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IANH Celebrates The Spring With A Full Swing

Jyoti Sharma
06/06/2018

IANH Celebrates the Spring with a full swing

India Association of New Hampshire (www.IANH.org) greeted the Spring with a full swing with over 400 performers enthusiastically participating in the Dances and Music and Art competition. The event attracted a record number of crowd of about 1200 at the centrally located Nashua High School North in Nashua, NH.  The community members, guests and performers drove from the far off places to be part of this grand celebration.

The event turned out to be a very pleasant experience for the attendees who remarked it to be “One of the most well-organized events they have ever attended!”  The program started sharp on time with Music segment followed by the Dance segment. This large-scale event was pulled together by the great teamwork of the IANH officials, led by the IANH Cultural Chair, Jyoti Sharma along with the support of Mr. Balaji Radakrishnan - President, Mr. Manoj Chourasia - Vice-President, Dr. Tej Dhakar - Secretary, Mr. Anand Thippeswamy - Treasurer and other committee chairs:  Mr. Prasad Dabbi - Education, Ms. Vandana Dhakar Membership, Mr. Nagendra Bhanu - Public Relations, Ms. Barinder Ahluwalia - Public Service, Ms. Sushmita Anand - Youth Affairs, Mr. Aravind Patlolla - Web & Social, Executive Members - Mr. Ashish Bhardwaj, Ms. Parvathi Rao, Mr. Subrahmanyam Karedla.

Aneesha Karody of TaranaOm Creations sponsored the stage decoration that had set the perfect mood by it’s grand look for all the participants, who performed their best in their colorful costumes with beautiful props. The Vasant Bazaar attracted hundreds of buyers to dozens of vendors and info booths to admire their products and services. The art contestant stunned the crowd with their amazing artwork which making it challenging for the judges to pick the winners.

The competitions were judged by highly held artist of New England area - Prashant Soni, Rama Rao, Poopy Charnalia, Valli Amaravadi, Vaishnavi Kondapalli, Shiva Ramakrishnan, Vaijayanthi Gopalakrishnan, Padma Loganathan, Shikha Bajpai, Hema Iyengar, Sunanda Sahay and Gopika Narula - who all drove from far-off places to help judge the Art, Music and Dance competitions with all their dedications and enthusiasm. 

The hard work of teachers was very evident in performances of their students. Participation certificates were given to all the performers besides honoring the winners with the trophies. Below is the full-list of the winners in various categories of Music and Dance performances as well as for the Art contest:

Winners of Art Contest

Sub Junior: First-place: Shreyas Satyavageeswaran;

Second-place: Rishab Rajesh; Third-place:  Suneet Patel

Junior: FIrst-place: Anshul Vinay Rastogi; Second-place: Rithika Saravanan; Third-place: Liya Liju

Senior: Saadhvi Raghav; Adult: Keerthi Allam

 

Winners of Classical Vocal Solo

Junior: First-place: Soumya Dharani; Second-place- Sachit Kurup;

Third-place- Shrihan Yadav

Senior: Sarala Sharma

 

Winners of Non-Classical Vocal Solo

Junior: First-place: Rayna Parikh; Second-place: Soumya Dharani;

Third-place: Sunthriiwi Venkat and Jairaj Sharma

Winners of Instrumental

Junior: First-place: Ansh Khanna; Second-place: Jinen Gandhi

Senior: First-place: Sameer Paranjape

 

Winners of Non-Classical Dance Sub-Junior category

First-place: Nashua Kutties, choreographed by Ananya Venkatesan

Participants: Yuvethi Kannan, Smrithi Srinath, Gowri Akkineni, Avni Nagaraj, Aatmi Shah, Rakshitha Sarvanakumar, Roshni Anand, Anya Challuri, Srushti Mandera, Ganya Gopinath, Sanvi Praturu, Aditi Vayyavur

Second-place: Dancing Dolls, choreographed by Suman Deshwal

Participants: Avighna Deshwal, Riya Liju, Mysha Saiyed, Isabelle Shiju, Khanak Baxi, S Neha Punnoose, Krupa Annie Vinu, Maanya Ravi Patel

Third-place: Rasleela, choreographed by Nivetha R

Participants: Kyathi Nannapaneni, Siyona Gupta, Eesha Gunda, Rashmi Konaparthi, Krutika Solanki, Rithvika Karri, Janya Varsani

 

Winners of Non-Classical Dance Junior category

First-place: Festive India, choreographed by Rani Umesh

Participants: Devnath Pillai, Ishaanvi Rajesh, Varsha Aravind, Sandhrika Gopal, Soorya Soorej, Cecilia Thomas, Dhwanisree Simon, Daivik Pillai, Parthiv Sreekesh, Neha Ninan, Arlene Chacko, Sharon Alex, Edwin Eldo and Madhav Girish

Second-place: Bahubali, choreographed by Deepa Jacob

Participants: Matthew Alex, Sachit Kurup, Hrishikesh Dwaraka, Kritin Akkineni, Narayan Sajeev, Rohan Sehra, Navein Sribalaharan, Samya P, Arni Mola, Shreeya Menon, Isabel Rana, Aarushi Deshwal, Jahnavi Palarapu, Richa Rajesh, Saanvi Wadhwa, Mahi Pant, Kirti Das and Ishanvi Sharma

Third Prize: Supreme Girls, choreographed by Supriya Vempara Participants: Sudiksha Vedala, Akshaya Kolluri, Pranathi Kondoju, Srihamsika Tummala, Mahik Macharla, Hasini Vemparala

 

Winners of Non-Classical Dance Senior category

First place: Nagavalli Reloaded choreographed by Meena Unni Participants: Devika Nair, Anna Mathew, Sithara Nambiar, Navya Sebastian, Jessica Raji, Paru Sreekanth, Neil Kachappilly, Rishikesh Girish.

Second place: Navadurga choreographed by Deepa Jacob

Participants: Miriam Alex, Meenakshi Rajesh, Akanksha, Vasireddy, Nithya Arun, Adhithi Venkatesan, Shreya Kappala, Anavi Gadari, Saranya Sreebalaharan, Gowri Chandran, Yuvika Akkineni, Sreya Kethi Reddy

Third Place: Bahubali, choreographed by Jasmine Shah

Participants: Alaya Shah, Rucha Dave, Krishna Dave, Kavya Dave, Shikha Patel, Pari Parikh, Neha Sharma, Stuti Adhikari, Alisha KC, Krish Bhut

 

Winners of Classical Dance Junior category

First-place: Chidambaram Natesh Kauthvam, choreographed by Neha Parikh

Participants: Hridya Eipe, Smrithi Menon, Anusha Chandrasekhar, Deetya Nagri

Second-place: Ganesha Kauthvam, choreographed by Neha Parikh Participants: Teresa Mathew, Tara Kurup, Neha Kachappilly, Lashmirenuga Ganeshbabu, Dhwani Mandavia, Josephine Mathew

 

Winners of Classical Dance Senior category: Sadaksharam, choreographed by Neha Parikh.

Participants: Yuvika Akkineni, Aarohi Darisi, Damini Singh, Shreya Nagri

The complete list of vendors at Vasant Bazar are as follows:

Ekal – Education for Rural India

GlamHook Designs – Clothing & Jewelry


IANH 2018 Vasant Festival

 

Food Stalls in Cafeteria

 

No.

Announcements

1

Indian snacks and food by Ritu’s Spice Utsav, Manchester

2

Indian snacks and food by Gurnam Catering Service, Merrimack

 

Stalls in Hall Way

Final List

 

No.

Announcements

1

Ekal – Education for Rural India

2

GlamHook Designs – Clothing & Jewelry

3

Infant Jesus School - Pre-K to 6th Grade Education

4

India Heritage Foundation – ISKCON Books

5

New York Life Insurance Co. – Life Insurance

6

Radhika & Keshav – Clothing

7

Sailee Collections - Clothing

8

Sarla Sharma – Face Paining

9

Sunitha Mosurkal - Dulhan Mehandi

10

Srimai Designs - Clothing & Jewelry

11

TaranaOM Creations – Event Planning and Management

12

Usha Bheemanapalli - Silk Sarees and Silk Thread Jewelry.









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