IVACC Organizes Glamorous Election Evening
By Talat Sattar


When Parmjit Singh takes the mike, the audience finds it difficult to resist the temptation of leaving their seats and jumping on the floor to dance merrily. This was the scene at the Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce election. This enjoyable evening was full of glamour, plenty of food, and lots of entertainment.

The old and young, who came from all over Northern California to attend this event, enjoyed every moment of the enlivening evening. Plenty of snacks served throughout the evening and delicious food at the end of the show were the talk of the day. Delicious “fish pakora”, “cutlass”, and “gulab jaman” for snacks and mouth-watering dinner dishes were prepared by Maharaja Restaurant, and were paid for by Jack Dhaliwal and Asha/Madan Singh, who were the main sponsors of the show. The master of ceremony on this entrancing evening was Mr. Iqbal Badwalz.

MC Iqbal


Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce has been functioning since 2001 and this was their third election to elect four members as officers and six members to the board of directors to run their day-to-day operation. The following four individuals were elected for the year 2005 – 2007:
Ms. Poonam Malhotra, president,
Ms. Sarla Peralta, vice president,
Mr. Sukh Singh, general secretary
Mr. J.P Singh , treasurer.
The following members were elected directors for the year 2005 - 2007:
Mr. Iqbal Badwalz,
Mrs. Manjeet Sibia,
Mr. Sid Lamba,
Mr. Talat Sattar,
Ms. Taaru Chawla,
And Amarjet Anand.

Dance performances by kids and girls

Ms. Poonam Malhotra thanked the IVACC members for the confidence reposed in her and promised to fulfill her duties diligently and to give an accelerated impetus to the activities of the Indus Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Poonam Malhotra is a well-known real estate broker, a very successful business woman and a fine singer.

Cultural show marked the second part of the evening’s program. Poonam Malhotra took the mike and sang the first song “Mein kiya karoon Ram mujhay buddha mil gaya” to the delight of the audience. She sang a few other popular songs as the audience sat enraptured by her scintillating performance. They were equally excited by the beat of the music. A dance by “Punjabi Roses” was very much liked. Another item was bhangra by 7-year-old kids “Chakke Jaam” directed by Nirmal Dhillon. Dr. Firdos Sheikh entertained the audience with her melodious songs. Several other dance items were presented and one of the most liked one was “Dandia”. At the end, Parmjit Singh took the stage, and with his beautiful voice, won the hearts of the crowd.

My congratulations to every member of the Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce for arranging such a highly entertaining evening, especially Sukhchain Singh, for his untiring work and zest.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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