New York: The Indian Muslim community members from across the tri-state area celebrated Ramzan Eid with Consul General of India Randhir Jaiswal at the Indian Consulate in New York on May 22, 2022. “Though it was delayed by almost three weeks,” said the Counsel General, adding, “Next time on the celebrations will be held close to the Eid Day” much to the cheer of the attendees who received the news with great applause.
The program was organized by the leaders of the Indian Muslim community around the tri-state area. Ilayas Quraishi, member of the organizing committee and the Chief Operating Officer of the Parikh Worldwide Media thanked the Consul General and the Staff of the Indian Consulate in New York for this event conducted after a long break. The event also saw the recognition of Dilip Chauhan, the Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of International Affairs. He reminded the audience that an event like this provides a glimpse of the diverse culture New York celebrates.
State Senator Robert Jackson of the 31st district on the West Side of Manhattan embraced the event and congratulated the Consulate and the tri-state Muslim Community on the occasion of the recently completed Ramadan month. He offered his tribute to the valuable contributions of the vast Indian community across New York.
Former Vice President District Council 37, Ahmed Shakir, opened the event by reminding the audience that the “Indian Muslim community of NY/NJ/CT came together to celebrate Eid & the 75th anniversary of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav of our great country India.” Community leaders of all faiths attended & enjoyed the program.
“India is a great nation of multiple countries in one country, which makes it ‘sare jahan se accha Hindustaan hamara,’ said Minhaj Khan, organizing committee member.
Tamkeen Khateeb, president and founder, Mohiban-e-Urdu, a cultural organization, closed the event by thanking the Indian Consulate. He requested the office of the Consul General of India to conduct more such events to encourage the participation of different communities that make up the great nation of India.