New York: Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) held its one of the spectacular annual Diwali events after a gap of two years on Oct 24, 2021 at Royal Albert Palace in Fords, New Jersey. The event at the ball room was attended by 500+ community members.
Consul General Randhir Jaiswal and Deputy Consul general Dr Varun Jeph were the chief guests for the function.
Consul General Jaiswal highlighted how BJANA events brought the community close to home and appreciated BJANA’s remarkable effort during Covid times.
Deputy Consul general, Dr Varun Jeph highlighted the event as an ideal occasion and ideal platform to celebrate this early Diwali. He wished this festive season would bring wealth and prosperity not only materialistically but also spiritually.
BJANA President Dr Avinash Gupta addressed the guests and told them about BJANA’s fundraising and its charity programs. He thanked the chief guests, the team at the NY consulate for all the support during Vande Bharat Mission and the unprecedented Covid times.
Dr Gupta thanked Ramesh Bhatia Foundation which was quite generous in donating the fund for many social causes executed by BJANA back in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Event was hosted and entertained by Omi Vaidya, Bollywood actor from the movie Three Idiots.
On this occasion, BJANA also honored former President Late Dr. Girija Roy, Professor Narendra Jaggi of Ranchi and Dr. Mithilesh Das of RIMS.
Jam packed event was attended by all the BJANA committee members, past presidents, FIA (Federation of Indian Association) dignitaries and community leaders.