Christmas Magic Moments at ISW
The 16th Annual India Society of Worcester Christmas celebrations were held at the newly expanded India center on December 3rd 2022 . Families dressed in Christmas colors in Indian attire, from women in their colorful Saris, to men in their suits and cultural garb, kicked off the very first 2022 Christmas season together! Christmas lights with the sounds of joyous Christmas carols sung in various Indian languages rang through the hall and brought the Christmas Spirit. After two years in the pandemic, many families wished to attend the in-person 2022 gathering but the registration has to be closed early to limit the seating to 300 in the new India Center hall and over 250 came to celebrate the first Christmas of the season at the India Center.
Ms. Saritha Deshpande and Ms. Geetanjali Virmani moderated the program and this year’s Christmas Story was shared by Mr. Krish Dhanam , a popular motivational speaker engaged in corporate world for over 30 year in 5 continents. The message of unconditional love demonstrated in birth of Jesus Christ bringing peace and Joy was presented by Mr. Dhanam . Mr. Puneet Kohli , President of ISW along with EB members cut the first Christmas cake following ISW Christmas tradition with greetings to the community. Dr. Jagan Srinivasan , VP, ISW, narrated the significant events of ISW in 2022 including the success of ISW Gala event by the generosity, commitment and the faith of its members in ISW. One of the founding members of ISW , Dr. Sahadev Passey along with Mrs. Carolyn Passey by his side gave the ISW Hallmark Speech from ISW formation days and growth over each decade from its beginnings in 1963 and shed light on the ISW Vision and gave the challenge to next generation to continue the legacy . M Rajoo Ananth, Chair , ISW Crisis committee narrated the compassion and care of ISW community towards our fellow Indians hurting around us in our own neighborhood. The appearance of Santa Claus brought Cheer and Joy to the children as they received Christmas presents and their families took pictures with Santa . The highlight of this year's event is the festive Christmas dinner set up arranged Mrs. & Dr. Passey and families enjoyed Christmas dinner put together by the many volunteer families sharing the love and Joy of Christmas
ISW Christmas 2022 - Event photos
ISW Christmas 2022 - Photos with Santa
ISW Christmas 2022 - Dinner photos
written by - Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Manjula Gulla