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.