The third annual ISW camping trip to Treasure Valley Boy scout Reservation in Rutland, MA was a great success. It was great to see many first time campers. It was nice to see several families with small children and grandparents. Activities included Archery, Riffle Shooting, Canoeing, Kayaking and field sports. Playing Antakshari and Tambola around the campfire while the kids had fun making Smores in the campfire added a cerian uniqueness to the trip. There was of course lots of India food and desserts. Many people went on a hiking trail or went around the reservation on bikes. Saturday night was perfect for star gazing. All volunteers did a magnificent job in planning the trip in great detail. The fun of this camping trip clearly comes out in the pictures posted on Facebook.
This month's Sadhana was dedicated to Graduate students of ISW member families. The program started with Havan (Fire Ritual) and Pooja held by Mrs.Usha Verma. Usha ji directed and explained each part of ritual of this pooja and nicely guided all students to do pooja.
Many of us got to know that Havan dispels the negative energies from our minds.It brings high energies into our minds and body thereby paving way for the positive thoughts and actions to enter into our lives. It invokes blessings and grace of God in our lives. It cleanses the atmosphere and really it did.The whole ambience was filled with purity, blessings and peace.
As part of the ISW2020 inititaive, ISW held a very succesfull Carrom Compettition on Sunday, June 7, 2014. 48 players (the maximum limit planned) participated in this tournament. Participants included teenagers as well as 60+ years old youngsters playing the games.
We were fortunate to have Prof. Satya Parayitam as a referee in this tournament. Prof. Satya have represented Delhi State in carrom tournaments at National level in India. He also trains young students to play professional carrom while teaching management at University of Dartmouth. During the tournament, he shared some of the meaningful insights of playing the game. This made the tournament - both competitive & filled with fun. Everybody enjoyed chai and namkeen too while playing.
India New England talks to ISW, President, Mr. Rajiv Dayal about the India Day going big this year on August 15th.
WALTHAM, MA—India Society Worcester, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, is taking a bold step this year as its plan to celebrate India Day at a grand scale as it starts to implement its Vision 2020. Click here for detail interview and watch it in action.
ISW's executive committee member and chair of Cultural Committee for ISW, Mrs. Anjali Arora is being honored by India New England as part of its "honoring the 20 outstanding women" at its 2015 Women of the year gala.
Heartiest congratulations to Anjali and her family on this well deserved recognition. We are so proud.
MEERA WOH MATLAB NAHIN THA at the Coilins Center for the Art, Andover, MA