On Saturday, October 8, 2011, New England Leherein organized a charity event that honored …
On Saturday, October 8, 2011, New England Leherein organized a charity event that honored the members of the Indian community as well as aided the under privelged children in India by donating the funds received from the event. The goal of this event was to make a change in the lives of needy children in India who deserve to dream and have a bright future. Leherein presented the NEL Awards 2011 that rewarded the most worthy person in various categories displayed like Super Mom, Super Dad, Favorite Restaurant, Favorite Photographer, etc. The entire community voted for who they thought was the most deserving individual. The guests of honor for these awards were notable people from various Indian organizations. This thoughtful event made new bonds between our society and families, creating a stronger Indian community.
The opening red carpet created a grand entrance for all attendees. The warm hospitality showed by the Leherein team created a comfortable environment where all were welcomed. After the delicious mocktail hour, everyone was escorted to the auditorium for the award ceremony. The award ceremony was a well thought out, entertaining and comendable show. Along with the sixteen awards in varying categories that were handed out, the lively dance and singing performances kept the audience gripped throughout the night. Kudos to Leherein for organizing these one of a kind “Your Choice Awards”. Starting from the beautiful decorations, the hospitality, the management, the trophies, the hosts, the performances and the photography- everything was a huge success! I would like thank Leherein on behalf of the entire Indian community!
Magic happens when three things, cause, team and the show, come together. This is how the …
happens when three things, cause, team and the show, come together. This is how the chief guest Manju
Seth described the Leherien Fundraiser at Regis college on 19th
The “cause” was to raise funds for “Abhaalmaya” a loving home for
the underprivileged kids in India. Today “Abhaalmaya” supported by Leherein,
takes care of kids by not only providing them basic necessities, but also by
offering them the opportunity to enhance their lives by instilling the value of
education. We have all been blessed with the love and support of caring parents
that has shaped our lives. But not everyone is as fortunate. With this
realization, the big-hearted crowd of almost 250 came together on this
beautiful afternoon to lend their support to a great cause.
The “team” Leherein is a group of 13 passionate women, who have come together with a mission to bring joy in the lives of kids in “Abhaalmaya”. The vision is to help the kids achieve their dreams. The primary source of fundraising is through providing a ‘dabba’ (a Hindi word for lunch/dinner box) four times a year. To supplement this income, the team came together to organize a fundraiser which exemplified a perfect team spirit. Months of planning to the minutest details, long hours of discussion on phone calls, and endless emails all came together to make this event a success from start to finish. The team members received great support from their husbands and children, who were a big help in ensuring that the event went smoothly. The event started with delicious snacks (cooked by the Leherein team) and tea/coffee served at the “Social Hour”. The crowd loved this unusual treat and were very generous with their compliments.
The “show” was a Hindi play Sach
Aur Sach Ke Siwa, based on Agatha Christie’s famous novel Witness for Prosecution. Avinash Padhye,
translated the original play into Hindi and did an outstanding job as the
director. The set, the sound, the
breathtaking acting all weaved together to form a perfect tapestry that
mesmerized the audience for two hours. When the play ended, a thunderous
applause echoed through the auditorium. What made this play special for
everyone was the fact that the actors, director, and the whole team were local,
and very much one among us. “I totally
believe that even Bollywood could not do a better job than what I saw by this
team today”, “What talent!! Beats bollywood. New Englanders are always full of
surprises!!!” – few of the manycompliments
received by this exceptionally talented team. The key performers in the play
were Avinash Padhye, Aditi Taylor, Abhi Kanade, Ashish Panke, Suhas Marathe,
Santosh Late, Hirkani Padhye, Anagha Singh and Deven Atnoor
The evening ended with a vote of thanks, short speeches by the
chief guest Manju Seth and Upendra Mishra, and felicitation of the cast members
by the Leherein team. That evening the crowd left the auditorium with an
enthralling experience of watching a play put together by the local talent, and
the satisfaction of extending their support to make a difference in the lives
of kids who are not as blessed as we are.
The late A.P.J. Kalam said “You have to dream before your
dreams come true”. The Leherein team has dared to dream and they realize that
it takes dedication, determination, and hard work to make it a reality.
If you missed the event and would like to donate to the cause, please visit: http://www.ournel.org/index.htm. Leherein team promises that your support will not go unnoticed.
IAGB and New England Leherein jointly presents a family drama and a delightful comedy – “
IAGB and New England Leherein jointly presents a family drama and a delightful comedy – …Chale Hans Ki Chaal by none other than Avinash Padhye. After a successful suspense thriller Sach Aur Sach Ke Siva, he brings you a lighthearted comedy not to be missed!
… Chale Hans ki Chaal is a delightful comedy that revolves around the family of a distinguished freedom fighter who has bequeathed a trust that runs three charitable institutions in the hands of his four sons. The three older sons are dutifully running the institutions and happily living in the glory of their father’s deeds. The youngest one, however, has a carefree, easy going attitude and would like to live in the current world and not in the past glory. Would he succeed in his endeavor of bribing his siblings to the real world? Come find out with us how the drama unfolds …………………
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Day/Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 3:00 – 6:30 pm Complimentary reception from 3 to 3:45 pm Venue: Littleton High School Auditorium (56 King Street, Littleton, MA 02460) Tickets: $100, $60, $35, $25, and $15.
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Seats are assigned on “First Booked – First Assigned” basis. Book early to reserve your seats and take advantage of the special discounts offered to IAGB Life and Annual members and Group Discounts for 10+ tickets.
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