Salil Mishra Elected Chairman of the AIA

CHICAGO – Ranking member of the AIA, Mr Salil Mishra has been elected the Chairman of AIA (Association of Indians In America) Illinois. Mr Salil Mishra is a high profile Banker from India’s most prestigious PO-stream of the State Bank of India. At the State Bank of India, He has climbed up the ladder to serve on multiple strategic appointments during sought-after postings. These included some foreign stints. To further enhance his career, he sidestepped to the Chicago-based Millennium Bank which is singularly revered as the ‘Crown Jewel of NRIs’ in the Midwestern United States. Since then, Mr Salil Mishra has been in the service of the Indian community through the AIA; as well as through the Orissa Society of Greater Chicago.

UCCA hosts Grand Musical Christmas Banquet in Chicago

CHICAGO - A glittering evening replete with stirring melodious carols, dance presentations, inspiring remarks and uplifting yuletide sermonette marked the Grand Christmas Banquet celebrations organized by United Christian Cultural Association [UCCA] on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the Cotillion Banquet in Palatine, Illinois that drew a large gathering of families Illustrating the spirit of Christmas with interludes of beautiful strains of Christmas carols presented by Tollywood’s blockbuster music director Anup Reuben that elevated the festive merriment.


CHICAGO - Chicago's eminent physician and renowned hospitality entrepreneur Dr Rashmi Patel has been elected the President of the Federation of Indian Associations (1980) Chicago. He and his Executive Team was elected at the organization's elections held on 18 Dec 2022. FIA Election Committee comprising three of the FIA Trustees Kanti Patel, Rajesh Patel, and Bhailal Patel presided over, and conducted the election process. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Satish (Sunny) Gabhawala oversaw through video-conferencing. A Large number of Trustees, Past Chairs, and Past Executives were in attendance.

AIA Honors Moti Agrawal at Annual Banquet. Rich Tributes Paid To Ghanshyam Pandey.

CHICAGO – Under the leadership of its President, Hina Trivedi, the AIA hosted its annual banquet during which rich tributes were paid to AIA patriarch Late Ghanshyam Pandey; and the Chairman of Millennium Bank Moti Agrawal was honored. Illinois State Treasurer Michael W Frerichs was the Guest of Honor. Nick Dizonno was the keynote speaker.

Robert Vadra Attends Iftekhar Shareef Daughter Wedding In Chicago

CHICAGO – Robert Vadera of India’s illustrious Gandhi family attended prominent Chicagoan Iftekhar Sharief’s daughter Iram Shareef’s wedding reception. Robert Vadera is husband of Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi.

Local Americans Pay Rich Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi at IAGC’s Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations

CHICAGO – Under the leadership of its President Malla Reddy the IAGC organized a big Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations in Chicago. NRIs came from across Greater Chicago to pay tributes to the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. A group of local Americans as well as Chinese also attended the event. Rich floral tributes were offered to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

At Chicago Summit Founder Gladson Varghese Spells Out AAEIO’s Roadmap. Dr Pramod Vohra, Congressman Bill Foster Discuss Work Avenues

CHICAGO - The American Association of Engineers of Indian Origin (AAEIO) held its U.S-India summit and Annual Gala on September 17th 2022 at Marriott, Oakbrook, IL. U.S Congressman Bill Foster inaugurated the Summit, President Gladson Varghese welcomed the chief guest and attendees, Chairman of the Summit and Gala Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas and Co-Chairman Dr. Promod Vohra gave the details of the Summit and purpose to the attendees.

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention Slated for 02-05 Sep 2022 In Chicago

CHICAGO - The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will be hosting its 59th Annual Convention in Chicago September 2-5, 2022. The Convention will take place during the Labor Day Weekend at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. The theme of the Convention is "Resilience, Hope, & Faith: With Hardship, Comes Ease." One of the attractions is the annual bazaar which is likely to feature over 550 vendors including clothing designers, booksellers, non-profit organizers and much more.

Hundreds Gather to Celebrate YDS Chicago’s Guru Purnima

CHICAGO – Chicago based Yogi Divine Society (YDS Chicago) celebrated Guru Purnima that was attended by over 900 devotees and community prominents. The celebrations took place at the Jain Temple Auditorium in Bartlett on 23 July 2022. Jayesh Patel and CH Nanavati were the Master of the Ceremony.

Amidst Guru Jayanti Celebrations, YDS Announces New Temple In Chicago

Kanti N Patel PRO YDS stated that Guru Purnima Mahotsav will be celebrated with great pomp and show in Chicago on 9th and 10th of July 2022. Many dignitaries are expected to attend from all over the United States, Mr Kanti Patel, he added.

Dr Subhash Pandey’s New Discovery A ‘factory reset’ for anxiety cures, drinking behavior

CHICAGO - Gene editing may be a potential treatment for anxiety and alcohol use disorder in adults who were exposed to binge drinking in their adolescence, according to the results of Dr Subhash Pandey’s animal study published in the journal Science Advances. Dr Subhash Pandey, is the Joseph A. Flaherty Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC).

Hema Malini Triggers Floods Of Funds For ISKCON’s Naperville Temple

CHICAGO – Under the leadership of Advisory Committee headed by Ms Neelam Dwivedi,, the ISKCON Naperville raised over $500,000 at Ashyana’s glittering gala banquet that India’s iconic legend Ms Hema Malini presided. She was there at behest of Ms Sangita Kapoor. The 15 May 2022 fundraiser is to benefit Naperville–based new ISKCON Temple’s third phase construction.

Shantanu Gupta Intros His Yogi Book To Chicago

CHICAGO - Under the banner of the US India Friendship Council, Ms Nirmala Reddy organized the book-launch of the book titled 'Yogi Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh.' Its author Mr Shantanu Gupta was present during the book launch.


Federation of India Associations Chicago (FIA Chicago), at a glittering ceremony celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day in Chicago; and, in presence of three US Congressmen, installed its new Executive team with Rakesh Malhotra as its President. Ranking Congressman Danny Davis, Congressman Brad Schneider, and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi were present. Also present was Amit Kumar, India’s Midwest Consul General as Chief Guest. FIA Chicago's new Executive Committee comprises: Rakesh Malhotra, President; Rajesh (Raj) Patel, Ex Officio Past President; Hemant Patel, Executive Vice President; Jayesh Patel, Vice President; Amar Upadhaya, Vice President; Amitabh Mittal, Vice President; Jatinder Singh Bedi, Secretary; Chirag Chavda, Joint Secretary; Vijender Doma, Treasurer; and Nirmala Reddy, Joint Treasurer. Bhailal Patel and Kantibhai N Patel, Trustees FIA administered the ‘Oath of Office’ to the incoming Executive Committee.

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