NEW YORK (TIP): Maharashtra Day was celebrated at the Consulate General of India here in collaboration with Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA, on Fri 2nd May 2014. This event was funded by enthusiastic and devoted volunteers of Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA.
A lamp was lighted by the Consul General Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay to inaugurate the program which was followed by a Dindi with authentic liveDhol Tasha music and Lezhim Zhanj dances performed by artists dressed in traditional wear. The audiences were mesmerized by the folk music and dance.
Guests were treated to a special Maharashtrian cuisine
A presentation on the culture, history, monuments, food, festivals, and people of Maharashtra was given by Dr. Madhavi. Variety cultural program included Gavlan and solo Lavani dance by renowned dancer Manasi Karandikar , Powada (live singing), a short Marathi Play presented by Nitin Ashtekar, Koli dance by kids, Lavani group dance and much more.
The show was houseful and each act was appreciated and applauded. Invitees and dignitaries came from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. On behalf of Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA, the Consul General felicitated dignitaries for their commitment, dedication and outstanding community work, An Exhibition of Handicrafts and artifacts from rural Maharashtra was displayed by Mrs. Megha Vanrse.
Mrs Megha Vanrse displayed handicrafts and artifacts from rural Maharashtra
The invitees were treated to a special Maharashtrian cuisine. Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak, USA is the first ever dhol tasha group in North America founded in May 2013 by Mr. Vasant Madhavi to promote our culture,music and dance. As a nonprofit organization they have donated to Cancer research and also to build education and health center.
Last year they performed in 16 events including the Times Square Diwali, India day Parades,Ganesh Festivals and Welcome Ceremonies. website: www.dholtashausa.org Facebook page: Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA
Dignitaries with the CG. (From L to R): Mr. Dilip Shetye, Mr. Anil Diwan , Mr. Arvind Sant, Mr. Ashok Vanjari, Mrs. Madhuri Joshi, Dr. Pramod Chemburkar, Mr. Subhash Keluskar, Hon Con Gen Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Guru Archana Joglekar, Manasi Karandikar, Mrs Neeta Bhasin, Dr. Madhavi M, Mr. Sunil Suryawanshi, Mr. Vasant Madhavi