Association of South Asian Real Estate Professionals (ASARP) organized its annual Gala on November 7, 2021 at Fairfield Inn, Schaumburg.
The program was hosted by Prachi Jaitly and Shirin Marvi. The event kicked off with social networking and live Indian Flute on stage followed by national anthems and traditional lamp lighting.
National anthems were sung by Ramona Schmika and Dipti and Madhu Dave. The special guests and speakers that attended the gala were Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Consul General Amit Kumar, Real Estate Coach and Mentor Lynn Madison, Dan Wagner, Laurie Murphy, John Gormley, Chaudhary Khokar, Sadia Gul Covert. Consul General Amit Kumar talked about India and US Partnership.
ASARP Chairman, Pradeep Shukla talked about the vision and achievements of the organization since its inception and extended his best wishes to the new board.
The gala had a variety dance performance by very well known artists from Chicagoland that included; Chicago Kala Kshetra, Sonali Shani and Rewa Shani, Swati Pandey, Aanya and Usha Kabra.
2021 President Al-Haroon Husain introduced the executive board followed by the oath ceremony of the 2022 president and board members. Oath was administered by ASARP Chairman Pradeep Shukla.
The 2022 team taking oath included Incoming President – Shirin Marvi, Incoming Vice President – T. Paul S. Chawla and Incoming Treasurer – Rajesh N. Patel.
Executive Board Members are: Anup Patel, Bimal M. Pandhi, Marsha Collins, T. R. Vishwanathan and Vasanti Bhatt.
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Real Estate Professionals Meet Face-to-Face For The First Time Since COVID
The Association of South Asian Real Estate Professionals held its first formal post-Covid get-together at Des Plaines, Illinois, on July 7th. Pradeep B. Shukla, founder and president ASARP said the organization has been working for the betterment of South Asian community. Recently the Association partnered with Main Street Organization of Realtors and Raleigh Association of Realtors for a discussion on various COVID-related issues affecting Indian real estate.
Participants in the event included NAR- India’s President Tarun Bhatia and other senior members. The COVID upsurge has badly affected Indian life and real estate market. The participating organizations had been helping the poorest or the poor in India whichever way they could. Federation of Indian Association members Rajesh Patel and Kantilal Patel, also worked hard along with Bimal Pandhi, Anup Patel, Harsha Shukla and other members to raise contributions for India.
Shukla also said that ASARP would organize monthly personal educational meeting starting from next month. Seen in photo are Directors and Advisory Board members of ASARP: From left, Anup Patel, Jayesh Shah, Harsha Shukla, Girish Ray, Marsha Collins, Bhailalbhai Patel, Pradeep B Shukla, Kantibhai N Patel, Rajesh Patel, Bimal Pandhi and Malti Pandhi.
Other directors and contributors who could not attend due to some emergencies but have contributed financially to the cause are President-elect Shirin Marvi, Director Paul Chawla and advisory members Ajeet Singh and Nick Verma.
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