The mission of the ISW Cultural Committee is to promote Indian culture within the community. The committee works to organize cultural events, musical concerts, dance events and all other events with multiple art-forms to foster the Indian American culture. The Cultural Committee meets as needed, to plan and organize events.Past recent events organized by the Committee have included ISW Diwali Annual Cultural event, Diwali event at WAM, Shrewsbury's Got Talent Contest, Harvest Festival, Antakshari and many other events.
The cultural committee consists of various small teams that focus on varied aspects of our Culture.
Music Team -
‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ ~ Plato
Indeed, Music is an art form and a cultural activity whose medium is sound and this sound makes any human kind feel happy, joyful, calm, peaceful. We can keep adding many more feelings to the list. The bottom line is that ‘the music is an integral part of anyone’s life. Our music team works to bring distinctness to the community- including organizing different musical programs, providing a platform to young, enthusiastic talent in music, collaborating with other organizations to promote Indian classical and folk music.
Some of the past events
Collaborated with Shrewsbury Public Library to organize an event of ‘Carnatic and Hindustani Music’ concert by respective music teachers.
Held workshops for kids on Indian Instruments like - Tabla, Saxophone.
Held a grand fundraising gala by giving platform to a local Musical Band
Have been organizing ‘Bollywood Antakshari’ events for Bollywood music lovers.
2. Dance Team
As they say ‘Dance, dance wherever you may be…’ our team strives to promote, encourage this art form by organizing dance contests, giving a platform to amazing classical, semi classical and folk dance groups during our Diwali event, Harvest Festival, Showcase India event, India Day event, etc.The team also has been successful in planning and organizing the annual Navratri Garba and Dandiya event.
3.Art and Sculpture Team-
Drawing, Painting, Coloring,Sketching come under this another great art form - Art
The team has been successful in planning and organizing small workshops on Drawing and Painting.
4. Theater Team-
The team has had a great experience working with a local enthusiasts’ group named ‘Rangmanch’. The team had planned a series of ‘Theater workshops’ specially designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Team also organized an event consisting of 10 different plays based on Indian Mythology.
Some local artists put up a well known Marathi Play ‘Char Divas Premache’ which was very well appreciated by the audience.
5. Literature Team-
‘Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.’ ~ P.T. Barnum.
The team has been successfully organizing Hindi Hasya Kavi Sammelan by many well known Kavi (Poets) from India and USA.
This team has been working passionately to promote, encourage and give a platform to our local authors, poets, blog writers and creative writers.
There are multiple ways you can get involved in the committee, volunteer for one or many events of ISW. Our team is always looking for some passionate people like you in the community.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining any team of the Cultural Committee.
Cultural Committee members