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UIANE Diwali Celebration

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On behalf of UIANE, the Directors and the Executive Committee of the UNITED INDIA ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND would like to thank all those who attended our annual UIANE Diwali function on Sunday 11/19/23 from 4-7pm at the Newton South High School.

Thanks to our caterer Nirvana who served  delicious appetizers chai lassi and dinner and desserts in the cafeteria.

Thanks to our choreographers Ekta Jain, Menka Sharma Jasmine Shah, Padmini Dey, Neena Gulati and Mansi Patel, Mona Mitra, and Manisha Chowdhary, who have been so supportive and the  participants alongside their parents and spouses who spent so much time in preparing the children for the performances.

Thanks to our AV team - Ryan Spruck and students of Newton South High School and stage manager Raghav Verma who helped me put the music together.

The Directors and the Executive Committee of the UNITED INDIA ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 Diwali Program.


British International School of Boston

Ahluwalia Law Group

Ameriprise Financial - Jai Dev, Apna Bazaar, Apollo Travel & Tours Inc., Ayoti,

Boston BioProducts, Inc.,

Boston Illustrative Learning Program Aanch Jain 

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Boston Bhangra Competition

Coldwell Banker Realty - Raj Dogra, Compass-Leena Agnihotri,

Exp Realty, Business Consultant - Devender Guhania, IMANE Gala, Indian Circle of Caring (ICC), Leader Bank, Nirvana - The Taste of India, Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston

Ashish Singhvi, Printing and Graphic Services

A+Home Medical Supply, Aalok Fashion, Bay State Brokerage, Rasik Mehta

Thanks to our vendors:


Blood Pressure / Sugar Screening - Sonal Bali 

British International School

Hindus for Human Rights - Sravya

House of Irya Jewelry

Indian Circle for Caring

Infinite Silk-Akanksha Gupta

Ladoo Gopal - Sheetal Vijay

Tufts University Smile Squad

Mayin Arts-Rekha Jain

Meal Mantra-Anuradha Bhalla

New York Life-Shehla Gull

Nila Women Clothing-Narmada Manika Barathan Shubh Hand-e-craft-Sheetal Varshney

Dental kits donated by Mass dental society Sugar testing kits donated by Gope Gidwani from A plus home supply,raffle prizes by wegmans 

Thanks to all the volunteers from Amazon 

Thanks to Rasik Mehta and Ashish Singhvi our professional photographers 

Thanks to our UIA board my VP Aanch Jain who is always very supportive, behind the scenes Secretary and web programmer Parvin Khetarpal who works so hard with marketing and communications for our events and has helped  me so much in the past two months with reaching out to sponsors and has actually put the whole program book together, our  treasurer Jaya Goyal who plays multiple roles helping the secretary and keeping account of our events  ,board of advisors Jatinder Sharma,Shobha Khetarpal  Dolly Raja, Aruna Varshney,and our board of directors especially Anil Sood,  Neeta Datta, Ruby Selhi, Lovely Singh, Amit Dutt, Vikas Selhi, Dolly Sood, Veena Kapoor, Sangeeta Ghai Jaggi Varma, Kanta Vaid, our volunteers  GyaneshwarVerma, Shalini Sood , Sonal Bali, Yash Sood, Monu Verma, Hemant Sharma and Sudershan Sharma 

Lovely Singh thanks for your beautiful vision and putting together a beautiful backdrop with UIA board members, Shobha  Khetarpal and team for setting up beautiful temple given by Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston

Thanks to Monie and Arun Malhotra for helping out so much in different areas of the event 

Thanks Chander Kapasi for giving me so much honor with beautiful shawl 

Thanks to our emcees Rakashi Chand and Vikas Selhi and our young volunteer emcees Amisha Arora, Ishana Bali,Madhav Verma, Rhea Khosla, Sidharth Vikram, Sarvesh Bharti, Manya Sharma and Serena Chand who have created such a positive impact on the community.

Thanks to Paresh Motiwala who has been mentoring children and training them to EmCee programs such as these. He has also taught 600 students. Despite having moved to Texas over a year back, he is still committed to various non-profit organizations here in Boston. We thank him for taking the time out of his busy travel schedule to work with our next generation.

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