Rolling Meadows, IL: iCAN Finale Night was a dazzling affair as the crème-de-la-crème of Chicagoland added to the glamor quotient and made it a memorable evening. The scene at Meadows club was nothing less than any film award night. All the nominees and their families were specially treated as heroes for that evening.
The iCAN Awards Night was launched in association with Star Plus & Life OK, 2 of the leading TV channels along with 40+ local sponsors. The evening celebrated the achievements of real community heroes with much fanfare and spirit. The show saw some of the most prolific personalities from Chicago’s Indian American political, social, business and entertainment community walk in along with 200 plus award nominees. Amidst fabulous performances, entertainment and glamour, iCAN honored the contributions of these community heroes by giving away its 1st iCAN trophies to the most deserving social workers, community leaders, and performers across various categories.
With about 700 nominations in various categories and over 100,000 votes, the event had all the trappings of the world famous Academy Awards. The electrifying performance of 150 artists was an icing on the cake. The presence of the 40 generous sponsors was a great morale booster for all those who were associated with the conceptualization and execution of the whole event. Mrs. Neeta Bhushan, Consul General of India in Chicago, who was the Chief Guest at the event, had great appreciation for the high profile event which, she said, reminded her of the Oscars
The award show felicitated people from the Chicagoland’s Indian Community, who have done a remarkable job in their field and have served as an inspiration to others. A total of 38 awards were presented in the field of dance, music, community, health, performing arts et al.