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EducateAKid Annual Report 2013

Educate a Kid- Halloween Banquet – Nov 2, 2013

The annual EducateAKid Halloween Banquet was held on Sat Nov 2nd at Peacock Gardens Restaurant in Diamond Bar, CA.
Click here for pictures.

Over  200 well-wishers attended the event, in spite of several Diwali get-togethers in the city that evening. Thanks to the generosity of the restaurant owner,  spectacular Halloween-themed decorations were provided with the venue.  Several entertaining programs followed, including a musical performance by the local band, FunMuzik, led by Balaaji, energetic  dance items by Step Bollywood, a musical comedy act, and a grand dinner. Sujeeth Menon and Priya Sivadas were the MCs, with Kavitha Pranesh and Keerthi Paliath following up after dinner. During the event, some notable contributors and supporters of the cause were honored. Among those were KP Hari Nair (Speridian) and Dr Ravi Vilupanur from CalPoly, Pomona. One of the highlights was a generous donation by  the teenage ‘PanchaNartakis’ – Nithya Menon, Soumya Ravichandran, Nidhi Warrier, Mansi Achuthan, & Varsha Sundar  –  dancers who made a special contribution based on gifts received at their own arangettram event. EAK Chair Dr Ravi Raghavan and OHM President Baburaj Dharan conveyed their appreciation to all for their support for this cause. Dr Geetha Ashok made a moving Powerpoint presentation   covering the highlights of the year, including audio & video messages from successful scholarship recipients.

EducateAkid thanks all the sponsors, donors, volunteers,  committee members and the OHM board for making this event a big success.  Some notable large donors for the year included Drs Shyam Kishan & Sharmila from Indiana, KP Hari of Speridian, Dr Geetha & Ashok Krishnan, and Mr Sajan Pillai from UST Global. EducateAKid collected over US$ 32000/- in the year 2013-14, which included a generous donation by Smt Jagruthy Gandhi’s dance students (Mudra Academy of Dance), who had earlier dedicated the proceeds of their annual performance to the EducateAkid cause.



Please view more news articles from the past, below.

Announcement of 2013 Banquet:  The annual EducateAKid Halloween Banquet is back for 2013! We invite you for another fun-filled Halloween Banquet at Peacock Gardens, Diamond Bar, CA on Saturday, Nov 2nd, from 5 pm.




Another event from 2013- “PANCHAMAHABHUTA”: The Five Elements      EducateAKid invites you for Mudra Academy of Dance’s annual signature event, “PANCHMAHABHUTA”: The Five Elements – A Bharatnatyam and Fusion Music Dance production choreographed by Jagruti Gandhi on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA – 92832.
The event will also feature a Fashion Show, followed by Dinner, which is included with your ticket, from Tandoor Cuisine of India.







Music Dance Program – Proceeds donated to EducateAKid

Doors open at 4 PM and the main Program will be from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
Tickets are $35 for VIP Reserved Seating and $25 for General Admission.
Patrons can also buy 10 tickets of $35 for $300 or 10 $25 tickets for $200.
All proceeds will go toward assistings financially challenged, bright college students in India. Bring all your friends and family and help us raise funds.
If you participated in our past fund-raisers, we thank you for your continued support. Last year, in spite of tough economic challenges, your patronage helped us raise over $26,000/- and provide scholarships to 36 needy students.
Some of our recipients have gone on to receive top academic honors, and job placements, thus saving entire families from financial hardship.
If you are not able to attend the dance, music, fashion show and dinner event, please consider donating to a worthy cause, or become a sponsor for the event. You can make credit card payments through our website by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button.  One-time payment or monthly installments can also be set-up. We hope this makes it easy for future contributions.For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dr.Ravi Raghavan: sharody@gmail.com or (909) 904-5385
Sujata Kori: skori@yahoo.com or (626)445-6675








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