Mahatma Gandhi Day Set in Chicago By Mayor Lori At the Smita Shah Organized Annual Lunch

October 2nd gets into the books of history in Chicago to celebrate the revered world’s civil rights fighter, Mahatma Gandhi. In an event termed Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi Luncheon, that Smita Shah founded five years ago, Lori E. Lightfoot, who is the Mayor of the City of Chicago, gave a proclamation that named the day, Mahatma Gandhi Day in Chicago. The Mayor noted the 150th Birthday of the Indian legend, his unequivocal legacy, and the profound Indian culture in Chicago City.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot heartily highlighted innumerable reasons why he founded the day. The reasons include that the day marked the Birthday of Gandhi and that he was not violent in his resistance to speak up for the poor and disenfranchised to access education, equality, and economic opportunities. Gandhi gets into the list of the top 20 important people in the 20th century who founded India and was always peaceable, ethical, and intelligent in resolving differences. He related to the Americans, and one of the essays of Henry David Thoreau inspired him to shape his life.

He expressed the pride of Chicago to accept and celebrate the customs of the international community and has been having a cherished relation with India. He identifies Chicago to be domicile for the American Indian community that has vibrantly contributed to the Chicago development and has changed the life of many residents of the city. Learn more:

Chicago enjoys the sister city relationship with Delhi, India. The Chicago Sister Cities International benefits Chicago in showcasing it as a global city and promotes peace. The Annual Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi Luncheon that Smita Shah, the leader of the Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, started, inspires many to follow the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi. Other attendees were Senator Dick Durbin, Andrea Zopp – the CEO World Business Chicago, and Amy Eshelman – the First Lady.

The Annual Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi Luncheon was started in 2014 by The Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, which is a division of World Business Chicago. It aims at uniting and generating ideas between Chicago City and the international communities and partners. It promotes global education, the government exchange, cross-cultural arts, and tourism and international business.

It is led by Smita Shah, who is the President, Founder, and CEO of SPAAN Tech, a company that she started in 1998. Professionally, Shar is an Engineer licensed in many states and a Business Student from Oxford University, Northwestern University, and MIT. SPAAN Tech is recognized as the 5000 Fastest-growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine, The Best of Chicago Engineering Services by The Small Business Commerce Association, and received an Engineering Excellence Award of Honor by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

On the other hand, Smita Shah Chicago has received recognition as the 19th Most Connected Person in Chicago, The Young Civil Engineer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Community Leader of the Year. She is on the Board of Directors to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Plan Commission, and Museum of Science and Industry.

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