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Welcome to Gandhi Samaj of Chicago

The mission of Gandhi Samaj of Chicago is to help keep inherited culture thriving while assimilating into diverse society for the current generation and beyond.

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About GSC

Gandhi Samaj of Chicago (GSC) was founded in 1984 in Chicago, IL, USA by  immigrants from South Gujarat part of India. GSC is a community of over 600 members living in Chicagoland and surrounding  cities. Our community members are from South Gujarat district of India (Surat, Mandvi, Navsari, Bilimora, Gandevi, Chikhli, Amalsad, Valsad and Vapi to name a few).

The objectives of GSC are to achieve and promote unity amongst members while helping the community to enhance cultural awareness via education, programs and through celebration of our festivals such as Diwali and Navratri.

Our activities include but not limited to Annual Summer Picnic, Community Service Day, Food Donation drive, Navratri and Diwali Celebrations and more. If you are not a member of GSC, please join us via Membership Page of the website. 

Meet the 2018 and 2019 Committee

President Hitesh Gandhi
Executive Vice President
Vice President
Cultural Secretary
Joint Secretary

Youth Secretary

Click below link to download advertiser directory

2015 GSC Advertiser Directory

Diwali Program

Please join us for celebration of Diwali this year. Signup for Diwali program is open (to members only). Also, nominate for Community Service Award. Signup for recent graduates to receive recognition from the Gandhi Samaj of Chicago. Please click on one of the links below.


Food Donation Drive

GSC have partnered with local food pantry to collect any non-expired dry food items or consumables that can be donated to a charitable organization. Some of the items you can donate are canned food, cereal, baby food, rice, oatmeal, etc.We will have a Food Donation Box near the Food area for collection.

Community Service Day
Back on August 14th, we partnered with Shree Jalaram Mandir in Hoffman Estates for our third annual Community Service Day event.

Since a number of our members attend this mandir, this was a great way to help out and volunteer during the Shrimad Bhagvat Katha. A number of our Samaj members volunteered during the event. This was a rare opportunity to help the Mandir and many in our Samaj were delighted to take this opportunity. We spent our time helping serve lunch to the hundreds of people who attended the event.

As we did last year, we had another year of good participation from our GSC volunteers, and I’d like to thank them for their help and support for making this event a great success!

Special thanks to Jayshreeben Thakkar for reaching out to us on behalf of the Mandir with this opportunity and helping us coordinate the event.

It’s amazing the memories we can help create with a few hours of our time. Given the success of this event, we will be planning another community service event next year for our members and help our community!

Youth Career Planning Seminar

Is your child confused about what career to choose? Do you need help and guidance from experts in our community? Then, mark your calendar for 31-Jan-2016 for Youth Career Planning Seminar, where you will get first hand information as well as get to talk to leaders from our community.

GSC President Application Form

In order to contest for the Position of a President of GSC, kindly fill-out below form and submit to the current President before June 10, 2017.


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I am fortunate and privileged that I have the opportunity to serve various organizations and Asian Community. I am honored and grateful to GSC Board and members for their trust in me in heading the well-respected service oriented Gujarati organization in Chicago land area. I would also like to thank all our volunteers, supporters and "Gandhi" families for their enthusiasm to support and promote our cultural, educational, social and community affairs" said by Hitesh Gandhi, Upcoming president of Gandhi Samaj of Chicago.

Chicago IL: Gandhi Samaj of Chicago ("GSC") hosted its 33rd Anniversary at Waterford Banquet, 933 S Riverside Dr, Elmhurst, IL in celebration of 33rd Anniversary, led by Executive board of Gandhi Samaj. Attendance at event was house full over 700 people, along with their families and friends. Gandhi Samaj of Chicago includes over 320 "Gandhi" families, native of South Gujarat part of India (Surat to Vapi), from Chicago and its close vicinity.

The event started with social hour accompanied by Traditional Gujarati (Indian) Cuisine dinner, which was followed by a cultural program and open dance. This is a tradition observed by GSC for last 33 years, where families come together to celebrate and socialize and enjoy cultural program performed by members of all ages.

Dr. Anuja Gupta, CEO of Verandah Retirement Community, was invited as chief guest. Community Service Awards were presented to Mr. Ashwin Gandhi and Mr. Hary Gandhi in honor of their active support in the community. The 2014-2015 committees were also presented with an award to recognize their service to the GSC community. Educational Achievement Awards were also awarded, to those who pursued higher education. Mr. Hitesh Gandhi will lead the Samaj as President over the next two years.

Cultural program touched everyone's hearts as imaginations of performers (from age 5 to 60) showcased their talents. Program started by a small Prayer followed with American & Indian National Anthems. The Kathak performance of Ganesh Vandana by Mansi Gandhi, Maya Ghayal, and Suhani Gandhi added a beautiful touch. The children and adults of Gandhi Community performed Classical and Bollywood Dance performances, songs, and showcased other talents. Group dance performance on "Luv Letter" and "Badri Ki Dulhania" songs became the highlight of the event when Roma Bhagat, Ami Gandhi, Riya Ghayal, Keyur Ghayal, Bhumika V. Gandhi, and Vimal Gandhi performed with high energy and brought everyone to their feet.

Some of the other highlights of evening included
1. Madhuri Medley family dance performed by Riya Ghayal, Keyur Ghayal, Maya Ghayal, and Milan Ghayal;
2. Mixed Bollywood dance performance by Tushar Modi, Gemini Modi, Krishna Gandhi, Dennis Gandhi, Nikita Gandhi, Minesh Gandhi, Freya Gandhi, Ashish Gandhi, and Bharat Ghayal;
3. Sun Sathiya dance performance by Risha Bhagat;
4. Shiva Tandav performed by Freya Gandhi, Misha Gandhi, Manya Gandhi, Riya Gandhi, and Krishna Gandhi;
5. Kheech Meri Photo song performed by Maya Ghayal, Milan Ghayal, Suhani Gandhi, Ishan Gandhi, Aashini Sheth, Keshav Sheth;
6. Kabhi Jo Badal Barse on Instrument by Isha Guard & Daksh Guard;

The event ended after 2.5 hours of continuous entertainment with astounding performances by various members of the Gandhi Samaj Community. It was followed by open dance, where the members and community supporters were able to join the performers on the dance floor and dance the night away.

2018-2019 Hitesh Gandhi will be president of Gandhi Samaj of Chicago. He has lots of feathers in his hat such as Executive Vice President of FIA, President of Adbhut Entertainment, Director of GOPIO, and Vice President of North Mount Prospect Home Owner Association. I am fortunate and privileged that I have the opportunity to serve various organizations and Asian Community. I am honored and grateful to GSC Board and members for their trust in me in heading the well-respected service oriented Gujarati organization in Chicago land area. I would also like to thank all our volunteers, supporters and "Gandhi" families for their enthusiasm to support and promote our cultural, educational, social and community affairs.

"Gandhi Samaj of Chicago is proud of to make this magnificent event successful and thus keeping the Indian culture alive in the USA. Thanks to all the sponsors of the grand event without their support it would not be possible to have such a wonderful event also thanks to audience of Chicago and well-wishers who attended the event" Said by Mr Hitesh Gandhi, Exec Vice President of Gandhi Samaj.

A special mention goes out to the 2017 committee members of Gandhi Samaj of Chicago for a memorable evening full of wonderful memories, including Mr. Keyur Ghayal (President), Mr. Hitesh Gandhi (Executive Vice President), Mrs. Bhumika V. Gandhi (Vice President), Mr. Ashwin Bodalia (Treasurer), Mr. Manhar Gajjar (Secretary), Mrs. Roma Bhagat (Cultural Secretary), Mr. Bharat Ghayal, Ramesh Gandhi, Dipak Ghayal (Joint Secretaries) & Priya Ghayal, Hiren Ghayal (Youth Secretary).


Gandhi Samaj of Chicago - Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Drive

Update 5/13/15

"Thank You" letter from "Direct Relief" for donation to Nepal Earthquake.

Gandhi Samaj of Chicago - Nepal Earthquake Support Gift Letter

Update 5/12/15

"Thank You" to each and every person who have contributed generously towards "GSC Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund". Together we have collected $1148 as of Today. 

2016 Career Planning Seminar for High School Kids

2016 Community Service Day

Address: Keyur Ghayal

116 English Oak Ln, Streamwood, IL 60107

Email: gandhisamajchicago1984@gmail.com

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