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  • Indian American community participates in BLM marches around Atlanta

    Indian American community participates in BLM marches around Atlanta July 2020 - As Black Lives Matter protests are occurring all around the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, fight for justice and equality has gripped this nation.Suburbs around Atlanta are also witnessing protests, many of which are being widely attended by Indian American community members.

  • VIBHA organizes The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser

    VIBHA organizes The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser July 2020 - The Dream Voice virtual fundraiser was organized by VIBHA in partnership with Shankar Mahadevan Academy and Anand Entertainment. The online singing contest received an overwhelming response from across the globe. It attracted close to 400 entries that came in across all continents. The entries were divided into three categories: Little Champs (age 3 to 13 years), Teen Champs (13-19 years), and Super Champs (age 19 and above). The top 20 contestants were selected by preliminary round judges: Rekha Pallath, Sid Philar, Anamika Pal, and Ram Durvasula. The names of the contestants were posted on the website as votes poured in for public choice awards.

  • Sheroes, a virtual fashion show organized by Enlighten India USA

    Sheroes, a virtual fashion show organized by Enlighten India USA July 2020 - For the first time ever, twenty seven models in Atlanta came together for a unique and first-of-its-kind virtual fashion show, presented by Mitesh Mehta, CEO, and Mustafa Ajmeri, President of Enlighten India USA Media House LLC. Enlighten India is a fashion and glamour magazine, which has been covering famous super models, actors, and actresses for more than a decade.

  • A panel discussion on ‘Living with COVID-19’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC) GA Province

    A panel discussion on ‘Living with COVID-19’ organized by World Malayalee Council (WMC) GA Province July 2020 - On Sunday, May 31, the virtual panel discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Government, Economy, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Immigration was eloquently presented by all panelists. Representative Todd Jones, Georgia House of Representatives (District 25), addressed issues regarding impact of COVID-19 on Government, local economy, and testing. He was candid in asserting that it is time that America should continue to lead the world, else someone else will! The audience appreciated him for not talking like a career politician. Mr. Jones acknowledged the contributions by the Indian community in Technology, Education, Health Care, Small Businesses etc.

  • Dhoop Chaoon stages ‘Ek Naav mein Sawaar,’ an online play

    Dhoop Chaoon stages ‘Ek Naav mein Sawaar,’ an online play June 2020 - Dhoop Chaoon, an Atlanta-based Hindi theater group, which has been entertaining theater audiences for the past 13 years, responding to the new realities of our times, creatively transitioned online so that the show goes on.

  • Virtual Ramadan Celebration organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    Virtual Ramadan Celebration organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community June 2020 - On Saturday, May 9th, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) held a Centennial Interfaith Iftar via Zoom. A total of ninety members attended the session
    which addressed the topic, “Virtual Reflections on the Power of Prayer during the Pandemic.”

  • Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple distributes food and masks to overcome COVID-19 pandemic

    Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple distributes food and masks to overcome COVID-19 pandemic June 2020 - To prevent the spread of contagious virus, Covid-19, Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple of Lilburn, GA, donated 10,000 disposable masks to many community organizations. It also donated food to multiple food pantries in Metro Atlanta area as well as in India.

  • Meals to Masks

    Meals to Masks May 2020 - As coronavirus pandemic rocks the country, brave hearts from organizations around Atlanta go about donating food, masks, and other essentials to people in need. In a heartening display of solidarity, the com¬munity members have joined volunteering efforts in droves to serve in these difficult times.

  • 2020 Atlanta Indian Idols: the exponential growth of talent

    2020 Atlanta Indian Idols: the exponential growth of talent April 2020 - The elegant Lassiter Concert Hall reverberated to Bollywood music as new winners were crowned from a rich array of singing talent at India American Cultural Association's Atlanta Indian Idol.

  • Vibha donates to International Community School for its digital education initiative

    Vibha donates to International Community School for its digital education initiative April 2020 - On January 31, 2020, as the International Community School (ICS) in Decatur, Georgia, wrapped up their ‘Kindness Week,’ Vibha took the opportunity to present the school with a $39,000 check, which will go towards their digital education initiative to achieve a 1:1 chrome book-to-student ratio.

 

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