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Local Events In 2008 - Part II

Ranjani Saigal

Second Boston Telangana Night A Grand Success
Telangana Folk Songs, Music and dances reverberate second Boston Telangana Night.

Celebrating Hindu Heritage
The Hindu Heritage Day celebrations held on May 24 attracted over a 1000 people. The mela included traditional outdoor activities including kite flying and a grand cultural program.

600 Attendees Harness Their Networks At TiECON East
Attendees from various industries assemble to network, learn, share and discuss the three new ‘C’s in success.

Vedic Graduation Ceremony 2008 At Sri Lakshmi Temple
The very first Vedic graduation was held at Sri Lakshmi Temple, Ashland, on May 31, 2008 in association with the Bal Vihars of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

VHA-A Bal Vihar Annual Day
VHP-A Bal Vihar of Southboro held its 10th Annual Day celebrations on June 14, 2008 with Saraswati Puja and Poster Presentations.

UANA’s 10th Annual Convention
The Uttarakhand Association of North America (UANA) â„¢ held their annual convention in grand style on July 19, 2008 at Boston, MA.

IIT Bombay Alumni Pledge $7 Million At Golden Jubilee Conference In New York
Distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Romesh Wadhwani, gifted his alma mater $5 million at the IIT Bombay Golden Jubilee Conference 2008, held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square in New York City last weekend

“Mavericks” Beat Top-seeded Teams To Win IDRF Cricket Championship
The Mavericks from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML) beat Waltham Transformers to win the 8th Annual IDRF ´Cricket for a Cause´ tournament, and in the process help raise $10,000.

Akshaya Patra Raises $750,000 At Annual Benefit Gala
Akshaya Patra raised $750,000 that will help provide mid day meals to underprivileged school children in India. The pledges made during the evening were matched dollar for dollar by Jaishree and Desh Deshpande and two dollars for every dollar pledged by Sudha and Narayana Murthy.

Karwa Chauth 2008: A House Full Celebration At Satsang Center
Satsang Center was buzzing with vibrant life on a festive autumn afternoon of October 17th 2008, as a house full of ladies enthusiastically came in to celebrate the traditional Karwa Chauth Puja.

Chinmaya Mission Raises $600K And Celebrates Diwali 2008
With the help of the community, Chinmaya Mission Boston raised over $600,000 at its Annual Diwali Grand Banquet on November 2, 2008 towards the building expansion project. Gopala Dwarakanath and Desh Deshpande led the initiative and thanked everyone present for their support.

ISW Celebrates Diwali
India Society of Worcester celebrated Diwali with its Annual Cultural Program on November 16, 2008 with a bang. There were close to 700 people who attended the program and almost 200 children who participated in the music and dance show that was based on the theme: “The Five Elements of the Universe”.

Epic Fusion Wins Rhythm 2008
Epic Fusion won the first place in Mudra TV's fusion dance competition. MIT Chamak came second. Nrityalay won the prize for most creative and dynamic presentation. Aangikam Academy won the best costume award.

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