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 Lions Club Celebrates Installation Nite

Los Angeles, June 04, 2019 A.Gary Singh
/ Dilip Bhutani

Lions Club of Little India celebrated their 14th installation Nite on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at The Tandoor Restaurant, Orange, CA. The Guest of Honor La Palma Councilmember Nitesh Patel installed the team that includes Amrit Bhanadri as President, Dilip Butani as Chairman, Ajay Khetani as Secretary and Kantilal Shah as the Treasurer. The other team members installed were : Nicki Kapadia, Charu Shivakumar, Nauzad Sadry, Siddharth Pathak, Ramesh Bhatt, Ramesh Ramnani & Sukrit Mukherjee as Vice Presidents; Dinesh Gala as Chairman Membership, Suresh Bhatti as Jt Secretary , Subhash Tolia as Jt Treasurer, Bharat Shah as Lion Tamer, Mohan Sharma as Tail Twister. The Board of Directors installed were Hark Vasa, Vasu Pawar, Kamlesh Chauhan, Aparna Hande, Darshan Shah, Sameer Gajjar, Prakash Pancholi, Raj Motwani, Balbir  Singh, Chandru Shroff, Anila Bhasin, Nila Parekh, Radhika Patel, Manoj Brahambhatt, Dipika Desai, Bani Mukherjee, Vijay Barot & Keshav Patel.

Councilmember Patel, who was introduced by Chairman Butani complimented the team for their various projects that included feeding the homeless, paying for the educational expenses for students of Kanyashala, Mumbai and collecting glasses for Lions Eye project. Current President Shah gave an account of various activities during past months while incoming President welcomed everyone and mentioned about his forthcoming projects.

Field officer Pat Buttress form Orange County Board Supervisor Don Wagner’s office wished the new team on behalf of Supervisor Wagner. She was introduced by Nicki Kapadia. Dr Anil Shah spoke about the smart village project for which also Lions Club would be a contributor. Thereafter the Club Secretary Khetani gave details about the Kanyashala project and thanked everyone. The program was sponsored by Raj Motwani of Morgan Stanley.

After the speeches there was a wonderful music program by Bollywood singer Nauzad Sadry alongwith Siddharth Pathak, Subhash Tolia, Mohan Sharma & Ajay Khetani. The meeting ended with a sumptuous dinner.