Bruhud New York Seniors, a non-profit in the greater NYC area recently held its Diwali celebrations in Queens, New York. The event was attended by over 500 seniors from the tri-state area and several political leaders.
Among them were Indian Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, New York City Mayor Eric L. Adams, Congresswomen Grace Meng, and Assemblywomen Jennifer Rajkumar. The dignitaries were honored with a traditional shawl and garland.
Mayor Adams presented a citation from NYC andAssemblywomen Rajkumar presented a proclamation to Bruhud New York Seniors for their service to the Indian American Community.
President of Bruhud New York Seniors' Ajay S. Patel thanked the dignitaries for attending the event despite their busy schedule and for boosting the morale of the community. He also expressed his gratitude to Deputy Commissioner Dilip Chauhan for being the link between the community andMayor Adams.
Presidential award winner Prashant Shah emceed the event while Kathak and Bollywood dance performances provided the entertainment. The Mayor was specially welcomed with a Garba dance number, which was a big hit, and gota standing ovation from the crowd.