And the coming together of this group has helped in funding education for over 3500 tribal children in India, a success that is gladly shared & celebrated by all who participated in this event.For further information on EKAL or SAPTASWAR please visit .This was an enormous achievement which was also largely in part due to the extremely benevolent & philanthropic hand of Smt. Prabhu Hingorani of Massachusetts who unwaveringly matched every school sponsored during the program.
LEHEREIN – a group of choreographers that support noble causes, brought the stage to life with nearly 60 dancers who seamlessly shuffled through a medley of songs depicting the journey of Bollywood times form the early fifties to its current days.
Darshana Jani’s ‘The Performing Arts of New England’ showcased younger artists dancing to yet another medley of more recent blockbuster hits.
They are following the great leader Swami Vivekananda’s message, and together they are making a difference.
“If the poor boy cannot come to education, education must go to him.” “The poor, the illiterate, the ignorant, the afflicted – let these be your God.
Bright, ethnic, high-fashion costumes with very innovative choreography were the other highlights of the evening.
The recreation of Mughal E Azam settings on stage, the colorfully decorated auditorium and the lobby areas were the work of Shobha Shashtry (Alankar Decors). Anil Chawla that accompanied some songs being performed made the entire event perfectly “bollywoodish’.
A large group of dedicated volunteers (Amit Roy, Nikki Khatra, Ruchi Munshi, Sadhna Gupta, Vaibhav Dabade, Bikash Verma, Dilip Verma, Sukumari Mohan, Rishi Kapoor, Vishvajit Puri, Himani Chawla and others) along with few Natick High School staff & students ensured that there were no hiccups and glitches with any segment of the program.
Good, sumptuous food, catered by Gourmet India was served under canopies.
Congratulations to Jugal Malani, Pradeep Gupta the joint CEO’s of Unique Industrial Products of Sugar Land and Ramesh Shah the philanthropist & National Secretary of EVF USA, for receiving the Champion of Literacy 2007 Series Award on Friday, June 22.
The Unique Industrial Products was recognized for being an exemplary philanthropic company for supporting and promoting the efforts of Ekal Vidyalaya, a global organization that helps educate underprivileged children in India’s countless villages and rural landscape.
The audience was also uplifted by the immense energy of Bhangra dance & music that was performed by two groups.