Community Achievements 2007 - Part 1
IBM Honors Dr. Amar Gupta
Prof. Amar Gupta receives prestigious IBM Faculty Award for his vision and research on revolutionary global production paradigm.
Hindu Chaplain Installed At UMass Dartmouth
In one of the unique events that took place in the history of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Swami Yogatmananda was installed as the Hindu Chaplain of the University.
Nishith Acharya Appointed To School Readiness Action Planning Team By Mayor Tom Menino
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced his School Readiness Action Planning Team (the APT) last week and appointed Nishith Acharya, Executive Director, Desh and Jaishree Deshpande Foundation, to work with the Foundations and Private Sector as part of this team.
South Asian Art History - In Memory Of Prashant H. Fadia
"For someone serious about getting acquainted with Indian culture, learning Bharatanatyam is an attractive proposition. Bharatanatyam is yoga, visual music, visual poetry, fund of stories, history, painting, sculpture and architecture, and behavioural science," says Sujatha Vijayaraghavan, a leading scholar of this art form.
Two Massachusetts Students Named 2007 Presidential Scholars
Vivek R. Sant, Andover High School and Archana Rajender, Phillips Academy, were among the 16 Indian-American high school seniors selected as the 2007 Presidential Scholars.
The Buzzing Bee At NSF
Students from all over Massachusetts win NSF essay competition and excel in spelling, math, vocabulary and geography bees.
Sabita Singh Named 'India New England Woman Of The Year'
Sabita Singh, Associate Justice, District Court Department of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was named the 2007 Woman of the Year by India New England News.
Priscilla Douglas Appointed To Leader Bancorp, Inc. Board Of Directors
Sushil K. Tuli, Chairman of the Board for Leader Bancorp, Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Priscilla H. Douglas to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Leading Marathi Portal Maayboli.com Recognized With Special BMM Achievement Award
Leading Marathi portal Maayboli.com (http://www.maayboli.com) was recognized with special BMM achievement award to honor its services for the Marathi community in North America and Maharashtra.
Ready To Feel Better?
Mike Homer and Sonali Paul, two students at Tufts University School of Medicine, were recently awarded a Helping Hands Grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation, the educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association.
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In this Issue
Indian dance be it Classical, Folk or Bollywood, has a strong presence in New England as it evidenced by some of the wonderful dance events during 2007. [more]
Lokvani wishes all its readers and sponsors a very Happy New Year !!!
|Student Service-Learning Program With Pratham In Mumbai|
Faculty and students from Phillips Academy and the Udayachal School in Mumbai studied child labor injustices while interacting with students and staff at a Pratham shelter located on the fourth floor of the Old Masjid building in the heart of Crawford Market, Mumbai [more]
A poem written by a teenager with cancer. [more]
|Not The Same Old Desi New Years|
"This is one of a kind New Year’s Eve celebration, certainly for our community in the New England area. And Rhode Island's gorgeous Narragansett Bay offers us the perfect opportunity to do something special and memorable." [more]
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Swami Yogatmananda soon after the Installation ceremony.
Sabita Singh with some of the finalists