Community organization Bharatiya Seniors of Chicago celebrates Republic Day of India

More than 900 members of Bharatiya Seniors of Chicago attended the Jan. 21, 2023, celebration of India’s Republic Day which falls on Jan. 26. Photo: Jayanti Oza

Bharatiya Seniors of Chicago, a community organization, collaborated with Mandi Theater which is run by Alka Sharma, to celebrated India’s Republic Day Jan. 21, 2023. The actual Republic Day falls on Jan. 26.

Mandi Theater artists performing ‘Azadi Song’ at the Jan. 21, 2023, celebration of India’s Republic Day hosted by Bharatiya Senioirs of Chicago. Photo: Jayanti Oza

Plays as well as Bollywood dances and songs were the highlight of the program which was held at Rana Reagan Center in Carol Stream, Illinois. More than 900 people attended, according to Jayanti Oza, a member of BSC.

Chicagoland artist Geetanjli Maru and Majhar performing a song at the Jan. 21, 2023, India’s Republic Day celebrations hosted by Bharatiya Seniors of Chicago. Photo: Jayanti Oza

The Hindi play Panchlight (pronounced as “panchlait”) was enacted in a tribute to one of India’s foremost playwrights, Phanishwar Nath Renu.

A scene from the Hindi play ‘Panchlight’ pronounced ‘Panchlait’, at the Jan. 21, 2023 celebration of India’s Republic Day hosted by Bharatiya Seniors of Chicago. Photo: Jayanti Oza
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Chicagoland singers Geetanjli Maru and Majhar sang Bollywood songs 60′ & 70 and and the performers and attendees enjoyed the Bollywood dances.

Performers at the January 21, 2023, celebration of India’s Republic Day, pose with Bharatiya Senior of Chicago President Hari Patel and Mandi Theater head Alka Sharma. Photo: Jayanti Oza

The program began with a welcome address by the president of BSC, and ended with a dinner.

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