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Events In Review - Part II


(This article is sponsored by Masala Art)

Soora Samharam – Slaying Of The Demons
A Stunningly Spectacular Program Presented By Vision Aid

Under Vision Aid’s able auspices, the dance-ballet titled "Soora Samharam" - The Slaying of Demon, was staged on 15th of July at the Littleton High School Auditorium. Featuring a cast of fifty-four performers, the show was spectacular with an Elephant walking through the aisles and getting on stage for the grand finale.

Hindi Manch Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - 2012

A big thanks to all the talented and enthusiastic SaReGaMaPa participants, a great audience and tireless volunteers and performers that made SaReGaMaPa 2012 an extremely successful event!! And the winners are....

World Association Of Vedic Studies (WAVES) Holds Its 10th International Conference
The World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) successfully held its Tenth International Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA from July 13-15. This conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

IAGB Celebrates Golden Jubilee And India's Independence Day
Flash Mob, Parade, a fabulous classical number presented jointly by dance teachers, Qawali and other wonderful presentations were part of the IAGB Independence Day Celebrations on August 12th. Over 15,000 people attended this event. Ambassador Nirupama Roy and Congressman John Tierney were guests of honor.

Essence Of India, Nara Park, Acton
The vision for Essence of India was born from the desire to create bridges of understanding and respect between cultures that are very diverse, as we see among people hailing from western versus Asian countries, or between people from different regions of South Asia. Seema Kapoor, a business woman, and Sunanda Sahay, an artist, shared the dream and joined hands to turn it into reality.

Cry Fundraiser - A Mastani Shaam
The CRY fundraiser organized by CRY Boston & RangManch 'Yeh Shaam Mastani' rekindled the magic of the legend Kishore Kumar on Sep. 8th. It celebrated the life of the legend on his 25th death anniversary.

Sangam: A Musical Event To Benefit Ekal Vidyalaya
The Ekal Vidyalaya team under the leadership of Puran Dang, hosted a fabulous musical evening featuring very talented singers and dancers who picked difficult Bollywood numbers and made a flawless delivery. Ekal Vidyalaya runs nearly 40,000 schools reaching over a 1 million students.

Pandit Birju Maharaj Enthralls New England Audiences
The legendary Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj, and his ensemble performed live in concert at the Kresge Auditorium at MIT on October 7. The concert was organized as a fundraiser by the Association for India’s Development (AID) – Boston and MIT chapters and was attended by over 700 people.

Pratham Boston Gala: Unleashing The Potential Of Children In India
Unleash the potential of millions of children through the power of technology was the theme of the 5th Annual Pratham Boston Gala held on October 21, 2012. Pratham is the largest NGO in India dedicated to children's education, impacting more than 33 million children in its 18 year old history.

AIF Raises A Record Breaking $1.03 Million At The 6th Annual Gala
AIF’s New England Chapter celebrated yet again another successful annual 'Bow Ties and Bangles' gala at the spectacular Shapiro Courtyard on November 3rd at the MFA raising a record breaking $1.03 million for its programs in India. The celebration of Philanthropy drew 410 AIF supporters for an evening of giving, fine dining and entertainment, in strong support for AIF’s mission of catalyzing social and economic change in India.

Miss India And Miss India Teen - 2012
The ‘Miss India Show’ was a stage extravaganza with 26 wonderful talented contestants 17 to 27 years (Miss India) and 13 to 16 years (Teen). It was an evening of entertainment, prestige and glamour all rolled up into one. The winners were...

Sam Pitroda Visits MIT
“The best brains are focused on solving the problems of the rich, which aren’t really problems. We need them solving the problems of the poor," said Sam Pitroda who gave an inspirational talk that promoted an Indian model of development where Innovation tackles problems at the bottom of the pyramid.

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Sam Pitroda with members of TIE and IITSINE
Photos by : Saravanan Meyyapan

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