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Photos: DiwHoliday Gala at HCA

by | Dec 11, 2022 | Featured, Featured: Features

The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton continued the spirit of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with its DiwHoliday Gala on Saturday night at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The event highlighted the achievements of 12 women of South Asian diaspora. The event was partially funded by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council.

DiwHoliday Gala

Pooja Goswamy sings while Anoop George Ninan plays the guitar. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Presenting monologues are Esha Jana, Megha Sheelvant, Mira Upalekar and Aaruni Moudgal. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Members of the Hopkinton Select Board and other attendees pose for a photo. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Performers take the stage together at the end of the event. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

The “Let Her Be” dance finale is performed by Neil Nakhare, Esha Jana, Nina Nakhare, Riaan Jain
Varun Moudgal and Navin Parthasarathy. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

A group performs a dance titled “Bollywood Flair.” PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

A quintet performed a dance titled “Queen of Jhansi.” PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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Event organizers are recognized. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

The event is a major fundraiser for SACH. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Pooja Goswamy (left) and Vidya Murthy pose for a photo. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Geetha MohanDas plays the veena while Geetha Sridhar (background) accompanies her on the violin. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Ruta Uplekar and Sushma Tammareddi are part of a fashion show titled “The Whole Nine Yards,” honoring a Bangladeshi world-known fashion designer, Bibi Russell. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Anvay Salvi plays the tabla. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

DiwHoliday Gala

Akshadha Ghantasala and Avantika Nair of the Abhinaya Natya Sala Dance School perform “Thillana on Guru.” PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

2 Comments

  1. Ruta S Upalekar

    John,

    On behalf of SACH I’d like to thank you for covering our event last night (Diwholiday Dec 10 2022)

    Reply
  2. Madhuri

    Interested in details of Anvay Salvi’s tabla teachers details. Great show indeed!

    Reply

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