<![CDATA[India Center Of Westchester Inc. - Past Events]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:26:29 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[March 2018]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:13:34 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/march-20187443845Mar 24, Inauguration of our first TGICF , Teen Girls India Center Forum
Mar 24, Odia Chapter
Mar 25, India Center Elections - 
New Committee will take effect from April 1,2018. Congratulations to the new team
President -Sumita Bhattacharya
President-Elect- Amita Ajmera 
Vice President - Arvind Padmanabham
Treasurer - Usha Kapoor
Associate Treasurer- Jagruti Patel
Secretary - Kanwal Sharma
Associate Secretary- Munish Kapur

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<![CDATA[MARCH 2018- Holi Celebration]]>Sun, 04 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/holi-celebrationHoli and Mithai Competition celebration with loads of fun , laughter, performances with about 250 people at Yonkers Library. ]]><![CDATA[MARCH 2018]]>Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/march-20181. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 Intro
https://youtu.be/Drr1eSuvOrM

2. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 1
https://youtu.be/MzXbEueWJSI

3. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thirukkural
https://youtu.be/pc63bMnfWGY

4. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Velli kizhamayile
https://youtu.be/CHq-WjiIgHc

5. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Saranya Pillai
https://youtu.be/gaMgbt1yyvo

6. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Saranya Pillai -1
https://youtu.be/sx-_1b7vSbg

7. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Bhakthiyal
https://youtu.be/TpCpEu0Moo8

8. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 2
https://youtu.be/WdNvXNl1mPA

9. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Azhage Azhage
https://youtu.be/ePaLy8R7RbQ

10 Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Putham puthu
https://youtu.be/lVoELRvGLAo

11. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 3
https://youtu.be/nOLd8MYkXH4

12.  Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Natesa Kautavam
https://youtu.be/t7x2Q2-Uklk

13. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Shabdam – Ayarseriyar – Raagamalika
https://youtu.be/SjQsVaoOPv8

14. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Murugan Kautavam
https://youtu.be/Aa88-hbfn40

15. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 4
https://youtu.be/HjSNCCRfKVs

16. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Song-classical Ilayaraja
https://youtu.be/QelNeGhYzqU

17. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 5
https://youtu.be/XUVarCIQLxk

18. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thiruchendhuril Kadaloorathil
https://youtu.be/Hbkono4wiCY

19.Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thithimi thimi thimi
https://youtu.be/q0qU7Yx3-Ug

20. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - City Anthem
https://youtu.be/djfJGzxtuQA

21. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Soi Soi
https://youtu.be/wh40bQz5M-c

22. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kanna Nee Thunkuda
https://youtu.be/4OAVOBh0CSg

23. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Ananda Narthana Ganapthi, Raga - Nattai
https://youtu.be/jnlVT68ln5o

24. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Natanam aadinar
https://youtu.be/1V04AeRmq7Y

25. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 -Dr.Nalini Rao team
https://youtu.be/z2D40VF12TU

26. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - ARR Songs
https://youtu.be/TrLs8MM2WiY

27. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kannale Kanpathu
https://youtu.be/IkoLo4RwYGo

28. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Munthinam Parthene
https://youtu.be/XAvg7Kb7XG4

29. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kandha Shasti Kavasam
https://youtu.be/qMxELln-saQ

30. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Murugan and Ranjitha's team Songs
https://youtu.be/I1C8mKMrB2M
https://youtu.be/x6dTyzztDk0
https://youtu.be/U-0KueIfLp8
https://youtu.be/vMmeq5vNwEM

31. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kannathil Muthamittal
https://youtu.be/iJEiQUEazJU

32. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Chinna Chinna Aasai
https://youtu.be/h505ROfkk_E

33. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thank you Note
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<![CDATA[February 2018]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:06:36 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/february-2018Feb 10, Valentine's fun fair with vendors and businesses.
Feb 16- Friday, CME Mind and Meditation Free Workshop 7-830pm by Art of Living
Feb 24-Saturday, Empowering Minds Chapter presents Midlife Reinvention , Issues faced by South Asians in the age group 45yrs -70 yrs. 

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<![CDATA[JANUARY¬† 2018]]>Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/ocivisapassport-renewal-campJan 7 - Sunday, Ekam Usa Presents Story of a Journey - No child should be denied healthcare
Program was very well attended and lot of our members are looking forward to work together in this great cause. We would involve our youth counselors and our physician chapter doctors to work together for EkamUSA .

Jan 14- Sunday, Suryanamsakar Marathon 
Attended by more than 50 people who partici
pated in Suryanamaskar , adults and kids.organized by HSS classes at India Center

Jan 27- Saturday, 
Republic Day Celebration participated by 290 kids and adults, attended by more than 600 people. Check out the program-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw3Dn3cRVfAGWQhiiHioeAo22DGHw_lGC

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<![CDATA[DECEMBER 2017]]>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:46:47 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/december-2017
Dec 2 -Saturday, Thyagraja Aradhana at Yonkers Grinton W. Library
About 70 people performed and was attended by more than 200 people. Next year it will be on !st Dec, (First saturday after Thanksgiving Weekend) 

Dec 3- Sunday, Empowering Minds - Parenting Teenagers Panel Discussion  130-330PM

"CROSS CULTURAL CHALLENGES FACING SOUTH ASIAN PARENTS AND TEENS IN THE USA"
Attended by about 80 people, excellent session with lot of information from Panelists. We had a lot of demand to bring more sessions on this topic. Hope to bring it soon. 

Dec 8-Friday, RIyaaz Qawwali - An Amazing group of youngsters performing different genre of music with a purpose for our young upcoming generation. Outstanding ! 

Dec 19-Tuesday, Christmas Celebration with Father JAKE - Celebrated with participation from kids  in cultural program with full enthusiasm. You tube links for the performances will be posted soon. 

Dec22- Friday,  WinterFest Fair , Open House for India Center Classes, Membership renewals, Classes, Events and Business Expo

Very successful event with announcement of TD Affinity program with India Center of Westchester. If you have existing account with TD bank, you can use the code AH591 and India Center will get $10 every year from TD. If you open a new account, India Center will get $50 and you will get $25. 
Another successful business with www.kiindly.com. When you log in to shop online with them, not only you will get some great deals to shop but you will also get cash rewards which you can donate to India Center of Westchester. 

Dec 26- Tuesday, Competitive Math Series attended by 20 kids lead by Nimisha Gupta (10th grader). 


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<![CDATA[NOVEMBER EVENTS]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/november-eventsNov 4-Kannada Chapter - What a great cultural experience with wonderful performances by kids and adults in form of dance/music and drama along with authentic food.

Nov 11- OCI/VISA/Passport Renwal Camp by Consulate of India

A very successful camp by the consulate. Glad we could get more than 75 applications approved and helped many more to fill up their applications. 


Nov 12-  Telugu Chapter at Greenburgh Library
Another great experience of knowing the cultural diversity. Attended by about 70 people. It was a wonderful event. 

Nov 12- Children's Day painting competition at India Center
Marking tradition of celebrating India's Children Day with Painting Competition. What a sight to see kids showing their love of art!



Nov 18- Annual Banquet at Castle Royale attended by more than 250 people with lot of IC life members, Annual Members and Guests. 

Nov 19- Madhya Pradesh Chapter 
Nov21- Thanksgiving Luncheon by Giggles Over Coffee Ladies Activity


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<![CDATA[October 2017]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/october-2017Dandia attended by more than 140 people. Everyone had a great time. We had people from age 1 to 80 and everyone enjoyed the music, dance  and the food. 

​Punjabi Dhoom by Punjabi Chapter - Wonderful presentation of Punjabi songs/ dance /music/ food. Great learning for non punjabis and great bonding for Punjabis to the culture.

Diwali Mela, 14th October - Absolutely amazing ! Vendors, Food stalls, Volunteers everyone worked with lot of enthusiasm and catered to people walking in from as early as 1030 -730pm. 
Looking forward to next year Diwali Mela with lot more enthusiasm. 

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<![CDATA[Helping hands Community service chapter anniversary]]>Sat, 30 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/helping-hands-community-service-chapter-anniversaryDear volunteers and friends of "Helping Hands",

The second Annual Day of our Community Service Chapter was a celebration of our volunteers' commitment and dedication to helping fellow citizens. At the end of the event there was collective sense of goodwill and renewed energy to continue the service activities to benefit our local community. Heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the past year. Below is a synopsis of the event.
Regards,
~Nirmala
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To start the program the summary of last year's activities was presented, 
which represented 533 hours of completed service hours by our volunteers. 
During the inaugural year of the chapter we completed 409 hours of service.

During the presentation, two of India Center teachers, 
Mrs. Adwitiya Kundu (Music)  and Mrs. Nalini Rau (Bharathanatyam) 
were acknowledged and thanked for organizing their students' participation in the community service activities.

The following three youth volunteers were recognized as "Volunteer Leaders" for spearheading their own projects and were presented with special awards. 
They shared with the audience, their wonderful projects:
Nishta Nandakumar
Anisha Kumar
Harshal Shet

The award for " Outstanding Youth Volunteer" was presented to 
Riddha V. Iyengar
for doing the most hours of community service in one year

Three new programs were unveiled:
PVSA (President's Volunteer Service Award)
Serve & Celebrate Program ( Tying personal special days to service)
CSC Fund to support the chapter

Many youth volunteers shared their testimonials & experiences 
which was quite inspiring.

The Chief Guest was Ms. Lalitha Podila, leader of Asha in Danbury Connecticut.  ASHA for Education isa global organization with the mission to catalyze socio-economic change inIndia through the education of underprivileged children.  Ms.Podila appreciated our chapter's work, shared her journey in helping underprivileged children in India  and distributed certificates and awards to our youth volunteers.


Please see below the list of activities and names of volunteers from the past year.

 COMPLETED PROJECTS: 2016-2017
11.16.16Food Bank Afternoon Repack
11.12.16Harrison Public Library
12.7.16Food Bank - Afternoon repack
12.22.16Gift wrapping - Galleria Mall-Food Bank
12.10.16Music program - Schnurmacher Nursing Home
12.8.16Open Doors - Toy sorting
12.17.16Barnes & Noble Book fair
12.18.16Barnes & Noble Book fair
12.17.16Sock Bundle Project - India Center
12.24.16Andrus Nursing Home - Carols Singing
1.14.17Create Math Kits for kids - Elmsford
1.14.16Make Craft Bags - My Sister's Place
1.14.16Bring Joy to Seniors
 Somers manor Nursing Home

1.14.16Autism Therapy stuffed animal creation 
 Andrus Children's center.

1.14.16Pack Diapers for needy families
1.28.16HVPF Pantry-Bake Sale & Drive
2.20.17Pet Food Drive- Pet Goods, Scarsdale
2.22.17Meals on Wheels
3.4.17GNC - Maple Sugaring Party
4.5.17Food Bank -Family repack
4.5.17Andrus Nursing home Library
4.11.17OCI camp, India Center
4.22.17Great Saw Mill River Clean Up
4.23.17Mother's Day Project - Session 1
4.29.17Mother's Day Project - Session 2
5.6.17Mother's Day Project - Session 3
5.13.17Mother's Day Project - Delivery
5.25.17Mt. Vernon Soup Kitchen
4.23.16Earth Day - GNC
5.7.17Blythedale Children's Hospital - Music & Craft
7.22.17Farm volunteering, Valhalla
8.12.17Bake sale - "Joy is the best Medicine"
8.25.17Hunger relief corp-Mt.Vernon
9.4.17Rye Nature Center - Trail clean up
9.11.17Diaper  packing - County Center
(9/11 serve+remember)

9.16.17Farm volunteering, Valhalla
  

 
ADULT VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS FOR PROJECTS (64)
     Adwitiya Kundu           Amitha Khatri                  Angay Vijaykumar          Anita Gawde  
    Archana Khatri             Arvind Padmanaban       Ashok Pawha                  Asutosh Kaul                Bala Kanna                   Bharathi Rao                    Bhavana Agrawal           Bhavani Aravind          Bhuvana Jayaram        Charul Kothari                 Indu Ravichandran         Jaimin Thakor              Jessica Patel                Kalpana Doraisamy         Kamlesh Kothari             Kani Uthaykumar        Kiran Shet                     Laavanya Mishra             Lakshmi Nadig                Mahesh Joshi              Mala Sirinivasan          Manju Aggarwal               Manjunath Shet               Mansi Aggarwal          Manu Shekher              Marsha Moona                 Maya Srinivas                  Meena Rana
    Minni Sivakumar          Muthukumari Velmani     Nalini Rau                        Namita Basavatia        Nanthini Sriskandan    Nirmala Kanna                 Nithya Nandakumar        Sarika Sanku              Sarita Sheth                  Shaaranya Pillai              Shaila Setty                      Shama Deshmukh      Sharath Srinivas           Sathish Calangi              Sheetal Shenoy            
    Smitha Mellacheruvu   Sudhir Vaidya                  Suleena Sharma              Supriya Rawal            Sushma Jaiswal           Sushma Katke                 Tejuswini Varchas           Trupti Patil  
    Uma Somasamudram  Usha Kiran Shet              Usha Narayanan             
    Uthay Kumar                 Vardhini Desikan            Vidhya Rao                       Vinod Muger                Voormila  Iyengar 



YOUTH VOLUNTEERS(103)
Aanya Shetty             Abhinav Arvind           Abir Kundu               Adhijay Arvind
Aditi Khatri                Akshara Kumar           Akshath Aravind      Akshay Seetharam
Amiya Kothari           Ananya Dhanawade    Ananya Schoetz       Angel Mahajan
Anika Aggarwal        Aniketh Arvind             Anish Joshi              Anisha Kumar
Anjali Schoetz          Anjali Shekher              Anshul Muger           Anusha Goel
Anushka Sundar       Anushri Rana              Arun Menezes          Ashwin Sriskanthan
Avaneesh Rao           Avni Inamdar               Chinmay Joshi        Devaki Inamdar
Dhilan shetty             Esha Shenoy               Eshan Aggarwal      Ethan Menezes
Haarrathi Kanna        Harshal Shet               Harshita Shet            Harveen Dhura
Hashini Velmani        Ilina Goyal                   Isha A                        Joshua Eapen
Kajol Khatri                Kasvi Thakor              Kavya Mahindru       Kevin Eapen 
Kiara Mahindru          Kunjal Kothari            Luke Menezes           Maanya Ravichandran
Madhushri Calangi    Megha Joseph           Mihika Narayan          Mihir Patil    
Mukund Murthy          Mythili Subbanna      Nabanita Deb             Naina Sheth
Mrs.Nalini Rao's group  Naumika Naresh    Nayeli Shekher          Nishta Nandakumar
Nimisha Gupta            Nishi Uppuluri           Nishta Nandakumar   Nitya Sirinivas
Padmasri Narayanan  Parth Rana                Pragna Sashidhar       Rahel Chako
Rakhee Chopra           Ram Narayanan        Ria Narayan                Richa Narayan
Richa Patil                   Riddha V Iyengar      Rishika Saha              Ritvik Somasamudram
Rohit Srinivas              Ronin Sharma           Rushil Muger             Sakshi Gawde
Sanjana Jaiswal          Sanjay Kundu           Sanjita Gupta              Sanvi Patel
Serena Eapen              Sharika Kaul             Shefalie A Ghosh       Shravan Desikan
Shrudhii Kundu          Shruti Kanna             Siri Reddy                   Smera Thekkenmar
Svara Gawde               Swara Ketkar            Tvisha Sivaramakrishnan
Vedika Basavatia        Vihaan Dheer             Vihaan Shingade         Vinay Dheer
Yashica Balasubramanian                             Zaara Suhai                  Zahin Bashar
Zoeya Suhail 


Big bunch of  thanks to friends who helped with event in many ways:  
Putting out and packing up the chairs, setting up audio, lining up certificates and awards, helping with presentation, photography, escorting the chief guest, bringing food, coffee and flowers, making tea, 
setting up lunch table, serving and cleaning up.

We could not have done it without the help of:
Charul Kothari, Amita Ajmera, Anupama Goel, Gauri Diverkar, Kani Udhaykumar       Anita Gawde, Angay Vijaykumar, Bhavani Aravind, Zahida Bashar,Kiran Shet     Nithya Nandakumar, Sushma Jaiswal, Sriram Sivaramakrishnan, Kanwal Sharma, Marsha Moona, Trupti Patil, Sheetal Shenoy ,Anita Sriram, Zahin Bashar, Abhinav Arvind, Shruti Kanna, Harshita Shet ,Shrudhi Kundu, Tvisha Sivaramakrishnan.    

Click here for pictures:  CSC Annual Day Sept 2017


Looking forward to another year of  continued service!
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<![CDATA[September 2017]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMThttp://indiacenter.us/past-events/september-2017Parampara - An evening of Indian Classical Dance and Music
Amita Ajmera -Raag Maand 
​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd6luKek_XM&list=PLw3Dn3cRVfAE8PRZE43fcbn_CdgrmENnj

Pt. Kinnar Seen- Rag Kalyan and Rag Bhairavi 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTGFm8vK8I&t=10s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSySKpAn39o&t=20s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTGFm8vK8I
Rag Bhairavi- 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U94vHfTw6RQ

Hindustani Vocal by Ben Parag (Finalist of DIl Hai HIndustani TV program , student of Pt. Kinnar Seen)

Nithya Narayana- Kuchipudi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlDFdtlpbds
Anindita Ganguly- Kathak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygjjbu0dN34&t=5s

Ranjita Iyer - Carnatic Vocal 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4XeJUNilcA
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