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The Desai Foundation Celebrates 20 Years As An Organization At Annual Spring Garba In Boston

Teresa Bigelow

In its 20th year, global community development organization, The Desai Foundation, celebrated its Spring Garba in Boston recently. With operations in Boston, as well as in Harlem, New York and Gujarat, India, The Desai Foundation’s mission is to empower women and children through community programming to elevate health and livelihood. The organization has grown to become a robust public organization serving more than 330,000 lives.

The Desai Foundation’s Spring Garba event drew over 240 attendees across Boston’s Indian diaspora and beyond. Guests enjoyed an elaborate evening of traditional Gujarati Raas Garba dance, music, and a spectacular dinner from the BAPS Shayona. DJ Yogz and DJ Amit from Boston Sound and Light Company were on the decks spinning the hottest garba and dandia tracks, as a stunning light show delighted guests on the dance floor.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Jasmine Shah spoke to the audience and encouraged them to give with their hearts to the vocational programs. There was also an anonymous donor that matched the additional donations given that night! Megha Desai, President of the Desai Foundation, also addressed the crowd.

As a community engagement and outreach event, 100% of the ticket proceeds from the event will go directly to The Desai Foundation's vocational programs for rural women in Gujarat.  These programs include sewing classes, computer classes, and a sanitary napkins employment and education program -- all providing women with dignity and opportunities to thrive.

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