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Sewa International USA holds national conference in Chicago

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Chicago, IL: Sewa Interna-tional, a nonprofit charitable Hindu-faith based organization, held its fifth national conference and workshop, at the Holiday Inn, Rolling Medows, from April 29  to May 1. The event was inaugurated with the lightening ceremony by Consul Vishwas Sapkal and Shanti mantra chanting by Yashaswini Desai. Young volunteers sang American and Indian national anthem. Anil Deshpande welcomed the gathering. Srikant Konda, founder president of SEWA International, introduced visiting delegates from India, Ramesh Mehta, SEWA director from Mumbai, and Shyam Prande, global coordinator from New  Delhi. Ramesh Mehta is  actively involved in Women’s Empowerment in Kutch, Gujarat and many other locations in India and outside. Shyam Parande, provided an overview of Sewa Interna- tional’s involvement in the community and its growth. Shyam Prande said there were over 165,000 projects run by Sewa and it had partnering organizations in 17 countries, including India, Nepal, Ken…