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AIM for Seva organizes a donor appreciation event

February 2024
AIM for Seva organizes a donor appreciation event All India Movement (AIM)for Seva, which provides education to the rural and tribal children in India, organized an event in Atlanta to acknowledge the donors for their support of the organization.

A spectacular dance performance Anubhava by Rukmini Vijayakumar and her team of accompanying artists, Dr. Ambi Subramanyam and Rohan Krishnamurthy, mesmerized the audience of over 400 people with their scintillating performance. Vishaka Venkataraman and Advaith Kumarspoke about their experience when they attended the Global Youth Leadership Program (GYLP) in Dec of 2022. The GYLP is a program that takes US high school children to India to learn and interact with the AIM for Seva children.

The Georgia chapter had adopted four chhatralayas(homeschools) with 144 children with the goal of raising sponsorships for these children. With the cost of $500/child/year, the Atlanta chapter has more than covered for these children and is well on its way to raising over $100k for 2023! A fundraiser, led by Eashwar Money and Shobha Swamy, raised sponsorships for another 45 children in just ten minutes!

The construction for three school buildingsis underway and will be inaugurated in 2024. Built with an investment of about $ 1.7 million per school, each school is slated to be spread across five acres of land with classrooms. Laboratories, and other modern-day school facilities for 1000 children with separate hostels for boys, girls, and staff quarters.

Anubhava’s concept and choreography was by Rukmini Vijayakumar; music direction, composition, and violin by Ambi Subramaniam; percussion by Rohan Krishnamurthy; light design by Gyandev Singh; and production by Sruthi Sailesh.

Rukmini Vijayakumar is the artistic director of the Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, and the director of Lshva, a creative space for artists in Bangalore. Ambi Subramaniam, a recognized classical violinist, has won two Global Indian Music Awards and was named among GQ's 25 Most Influential Young Indians in 2021. IndianAmerican percussionist, composer, and educator, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy leads The Alaya Project, an Indo-jazz-funk collective, and the recipient of international awards and grants.

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