin 2) AIR TOURS:- Mafat Patel 3) DUNKIN: Nalin & Taru Patel (Indiana)




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