Desi Diwali Party 2006 Report, Page 1,
Fashion show pictures:
the conclusion of the fashion show the audience gave all the
participants a rousing ovation. There was a brief break in the
programme for dinner.
dinner the program resumed with the raffle, repeated this year
by popular demand. Organizers Sundari Josyula and Anu Choudhury
conducted the raffle, while the audience waited eagerly to see
who were the winners.
year the raffle featured over 30 prizes, in the form of gift
certificates, vouchers or coupons offered by Evergreen Desi
member businesses and vendors. Participating vendors who offered
giveaways and freebies to the raffle prize winners included
the India Junction and SpiceWorld grocery stores,
the Peacock India restaurant, Lilly's Beauty World,
the JP Beauty Salon, Sakhi Beauty Parlour, and
the IMC6 theatre group. We thank these businesses for
their generosity and community spirit.
event concluded with general dancing to popular Bollywood remixes
and hit songs.
to organizers Anu Choudhury, Yamini Mitter and Sundari Josyula
for coordinating and organizing the Diwali Party
sincere thanks to all the evergreen desi members who volunteereed
their time during the party and before and helped make it such
a big success.
volunteers: Monty Gill, Nitin Salunke, Vaishali Kothari,
Ashok Setty, Saroja Manga, Padma Deepak, and Surekha Gill who
took pictures and covered the entire event with great enthusiasm.
A special thanks to professional photographer Bala Busam for
covering the event and sharing his professional pictures with
Volunteers: Ravi Kiron, Rama Ekkad, Jyothi Bade, and Gayathri
Murthy. A special thanks to Lisa Deshpande for creating the
banners ahead of time and to Sneha Melkote for making several
trips to purchase everything needed for the games ahead of time.
Volunteers:Mr. Singhal and Mr. Hari who came ahead of time
and assisted with setting up the hall.
Volunteers: Sarbari Das, Rinki Halder, Madhavi Kakkumani,
Pradnya Kapre, Shasikala, Jayanthi Sridhar and Seema Maniyar
for manning the door and collecting the raffle stubs of the
very special thanks to Mr. Sandeep Mitter who set up the sound
system and handled the mikes, the sound and related issues throughout