IANH Hosts Vasant Festival, Announces Winners of Various Competitions

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NASHUA, NH–India Association of New Hampshire hosted IANH Vasant Festival 2017 on Sunday,  May 21st, to celebrate the spirit of spring season. It was a success with over 300 participants performing in the competitive and non-competitive segments across the multiple age groups and was attended by over a thousand community members to celebrate the spirit of spring, IANH said in a statement.

Over a dozen vendors and information booths made their way to showcase their products. As always, it was hosted at Nashua High School North and filled with enthusiasts and parents of outstanding artists. All the participants amazed the audience by putting their heart and soul in their performances along with showcasing their creative props and costumes.  The dance competition was judged by  – Swati Subramanian, Sheetal Kelkar, Alka Arora and Shikha Bajpai for judging dance competitions as well as Sunanda Sahay and Gopika Narula for judged Art contest. The audience also got to witness the dances of all genre from classical to folk and hiphop. Additionally, there were some beautiful music performances by the kids of all ages as well as adults who sung in the multiple languages. The participants and audience came from far off to participate in this spectacular show and the cultural extravaganza!

In addition to the NSF Educational Bees Award and Youth service Awards, the charity check disbursement for Sowdews was done by the IANH youth group. The delicious food by Unnati Cafe and Udipi Restaurant was a great attraction as well.  The Outstanding decorations and backdrops done by Ambika Mangtani and Kruti shah of Gatinm Creators added colors and glitter  to the entire stage. The IANH Vasant festival was generously supported  by Nashua based Grand sponsor Global Adult Daycare Health Centre  and Gold sponsor Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Overall the IANH Vasant Festival turned out as a true celebration of the Spring season that rejuvenated the spirits of the whole local community!

Beside the cultural activities IANH extensively contributes to serve the local community by serving the local soup kitchens and children home as well as continuously organising the fundraisers for many other local charities.

IANH organises the Annual cultural contests every year around this time of the year. The current  IANH Team put in the months of prep work in order to organise this mega event which was a grand success! The current IANH officials are Mr. Balaji Radakrishnan-President, Mr. Manoj Chourasia-Vice President, Dr. Tej Dhakar-Secretary  ,Mr. Prithvi Kumar-Treasurer. The current Committee Chairs are – Ms. Jyoti Sharma Cultural,  Mr. Prasad Dabbi Education, Ms. Vandana Dhakar Membership , Mr. Nagendra Bhanu Public Relations , Ms. Barinder Ahluwalia Public Service, Ms. Barinder Ahluwalia Youth Affairs. The current Executive Members are – Mr. Anand Thippeswamy, Mr. Aravind Patlolla, Mr. Ashish Bhardwaj, Ms. Sushmita Anand, Ms. Urvashi Gupta

Below is the list of all the awards winners

Youth service Awards Winners were

Ananaya Venkatesan, Kunaal Sundara, Sathvika Korandla, Vindhya Rachur and Viraj Bhat

Congratulations to all the Art contest winners of IANH Vasant Festival 2017

Art contest Winners:

6-8 graders

First place – Sadhvi Raghav

Second place – Jahnavi Palarapu

Third place – Kalyan Thillai

3-5 Graders

First place – Charvi Ankem

Second place- Krithivarsha Sivakumar

Third place – Nitya Pannoose

The following were the winners of IANH Vasant Festival 2017 Dance Competitions. Congratulations to all the winners and their Choreographers.

K-2 graders category

First Place: Nashua Kuttis Choeorgraphed by Ananaya Venkatesh

Nayan Karthikeyan, Smrithi Srinath, Yuvethi Kannan, Avni Gauri Nagaraj, Roshni Anand, Srushti Mandera, Ganya Gopinath, Saanvi Praturu, Deepthi Bharath

Second Place: Dhakad Choeorgraphed by Preeti Shokeen

Anika Gupta, Piya Chokshi, Gowri Akkineni, Ameya Kharade, Nithin Venkatramanan, Jinen Gandhi, Anya Kumar, Vihaan Shah, Nikhil Shokeen, Kailash Venkatesan, Aadya Goenka, Riya Sood, Aatmi Shah, Aarushey Jamla, Aarush Chaudhari, Aanya Challuri, Shivakhya Kandpal, Tiya Miglani, Ria Makhija

Third Place: Twinkling Stars Choreographed by Maya Reju

Thara Paul, Krupa Vinu, Sneha Punnoose, Sofia Binu, John Prakash, Isabelle Shiju, Dhwanisree Simon, Nidhi Ratheesh, Khanak Baxi, Riya Liju, Avighna Deshwal

3-5 graders category

First Place: Naach Express Choreographed by Rani Umesh

Edwin Eldo , Madhav Girish , Madhav Nair, Neha Ninan, Sharon Alex , Arlene Chacko, Aparna Nambiar , Shikha Amin, Theodore Jensen-Fellows , Daivik Pillai , Ishaanvi Rajesh, Varsha Aravind, Soorya Soorej , Sandhrika Gopal, Pallavi Nair, Cecilia Thomas, Siddharth Menon and Sachit Kurup.

Second Place: Attam kondattam Choreographed by Ananya Ventakesh

Navein Sribalahran, Pranav Kulkarni, Sahishnu Sathish, Nithin Venkatramman, Nithin Sarvanan, Srishti Srinath, Lakshana Raghav, Rithika Sarvanan, Sanjana Vadapelli

Third Place: Uppu Karuvadu Choreographed by Deepa Jacob

Matthew Alex, Hrishikesh Dwaraka, Kritin Akkineni, Narayan Sajeev, Sudarshan Prasanna, Rohan Sehra, Amal Bazar, Navein Sribalaharan, Samya P, Arni Mola, Shreeya Menon, Isabel Rana, Aarushi Deshwal, Jahnavi Palarapu, Richa Rajesh,

6-8 graders category

First Place: Pride of Peacock Choreographed by Meena Unni

Smrithi Menon, Nandana Nair, Ankitha Shaji, Meghana Geo, Hridya Eipe, Nanditha Nambiar, Roseanne Shiju, Josephine Mathew, Saanvi Thiruveedula, Shreya Mahesh, Iris Eldo

Second Place: Beera Miriam Alex, Meenakshi Rajesh, Abigail Thomas, Akanksha Vasireddy, Nithya Arun, Nitya Nambiar, Adhithi Venkatesan, Shreya Kappala, Anavi Gadari, Saranya Sribalaharan , Sruthi Ramesh

Third Place: Barrier the Wall Choreographed by Jasmine Shah

Alaya Shah, Haly Patel, Priya Shokeen Krish Patel, Rucha Dave , Krishna Dave, Sarala Sharma, Shikha Patel, Kavya Dave

9-12 graders category

First Place: Keeraliyam Choreographed by Meena Unni

Devika Nair, Namitha Nair, Anna Mathew, Leia Manoj, Parvathy Sreekanth, Meera Kurup, Jessica Raji, Neha Edison

Second Place: Medley of Gujarati Folk dance Choreographed by Jasmine Shah

Janani Sharma,Shivani Patel, Ashvi Patel, Hanah Prasad, Ankita Bhagat, Tamana Asarpot, Tanisha Asarpota, Rajvi Parikh,

Preya Patel

 

IANH awarded another set of trophies sponsored by Kumon Nashua and also a certificate from NH Senator’s office to all the following Education Bee winners at Vasant Festival on May 21st at Nashua North

Intermediate Brain Bee

1st Place Abigail Thomas

2nd Place Adhvika Arunkumar

3rd Place Kathir Meyyappan

Junior Essay Writing

1st Place Anusha Sambangi

2nd Place Garima Rastogi

3rd Place Rayna Parikh

Intermediate Essay Writing

1st Place Miriam Alex

2nd Place Shreya Nagri

3rd Place Anshul Rastogi

Junior Geography

1st Place Yash Patel

2nd Place Sahasra Yenumula

3rd Place Rajarshi Mandal

 

Senior Geography

1st Place Abhishek Vijay

2nd Place Tej Patel

3rd Place Pranav Rohit

Math Level 1

1st Place Rajarshi Mandal

2nd Place Ameya Kharade

3rd Place Tarun Venkatesh

 

Math Level 2

1st Place Pranav Chivukula

2nd Place Rohan Venkatesh

3rd Place Garima Rastogi

 

Math Level 3

1st Place Darshan Krishnaswamy

2nd Place Anshul Rastogi

3rd Place Rucha Dave

 

Junior Public Speaking

1st Place Kathir Meyyappan

2nd Place Abigail Thomas

3rd Place Prachi Kharade

 

Junior Science

1st Place Rajarshi Mandal

2nd Place Anjali Kukkamalla

3rd Place Sahasra Sirimalla

 

Intermediate Science

1st Place Rohan Venkatesh

2nd Place Akshay Manchanda

3rd Place Nithin Chandra

Senior Science

1st Place Shreya Nagri

2nd Place Darshan Krishnaswamy

3rd Place Saketh Mynampati

 

Junior Spelling

1st Place Sahasra Yenumula

2nd Place Tarun Venkatesh

3rd Place Nandana Nishanth

 

Senior Spelling

1st Place Hasita Kovvuri

2nd Place Navin Ramesh

3rd Place Garima Rastogi

 

Junior Vocabulary

1st Place Nandana Nishanth

2nd Place Hannah Thomas

3rd Place Yash Patel

Intermediate Vocabulary

1st Place Anshul Rastogi

2nd Place Abhishek Vijay

3rd Place Miriam Alex.

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