Aaj Ka Dhamaka dance competition

11/17/2018 5:30 PM

Aaj Ka Dhamaka dance competition

Aaj Ka Dhamaka dance competition

You are all invited to the year's biggest South Asian dance competition: AKD - Aaj ka Dhamaka.  This 20th anniversary edition will feature more than twenty teams from around the United States.  It's this Saturday, Nov 17 at Memorial Hall UNC.  AKD helps support the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship (see below).  Hope to see you there! - Afroz

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Aaj Ka Dhamaka – 20 Years of AKD

Venue: Memorial Hall, 114 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

Date: November 17, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM



Sangam Members: $10

Students: $12

General: $15

Tickets: available in the Pit or online at sangamunc.org or here



Website: sangamunc.org

Email: uncakd@gmail.com

Facebook: Aaj Ka Dhamaka



Competing Teams:



VT Bhangra

VCU Hasdi Jawani

Virginia Di Shaan

Emory Karma Bhangra

GT Bhangra

Classic City Bhangra

HooSher Bhangra UMD

Terrapind Bhangra



Boston University Jalwa

NCSU Nazaare

UC Dhadak

ATL Tanishq

NSU Maasti


Miami UJhoom

Pitt Mastana


Exhibition Teams:

UNC Chalkaa

Bhangra Elite

Tar Heel Raas

Carolina Indian Arts


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The Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship

In 1998, a small group of friends got together to establish a program that would provide a new opportunity for their peers to learn about and work for the South Asian community while augmenting their education through valuable experiences. To do this, they began researching the procedures through which a Fellowship could be established to support students in a way that would both help promote South Asian awareness and support the South Asian community while allowing the recipients the independence and freedom to explore original avenues to accomplish these goals. The Fellowship was named after Mahatma Gandhi because Gandhi, perhaps the most famous South Asian in history, himself most elegantly and thoroughly pronounced these beliefs of social awareness and acceptance as well as personal dedication and hard work to accomplish this goal. Thus, the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship was established under the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, recognizing as its primary effort to be one that seeks a more open and accepting society.



• To pioneer sustainable approaches to complex social needs in South Asia.

• To inspire future UNC student awareness of South Asia and its social concerns.

• To promote the value of education through experience.


These goals, derived from the original philosophy behind the Fellowship, are carried on today by the current MGF Co-Chairs and the Fellows who are selected each year. The Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship is administered today through UNC Sangam, a South Asian awareness organization at UNC-Chapel Hill, which selects the MGF Co-Chairs and coordinates all fundraising efforts. Through the efforts of Sangam and its members, progress continues to be made as students work to raise the $125,000 endowment fund that will guarantee this Fellowship for years to come by allowing new Fellows to be funded simply off the interest generated.


Aaj Ka Dhamaka is proud to contribute to The Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship.


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