1,200 People Join IANH Spring Celebration, Local Talents Honored

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NASHUA, NH—About 1,200 people gathered to celebrate Spring at Nashua High School North in Nashua, NH, earlier this month. The event was organized by India Association of New Hampshire (IANS).

More than 400 performers joyously participated in the competitive dances and music performances as well as in the art competition. The event attracted a record number of crowd of about 1,200, IANH said in a statement.

“The spirit of celebration was very evident among  the community members, guests and performers who drove from the far off places to be part of  this unique celebration that lasted for the whole day,” the statement said.

The program started on time with the music segment followed by the dance segment. Tireless efforts of the entire IANH executive team as well as youth and adult volunteers was worth appreciating.

“This large-scale event was pulled together by the great teamwork effort of the entire exec team of the IANH officials, led by the IANH Cultural Chair, Jyoti Sharma along with the support of Mr. Balaji Radakrishnan – President, Mr. Manoj Chourasia – Vice-President, Dr. Tej Dhakar – Secretary, Mr. Anand Thippeswamy – Treasurer and other committee chairs:  Mr. Prasad Dabbi – Education, Ms. Vandana Dhakar Membership, Mr. Nagendra Bhanu – Public Relations, Ms. Barinder Ahluwalia – Public Service, Ms. Sushmita Anand – Youth Affairs, Mr. Aravind Patlolla – Web & Social, Executive Members – Mr. Ashish Bhardwaj, Ms. Parvathi Rao, Mr. Subrahmanyam Karedla,” the statement said.

The Vasant or Spring themed stage had set the perfect mood for all the performers by its grand look that was sponsored by Aneesha Karoday of TaranaOm Creations and assisted by the IANH volunteer team. The participants in their colorful costumes and beautiful props exhibited the best of their talents in dance and music. The bright colors and decor flared the entire ambience – right from the entrance to the stage. The Vasant Bazaar attracted hundreds of buyers to dozens of vendors and info booths to admire their products and services. The art contestant awed the crowd with their colorful artwork which added a unique charm with the display of best of their creativity, making it challenging for judges to pick the winners.

The occasion was graced by accomplished Judges and Gurus – Prashant Soni, Rama Rao, Poopy Charnalia, Valli Amaravadi, Vaishnavi Kondapalli, Shiva Ramakrishnan, Vaijayanthi Gopalakrishnan, Padma Loganathan, Shikha Bajpai, Hema Iyengar, Sunanda Sahay and Gopika Narula – who all drove from far-off places to help judge the Art, Music and Dance competitions with all their dedications and enthusiasm.

“Kudos to Teachers, Parents, and Choreographers for working hard and teaching their students. The efforts, patience, and cooperation exhibited by performers during the event sure deserved a big round of applause,” the statement said.

Below is the full list of the winners in various categories of Music and Dance performances as well as for the art contest.

Art contest winners various levels:

Sub Junior: First place – Shreyas Satyavageeswaran

Second place- Rishab Rajesh, Third Place – Suneet Patel

Junior: FIrst place- Anshul Vinay Rastogi, Second place- Rithika Saravanan, Third place- Liya Liju

Senior: Saadhvi Raghav, Adult: Keerthi Allam

Winners of Classical Vocal Solo

Junior:

First Place: Soumya Dharani, Second Place- Sachit Kurup, Third Place- Shrihan Yadav

Senior: Sarala Sharma

Winners of Non- Classical Vocal Solo

Junior:First place -Rayna Parikh, Second place- Soumya Dharani, Third place- Sunthriiwi Venkat and Jairaj Sharma

Winners of Instrumental

Junior: First Place- Ansh Khanna, Second Place -Jinen Gandhi

Senior: First place- Sameer Paranjape

Non-classical dance Sub-Junior category.

First place- Nashua Kutties by Ananya Venkates

Participants- Yuvethi Kannan, Smrithi Srinath, Gowri Akkineni, Avni Nagaraj, Aatmi Shah, Rakshitha Sarvanakumar, Roshni Anand, Anya Challuri, Srushti Mandera, Ganya Gopinath, Sanvi Praturu, Aditi Vayyavur

Second place- Dancing Dolls by Suman Deshwal

Participants- Avighna Deshwal, Riya Liju, Mysha Saiyed, Isabelle Shiju, Khanak Baxi, S Neha Punnoose, Krupa Annie Vinu, Maanya Ravi Patel

Third place- Rasleela by Nivetha R

Participants- Kyathi Nannapaneni, Siyona Gupta, Eesha Gunda , Rashmi Konaparthi , Krutika Solanki, Rithvika Karri, Janya Varsani

Non-classical dance Junior category.

First Prize: Festive India, choreographed by Rani Umesh

Participants- Devnath Pillai, Ishaanvi Rajesh, Varsha Aravind, Sandhrika Gopal, Soorya Soorej, Cecilia Thomas, Dhwanisree Simon, Daivik Pillai, Parthiv Sreekesh, Neha Ninan, Arlene Chacko, Sharon Alex, Edwin Eldo and Madhav Girish – Choreographed by Rani Umesh

Second Prize: Bahubali , choreographed by Deepa Jacob – Participants – Matthew Alex, Sachit Kurup, Hrishikesh Dwaraka, Kritin Akkineni, Narayan Sajeev, Rohan Sehra, Navein Sribalaharan, Samya P , Arni Mola, Shreeya Menon, Isabel Rana, Aarushi Deshwal, Jahnavi Palarapu, Richa Rajesh, Saanvi Wadhwa, Mahi Pant, Kirti Das and Ishanvi Sharma

Third Prize: Supreme Girls, choreographed by Supriya Vempara Participants- Sudiksha Vedala, Akshaya Kolluri, Pranathi Kondoju, Srihamsika Tummala, Mahik Macharla, Hasini Vemparala

Non-classical dance senior category.

First place: Nagavalli Reloaded choreographed by Meena Unni. Participants- Devika Nair, Anna Mathew, Sithara Nambiar, Navya Sebastian, Jessica Raji, Paru Sreekanth, Neil Kachappilly, Rishikesh Girish.

Second place: Navadurga choreographed by Deepa Jacob.

Participants: Miriam Alex, Meenakshi Rajesh, Akanksha, Vasireddy, Nithya Arun, Adhithi Venkatesan, Shreya Kappala, Anavi Gadari, Saranya Sreebalaharan, Gowri Chandran, Yuvika Akkineni, Sreya Kethi Reddy

Third Place: Bahubali choreographed by Jasmine Shah

Participants: Alaya Shah, Rucha Dave, Krishna Dave, Kavya Dave, Shikha Patel, Pari Parikh, Neha Sharma, Stuti Adhikari, Alisha KC, Krish Bhut

The Winners of Classical  Dance Junior Category

First place- Chidambaram Natesh Kauthvam By Neha Parikh. Participants – Hridya Eipe, Smrithi Menon, Anusha Chandrasekhar, Deetya Nagri

Second place- Ganesha Kauthvam  by Neha Parikh. Participants – Teresa Mathew, Tara Kurup, Neha Kachappilly, Lashmirenuga Ganeshbabu, Dhwani Mandavia, Josephine Mathew

The Winners of Classical  Dance Senior Category Sadaksharam by Neha Parikh. Participants Yuvika Akkineni, Aarohi Darisi, Damini Singh, Shreya Nagri

The complete list of Vendors  for Vasant Bazar were as follows:

Food Fashion and lots of activities at our Vasant Bazar

Ekal – Education for Rural India

GlamHook Designs – Clothing & Jewelry

Infant Jesus School – Pre-K to 6th Grade Education

India Heritage Foundation – ISKON Books

JETUSA – Statue of Equality Project

Kumon Center – Math Education

LAER Realty Partners – Real Estate

New York Life Insurance Co. – Life Insurance

Radhika & Keshav – Clothing

Sailee Collections – Clothing

Sarla Sharma – Face Painting

Sunitha Mosurkal – Dulhan Mehandi

Srimai Designs – Clothing & Jewelry

TaranaOM Creations – Event Planning and Management

Usha Bheemanapalli – Silk Sarees and Silk Thread Jewelry.

Food by Ritus SPice Utsav and Gurnam Caterings.

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