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 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.