Past Events

Showcase India - April 23, 2016

Showcase India 2016 - an IYG event ............................................Rhea Vyas

Saturday 23rd April, 2016 witnessed another record setting Showcase India event organized by ISW's Indian Youth Group (IYG). Our team of over 50 young adults worked tirelessly over 4 months to organize this event. We had 19 choreographers and  over 250 performers - 5 years to 18 year old! Over 700 audience members were entertained by our young performers. Items included an opening prayer by ISW cultural school students, classical, folk and Bollywood style dances.

We had our vendors and sponsors support our event. Delicious food and snacks were available to match the festive mood. Funds raised from the event are utilized for IYG activities such as community service, transportation, facility rentals, team building activities and supplies. Every dollar is used for IYG related activities only.

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Ramnavami Celebrations - 2016

Ramnavami Celebrations at India India Center ..........................................Sarita Deshpande

We had a wonderful celebration of Ramnavami on April 10th at the India Center. The program was attended by more than 125 people.

The program started with an amazing skit performed by ISW Language and Cultural School kids. The play was written and directed by Shilpa Kulkarni Nikte. Kids did a great job and showed their acting, narrating skills depicting the story of Ramayan.

In music segment, bhajans of Rama were sung by our local talented artists namely- Shamika Kanitkar Manasi Patki, Shailesh Salgar, Abhijeet Nikte, Sarita and we had a wonderful Tabla accompaniment by Sujaat Sukhtankar.

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Seminar Series Continues

Seminar -- Innovations in Medicine, Payers and Providers ......................Vinay Vyas

On Thursday March 31, 2016 the ISW Seminar series put together an unique panel to discuss issues in the Healthcare space that affect patients, providers and payers.  Our distinguished panel comprised of 

Catheryn McEvoy-Zdonczyk - VP Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Michael J. Sheehy, MD - Interim Chief Medical Officer, Reliant Medical Group

Doug Waite, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital

ISW's very own Ashish Cowlagi was the expert moderator. He provided the technology perspective due to his vast experience working in the IBM Watson healthcare initiative.  The audience was made up of Doctors, Healthcare  service providers, technologists and users of the system viz. patients.

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Antakshari competition - 2016

Antakshari competition 2016 ......................................Anjali Arora

The much awaited Antakshari competition from ISW was held on April 9th at the India Center.

It was a great start to 2016 with 17 teams participating. Some participants were also from out of state. Out of the 17 semifinalists, 5 were chosen to go to the finals round.  With the usual fun rounds like askhar, dhun, word, the finals really tested the teams knowledge of Bollywood film music. There was active participation from the audience and the crowd enjoyed tense moments, aha moments and beautiful melodious singing moments. Delicious Indian food was available to satisy the taste buds. 

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IYG Celebrates Holi - 2016

IYG Celebrates Holi with Humrahi 2016 ---------------------------------------- Sahil Vyas
This past Sunday, IYG held one of their favorite events of the year: Holi with Humrahi. We started off the afternoon by welcoming the senior citizens into the ISW hall by applying a small amount of color onto their faces. The senior citizens, then, enjoyed a short meal prepared by all of the lovely parents of IYG members. Food choices ranged from khaman dhokla, manchurian, and even all the way to Kheer in a Cup! Following the quick meal, 5-6 senior citizens and 5-6 IYG members came together at each table to engage in conversations or to play games such as Scrabble and UNO. Next, the senior citizens were entertained with a dance performance by IYG's two co-secretaries: Divya Bawa & Pooja Hingorany. 

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