Rolling Meadows, Chicago, December 10, 2016: Indian American Community will host 1st ICAN Awards and Gala on March 18th 2017, northwest suburbs of Chicago.  The event will be attended by not for profit organization leaders, Indian American business leaders, State & Local Government officials, and several hundreds of people from Chicago and the suburbs.

Jassi Parmar, Professional MC, Radio Jokey, and ICAN Concept & Entertainment Head, while addressing the press conference on December 10th 2016, said that ICAN’s Awards Night will honor individuals from Indian American Community who have been making extraordinary contributions in different fields. “ICAN’s vision is to unite community organizations, build Indian American cultural image, highlight the community’s role models for next Generation,”, Parmar added.

Ravi Rawat, a Leading Business Leader and Head, ICAN Sales & Marketing said that Indian Americans from Chicago have been witnessing the awards functions on television. “ICAN Awards Function will bring them face to face with “Real Awards to Real People”.

Bhavesh Patel, a well-known Business Leader, Bollywood Promoter from Chicago, and Head, ICAN Promotions said that he is proud to be part of the energetic and enthusiastic team of ICAN in bringing this first of its kind event to the US. “Considering the great social relevance of the event, I will contribute my best efforts to ensure that it will turn out to be a great success”, he added.

Girish Kapur, IT Professional and Head, ICAN Technology said that over 40 Awards in such categories as Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Community Service, Education, Social Media, etc. will be presented at the function.

Rita Singh, A successful women entrepreneur, and Head ICAN Public & Media Relations said that Indian Americans have been making spectacular contributions in different fields. “Giving recognition to them will go a long way in sustaining their efforts”, she added.

Neil Khot, Community Leader, Businessman and Head, ICAN Branding & Strategy said that the event will be a source of inspiration for Indian Americans to take up similar activities across the length and breadth of the US.

Sanjeev Singh, Senior IT Professional and Head, ICAN Awards & Process said that nominations will open on December 12th 2016 and the first round will close on December 31st. The Process team will evaluate and publish list of Nominees on the Website. The Nominations will close on February 5th 2017 at 12.00 am. “Indian American Community will declare the Final List of Nominations on February 12th 2017 at 1:00 PM.  The Voting will start on the Valentine’s Day Feb 14th at 9: 00 AM and will close on March 12th 2016”, Singh added.

Haribhai Patel, Eminent Community Leader for Senior Citizens and ICAN Brand Ambassador urged the community members to nominate their heroes so that deserving people get the awards.

Nilesh Topiwala, Community CPA and Head, ICAN Budget & Finance said that proceeds of the event will be utilized for charitable purpose. “IHOPE has done multiple charities in the past and now, with the community support and cooperation, it will be able to help many more needy persons”, he added.

Earlier, Jag Mohan Rawat, Radio Host, and Committee Member of ICAN welcomed the representatives of the Print, Electronic, and Internet media. He also gave an overview of the event, which was broadcasted live through Facebook and viewed by over 4,000 viewers across the globe.

The team has made the Nomination processes very simple, any person can nominate any deserving candidate as long as he/she fits one of the 9 Award Categories listed on ICAN Website ( ). Here are 2 Simple Steps

1 Review award categories and choose the best nomination category that fits the nominee.
2 Fill the online nomination form and submit nomination in appropriate category.
3 Nomination can be recorded and uploaded on ICAN Facebook page
(, When uploading the video the nominator must Say the Name of Nominee, ICAN Award Category and the reason for nominating the person. The Nominations should be uploaded on Facebook with Social Media Hash Tags #iCanAwards #iCanNomination etc.

The Awards Function is being held under the banner of the iHope Sewa Organization, which is a Chicago based, humanitarian, and not for profit organization registered under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3). Founded in 2016, it is part of an initiative started by Desi Junction. Those who are interested in having more details about the evet may visit the following websites:  and register your nomination too.