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The India Society of Worcester hosts a variety of Events on a yearly basis for all ages. From major yearly events like India Day and Diwali Functions to Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Health Workshops, Cultural Programs like Antakshari, Kavi Sammelan and more. 

At India Society of Worcester we have events for all the ages, for Kids, for Youth, for Family and for Seniors. Please check out our event calendar below to see what is a happening at India Center

Upcoming events

    • 29 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 AM
    • 3 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    Children's Yoga Starting October 23, 2021 Saturdays 9-9.30 am.

    We are adding Free new Online yoga for kids 6-16, offered by our experienced ISW School's Yoga Teacher Alka Yadav-Mehta.

    (a) Do register

    (b) Add your child name here . You will receive the zoom link from Alka.


    Yoga for Adults

    Daily Free Yoga offered by  Hemant Gera online at 6.30 am. 

    Weekly Free Yoga offered by  Latha (Mondays 10 AM ) and Stuti (Tuesdays 11.AM) online.

    (a) register to be added to the ISW contact list 

    (b) send your whatsapp number to   ragu1328@gmail.com/508-330-0884  or shiaminm@gmail.com/508-353-4316 so we can add you to ISW Whatsapp Group for daily updates

    An ISW membership is highly recommended.


    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 9:20 AM
    • 29 May 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • India Center
    Register

    ISW Cultural & Language School Registration


     ISW School semester  registration and payment for September 2021 - May 2022 is now open.

    Use ISW membership email id to login.  ISW Membership can be completed/renewed here. For siblings or second language, the registration process and payment has to be a separate transaction.

    Early signup by September 12, will get free textbooks.

     We will follow the Shrewsbury Public School protocols for safe in classroom learning regarding masking and safe distancing. Click here for more details

    Masks to be worn all the time, open doors, hand hygiene, and table configurations to accommodate small group work.


    SCHEDULE
     Open House will be held on September 19th, 2021  and can be attended by parents, teachers and students

    In Person classes start September 25, 2021, for Telugu, and September 26, 2021 Sunday for Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, & Tamil .  

     The ISW Cultural and Language School was established in 1992.  We believe that ‘a language binds a culture’ and we have a home base at our India Center Center in Shrewsbury, for our children who are the future of the Indian Community.  Language and Culture are intertwined and we provide  a safe place to learn, ask questions and participate in arts, music, activities and yoga.

     The school will meet every Saturday & Sunday morning from September to May. We currently have 17 classes in 5 different languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu) for all age groups, including beginning Hindi for teenagers and adults for Hindi .

     REGISTRATION link

     We will offer  yoga, and culturul classes on alternate Sundays, the schedule to be published soon. 

    Note that ISW offers free tuition if needed, due to financial hardship, contact us if you want additional information.

    Ruchi Chauhan 508-439-7607
    Shiamin Melville 508-353-4316   

    Contact: schoollead@iswonline.org  

    We typically keep in touch by email and Whatsapp. Both cell numbers provided will be attached to the child's class teacher's Whatsapp group with an option to opt out if desired.  


    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 9:20 AM
    • 29 May 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • India Center
    Register

    ISW Cultural & Language School Registration


    ISW Offers classes in Telugu on Saturdays

    You need to be an ISW Member to register for the school sessions

     

    We will follow the Shrewsbury Public School protocols for safe in classroom learning. Click here for more details

    Masks to be worn all the time, open doors, hand hygiene , and table configurations to accommodate small group work.

    Open House on September 19th, 2021 can be attended by parents, teachers and students
    Telugu School starts on September 25th, 2021 Saturday
    Annual Day Program  on May 21, 2022  can be attended by teachers, students and families

    Telugu classes will be held on Saturdays:  Participate in yoga and  culture classes on Sundays, with no extra  charge

    Early signup by September 12, will get free textbooks.

    Telugu School Registration Sept - May : $195.00 (USD)

    Telugu-Sibling Registration Sept - May : $130.00 (USD)


    For mor info, please send email to schoollead@iswonline.org 





    • 30 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • INDIA CENTER, 152 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA (Hybrid)
    Register

    Annual General Body Meeting 2022

    ISW Executive Board and ISW Governance Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming General Body Meeting to be held on

    Sunday January 30th 2022 at 2:00 PM


    It will be held in hybrid mode at India Center, 152 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 with social  distancing and masks,  and on Zoom.

    Zoom details will be sent to all dues paying members by January 29th, 2022

    Please use the link on left to RSVP for attending the meeting in person, so we can plan for snacks. 

    Note that in order to vote, you need to be a dues paying member as of December 1st, 2021. 

    The ISW Executive Board along with the supporting sub committees will share the annual report with the General Body present.


    ISW Nomination Committee Slate of Candidates

    ISW's Executive Board is pleased to recommend the following slate of candidates for the ISW Nomination Committee 

    Proposed Slate for Nominations Committee 2022-2024

    Renuka Garg

    Carolyn Passey (2nd term)

    Shaikh Hoque

    Sonal Koppikar

    Barin Bando

    If you have any questions, please send an email to president@iswonline.org  

    Sincerely,

    Balakrishnan Chandrakasan, General Secretary








    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 3 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

      

    ISW University Online Tutoring Second Semester: February 1, 2022 onwards


    ISW  Tutoring: Preparing for the upcoming academic year. 

    Enrollment is open, starting February 1, 2022

    (18 sessions, schedule determined by Tutor and parent) 

    Prepare your child for the second semester academic year.  Math, English, Spanish, French, Speech & Debate, Chess  and many more.  Tutor and Tutee will meet via zoom once a week for 18 sessions. One-on-One, no group classes.

    Cost - $90 (18 sessions at $5 per session ) - ISW member

    A separate registration is required for each subject

    Funds collected are to be allocated to ISW Building Expansion.

    Use ISW membership email id to login.  ISW Membership can be completed/renewed here.

    We would also love to hear back from you, so please fill out the survey

    Next session to start 

    February 1, 2022 Monday and June 3, 2022 Friday 18 weeks

    LIST OF CLASSES by GRADE 


    Grade (in September 2021)   Subject / Topic of the class
     KG  Arts/Crafts, Bollywood Dance
     1st   Arts/Crafts,  Bollywood Dance, Math, English, Spanish 
     2nd  Intro to Spanish,  Arts/Crafts, English,  Bollywood Dance, Math
     3rd  Intro to French, Intro to Spanish, Arts/Crafts, Bollywood Dance, Math, English 
     4th  Intro to French, Intro to Spanish,  Arts/Crafts, Bollywood Dance, Math, English
     5th  Intro to French, Intro to Spanish, Arts/Crafts, Coding, Math English
     6th  Intro to French, Intro to Spanish, Speech/Debate, Coding Math, English
     7th  Intro to French, Intro to Spanish, Math
       


    ISW University Tutoring 2021 Team

    Usha Yadav 508-845-0035 Advisor
    Tanvi Gahlot Registrar

    Shiamin Melville Chair 508-353-4316

    Contact: iswuniversity@iswonline.org if you looking for other grade/subjects

    We typically keep in touch by email


    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 May 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • India Center
    Register

    ISW Cultural & Language School Registration


    ISW is offering NEW  classes in Kannada (Pilot Program) on Saturdays, starting March 2022.  We will be using the curriculum and  workbooks offered by Kannada Academy

    Kannada Academy  is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    You can audit two class for free, please register for open house and two free classes.  


    All are welcome to check us out.

    Open House on February 5, 2022 and February 12, 2022 can be attended by prospective parents, teacher and students.  Actual classes will begin on March 5, 2022

    Last Day Annual Day Program  on May 22, 2022  to be attended by teachers, students and families

    Participate in yoga and  culture classes on Sundays at 10.30 am, with no extra  charge

    After initial sessions, if you are interested in continuing the classes the following reduced fees and membership will be due later.

    ISW Family Membership:  $25

    Kannada School Registration March - May : $65.00 (USD)

    Kannada-Sibling Registration March - May : $40.00 (USD)

    Thank you to Damodar Hegde for taking the lead on this new program

    ISW Membership however is not refundable. For Membership, join here


    For more info please contact Ruchi & Shiamin or email schoollead@iswonline.org 

     

    We will follow the Shrewsbury Public School protocols for safe in classroom learning. Click here for more details

    Masks to be worn all the time, open doors, hand hygiene , and table configurations to accommodate small group work.







    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • FB Live
    Register

     Harvest Festival FB LIVE

    Use link to pay $10 per performance for dance competition

    When: Saturday, 12, 2022
    2 PM to 6 PM
    IMPORTANT DATES
    Registration deadline: Saturday Feb 5th, 2022 11:00 pm
    Video submission deadline: Saturday Feb 5th, 2022 11:00 pm


    Dance Competition Registration -

    Two steps

    (a) Please complete details in google doc below for competition

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePozDvoVAnf7y1cLvw4lm6XknuNQV9RYSTlsfmGHh_VtR5rA/viewform

    (b) Pay $10  per performance using link on the left


    If not competing, use the google doc to register Cultural Program Registration -
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeysyikKdeKktOPP1HJOukvrwTDerbIZGiOgPA3MiOX_cSwUg/viewform

    More information on brochures visit  https://iswonline.org/event-4623871

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • FB Live
    Register

    ISW Harvest Festival (Scroll down for links)

    * Note : Event has been changed to Virtual Event - Facebook Live *

    Fun Event, take a look

    Saturday, February 12, 2022
    2 PM to 6 PM

    FB Live

    Contact:

    Manoharan Ganapathy: manoharan.g@gmail.com

    Balki Chandrakasan: balki.isw@gmail.com



    Celebrate the traditional Harvest Festival with the India Society of Worcester along with other local and regional organizations.

    Join us for cultural programs, dance competitions, music  and more

    FREE

    Any questions contact

    president@iswonline.org


    Cultural Program Registration link for Choreographers/Performers

    Dance Competition Registration link - $10 per item

    IMPORTANT DATES FOR CULTURAL PROGRAMS

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Registration deadline: Saturday Feb 5th, 2022 11:00 pm
    Video submission deadline: Saturday Feb 5th, 2022 11:00 pm

    Program Date: Sat Feb 12, 2022



    Sign up for Brochure Payment

    Full Back Cover ($200)

    Full Inside Front - $200

    Full Inside Back Cover ($150)

    Full page Ad ($100)

    Half Page Ad ($50)


    No Vendor booths, since event is switched to virtual.   Please consider putting an  advt in our brochure.

    Contact Balki Chandrakasan: balki.isw@gmail.com











    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Facebook Live
    Register

    Hi Thanks for signing up to support us as Vendor or Ad -Sponsor for Harvest Festival 2022.

    Your support and generosity is very much appreciated.

    Please click the link on the left to make the payment. Please pick Vendor or Sponsor options during the payment

    Thanks

    ISW 

    Full Back Cover ($200)

    Full Inside Front - $200

    Full Inside Back Cover ($150)

    Full page Ad ($100)

    Half Page Ad ($50)


    Contact:

    Manoharan Ganapathy: manoharan.g@gmail.com

    Balki Chandrakasan: balki.isw@gmail.com



Past events

8 Jan 2022 WEW: The Art of Self-portrayal: Defining your presence ONLINE
4 Jan 2022 ISW Bolly Zumba
18 Dec 2021 ISW PEN Event: Launching your own small business
17 Dec 2021 Dhol Tasha Lezim Workshop
12 Dec 2021 ISW Community Service Day - India Center
11 Dec 2021 ISW Christmas 2021 Watch on ISW/FB Live, registrations closed
20 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali at Tower Hill 'Festival of Lights' SOLD OUT
13 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali Cultural event
7 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali Laxmi Pooja our new center. November 7, 2021 Members only
7 Nov 2021 Worcester Art Museum Dancer signup form November 7, 2021
7 Nov 2021 ISW Diwali at Worcester Art Museum "Festival of Lights"
7 Nov 2021 Navratri Vendor payment Form
2 Nov 2021 ISW Symphony BollyZumba - Winter session
16 Oct 2021 ISW Navratri Rangila Raas Garba SOLD OUT
14 Oct 2021 ISW WEW: The Transformative Power to be Professionally Successful
9 Oct 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Job Search Strategies
5 Oct 2021 BollyZumba
26 Sep 2021 Palatable Pickles (Achar making workshop and snacks)
20 Sep 2021 ISW Tutoring: Tutoring Sept 2021 onward
18 Sep 2021 ISW & Spirit of Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury Got Talent
12 Sep 2021 ISW Ganeshotsav
11 Sep 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Planning for your financial future
29 Aug 2021 ISW Krishna Janmashtami at India Center
28 Aug 2021 ISW Symphony - Ganesha idol Workshop (2 days)
14 Aug 2021 ISW PEN meeting: Is Business Ownership an option for you?
12 Aug 2021 ISW WEW: Summer Reflections & Achievements
11 Aug 2021 ISWU: Middle Schoolers Guide to Managing Time
7 Aug 2021 ISW India Day'21 @ India Center
7 Aug 2021 India Day Vendor payment Form
7 Aug 2021 India Day Brochure Payment form
6 Aug 2021 ISW India Day'21 Online Pre Event
10 Jul 2021 Professional and Entrepreneurial Network (PEN) meeting
10 Jul 2021 Palatable Pickles (Achar making workshop and snacks)
1 Jul 2021 Work from ISW (India Center)
19 Jun 2021 ISW Mt Wachusett Hike, all welcome
13 Jun 2021 ISW Graduation 2021 Satsang-Havan
12 Jun 2021 College Connect: Standardized Tests - Everything you need to know
10 Jun 2021 ISW Women Empowering Women (WEW) Intellectual Multitasking: Balancing Passion with Profession
25 May 2021 Free Admission to Tower Hill Botanical Garden for ISW members
23 May 2021 Hum Honge Kamyaab! : A Solidarity Event by ISW
23 May 2021 Community Covid-19 Vaccination Camp at India Center
22 May 2021 ISW Antakshari 2021 Finals – Sure'ely fun for Everyone!
22 May 2021 College Connect: Financial Planning: Obtain the best education at the best price!
8 May 2021 ISW University QI (key) Communication skills for middle schoolers
8 May 2021 ISW Antakshari 2021 Prelims – Sure'ely fun for Everyone!
2 May 2021 Community Covid-19 Vaccination Camp at India Center
25 Apr 2021 ISW Ram Navami Puja
24 Apr 2021 ISW Art Competition
19 Apr 2021 ISW Student Awards April 19, (due date extended)
18 Apr 2021 A conversation about Shrewsbury Schools
17 Apr 2021 ISW College Application Process: Crafting a great college application.
10 Apr 2021 IYG SAYAA online Trivia Game
7 Apr 2021 ISW Volunteers 2020 & 2021 Hours Tracking links
29 Mar 2021 Chairobics by Stuti Saturdays
20 Mar 2021 ISW Maha Shivratri
20 Mar 2021 College Application Process Let's talk ! Keeping the lines of communications open. March 20, 2021
16 Mar 2021 Chairobics by Stuti Tuesdays
6 Mar 2021 Unpacking Stigma, Breaking Barriers: Mental Health in the South Asian Community
26 Feb 2021 Seminar: COVID Vaccine Townhall
13 Feb 2021 ISW Harvest Festival
31 Jan 2021 ISW Annual General Body Meeting & Board Elections
23 Jan 2021 Navigating the college application process REGISTER to be added to group
19 Dec 2020 ISW Celebrates Christmas
21 Nov 2020 ISW Diwali Celeberations
17 Oct 2020 ISW Navratri Festival
7 Oct 2020 First monthly meeting for South Asian Activists and Allies (SAYAA)
20 Sep 2020 Humrahee Monthly Event
30 Aug 2020 ISW Ganeshotsav Sohla
15 Aug 2020 An India Day recap
7 Aug 2020 ISW Virtual 3-Day India Day 2020
28 Jun 2020 ISW 2020 Graduation Satsang
20 Jun 2020 ISW Virtual Antakshari 2020
4 Apr 2020 Community Walk for Mental Health
17 Mar 2020 WEC EVENT WITH GOVERNOR JINDAL
15 Feb 2020 Double Edged - Book launch by Dhriti
12 Feb 2020 ISWFree Health Stop
9 Feb 2020 ISW Annual General Body Meeting
8 Feb 2020 ISW Harvest Festival
8 Feb 2020 Harvest Festival Dance Competition Registration
14 Dec 2019 ISW Christmas Celebration
14 Nov 2019 Yoga - Weekly at ISW
26 Oct 2019 ISW Diwali Puja for Members

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