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Local Happenings: Year 2022 In Review - Part 3


India Society Of Worcester Raises Over $400,000 In Its Biggest Gala
The India Society of Worcester (ISW), a nearly 60-year-old cultural community organization, raised over $400,000 through the generous support of members and key donors at its biggest Gala ever held on September 17th, 2022 at the iconic Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Here We Go …Shishu Bharati…back To School…
by Seshi Sompuram
Shishu Bharati welcomes students for its 44th academic year and is very excited to celebrate and congratulate the biggest graduating class of 2023.

The Desai Foundation Celebrates 25 Years In Style!
The Desai Foundation celebrated 25 years of work on September 24, 2022 at their annual Lotus Festival event held at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, MA. The Desai Foundation focuses on empowering women and children in rural India, particularly in the areas of livelihood, health, and menstrual equity.

Preparing The Next Generation For Tomorrow’s Challenges
by Roopesh Mathur
IIT AGNE conducted a scintillating and stimulating fireside chat with President Suresh Garimella of the University of Vermont, Dean Anantha Chandrakasan of MIT School of Engineering and Dr. Desh Deshpande; on Saturday September 24th at the Marriott Burlington, on preparing the next generation for challenges facing them, as they inherit the world.

Cancer Shakti Foundation: Luminescence 2022
Luminescence 2022 was Cancer Shakti Foundation (CSF)’s one of a kind event to Honor Survivors and to Share Tributes to those who are no longer with us through this event by Lighting a Candle and Raise Funds To Support Cancer Research Efforts.

Ekal Power Of Education
What a power-packed event, “‘Power of Education” by Ekal’s Boston Chapter on Sunday, Oct. 16th at Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA.

Find Your Own Simon Cowell! InPowering Leadership Workshop By Dr. Vijay Jayachandran
by Roopesh Mathur
IIT Association of Greater New England (IIT AGNE) and the India Society of Worcester Professional and Entrepreneurial Network (ISW PEN) hosted a career leadership workshop titled “InPowering Leadership: A paradigm for navigating change and disruption” by Dr. Vijay Jayachandran on October 15th at ISW India Center.

SAPNE 6th Annual South Asian Folk And Oral Literature Festival
by Amandeep Singh
Every summer, SAPNE organizes a folk and oral literature poetry festival outdoors in a picnic setting. However, due to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic, this year's event was held virtually over zoom with local participants from New England as well as international from Canada and India during which Bijoy Misra, organizer of the program, welcomed the poets and introduced this year's theme "Freedom/Mukti".

Hindu Legacy Through The Generations
by Jaya Asthana
These days many Hindu families are concerned about passing on the Hindu values and traditions to the next generation. To address these concerns, Hindu Women’s Network (HWN) National team held an online Conference and Panel Discussion on Saturday October 29, 2022, to celebrate Hindu Heritage Month.

SETU: Seven Steps Around The Fire
SETU (meaning bridge), a non-profit theater group in the Boston area, presented four shows of a thought provoking and emotive play ‘Seven Steps Around the Fire’ written by a well-known Indian director, actor, playwright, writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, Mahesh Dattani.

Grand Celebration Of '3-in-1' Event (Veteran's Day, Famous Book Launch (Snakes In The Ganga) & Diwali)
FIA New England in association with Infinity Foundation on 8th November 2002 held a book launch event for – Snake in the Ganga – written by the renowned Indologist, Rajiv Malhotra.

Massachusetts Tamil Sangam – Light Lamping And Deepavali Celebration 2022
Massachusetts Tamil Sangam celebrated their Thalai Deepavali with their first stage event on Saturday, October 29, 2022. With a vision for the growth of Tamil culture, community support and service, MTS successfully hosted an exciting series of cultural events, Chanda Mellam and a light music show in honor of Deepavali at Sutton High School with over 450 guests.

NECA Awards Night Honors Outstanding Community Leaders Of New England
An exciting evening of inspiring award recipients, cultural entertainment, and a sumptuous banquet highlighted the 2022 New England Choice Awards (NECA) on Nov. 19, 2022 at Hilton Woburn.

IMANE Annual Gala And General Body Meeting
Indian Medical Association of New England, known as IMANE, held its 44th annual in person gala this year and elected a new executive committee with Dr. Deepa Jhaveri as President and Dr. Sonali Khond as President Elect.

Bala Stotranjali
Sankara Healthcare Foundation, Anokhe Taare, and Sri Kamakoti Bhakti Kendra, in collaboration with Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, recently presented a beautiful online program of stotras, mantras and a tableau of plays.

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