The South Asian Times

18 August 2019 23:31 PM

IOC - Kerala chapter, celebrates R-Day in Philadelphia

Sam Pitroda, Chairman,Indian Overseas Congress addressed live from Chicago a big audience of patriotic NRIs gathered at the 70th Republic Day celebrated on a large scale on January 26th in Christos Church Auditorium hosted by IOC Kerala Pennsylvania chapter. The IOC PA chapter President Santhosh Abraham chaired the event. Kerala chapter national president Joby George has organized India’s Republic Day celebrations annually for many years. 

IOC USA national president Shudh Prakash Singh, general secretary Rajender Dichpally, vice president Kalathil Varughese, treasurer Vinit Nagpal and Kerala chapter national president Joby George gave felicitations and congratulated the chapter for taking the initiative for the celebration. 

State Senator John Sabatina was the chief guest while State Representative Martina White, City Councilman Derek Green were both guest speakers.

The Membership campaign for IOC was inaugurated by Shudh Parkash Singh who received 50 membership forms from Santhosh Abraham for new members. 

The elaborate cultural program organized by Geemon George included dances, live music and variety of entertainment. 

More than 50 children and adults performed on stage making it an evening to remember. 

The celebrations ended with a Kerala style dinner with over 250 people in attendance including leaders of various organizations.

Update: 08 Feb, 2019