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Fund Raising Concert To Support Children in Jammu & Kashmir

Ranjani Saigal

Fundraising Recital By : Smt. Sujatha Srinivasan accompanied by Live Orchestra

Date/Time: Saturday September 20, 2003, 4:30 pm

Location: Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University

Tickets: $10, $25,$50(patrons) can be purchased online at http://www.sulekha.com/boston

Contact: Raju Datla : 978-807-1864 / Arvind Vidyathi: 781-874-2976

About the recital
Rarely does one come across a combination of the three-fold approach — geetam (vocal music), vaadyam (instrument) and nrityam (dance) — in a Bharatanatyam dancer. Trained in yoga, mridangam, vocal music, Sanskrit and Bharatanatyam, US based dancer Sujatha Srinivasan brings an unique dimension to dance. Right from her teenage years many awards have come her way. She is the recipient of the — M.G.R. Award for Best Young Dancer from The Music Academy (1987), Outstanding Young Person of India from Indian Jaycees (1988), Yuva Kala Bharati (Bharat Kalachar - 1991), Best Dancer Award from Narada Gana Sabha (1992), Natana Mamani (Kartik Fine Arts - 1993), apart from scholarships from Government of India and other cultural organisations.

She has trained under the finest teachers including guru Lalitha from Saraswathi Gana Nilayam, Chitra Visweswaran, Swamimalai K. Rajaratnam and Kalanidhi Narayanan. She learnt Mridangam from Kumbakonam Narayanaswamy Iyer. She has given several performances in the US and around the world.

India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF) and the Indian Society at Tufts (ISAT)are sponsoring a recital by this fine dancer on Saturday, September 20th at 4:30 pm. The dancer will be accompanied by a live orchestra featuring outstanding musicians from India. Proceeds from the concert will be sent to Ved Mandir for supporting orphaned children & victims of terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir, India.

ISAT is a graduate student organization founded in 1997 with the intent of providing help and support to students of Indian origin at Tufts University. IDRF is a non-profit organization that works for social and economic revival of communities, fighting hunger, poor health and illiteracy throughout India. This event - “Seva Diwas” is the beginning of IDRF's annual fundraising campaign. IDRF has raised more than 13 million dollars with almost zero overhead expenses to support charitable organizations in India. This year's annual fundraising campaign aims to support the following three developmental projects:

Vanavasi Ashram Trust, Wayanad, Kerala

  • Focus - child education in tribal areas of Kerala
  • Runs - a residential school with about 400 children
  • Needs - day-to-day expenses incurred on children’s education, lodging and boarding
Bhatke Vimukta Vikas Pratishthana, Solapur, Maharashtra
  • Focus - housing and educating children of nomadic tribes
  • Runs - a residential school with about 250 children
  • Needs - setup vocational training institute and self-employment skills.
Ved Mandir, Amphbala, Jammu& Kashmir
  • Focus – helping poor, needy, abandoned & victims of terrorism in J & K
  • Runs orphanages, old age homes, medical clinics
  • Needs construction of ‘Balika Niketan’ that provides education, shelter, food and clothes for orphaned girls
IDRF will also support any other projects designated by donors. Donations to IDRF are tax-exempt under US IRS code 501(c)(3) and can be mailed to: IDRF, 4-1, Old Colony Lane, Arlington, MA 02474.

For further information about IDF please contact Raghu Verabelli at 781-270-2349(Email:idrfboston@yahoo.com) or check out their website http://www.idrf.org

For further information about ISAT contact Arvind Vidyarthi at 781-874-2976 or check out their website, http://www.tufts.edu/ISAT/ .

This event is sponsored by Diva Indian Bistro restaurant in Somerville, MA.

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Smt. Sujatha Srinivasan

School in AP constructed from 2002 IDRF Boston Event

IDRF Funds Distribution Pie Chart

Vanvasi Ashram Steam Cookers With IDRF Support

Children At Vanvasi Ashram in Kerala

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