Current Events & News
Nartan Rang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA & Naishadh Pandya and His group Presents-NAVARATRI 2015
Mitchel Field, Garden City, Long Island.
Saturday, October 10, 2015-7:30PM
68th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
Saturday, January 30-6:00PM
Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay & Dr. P. Jayaraman
Dr. Parveen Chopra honored with the
Presidential Philanthropy Award by the Martin Luther King Committee
Dr. Parveen Chopra was recently honored with the Presidential Philanthropy Award by the Martin Luther King birthday Celebration Committee at its thirtieth Awards ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, New York. Dr. Chopra was bestowed this award for his significant philanthropic contributions to the Martin Luther King Scholarships which are awarded to high school students of merit and need who aim to attend college.
Reverend Dr. Reginald Tuggle in his introduction said “Dr. Chopra has lead a life of community service and because of his heart – he looks to help those less fortunate. He is a wonderful role model to the next generation and our community.” Julius Pearce, President of the Martin Luther King birthday Celebration Community said, “Dr. Chopra is a generous man who was worked hard his entire life – when he served as Chairperson of Finance of this organization he was honest, trustworthy and lead with integrity. He is my friend and it’s our privilege to bestow the Presidential Philanthropy award for his major financial contributions and for the uplifting of individuals in need.”
Dr. Parveen Chopra was honored with the Congressional Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The New York State Bar Associations Haywood Burns Memorial Award, the Nassau County Bar Associations Liberty bell Award and has served with distinction in political life for over 25 years.
Dr. Navin C. Mehta Honored with prestigious "Dhirubhai Ambani Memorial Award"
On the occasion of 14th Transmedia Gujarati Screen & Stage Awards for 2014 very prestigious community award was presented to Dr.Navin C. Mehta (U.S.A.) by Chief Guest Hon’ble Vajubhai Wala,(Governor Karnataka)
This award was started in the fond memory of late Dhirubhai Ambani for the great
contribution by any Gujarati in the fields of religion,society,education or any other kind of growth of Gujarat.
In the year 2007,it was given to CMD of Lotus Companies, Anand Pandit, while in the year 2008, the award was conferred on Gautam Adani of Adani Group.For the year 2009,the recipient of this prestigious award was Pravin Kotak,chairman of Iscon Group and ex-chairman of Gujarat State Pilgrimage Development Board who has immensely contributed towards the religious, social and political development of Gujarat.
While accepting this prestigious award, in his response Dr. Mehta paid rich tribute to Gujarati community, to august gathering of Gujarati performers. Thanking Transmedia he promised to help in every possible way to further the cause of Gujarati artists and community at large. During his humble response he reconnected his memories with Gujarati dramas and contribution of Entertainment Industry in the development of society.
Mr. Dipak Shah, Bhavan's Director who is also active in Vraj Temple PA, was honored with presidency of Vraj Temple for the year 2015.
Mr. H. R. ShahChairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA as well as Chairman and CEO of TV Asia was honored and presented with Team jersey on the occasion of Indian Heritage Night at the NBA game between Philadelphia and Atlant on March 7.