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  • 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.

  • 74th Independence Day observed at CGI, Atlanta in a muted manner

    74th Independence Day observed at CGI, Atlanta in a muted manner October 2020 - Unlike previous years, there was no public celebration to observe 74th Independence Day on August 15, 2020 at Consulate General of India (CGI), Atlanta. Due to the pandemic, only the Consulate members were present. Dr. Swati Kulkarni, Consular General of India in Atlanta, hoisted the Indian flag and wished all Indians everywhere a Happy Independence Day.

  • Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia

    Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia October 2020 - They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia hosted a virtual townhall on September 10, 2020 for the community to voice their concerns and questions to three senior policy advisors to Vice President Biden. The advisors to attend the townhall were Dr. Anand Parekh, a member of the Biden Covid taskforce; Seema Sadanandan, a civil right advisor; and Georgia native Indi Dutta-Gupta, co-chair of Biden’s economic policy task force.

  • Dr. Jag Sheth keynotes at UIBS webinar, “India at 73”

    Dr. Jag Sheth keynotes at UIBS webinar, “India at 73” October 2020 - USA India Business Summit (UIBS) and Georgia Tech CIBER (GT CIBER) have been working together for over a decade to present remarkably interesting events and seminars in Georgia. On August 12, 2020, these two organizers presented a webinar titled, “India at 73: Its role in the emerging new World Order.” The webinar offered attendees a first-hand perspective about India, which was going to celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2020, and its role in the new emerging world order.

  • BanyanWay’s Virtual Summer Social helps forge relationships while social distancing

    BanyanWay’s Virtual Summer Social helps forge relationships while social distancing September 2020 - The folks at BanyanWay, who believe social distancing does not have to mean social disconnecting, presented their first Virtual Summer Social for Indian Singles on Saturday, August 1, with the goal of helping Indian singles aged 23-45, meet, mingle, and find a potential partner.

  • Webinars by GIACC to help businesses navigate the “new normal”

    Webinars by GIACC to help businesses navigate the “new normal” September 2020 - Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) has been organizing Covid-19 Series Webinars to help businesses address key emerging issues during the pandemic. The virtual seminars address a wide range of topics from the business impact of Covid-19, to medical updates and workplace integration.

 

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