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May, 2017


Eid Mela at the Jamia Masjid

Southern Nevada community is invited to celebrate 2017 EID Festival/Mela on Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Celebrate Ramadan at Masjid Tawheed

Masjid Tawheed invites the whole South Asian community to celebrate 30 days of Ramadan beginning May 27th.  Please follow the calendar below for Ramadan prayers, fasting times, etc.

Naveen Veeramisti, Ph.D. Named Outstanding UNLV Graduate

During the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony at the UNLV – University of Nevada Las Vegas, President Len Jessup honored Naveen Veeramisti as an outstanding UNLV graduate. UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class. Naveen Veeramisti graduated from UNLV with a Ph.D. and an impressive 3.58 GPA in Civil Engineering, currently performs traffic and operational studies throughout Nevada with CA Group, Inc.  Naveen is a transportation expert who is working rigorously toRead More

Jassica Kailey and Ambika Verma Honored with Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Jassica Kailey, daughter of Kamal and Surinder Kaur Kailey, a senior at the Del Sol along with Ambika Verma, daughter of Sanjay and Anita Verma, a senior at the West Career & Technical Academy were honored by the Asian Chamber of Commerce for their exemplary academic, leadership and volunteer work. Both Jassica and Ambika are the recipient of Asian Chamber’s scholarship originally named after the local Japanese American Bill Endow who donated copious amount to recognize local Asian-American high school students. At Del Sol, Jessica is actively involved in manyRead More

Origin India Restaurant Announces Collaboration with Paradise India to Create Southern Indian Cuisine

Origin India Restaurant joins forces with Paradise India to focus on Southern Indian cuisine.  Origin India, famous for its high ratings and unique experience to a new taste in multi-regional Indian cuisine in Las Vegas, has now expanded to include Paradise India with a focus on traditional Southern Indian cuisine. Paradise India’s Chef William Bathini, originally from Hyderabad, India, has a degree in hotel management and culinary arts from Pune, India.  He has been a professional top line chef for over 15 years and will be an Executive Chef forRead More

A Grand Success! – Indian Food & Cultural Festival/Vaisakhi Mela

The 14th annual Indian Food Festival on Saturday, May 6th, showcased the finest of the food festivals in Las Vegas. The unprecedented attendance, magnificent entertainment with diverse and scrumptious Indian cuisine led to the most successful Indian Food Festival at the lush & palatial amphitheater grounds in fabulous downtown Las Vegas. The organizers and the volunteer teams’ dedication & hard work was clearly visible in a flawless and thoughtful execution of the 10-hours event with a record-breaking attendance of over 12,000 Las Vegans. Attendees started showing up early in theRead More

Steve Stephen, Shashank Addagarla & Dhruv Rohatgi Named 2017 National Merit $2500 Scholarship Winners

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Steve Stephen of Meadows School, Shashank Addagarla and Dhruv Rohatgi, both of Davidson Academy, the winners of this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship. Steve, son of Joseph and Alphonsa Stephen, is planning to pursue a career in Medicine at the University of Rochester.  Shashank is going to pursue a career in Economics and Dhruv is planning to join Academia.  The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. NationalRead More

Summer Classes for Children at the Hindu Mandir

Summer classes are being offered at the Las Vegas Hindu Mandir for the next generation of Hindu children.  The 5-class summer session is spearheaded by Janice Rath where the children will learn about the Indian cultural and diversity within Hinduism.  The classes will focus on the rich history of Hinduism with emphasis on Hindu Gods, Temples, and Music along with importance of festivals across India.

Meet Congressman Ruben Kihuen at the Afgan Chamber

The newly formed American Afgan South Asian Chamber invites you to their general meeting with invited guest Congressman Ruben Kihuen on Saturday, May 13th at the Origin India Restaurant.

Pakistan Consulate’s Consular Services in Las Vegas

The Consulate General of Pakistan Los Angeles is pleased to announce the Consular Camp in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 13th, 2017.