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IAGB Celebrates 2010 Independence Day

Anoop Kumar
09/02/2010

The Annual Independence Celebration by Indian Association of Greater Boston held at the Hatch Shell in Boston was a delightful potpourri of dance and music numbers. Over 20,000 people attended the event.  The event was held on Sunday, August 15th,  2010, marking the 63rd anniversary of India‚Äôs independence.

Representative Barney Frank, Chairman of the Congressional Financial Services Committee, was  the chief guest and keynote speaker. He emphasized the contributions of  immigrants and specifically the Indian Americans . Timothy Cahill, Treasurer and Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts was the guest of honor.  

Ms. Zehra Khan, Director of IAGB, gave the welcome address. The US National Anthem was sung by Noura Khan, and the Indian National Anthem by Shraddha Agarwal. Mr. Mohan Dali, President, IAGB  gave the Independence day address and Raj Mundhe, Director, IAGB delivered the vote of thanks.



The cultural show featured:

Pushpanjali - Invocation to the Gods
Choreographed by: Jayashree Bala Rajamani
Participants: Neha Bhat, Anisha Purohit, Asavari Scraff, Geetanjali Scarff, Rasika Scarff, Shruti Suresh.

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Tribute To Tagore
Choreographed by: Suvosree Chatterjee
Participants: Sharanya, Aishi, Sanvi, Satyaki, Sakheet, Abhijeet, Juli, Neo, Riyana, Riya, Moho, Niharika, Ankita, Audrija, Aayush, Prerona, Dikshita, Ishita, Mallika, Ishika.

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Mokshya - The Dance of Salvation
Choreographed by: Jayashree Mohapatra
Participants: Avani Bhavsar, Rohini Chebbi, Heli Patel, Janki Patel, Anulekha Rao, Nimisha Thakkar.

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Slumdog Millionaire Mix
Choreographed by: Yashoda Dhole
Participants: Nikhav Shah, Nupoor Shah, Harnisha Radia, Aashna Shah, Roshini Sahoo, Sneha Mohapatra, Trisha Kagaluadi, Anika Talwar, Anika Sriram, Yamini Kumar, Komal Gandhi, Kajaal Gandhi, Dimple Gandhi, Shivani Patel

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Medley Dance
Choreographed by:  Viji Sathya
Participants: Akshaya Sathya, Keerthi Balaji, Charvi Chandrasekar, Srinidhi Raj, Saathvika Motukuri

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Mukunda Mukunda
Choreographed by: Neha Parikh
Participants: Nitya Arun, Shriya Mareedu, Shreya Nagri, Nishitha Pinniti, Ahana Thapa, Reshma Vallabhanemi.


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A Mumbai Original
Choreographed by: Sumedha Joshi, Vaidehi Pathak
Participants: Gati Aher, Rohit Chebbi, Sachi Joshi, Dharini Kapadia, Mandar Kapadia, Sukriti Kushwaha, Maya Pandit, Neil Pandit, Rohit Pathak, Chiarag Patil, Manas Purohit, Sanvi Sarolkar, Anshul Shirude, Nikhil Thakkar

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Nagada Baja
Choreographed by: Shradha Oza
Participants: Bela Patel, Haley Patel, Maya Patel, Raina Patel, Sonya Patel, Alaya Shah.





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