India’s 64th Independence Anniversary Celebration in Cerritos, California
Cerritos/Norwalk, CA August 12, 2011
Two premier groups from Southern California region, Federation of Indo-American Associations of Southern California (FIA-SC) and United Federation of Indo-Americans of California (UFICA) jointly hosted two super programs for the Indo-American community on August 12 in Cerritos Center of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Cerritos, and on August 13 in Norwalk on Excelsior High School Ground.
On August 13 in Norwalk on Excelsior High School Ground.
FIA-SC and UFICA hosted a banquet night in honor of Bollywood Star Amisha Patel on Friday evening, August 12 in CCPA. The hall was full to the last seat before the guest of honor Miss Patel arrived around 9:00 pm. She was given a rousing welcome on her arrival. Evening began with a welcome from the Masters of Ceremony Kewal Kanda and Pat Patnaik. Kanda and Patnaik introduced Guest of honor, presidents of both groups Rajinder Dhunna (FIA-SC), Vinita Vineet (UFICA), and their spouses.
On August 12 in Cerritos Center of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Cerritos, California
Both presidents welcomed and thanked Amisha Patel for taking time to come from India to take part in the festivities. Navin Gupta (FIA-SC) and Charu Miglani (UFICA) put together a short cultural show in honor of the chief guest. The highlight of the cultural show included a sentimental rendition of “Rang de basanti chola” by Gagandeep Sidhu and a beautiful dance on medley of Bollywood hit songs “Kajrare and Sheila ki jawani” by Hirangi Assar. A picture session was held with Amish Patel. Not all present in the hall could avail the picture opportunity with Amisha as she has to leave a little earlier for personal reasons. The night ended with a sumptuous dinner served by Ashoka the Great Restaurant.