Consul General of India-Chicago, Mr. Sudhakar Dalela visited Universal Metro Asian Services (UMAS)/Metropolitan Asian Family Services (MAFS) at our Naperville location at 1032 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 on November 25, 2019. Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician was also supposed to visit that day, but for unforeseen reasons was unable to come. Seniors and staff were preparing to welcome guests, as the key staff, Mrs. Kumar, founder and Chief Executive Officer of UMAS / MAFS arrived with Mr. Sagar Kumar, CFO of UMAS / MAFS.
Mrs. Kumar, Sagar Kumar, Neelam Desai, manager of the Naperville location along with key staff and the seniors, welcomed the Consul General who arrived around Mid-Morning. Upon arrival, he was given a tour of the location. The Consul General was pleasantly delighted to see the artwork, the seniors had displayed throughout the location. The entertainment started with a dance by the seniors. The Consul General was amazed to see the energy the seniors showcased while dancing! Following that, one of our senior participants, Mrs. Manju Karla entertained the crowd with her humorous narrative. Mrs. Karla received much appreciation from the crowd. Following this, Mrs. Kumar welcomed the Consul General and thanked him for taking the time to visit our location. She added that all Consul Generals from India, regardless of their age have “parental capacity” and said how proud she is of our Consul General Mr. Sudhakar Dalela! She then greeted the Consul General with flowers to say a few words to the ardent crowd.
In his speech, the Consul General congratulated the UMAS/MAFS team under the leadership of “Santosh Ji” for their excellent work. He said that whoever he met who was acquainted with UMAS/MAFS mutually agreed on the excellent work they did. He added that he is very lucky and proud to have this partnership with UMAS/MAFS for the past 27 years and is happy to make this visit to our center today. He is also planning to visit our other 14 centers around the Chicago land area. He thanked MAFS/UMAS for this great partnership with him and the consulate team for promoting the India/US friendship.