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  • USA India Business Summit 2020 organized virtually

    USA India Business Summit 2020 organized virtually December 2020 - Given the pandemic, organizers of UIBS and presenting partners, Georgia Tech Global Forum (GTGBF) decided to hold the 11th USA India Business Summit digitally as a scaled up version. Sixteen sessions were conducted internationally to deliver the full two-track, two-day program along six themes with forty-eight speakers and eight moderators.

  • Vibha raised $410,000 through The Dream Mile X 2020, their virtual fundraiser

    Vibha raised $410,000 through The Dream Mile X 2020, their virtual fundraiser December 2020 - Vibha, a non-profit and volunteer-driven organization working towards impacting the lives of underprivileged children, organized “The Paramount Software Solutions Dream Mile X 2020,” a virtual fundraiser raising more than $410,000. The organization has pledged to donate 10% of the proceeds from this event to support children’s educational and health needs across the USA via non-profit organizations such as Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta (CHOA), InspiredU in Atlanta, Schools on Wheels of Massahcusetts, and Communities in Schools of Chicago.

  • Pujari Atlanta organized Durga Puja 2020

    Pujari Atlanta organized Durga Puja 2020 December 2020 - Pujari Atlanta, a nonprofit formed in 1986 to foster understanding between the people of Bengali origin and Americans, organized a virtual Durga Puja in the times of the pandemic. Enjoying the patronage of most Bengali families in metropolitan Atlanta, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arkansas, the organization organized Durga Puja this year while trying to keep every volunteer and member safe.

  • BAGA organized Durga Puja 2020

    BAGA organized Durga Puja 2020 December 2020 - Due to the pandemic, Durga Puja 2020 was conducted as a virtual event so that Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta (BAGA) members could enjoy the festivities from the comfort of their homes.BAGA members participated in Anjali and Aarti virtually. Food was available to be picked up by the members after the Puja. BAGA magazine, Pratichi, published a multimedia alternative with seperate versions for children and adults on the occasion.

  • Raksha organized virtual Art Show 2020

    Raksha organized virtual Art Show 2020 December 2020 - Reflective of the pandemic times, the theme of Raksha’s third annual Art Show held in the last week of October 2020 was “The Art of Resilience.” Usually held in March to commemorate women’s empowerment month, Raksha organized the event virtually as a week-long art event.

  • Atlanta chapter of HungerMitao has raised funds to provide meals to one million people

    Atlanta chapter of HungerMitao has raised funds to provide meals to one million people December 2020 - The Atlanta chapter of HungerMitao, which was launched at the Atlanta Community Food Bank on October 2, 2019, has since been able to raise enough food and funds to provide one million meals to people in need. HungerMitao is a volunteer-driven grassroots movement focused on raising awareness about hunger in the U.S., improving community engagement, and channeling resources and contributions of the Indian American community to fight hunger through the Feeding America network of food banks.

  • Food4Lives raises funds for sleeping bags as winter approaches

    Food4Lives raises funds for sleeping bags as winter approaches December 2020 - As winter months approach, volunteers at Food4Lives (F4L) are working to provide sleeping bags for the homeless around Atlanta. Serving people experiencing food and housing insecurity in Atlanta, Food4Lives team has been serving fresh meals since the lockdown in March 2020.

  • Gandhi’s timeless message shaping India, says Consul General Dr. Swati Kulkarni on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti

    Gandhi’s timeless message shaping India, says Consul General Dr. Swati Kulkarni on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti November 2020 - The Gandhi Foundation USA (GFUSA) together with the Consulate General of India, Atlanta, celebrated 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2020. This day is also marked as ‘The United Nations International Day of Nonviolence.’Nations International Day of Nonviolence.’ The celebration, at the Gandhi Statue on the grounds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, was attended by dignitaries, Dr. Swati Kulkarni, Consul General of India in Atlanta, and Georgia state senators Angelika Kausche and Sheikh Rahman.

  • Dhoop Chaaon, the Hindi theatre group, staged e-play “Nirupaaji Ka Laal”

    Dhoop Chaaon, the Hindi theatre group, staged e-play “Nirupaaji Ka Laal” November 2020 - This play is a short satirical portrayal with a simple storyline. It revolves around the delicate fabric of a neighborhood where everybody came together to help a neighbor. A timely concept especially in these Covid times, the play emphasizes that simple things in life and helping each other out are at the heart of humanity.

  • Heartfulness hosted a global virtual summit on International Day of Peace

    Heartfulness hosted a global virtual summit on International Day of Peace November 2020 - On September 22, 2020, Heartfulness Institute hosted a virtual summit on ‘#Connecting for Peace’ to commemorate International Day of Peace in association with United Nations Information Centre, Global Citizens India, Give India, Spirit of Humanity Forum, the Fetzer Institute, Sewa International and Gandhi Foundation.

 

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