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Brahman Samaj of New York hosts Diwali celebrations

The organization's Women Wing was launched and introduced at the event.

Founder, President Divyesh Tripathi, BOD-Harshad Patel (Pakaji), Anil Shah, EC-Hiren Vyas, Harish Dave, Sanjay Dave, Vikas Bhalodkar, Chandrakant Shah, Parag Patel, Rekha Trivedi, Virendra Banker, Paresh Raval, Harsh Vyas, Advisory Committee-Rohit Pandya, Dr. Himanshu Pandya. (All images-Provided)

The Brahman Samaj of New York (BSNY), recently celebrated the Indian festival of lights, Diwali among community members at The Cotillion in New York.  The event began with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the BSNY committee members and the organization’s grand and platinum sponsors.

Ragini Srivastav, Dilip Chauhan, Jagat Rawal, Bhadresh Acharya, Mukesh Modi.

The ceremony was attended by Indian American government officials including North Hempstead Town Clerk, Ragini Srivastava and Dilip Chauhan, deputy commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovation for NYC Mayor Eric Adams office for International affairs. They praised BSNY officials for their service to the community in their remarks.

During the event, BSNY officials recognized community organizations and individuals with a plaque and certificate of recognition and for their contributions to the Samaj’s success.

Women’s Wing-Renuka Shah, Tejal Raval, Ami Tripathi, Poonam Shah-Bhatt, Nikita Pancholi, Reshma Lalwani

Speaking on the occasion, Divyesh Tripathi, founder and president along with his committee to extend festival and new year greetings to community. A BSNY Women’s Wing was also introduced during the event.

The audience was entertained by singers Kashyap Jani and Anitha Krishnan who performed devotional as well as a medley of Bollywood songs accompanied by a  live band.

BSNY advisory committee member, Rohit Pandya, program manager, Chandrakant Shah, executive committee members and volunteers were responsible for conducting the event smoothly.

Established in 2022, BSNY works to promote the cultural values of the Brahman community in New York  through youth programs, festival celebrations , and religious seminars.