A Complete Schedule of IAGB’s Republic Day Program and List of all Participants

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BURLINGTON, MA–If you are looking forward to enjoying Saturday’s Republic Day celebrations organized by the India Association of Greater Boston at Burlington High School, here is a complete schedule of events and their locations, followed by a list of all the participants in various cultural shows.

The event, which marks India’s 70th Republic Day celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, will be held from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Program Schedule for IAGB Republic Day 2019

Competitions Segment:

Chess        : 1:00 pm (Cafeteria backside)
Art              : 1:45 pm (Cafeteria frontside)
Carrom       : 1:30 pm (Upper Library)
Story-telling         : 2 pm (Classroom 120)
GK/Trivia   : 2 pm (Classroom 121)

Cultural and Antakshari Grand Finale Segment:

4pm to 4.15pm

US National Anthem – Aarushi Pant

Indian National Anthem – Khushi Krishna, Keerthi Shankar, Sharmadha

Welcome Address – Nagendra Rao, Director, IAGB

4.15pm to 5pm

  1. Vande Mataram with Raag Desh Medley – Teacher: Jyoti Sharma
  2. Rang De Basanti – Teacher: Bishal Sunowar
  3. Uttar Pradesh Ke Rang– Teacher: Ekta Jain/Ekta Dance Academy
  1. ZankarBeats Dhinchak Girls ‘Maharashtra Dhingana’ – Teacher: Vaishali Gade
  1. Fusion by Debarati and Group – Teacher: Debarati Mukherjee Ganguly
  1. Kerala Folk Dance – Teacher: Thara Thattacherry

5pm to 5.15pm

Guest of Honor Address: Latha Mangipudi, State Representative, State of NH

Award Ceremony for Competition Winners           

5.15pm to 6pm

Introduction to Antakshari   

Burmaniacs, Deewane, Piku PK, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, Bijalee, Pawan-Divya

Antakshari Round 1

Antakshari Round 2

Antakshari Round 3

6.15 pm to 7.10pm

Address by Saheli – Divya Chaturvedi, Co-ED

  1. Rhythms of Kathak – Teacher: Moumita Banerjee
  1. Ghoomar – Teacher: Suman Adisesh
  1. Mix of tribal dances from Northeast regions of India – Teacher: Jasmine Shah
  1. A tribute to Bollywood Divas – Teacher: Priya Asthana
  2. Showcase India – A passage to Bollywood – Teacher: Nikita Rao
  1. Roots and Rhythm: Unity in Diversity through Music and Dance – Teacher: Aditi Gaikwad, Sonal Shingare, Viprali Bhatkar
  2. Nachange saari Raat – Teacher: Shaila Verma

7.15 pm to 8pm

IAGB President’s Address – Aditi Taylor, President, IAGB

IAGB Executive Committee Introduction

Guest of Honor Address

Corporate Sponsors Recognition:  

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, BMW of Sudbury, Jobiak Inc.

Antakshari Round 4

Antakshari Round 5

Vote of Thanks – Sanjay Sahasrabudhe, Treasurer, IAGB

Antakshari Finale Award Ceremony

Here are the names of participants in cultural programs:

 

  1. Vande Mataram with Raag Desh Medley

 Medley of Patriotic songs

Teacher/Coordinator: Jyoti Sharma

Participants: Manjari Yalawarthy, Dolly Sinha, Archana Dubey, Sarita Vaswani, Leena Ray, Jyoti Sharma, Sarala Sharma, Jairaj Sharma, Manisha Babbar, Grace Garland Moen

  1. RANG DE BASANTI

Indian punjabi folk dance by Arya Dance Academy.

Teacher/Coordinator: Bishal Sunowar

Participants: Avisha Mathur, Shrey Dalia, Aadi Patel, Angel Patel, Ananya Mathur, Akshara Jhawar, Mahi Patel, Anmol Patel

  1. Uttar Pradesh Ke Rang

Student of Ekta Dance Academy will show various colors of northern state of India “Uttar Pradesh”. Our performance will give the glimpse of art, culture, music and dance of Uttar Pradesh.

Teacher/Coordinator: Ekta Jain – Ekta Dance Academy

Participants: Devishi Jain, Namya Arora, Nikita Sarin, Aushiki Thattikonda, Tara Gayatri Chintapalli, Srinidhi Rameshbabu, Khanak Agrawal, Tanish Koparde, Shivang Kumar Sinha, Aryan Das, Priyanshu Sahu, Ronav Sukhija, Aditya Hebbar, Kavya Arora, Krisha Anand, Ashmita  Aduntula, Siyona Mohanty, Riyansika Kalavala, Riana Sukhija, Aarushi Saripella, Satvhik Reddy Botla, Akshara Singh, Arsh Jain, Sriansh Sasanoori, Anvesha Pattanayak, Rishaan Kalavala, Vishisht Cheeti, Vidhur Cheeti, Reyanshu Dutta

  1. ZankarBeats Dhinchak Girls ‘Maharashtra Dhingana’

Let us take you on a journey to experience rich folk performances from State of Maharashtra. We are showcasing energetic folk performances from various regions, tribes and/or occupation like ‘Shetakri (farmers), Koli (fisherman), Vaghya Murali (Devi’s devotees) and no Maharshtrian folk would be complete without a ‘Lavani’ to add to the Dhingaga (fun/joy)..

Teacher/Coordinator: Vaishali Gade

Participants: Netra R, Swati Shinde, Vrushali Phirake, Manodnya Lele, Gini Pookottil, Nilima Salunke, Shubhada Kulkarni, Devki Mahambrey, Sheetal Sakpal, Vaishali Gade

  1. FUSION BY DEBARATI AND GROUP

Bengali poetry and literature have been occupying a special height since ages and have enriched people around the World with its glorious creations. Famous poets had been maintaining the aura of excellence. These maverick personalities with immense talent and knowledge on the subject had gifted us several creations which is being cherished Worldwide today…we would pay homage to these stalwarts and would remember their creations once again by the BENGALI FUSION GROUP.

These songs are a blend of Indian way of thoughts and it is a constant source of inspiration.

Durga puja is the celebration of the victory of good over evil, is followed by song of Rabindranath Tagore and Patriotic songs where description of freedom fighter’s devotion to the Country is there in lyrics.

The Hindu legends embedded the Indian thought about the nature of existence, the human condition and its aspirations through an interwoven contrast of characters, the good against the evil, the honest against the dishonest, the dharma-bound lover against the anti-dharma bully, the gentle and compassionate against the cruel and greedy. Since ages people have been inspired by few songs and the lyrics which have inspired them to fight against the evil forces.

In the mythological context or the reality of the life, the fight against the evil, has been the described .

Teacher/Coordinator: Debarati Mukherjee Ganguly

Participants: Suvam Roy Ganguly, Debam Roy Ganguly, Shreyan Das, Anshika Shekhar, Amrita Chaudhury, Debarati Mukherjee Ganguly, Songita Das. Seema Das

  1. Nachange saari Raat

Presenting the gorgeous, glamorous, glorious Gallaan Goodiyan Girls from Shaila School of Dance  performing a peppy, playful, popular Bhangra Bollywood medley..

Teacher/Coordinator: Shaila Verma

Participants: Rohini Moholkar, Madhavi Toke, Sowmya Karunakaran, Athira  Vijayan, Reena Beji

  1. Guest of Honor Address: Latha Mangipudi,

State Representative, State of NH.

  1. Competition prizes
  2. Introduction to Antakshari

Bijalee, Burmaniacs, Pawan-Divya, Piku PK, Deewane, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

  1. Antakshari Round 1
  2. Antakshari Round 2
  3. Antakshari Round 3
  1. Address by Saheli – Divya Chaturvedi, Co-ED
  1. Kerala Folk Dance

Team Naatyanjali proudly presents the legendary story of Onam- the harvest festival of Kerala. Rich culture of Kerala- including the traditional boat race, the grand feast OnaSadya and the folk story behind Onam are depicted through the enticing dance moves of young dancers. Enjoy the enthralling and colorful performance by Team Naatyanjali…

Teacher/Coordinator: Thara Thattacherry

Participants: Veda Menon, Vikram Menon, Avni Nair, Vaani Nair, Daniel Alappatt, Olivia Alappatt, Ashima Biju, Anika Purayannur, Rebecca John, Matthew John, Albert Sebastian, Julia Sebastian.

  1. Ghoomer

Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Bhil tribe performed to worship Goddess Sarasvati. The dance is performed by veiled women who wear flowing dresses called ghaghara. The dance typically involves performers pirouetting while moving in and out of a wide circle. The word ghoomna describes the twirling movement of the dancers and is the basis of the word ghoomar. The choreography was done by Ms. Suman Adisesh and her Guru Ms. Padmini Ravi.

 Teacher/Coordinator: Suman Adisesh

Participants: Adhiti Venkatesh, Dhrithi Kumar, Prachi Hemmige, Prachi Dayal, Puja Saha, Tanvi Sistu

Mix of tribal dances from Northeast regions of India

North east India is known for its interesting culture and eclectic dance forms.dance moves are simple but graceful. Dances are performed during festivals.

Teacher/Coordinator: Jasmine Shah

Participants: Asha Thotangare, Daisha Patel, Jharana Madan, Jyoti Nagarkar, Mora Duggal, Neha Patel, Sadhna Kyathappala, Sonal Shah, Bhavana Laad, Rakhee Menon, Rakhee tailor, Samidha Sane, Sonal Ramani, Sumi manwani, Suvarna ghaisas, Tina Gandhi, Divya Lalwani

  1. A tribute to Bollywood Divas

Movies, singing and dancing has become an integral part of Indian lives. Nowadays actresses in Indian movies have started performing in big roles which makes it more interesting to watch,  whether she is a versatile girl like Deepika Podukone or a global icon like Priyanka Chopra we love them all. So, this performance is dedicated to all Bollywood actresses who have kept Indian movie industry alive. Hope you all like it.

Teacher/Coordinator: Priya Ashana

Participants: Gopika Karol, Sonal Shah, Geethupriya, Pratyusha Anand, Priya Madhan, Preethi Subramaniam, Sahithya Koka, Priya Asthana

  1. Rhythms of Kathak

Kathak – A dance of grace and rhythm !

 This classical piece showcases the graceful movements and the  beautiful rhythms of Kathak. The music for this performance is traditionally accompanied with the dance form.The Rhythms of Kathak will show case Freedom & Power with movements –  Tap your feet and express your attitude. Spin your body and express your power. The beauty of this classical dance is explained through various movements, footwork and mudras and combinations of rhythmic phrases and stances..

Teacher/Coordinator: Moumita Banerjee

Participants: Arya Gokhale, Yashita Kochar, Ronita Shukla, Mohisha Prajapati, Eela Sahasrabudhe, Saachi More, Avani Bhargava, Prianka Sarathy, Aishani Pathak, Prisha Mishra, Shriya Kulkarni, Anjali Rajput, Rashmi Mittal, Nipa Buch

  1. Showcase India – A passage to bollywood 

Nikitas BDA presents to you a fabulous showcase of Indian dance–from classical to contemporary, traditional to fusion–featuring the many talented dancers who have been training for months from Nikitas bollywood dance academy throughout the run of Epic dance forms from Ancient India in bollywood style.

Teacher/Coordinator: Nikita Rao

Participants: Gyan Robinson, Arjun Patel, Rishika Menon, Sreeteja Tadimarri, Suraj Sanariya, Shivani Sanariya, Tvisha Bansal, Sampath Kalagarla, Neha Kalagarla, sunehri Jhaveri, sanaya Sanghavi, Aanya Jain, Nikhil Byrapuram, Anjali Pasam, Aadhya Kamavarapu, Aadhya challa, Navya Karri, Taruni Peddi, Giana Gulaya, Samarth Sharma, Ishita Rao, Neha Kodeboyena, Pushp gandha, Puja shetty, Queenal vrishni, sushma Y, Meenkashi soni, Jugmi Rao, Swati Adimulam, Udayasree Sravanam, Aparna Peddi, Tanya Thomas, Anjali shah, Karina shah, Ishika Mandelia, Siyona chawla, Nidhi mankan, Pushti jarecha, Anushkaa Verma, Anya Gupta, Zubin Gupta, Aarav Mandelia, Prisha Ujjinamatada, Avni Pisharody, Smera Bafna, Vrithi Iyer, Vihaan Iyer, Nikita Mugundu, Reyhan Tolia, Omkar Deshpande, Ayaan shah, Hridhaan Padwal, Meher Bijani

  1. Roots and Rhythm: Unity in Diversity through Music and Dance

India is well known for its cultural diversity. We wanted to capture the essence of its rich heritage through music and dance. In our creation we want to convey that music has no boundaries. You may see us dancing in Bihu style on a Konkani song or  doing Bhangra on a Marathi song. We are a bunch of crazy, passionate, dance-lovers Indiawale and would like to entertain you with our unique performance..

Teacher/Coordinator: Aditi Gaikwad, Sonal Shingare, Viprali Bhatkar

 Participants: Aditi Gaikwad, Ashwini Nene, Bakul Sakhrekar, Boneeta Dsouza, Harshada Patil, Megha Kamath, Netra Rajinikanth, Pooja Singh, Ranjani Chandrasekhar, Shanu Shah, Sonal Shingare, Viprali Bhatkar

  1. IAGB President’s Address and Introduction to EC

Aditi Taylor, President, IAGB

  1. Guest of Honor Address
  1. Corporate Sponsors Recognition:

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, BMW of Sudbury, Jobiak Inc.

  1. Antakshari Round 4
  1. Antakshari Round 5
  1. Vote of Thanks

Sanjay Sahasrabudhe (IAGB Treasurer)

  1. Scores and Finale prize.

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