Support a Child program gets a boost

Artists presenting Krishnapriya dance drama

Artists presenting Krishnapriya dance drama

BOSTON: Support-A-Child (SAC) program is a flagship project of the Vishwa Hindu Council of America (VHPA) that organized a fundraiser event under the joint venture of Boston and Merrimack Valley Chapters and presented a rare opportunity to the audience of Greater Boston area to watch ‘Krishnapriya’- A musical dance drama.

The drama touched upon the story of divine love of Krishna, Radha and Meera on the beautiful evening of Sunday, September 18 at Keefe Technical school, Framingham, MA attended by gorgeously dressed Indian community members.The event was organized to generate awareness and raise funds for the Support-A-Child (SAC) movement.The community leaders who graced the event included: Jayashree Voruganti (President IAGB), Kanchan Banergee (President, GIBV), Sudhir Parikh (Satsang Center) and Tej Tandon.

Mrs Gauri Chandna was graceful as Master of Ceremony. She welcomed the audience to the program and requested Mr Tej and Mrs Prem Tandon to light the lamps in front of Lord Ganesh and Ma Radha and Lord Krishna. ‘Krishnapriya’ was performed by Aditi Bhagwat, Sushant Jadhav and Harshada Jambekar, all brilliant artists, who made the audience feel the eternal love and devotion of four Krishnapriyas, namely Ma Yashoda, sister Draupadi, Sakhi Radha, and Dasi Meerabai towards Shri Krishna

Krishnapriya dance program was sponsored by the SAC which provides shelter, education, boarding, lodging, medical help and promise for bright future to the children who are poor and many times who come from terrorism hit areas of India.

SAC program, started by VHPA in 1985, is supporting thousands of boys and girls all over Bharat who are under- privileged and come from rural and tribal areas and many are orphans. Through SAC these children receive the quality education they deserve and some are obtaining regular college, technical, and even advanced degrees like Ph.D, and MD. Many of these children are today working as teachers, engineers, doctors and other professionals.

With the help of reputed service organizations like Sewa Bharati, Sewa Dham, Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Kalyan Prathishthan and many more, the SAC team selects its hostels/schools and institutions from 18 different states. These children stay in the hostels and get their education at board certified schools and learn good samsakaras (values). Along with quality education, they also receive medical aid, nutritious food, school supplies, and clothing. Talented children get opportunities to learn music, art, yoga and sports.

VHPA, Boston and Merrimack Valley Chapters requested the Indian community to support a noble cause and make a difference in the lives of “not-so-fortunate” children. Sanjay Kaul thanked the audience for donating generously to the Support-A-Child program. He announced that kind donors donated $108K which is going to support approximately over 425 needy children in India.

He appreciated the food service by Minerva and thanked all the SAC local chapter team members: Program Director Pramod Panday, Program Secretary Brijesh Sharma, Treasure Raji Ganesh, Abhishek Singh, Anita Shyam, Geeta Singh, Suman Sharma and the volunteers for their time.

India Post News Service