On the occasion of Grand Hindi Kavi Sammelan, New York State Senate Honors Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Inc& Co-Founder Dr. Bindeshwari Agrawal, Dr. Vijay Mehta. Honor was presented by South Asian Community Leader Dilip Chauhan on behalf of New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.
Flushing, New York: On Saturday March 22nd 2014 during occasion of Grand Kavi Sammelan held at Hindu Center, Flushing, New York State Senate honored Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Inc and Convener of the Grand Kavi Sammelan Professor Dr. Bindeshwari Agrawal and Dr. Vijay Mehta with New York Senate Citation.
Acclaimed Poets from Tri State area gathered on the occasion of Grand Kavi Sammelan to present their poetic creations. This historic event will be forever engraved with gold in the hearts and minds of Non-resident Indian and Indians worldwide alike.
Just before the program organizer offered thandai and pakoda for all the audience to make this event cooler. Around 6 pm program was started with Diya Lighting Ceremony by Trustee of Hindu Center as well as organizer of Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Inc. Then it was followed with humorous poetry in Hindi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi languages.
On the occasion of presenting Senate Honor, Dr. Bindeshwari Agrawal Introduced Mr. Dilip Chauhan –as a Prominent South Asian Community Leader as well as First Indian American who received honor as a New York City Hall Political News Rising Star “40 under 40” in 2011. By Profession Mr. Chauhan is an electrical engineer.
Mr. Chauhan stated in his speech that New York City is the right place to celebrate Hindi Kavi Sammelan because of large number of Non Resident Indian American community. Particularly Queens is such a diverse place to celebrate different language and culture. New York State Senator Toby Stavisky is very proud to represent such a diverse community and always very supportive to our community. He further stated that Senator Toby Stavisky has sent three New York State Senate Citations for 1.Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti Inc – For promoting Hindi Language and provide platform to organize Hindi language related events& 2. Professor Dr. BindeshwariAgrawal, is professor at NYU and the sub-editor of a Hindi magazine “Saurabh” which is published from New York. She is also a winner of poetry competition in Mauritius. She had also written songs for film. She is also stand up comedian in Indian society and has received several awards in India and USA. And 3. Dr. Vijay Mehta is a well known cardiologist. He is president of Akhil Vishwa Hindi Samiti. He has written seven epics in USA and was honored in India and USA for his work, Dr. Vijay Mehta for their contribution towards betterment of society in general.
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Dr. Bindu Agrawal M.A, B.Lib.Sc.(BHU), M.S.(USA), PhD.