Namaste America welcomes Obama

Jan 24, 2013, 11:30 IST | The Center Stage Team

U.S. Consul General, Peter Haas and Atul Nishar, President of Namaste America, co-hosted an inaugural ball in honour of the 44th President of The United States of America, Barack Obama.

The inauguration ceremony featured a live telecast of the Presidential Address from Washington D.C..

Alka and Atul Nishar
Alka and Atul Nishar celebrate by shaking a leg. Pics/Satyajit Desai

Peter and Amy Haas
Peter and Amy Haas too take to the stage 

Rani Mukerji and Sunita Menon
Rani Mukerji and Sunita Menon say cheese

Queenie Singh and Adam Rodriguez
Queenie Singh and Adam Rodriguez strike a pose 

The very versatile and popular Bollywood actor, Rani Mukerji also graced the occation and was felicitated for her valued contribution to Indian Cinema. The evening began with a dance performance by renowned choreographer, Rahul Saxena and his team . The event was attended by a diverse cross-section of Mumbai society.

 Vivek Jain walks in solo
 Vivek Jain walks in solo 

Raell Padamsee is here too
Raell Padamsee is here too 

Kailash Surendranath
All smiles: Kailash Surendranath

Nayan Patel
Nayan Patel walks in

Seen exchanging pleasantries were Rani Mukerji, Peter Haas, US Consul General, Mumbai, Dr. Alka Nishar, Atul Nishar, President, Namaste America and Arti Surendranath.

Deanna Abdeen
Reason to cheer: Deanna Abdeen

Niraj and Minal Bajaj
Niraj and Minal Bajaj pose for the cameras

Also seen were Indu Shahani, Lata Patel, Dalip Tahil, Sushma Reddy, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Talat and Bina Aziz, Gregory David Roberts and Princess Francoise Sturdza, Madhu and Satish Shah, Simone Singh and Ananya Dutta among others. 

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