Pyaara Sindhi USA Inc. organized its first Sindhi Mela on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, at Asamai Temple Auditorium in Hicksville, New York to connect all Sindhis in the tri-state area.
This organization is a dream come true by the founder president, Mrs. Indu Gajwani who felt the need of bringing all the Sindhis together. Every community except the Sindhis have their own exclusive events and melas. With the help of friends and community leaders, Pyaara Sindhi USA Inc. was formed under the leadership of Founder President Mrs. Indu Gajwani, President Harish Shahdadpuri, Vice President Jagdish Kakwani, Secretary Poojaa Makhijani, Treasurer Kishore Mulchandani, Director Ashok Chainani. A special mention goes to Mr. Shyam Gajwani, the better half of Mrs. Indu Gajwani, without whose support, guidance and help this would not be possible.
The Sindhi mela was organized with free admission and free delicious Sindhi food. All committee members were dressed in traditional Sindhi outfits.
Pyaara Sindhi USA Inc. Founder President, Mrs. Indu Gajwani welcomed everyone and introduced the committee members. The program started with the Sindhi puja, Behrano of Jhulelal (Sindhi God) which was performed by Sindhi Pandit Hemant. After the Behrano, the Sindhi snacks, chola dabal, boondi singar, pattice, pakora were served with milkrose and tea.
The cultural program then started with Sindhi Sufi songs sung by legendary singer Mahesh Chander along with Gope Chander’s family – Aarti, Haresh and Anil supported by Vijay Kumar on the keyboard, Sammy on tabla and Nuncha on dholak. Pandit Hemant graced the stage with soulful music and Sindh kalaams. This was followed by Sindhi cultural dances by children as well as adults. Indu Gajwani also performed a Sindhi dance. The emcees of the show were Mrs. Indu Gajwani and Kishore Mulchandani. After the dances, the raffles were drawn and prizes were given. This event ended with Sindhi delicacies for dinner – Sai Bhaji Pulao, Bhee Wadi Patata, Daal Pakwan, Sevaian kheer and Gulab Jamun.
Despite bad weather, about 400 people attended the mela making it a grand success.