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Indo American Social Association (IASA) celebrated Diwali in Los Angeles
Chief guests were Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga & Mayor of Fontana

Los Angeles, Nov 09, 2019 Mukherjee/Ramesh/Karen

The Indo American Social Association (IASA) celebrated their Grand Diwali celebration on Sunday, 3rd November in Swad of India Restaurant in Upland, CA.

Bani Mukherjee introduce Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga Dennis Michael who award Vinodh Sagar.
The emcee of the event, Aman Kamboj and Bani Mukherjee introduced the mission of IASA, history of Diwali, and welcomed all guests to the Grand Diwali Gala of IASA.

The event started with a Moment of silence in memory of slain Texas, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal and Inder Singh ji, late community leader.  Venkat Peddi, IASA secretary provided a welcome message, followed by American National Anthem by Mahima Karia and then the Indian national Anthem.

(L to R) Bani Mukherjee, Tulsi Savani, Dennis Michael-Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga, Venkat Peddi, Rajbir Singh Husson, Aman Kamboj

The event introduced a budding Saxophone artist Rohan Buch. There was DJ and Live entertainment by Dipali and Vishal. Bruin Bhangra put the stage on fire by their energetic Bhangra moves.  The Diwali event raised funds to help with the San Bernardino mission which helps the underprivileged.

The chief guest of the evening was Mayor of Rancho Cucamonga Dennis Michael. Special guest of honor was Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren, who was accompanied by Mayor pro term of Fontana Jessie Armendarez , Council Member John Roberts , Council Member Phillip Cothran Jr And Phil Cothran Sr.

Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren

Bani Mukherjee introducing Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren.

Acquanetta Warren was elected as the City of Fontana’s first female and African American Mayor in December 2010 and re-elected in 2018.

Since taking office, Mayor Warren has and continues to be a strong advocate for economic development, jobs.

Under the Mayor’s stewardship, the City of Fontana was named the fourth Most Prosperous City in the U.S. (with a population over 100,000), as well as the Most Prosperous City in California from RentCafé. 

Ms. Warren was appointed to the Fontana City Council as a city council member on December 17, 2002, and was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. Prior to the council, Ms. Warren served as Co-Chairperson of the City of Fontana General Plan Advisory Committee and Chairperson of the Citizen Village of Heritage Development Landscape Committee.

  Bani Mukherjee introduces Mayor of Fontana, Acquanetta Warren (Right)

 IASA would like to thank Mukhtiar Singh Kamboj, Ravi Sagar, Vinodh Sagar, Sanjay Vaswani, Parshotam Singh Kamboj, Ranjit Singh Kamboj, Tulsi Savani, Sartaj Singh, Aman Brar, Aseem Tandon, Tarlochan Rangi.

IASA provided Special acknowledgement & award to Aseem Tandon( Executive President), Rekha Tandon (President Women’s Group),  Mohnia Singh Patel (President Youth Club), Raghbir Bagga,( Director of Finance IASA,),  Bani Mukherjee( Public Relations/Media) , Ashok Vanza( Program Director IASA), Vinodh Sagar,  Deep Singh, Tulsi Savani, Ranjit Kamboj, Parshotam Singh Kamboj,  Aman Brar, Dinesh Sharma( Youth Club Mentor), Sonakshi Sagar( Youth Club Treasurer) and Rohan Buch .

 Indo-American Social Association(IASA) Parent Body includes, President/Founder Rajbir Husson. Women’s Empowerment Group, President:  Rekha Tandon. Youth Group, President: Mohnia Patel

Indo American Social Association -IASA Youth Group

 Rajbir Singh Husson Founder / President introduced the mission of IASA which consist of the three Main bodies:

1. Main Body: Which is responsible for promoting charitable, political, & social functions for Indo- American Community, unite the community and have one voice!

 2. Youth Group: Is a place for youth to make an impact. Includes networking, Host Forums with Community Leaders regarding Issues affecting Youth.

3. Women’s Group: This group will focus on women’s empowerment and help in resolution of women’s issues.

  IASA urges people in the community to join this renaissance movement of change and to build a better & stronger community by joining IASA. This was an evening filled with entertainment, great food, dance and above all a great mission by IASA for unity and solidarity in the community







Rajbir Singh Husson Founder / President introduced the mission of IASA