Lokvani is delighted to present the third set of community heroes to be honored at the 2nd Annual Lokvani Community and Youth Night to be held on Dec. 15 at Ambrosia Banquet Hall in Foxborough, MA. Rekha Palriwala and Jayantibhai Patel are being recognized for their tireless support of community work. We humbly salute their work. In addition to honoring the heroes, the evening features great entertainment, a lovely feast and DJ dancing. Buy your tickets for the heroes night. Come celebrate the holidays with us!
In a growing community with burgeoning associations, sprawling hobby/interest groups we can count on one person who will be behind the lights, beavering away furiously, and calmly dealing with the loud entropy that is part of our Indian DNA.
That is Rekha Palriwala.
Over the last 15 years her quiet, confident, assured, immense, unseen support has helped multiple organizations and events bind us together.
Whether it is ticketing, distribution, back-stage grind, marketing; host supporters in her hospitable and warm home - she's everywhere.
For our events, hers is the first name we count on. And fortunately for many years, she was our neighbor. Prashanth said it best "If the world had neighbors like her and Mahesh-Ji, it would be a far more wonderful place"
Jayantibhai Patel is a member Director of Volunteering for Indian Circle for Caring USA Inc., (ICC). He has been involved with ICC from its beginning in August 2007. Over the years has made many contributions – serving ICC clients, helping with community outreach efforts, being an advocate for ICC and its mission as well as helping with program and projects.
Over the years, he has been a proven resource for a variety of responsibilities at ICC. He is an exemplary volunteer and a leader for the organization. He is always ready to help a person in need!
He is also a cofounder and on Executive Committee of “Friends of Indian Senior Citizens” (FISCO) of Burlington, Massachusetts. He is active in variety of other social and religious organizations.
Jayantibhai grew up in Ahmedabad. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. His professional career included his role as a Bank Manager, and also started few businesses, such as construction, travel agency etc. He moved to the US in 1991, and similar to his life in India, he worked as a sales agent for Radio Shack, and started a number of small family owned businesses.
He is retired from business and professional life and now focuses on supporting family and serving community. He lives with his wife Bhartiben Patel, daughter Sejal, son in law Jigar and two grandchildren in Lexington, Massachusetts.