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Dr. Jayendra Shah, Long Beach, California- Retirement Party


Over 200 guests celebrate the retirement party of Dr. Jayendra Shah
at his residence in Long Beach, California.

Los Angeles, April 11, 2009
Raj Grewal

A retirement isn't just the end of a career; it's also the beginning of a new phase of the retiree's. No more traffic jams on the way to work and no more late hours at the office make this one of the best times of the retiree's life. Celebrate the new beginning, not the end and you're set up for a great retirement party.

On April 10 and April 11 2009, two events took place celebrating the retirement of Dr. Jayendra Shah from Los Angeles County at his residence in Long Beach, California. Dr. Jayendra Shah retired from his Los Angeles County position as Physicians Specialist after 33-years. Dr. Shah received a Congressional certificate of recognition for his community work from honorable Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. Parties were held celebrating his illustrious medical career and his dedication and hard work for the Indian community. Dr. Jayendra Shah was a major and flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. His involvement in numerous charitable events and his service to the Indian community as President of FIA were recognized and admired. Dr. Jayendra Shah’s sons, daughter in laws and six grand children attended the weekend events.

On Friday April 10, 2009 a Pooja was held at Dr. Shah’s residence. The priest from the Sanathan Dharam Temple Mr. Siva Ramji performed the Pooja. Mr.Harendra Bhatt recited the Satyanarayana katha. After enjoying the prasad and dinner a special program was held dedicated to Mataji Chowki. A night of kirtan was performed by Mr. Amit Anand and was enjoyed by over 200 guests including friends and family. The devotional kirtan praising Durga mata, lord Krishna and other deities were beautifully sung by Mr. Anand and Mr. Vishal of Ashirwad group.

On Saturday April 11, 2009, over 150 friends and family attended a gala musical party. The musical entertainment was presented by Kashish entertainment. The guests enjoyed beautiful songs from the present and the past. The guests sang along with a lot of their favorite songs and the dance floor was crowded when Kashish sang some of the more popular dance songs of today. The main singers were Mr.Amit Anand, Ms.Deepali and Mr. Vishal. Ms. Parul Shah was the emcee of the program. Ashoka restaurant catered the event on Saturday night. A few speeches were made by the family members, highlighting Dr. Shah’s commitment to the society and his work. Dr. Shah’s children emphasized how they were exposed to people from all walks of life and were always taught to respect people of all color, religious faith and economic status.

It was a weekend filled with spiritual beauty and melodious music. The weekend celebrating Dr. Shah’s retirement was a success in a grand scale. Two nights of beautiful music and delicious food were enjoyed by all. Dr. Shah’s wife, Usha Shah, organized the parties.





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