The purpose of the center is to preserve Indian art and culture and share it with people of West Virginia to promote understanding and closer ties. In addition the Center is committed to promote “ Unity within Diversity” and beyond by way of community services such as free yoga & meditation classes, educational seminars, etc. Everyone is encouraged to participate in these activities with no bar for age, sex, race, national origin, or religious background. The Indian Heritage Fair is one of the many activities to accomplish this noble objective.
Event is hosted on Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Geetanjali presents live musical shows extensively around USA and it has also performed in several shows abroad. They perform mainly old and new Hindi filmi songs but their repertoire includes Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, English and a small splattering of Telegu, Tamil and Gujarati.
Aparajita Chakrabarty is a gifted singer and pride of Huntsville. She has been doing live shows along with her dad since she was 3. She has matured into a versatile entertainer and has Bollywood singer in her resume. She recently won the first place at the Voice of Karaoke contest in California among more than 150 contestants with the prize a chance to sing in a bollywood movie. She recorded a song last year for the movie “Ladies’ First” due to be released this year.
Her rendition of 'Mayya Mayya' has won a lot of critical acclaim. Her repertoire ranges from Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt to Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan. She sets the stage alive with sizzling numbers ranging from 'Dum Maro Dum' to “Fevicol” and is sure to get you out of your chairs, onto the dance floor. Be it melodious numbers like "Bairi Piya", item songs like "Anarkali disco Chali" or folk songs like "Rangeelo Mharo Dholna" she will definitely woo any audience.
Moinak Bandyopadhyay is a versatile singer who has been singing competitively in Mumbai, India and he too performs everything from the contemporary numbers to the classics of the yester years. His favorite performers are Kailash Kher, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Kishore Kumar and Shafqat Amanat Ali and he loves singing their songs. The classical touch to his voice adds an extra dimension to the group and his wonderful rendition of 'Mitwa' from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is a terrific testimony to that.
Sadhna Malkaniwas born and raised in Suriname, South America and has been singing from a tender young age. She has had musical training from Ustad Mohammad Sayeed Khan from the Delhi Kathak Kendra.
Since having moved to the US, she has performed for several years with the music group Geetanjali since 1997 and was the female lead singer and co-founder of the music group "Aawaaz". She has performed extensively throughout the US, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Her rendering of Lata and Asha songs takes you on a nostalgic journey of the golden era of Indian cinema
Annual Picnic @ Shawne Park - Shelter #3
Event is scehduled for Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 12:30 p.m.
Please call reservation manager Kiran Sanghavi @ (304) 610-7954 or email Kiran @ firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the reservation form below
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MANA MEAL - The India Center sponsors lunch at Manna Meal (free meals to the needy) on India Independence Day (August) and US Thanksgiving (November).