This past Saturday on the 12th of December Saheli hosted a Virtual Musical Concert to say thank you to all their supporters in times of pain and suffering all over the Globe. This was a small token of Appreciation from the Team Saheli and Team Suzana Naik (Advisory Committee Member) and the fabulous singers, Div Prakash, Vaishnavi Kondapalli, Ujjwal Parikh, Meena Sundaram & Parag Joshi.
The Songs they chose were a combination of old and new Bollywood songs and evoked different feelings with sentimental romantic songs, old classics and songs that made people get up and dance. They sang beautifully and were asked for encores.
The concert was MC’ed by Meenakshi Garodia, the Vice President of the Saheli board. At the beginning of the program, Saheli’s new board President, Neelam Wali, spoke a bit about Saheli’s work in the community. The event was for 2 hours and over 160 families had signed in for the event. It was also streamed on Facebook live where it has had over a 1000 views. If you missed it you can go to the Saheli page on Facebook and still enjoy the music
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The event was free however a lot of the viewers and long-time Saheli supporters opened their hearts and wallets to support the cause of Saheli.
Saheli is a non-profit organization that has been helping families in the New England area for the last 25 years
Saheli’s mission is to empower South Asian and immigrant survivors of domestic violence by providing culturally specific and preventive services, trauma informed counseling, legal and housing advocacy, and economic and financial empowerment so they can lead safe and healthy lives. Saheli will educate and engage community, families and youth to build healthy relationships.
Note from Saheli President, Neelam Wali:
Dear friends, supporters and donors of Saheli, We are so blessed and thankful for your support over the years. Our Musical concert on 12 of December was a thank you to show our appreciation for your understanding of needs in our community. You have openly and generously given whenever we asked your help. You again opened your hearts on 12th, we thank you with folded hands.
This would not have been possible without our Saheli staff, I would be remiss if i do not mention the backbone of Saheli, our Co-ED's Divya, Rita, our staff, Priya, our board member Usha, our treasurer Divya. Last but not least our fabulous MC for the night Meenakshi !