FIA organizes Indian flag hoisting event ceremony

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Updated 8/7/2017 7:19 AM

Submitted by Moon Khan

Federation of Indian Associations is organizing a fabulous flag hoisting ceremony in honor of India's Independence Day Anniversary on August 12, 2017 (Saturday) at Hanover Township, 250 S. IL 59, Bartlett, at 10 AM, and it will end at 12:30 PM. The event has the collaboration of Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago and the support of several community organizations. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public.


Expected dignitaries include Consul General Neeta Bhushan, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, State Senators Laura Murphy Cristina Castro, State Representative Fred Crespo, mayors, village presidents, township officials, and community leaders.

Expressing his excitement, Sunil Shah, FIA founder President hopes the event will be a trend setting for the Indian community. "We are embedding our heritage into mainstream," he asserted.

For more information about the event, contact Khaja Moinuddin at 847-682-3349.

Famous Bollywood artist Aishwarya Majmudar will provide extra glittering glamour to the event.

Majmudar will also be performing at FIA's grand community event organized in celebration of India's Independence Day festivities, scheduled on August 11 (Friday), at Jain Mandir, 435 N. IL 59, Bartlett. The dinner event will start at 6 PM. The event is also used to raise charitable funds for Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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Haribhai Patel, President of BSC, hopes to see hundreds of guests to appreciate the organization's pioneering efforts for the benefits of senior citizens. "We are the voices of thousands of our seniors and work for them on a regular basis," Patel vowed.

Tickets can be purchased from the volunteers of FIA and BSC. For more information, contact FIA President Mukesh Shah at 847-363-1728, FIA Founding President Sunil Shah at 847-309-4462, FIA Founder and Past President at 630-674-2052, Dhitu Bhagwakar at 847-340-1120, Neil Khot at 847-340-0123, Rita Singh at 630-251-5843, Moon Khan at 630-479-8729, Payal Shah at 630-347-9046, or BSC President Haribhai Patel at 630-205-7404.

FIA will also hold a gala Diwali event on Oct. 1, at Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, featuring famous Bollywood singing sensation Richa Sharma.

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