Bollywood Celebrated at the Bronx Zoo

(Front, l-r) Gloria Bent, NYC Health & Hospitals associate director; Supreme Court Bronx County Administrative Judge of Civil Matters Doris M. Gonzalez; Betty Campbell-Adams, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake CEO; NYC Commission on Human Rights Deputy Commissioner for Community Relations Marissa Jackson Sow; Simone A. Jones, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s scheduler (back, l-r) Bharati Sukul Kmeraj, The Bharati Foundation founder and event organizer; Sundari - The Indian Goddess; Chandra Sukul, Vishnu Mandir; Alex E. Fontanez, Affinity Health Plan Community Engagement representative and event co-host Danielle Jones-Chin.
Photo courtesy of Bharati Kemraj

The eighth annual Bollywood in the Bronx was celebrated for the first time at the Bronx Zoo where over 200 guests joined in the evening celebrating both Caribbean Heritage and Pride Month. Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Luis Sepulveda, Assembly members Karines Reyes and Nathalia Fernandez and Councilman Mark Gjonaj all co-sponsored the event where seven leading individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the borough and NYC and the program included Bollywood Dancers, a Drag Queen Performance, Belly Dancing, Tassa Drummers and a live Steel Drum Artist.

(l-r) Chandra Sukul, Vishnu Mandir; Councilman Gjonaj ; Senator Sepulveda; Assemblywoman Karines Reyes; PSA 8 captain Keiyon Ramsey; Bharati Sukul Kemraj, event organizer; Richie Lekhram and members of Keeping it Classic Tassa Group; Kristin Amezquita and the Witchmaste Belly Dancing Tribe; event co-host Danielle Jones-Chin and honorees Marissa Jackson Sow; Betty Campbell-Adams; Administrative Judge of Civil Matters Doris M. Gonzalez; Simone A. Jones and Alex E. Fontanez.
Photo courtesy of Bharati Kemraj

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