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Raas Garba & Folk Dance Competition

Press Release
07/24/2008

28th Raas Garba & Folk Dance Competition
Saturday July 26, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852

The Federation Of Gujarati Associations in North America (FOGANA) will hold its 28th North American Garba, Raas & Folk Dance Competition on July 26, 2008 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. Three local Indian community organizations viz. Gurjar Association of New England, Patidar Samaj of New England and Charotaria Leuva Patidar Seva Samaj of USA are honored and pleased to host this unique and colorful dance competition, being held for the first time in Boston area. The event is scheduled from 1 pm to 6 pm.

The aim of this competition is to promote the popular folk dances of Gujarat, a state in Western India, amongst its youths and to popularize this unique ethnic art in American society.  This competition is, in a true sense, a festival and endows many talented performers, choreographers, organizers, directors and judges with feelings of pride and joy.  Over 500 young dancers will participate and close to 3,000 people are expected to attend this event.

We believe that this major cultural event for New England Indian community offers a unique opportunity and tremendous benefits to increase understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of India in general and Gujarat in particular.

We trust that you will extend your kind support in this noble endeavor aimed towards promoting and preserving the unique Gujarati folk dances and performing art. FOGANA is a non-profit organization. Please visit www.fogana.org for additional details.

The tickets are $100 (includes dinner), $75 (includes dinner), $50, $35, $25 and $10 (for under 18 only).  For tickets, please contact Eshani Shah (781-942-1690), Lekha Patel (781-871-2567) or Ula Patel (617-620-1300).

Do not miss this opportunity to watch amazing dances performed by first place winners from all regions.

To purchase tickets, visit:
http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/cal.php?stage=1&event_id=5971

For Further Information, please contact:

Eshani Shah    
781-942-1690    
eshani@comcast.net




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