Chicago’s Punjabi Youth Night
In June, the Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) hosted the 14th annual Punjabi Youth Graduation and Scholarships Awards Night. Over 250 attended
On June 8 at the Viceroy of India Banquet Hall, Lombard in Illinois, the Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) hosted its fourteenth annual “Punjabi Youth Graduation and Scholarships Awards Night. Graduates from the Class of 2014 were honoured, PCS scholarships awarded. The Rangla Punjab 2014 cultural program that followed was appreciated by over 250 guests that attended. The guests of honour were about 25 Class of 2014 graduates from the Punjabi community.
The celebration included keynote address by Dr. Birinder Singh Marwah, Chief of Geriatrics at Advocate Masonic Medical Center and also Chief Medical Officer for Symphony Health Care, Administrative Director of Seasons Hospice, past president of I.M.A. (India Medical Association) and Past Chairman of PCS (Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago). Dr. Marwaha was an inspiring speaker who spoke from the heart with memorable teaching moments he experienced in his own personal life. His eight point thoughtful and inspiring speech hit home with the young graduates and the other audience alike.
The motivational student speaker was Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh who is completing his residency in Neurology at the Loyola University Medical Center and will be joining a fellowship in Clinical Neurology starting July 2014. His key message was persistence and resilience, never to give up in adversity and eventually success will kiss your feet. “You graduate with every movement. Graduation is like moving a step ahead in life, preparing oneself to do better, learn and apply the newly gained knowledge,” said Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh.