UCCA Hosts Grand Musical Christmas Banquet in Chicago
India-West Staff Reporter
PALATINE, IL – An evening replete with melodious carols, dance presentations, inspiring remarks and uplifting yuletide sermonette marked the Christmas banquet celebrations organized by the United Christian Cultural Association on December 16, at the Cotillion Banquet here. Christmas carols were presented by Tollywood’s blockbuster music director Anup Reuben which elevated the festive merriment.
The evening celebrations set off with the inter-faith lighting of the Christmas Candles led by Somnath Ghosh, Consul General of India. In his speech, he outlined the history and applauded the role of Christians in contributing in helping build modern India, a press release said.
Dr. Heyer Devarapalli, Founder Chair of UCCA welcomed the gathering and said UCCA has been at the forefront of taking initiatives in hosting medical camps, charitable drives, and other humanitarian work. Pastor Zadda Chakravorthy delivered a Christmas sermonette and the youth presented a Christmas Nativity play.
The evening celebrations concluded with the entire hall luminous with candlelights while singing the traditional carol “Silent Night.”