New Atlanta Cultural and Community Center presents Musical Night
(Left) Organizer Roopa Luthra presents details of Atlanta Cultural and Community Center.
The Atlanta Cultural and Community Center (ACCC) is a brand new state-of-the-art venue, and an extension of Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple, designed to host professional or personal events such as educational programs, exhibitions, yoga, weddings, and shows.
Artists of Manoranjan group.
Its very first Musical Night was on February 13, 2016, sponsored by Manoranjan group. The evening, laced in red and pink, was an opportunity to show off local talent and bring people together for sharing. About 200 people from Hindi and non-Hindi backgrounds turned out on this chilly night and enjoyed warm vegetarian food and the Bollywood mix of all-time romantic songs. Manoranjan artists presented classical songs like “Laga chunri mein daag” and popular tracks like “Dream Girl,” and the crowd demanded more!
The auditorium was decorated in red and white and looked splendid in the dim lights of beautiful chandeliers. The event was very well organized in terms of crowd control, seating arrangement, and schedule management. People were happily surprised with a hot cup of tea and doses of laughter while they learned about ongoing activities of ACCC such as music, Hindi, and yoga classes. The event attracted a lot of attention from seniors, and ACCC plans to hold regular events for seniors and families.
The parking was a little tight as the new section of the temple is still to add parking. Till then people need to use a gravel area to park. Fortunately, volunteers were there to guide the cars despite really cold temperatures.
ACCC expects to coordinate many multicultural and nonprofit events hosted by different organizations and groups. Faith, religion, color, or race is irrelevant as long as the activity is legal, appeals to all communities, and is universally beneficial. As the building shares its premises with the main Vedic Temple, it honors its sanctity and does not allow any nonvegetarian food, smoking, drugs, weapons, or alcohol. Both the beautiful building and a lot of help from ACCC organizers are available, as they go by the slogan, “Share and Fair.”
Pillars of the musical night: the volunteers.
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