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RANA Newsletter – March’13

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RANA Diwali 2005

Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) organized its Annual Diwali Gala 2005 on Sunday October 23rd 2005 at Huntington Hilton Hotel, Melville, New York.
The grand Diwali function was attended by over 500 people from the Rajasthani Community from the Tri-state area. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ajay K Lodha, President of RANA outlined the various charitable activities done by RANA over the past year and announced the hosting of Rajasthan International Convention II.
On this occasion, RANA also honored 2 individuals for their contribution to the Community – Dr. Shashi Shah, MD, FACS, a renowned New York based Urologist from Jhunjhunu and Mr. Ashok Sancheti from Jaipur, a well known philanthropist and businessman.
Shreya Ghoshal, the well known film singer and TV personality performed on the occasion and regaled the crowd with her repertoire of songs from Hindi films, both old and new. She had the crowd clamoring for more with her renditions and very soon had the entire crowd on its feet.
The Indian Consul General, Ms. Neelam Deo was the Chief Guest on this occasion and congratulated Dr. Lodha and RANA and all its members for keeping the Festival of Lights shining brightly and for all its charitable activities. Also present on the occasion were prominent executives from Air India and The North Shore – LIJ Health System. A souvenir was also released to mark the occasion.

RANA Annual Diwali Function and Dinner

RANA Annual Diwali Function and Dinner
October 23rd 2005 Hotel Hilton, Melville NY

RANA Newsletter – Summer 2005

RANA Newsletter – Summer 2005

RANA Invites you to Annual Picnic and family get together

Health Fair, May 2005

The Health Fair was organized with esteemed efforts of Dr.Ajay Lodha and Dr.Smita Lodha on May 22nd at the Gujrati Samaj Hall cosponsored by North Shore Forest Hills hospital and Queens Long Island Medical group. It is one of the most noble activity which RANA has always been organizing to meet the needs of community. The Health Fair was free and included-complete Blood test, E.K.G., Bone Densitometry, Kids activity, and lots of gifts to take home.
RANA wishes to extend its gratitude to all the participants:


Dr.Sanjay Lodha – Triage

Dr.Anupama Lodha – Triage

Dr.Neena Shah – Triage

Dr.Mary Kolla Kuzhyie –Triage

Dr.Moise Hamdani – Triage

Dr.Minal Shah – Triage

Dr.N.C. Shah – Internal Medicine

Dr.Sanjay Goyal – Diabetes and Endocrinologist

Dr.Raj Jain – Lungs and Asthma

Dr.Yusuf Naqvi – Neurologist

Dr.Raj Modi -Ophthalmologist

Dr.Anil Sharma – Gastroenterologist

Dr.Pushp Bhansali (B.O.D.) – Orthopedics

Dr.Rajeev Jauhar – Cardiologist

Dr.Tamanna Nahar – Cardiologist

Dr.Sumit Mittal – Cardiologist

Dr.Sohail Cheema – Psychiatrist

Dr.Daksh Barot – Gynecologist

Dr.Sandhyah Jhaveri – Pediatrics

Dr.Amanda Romito – Podiatrist (Foot)

Ms.Jyoti Dave – Dietitian and Nutritionist Yoga Session

Mrs.Sunita Shah Mr.Mitesh Kapadia Phlebotomist-Blood Test

Mr.Saiyed Najmusa Ms.Anjum Afshan Ms.Pravina Thakkar

Special Thanks to:

Dr.Suman Reejsinghani – CEO- Queens Long Island Medical Group

Mr.Theodore Lehmann – Director Community Relations – Forest Hills Hospital

Mrs.Chandra Metha – Food Arrangements

Mr.Kamlesh Metha – Food Arrangements

Mr.Amit Lodha – Organizing Kids activity

Mr.Sushil Goyal (B.O.D.) – Sponsor

Mr.Rajesh Shah (B.O.D.) – Sponsor

Last but not the least thanks to all the B.O.D. for their contributions to make this Health Fair a great success.

Holi Festival, 2005

Laughter has now received a validated status as therapy for good health as is evident by rapidly multiplying laughter clubs all overthe world. RANA does its own part in delivering laughter medicine to the Rajasthani community in the tri state to keep them healthy and cheerful. This is the sixth year in a row that we have delivered an entertaining and colorful holi function that remains memorable for months to come. The program is a unique blend of a cultural program promoting and exposing our creative young artists from the community as well as bringing two talented poets from our mother land Bharatvarsh. The Holi event started with a cultural program. Guru Rachnaji Sarang of SAPA and her students Dipti Surana, Vanita Kothari and Ekta Sancheti choreographed the cultural program. Participants were Sheetal Tolia, Deval Tolia, Yesha Maniar,Charvi Soni, Hiral Patel, Sonali Marfatia and Robin Mehta, Rutali Gandhi, Namrata Mehta, Shaini Shah, Mansi Kothari, Naomi Shah, Ashna Shah. Dipti Surana, Swati Jain and Chandani Jain were the Masters of Ceremonies. The event, as has been tradition, started with an early dinner so that the main kavi sammelan program, once started, would not get interrupted and appetite for fun and laughter is not satiated with food. This year the food committee experimented with food from Shri BAPS temple located a block away. Besides being fresh and divinely pure the volunteers from the temple served food with genuine dedication and affection that enhanced the joy of eating. The poets delighted the audience with their multi faced poetry and made people cry with laughter. Each had also published books and during the intermission, people snapped up all the books for sale.

RANA Newsletter – Jan’04

RANA Newsletter – Jan’04

RANA invites you to join colorful HOLI cultural program.