Malayalam Chapter Inauguration
Our Malayalam Chapter inaugurated on Sunday with Vishu and Easter Celebrations. With great combination of songs, music, dances and food, this was an amazing celebration.
Wa No Kakehashi -
On Sunday, April 15 in Irvington Town hall Theater, India Center of Westchester presented Wa No Kakehashi - Bridge of Understanding, an amazing show with Ruchika Dance Academy of Japan. With stars like Nalini Toshniwal, Deepak Maharaj, Pranshu Chatur Lal, Tadao Ishihama, and others, the show was a grand success.
Mar 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
Holi and Mithai Competition celebration with loads of fun , laughter, performances with about 250 people at Yonkers Library.
1. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 Intro
2. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 1
3. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thirukkural
4. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Velli kizhamayile
5. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Saranya Pillai
6. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Saranya Pillai -1
7. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Bhakthiyal
8. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 2
9. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Azhage Azhage
10 Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Putham puthu
11. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 3
12. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Natesa Kautavam
13. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Shabdam – Ayarseriyar – Raagamalika
14. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Murugan Kautavam
15. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 4
16. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Song-classical Ilayaraja
17. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Skit 5
18. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thiruchendhuril Kadaloorathil
19.Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thithimi thimi thimi
20. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - City Anthem
21. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Soi Soi
22. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kanna Nee Thunkuda
23. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Ananda Narthana Ganapthi, Raga - Nattai
24. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Natanam aadinar
25. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 -Dr.Nalini Rao team
26. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - ARR Songs
27. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kannale Kanpathu
28. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Munthinam Parthene
29. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kandha Shasti Kavasam
30. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Murugan and Ranjitha's team Songs
31. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Kannathil Muthamittal
32. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Chinna Chinna Aasai
33. Tamil Day 3/3/2018 - Thank you Note
Feb 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.
Jan 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 participated 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
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).
Nov 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
Dandia 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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