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BAYVP Celebrates India's 63rd Republic Day

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BAVP celebrated India’s Republic Day Jan. 29 with the mayor and vice-mayor of Milpitas in attendance along with the membership.
  • MILPITAS, United States

    Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar celebrated India’s Republic Day Jan. 29 at the Shreemaya Krishnadham here, with more than 700 people attending, according to a press release. 

    The flag-hoisting ceremony was conducted by Milpitas Mayor Jose Estevez and Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh along with BAYVP board chairman Prashant Mehta, vice-chairman Subodh Toprani, executive committee president Nitin Parekh, former board president Suresh Gandhi and executive committee members.
     
    A “Kalash” pooja was performed by devotees to mark the fifth anniversary when BAYVP took ownership of the current facility.
     
    The major highlights of the celebration included a Shreemaya Vidya Mandir Kid's Parade, a cultural program, a Fun-N-Fair, and Flavors of India featuring delicacies from different states India.
     
    A trio of musicians comprised of Ustad Surinder Mann, Jeff Whittier and Leslie Schneider performed during the cultural program.
     
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