SPRINGFIELD: On Monday, April 9th Nimish Jani offered the invocation at the State Capital in Springfield. In his opening remarks, he observed that this prayer he was to recite is from Rigveda and is over 5000 years old and it is called Shanti Paath.

This was a historic moment, as first time ever a Hindu prayer was performed at the State Capital. “It is a proud moment for community,” he said.

In his turn, Nimish Jani offered his thanks to State Representative Michelle Mussman for sponsoring and facilitating the prayer event

After invocation many legislators came to congratulate Nimish Jani. Among them were Jennie Ives, Christine Winger, Tom Morrison, David Olson and David Harris