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How did the evening go ???
Post by Vijay Mehta on Aug 26th, 2004, 05:26am
Seminars by Dr, Vijay Mehta:
Confused Desi, who is really confused – Parents or Chrildren? Vijay Mehta systematically presented the plight of desi children as they grow up in Western enviornment. Desi children become adept at living double life.
Parents on the other hand do not understand why so many of our children engage in destructive behavior. The seminar presented practical steps that parent and youth can take to bridge the gap.
There was a great turn out for the evening. Many of the college students drove from long distance to be the part of the evening. At the end of seminar they were ready to go to next step of "breaking the wall" and start the process of empowerment of kids as well as parents. Please let us know if you would like to attend the future meetings for the purpose.
" Babra & Party - a popular music group that is touring USA this fall gave their first (Pratham) performance this year in Temple. The vocalists Babulal Babra and Archna Goswami mesmerized the audience with their melodius filmi songs in the first half. then, Yogi patel, President of Pratham USA, made an inspiring presentation about Prtaham's mission of educating India's poor children. Dr. Vijay Mehta made an appeal to support Pratham to which the audience responded very generously. A Vote of Thanks was proposed by Vinod Patel, ex-President of Gujarati Samaj of Houston. The rest of the evening was filled with Garaba and Raas as the Babra & Party performed until the midnight"
Community of Central Texas is grateful to Babra and Party for donating their superb talents to a good cause such as Pratham!
Bone Marrow Drive:
25 more people joined the bone marrow registry to help fellow Asian find a matching bone marrow.
The volunteers served Mexican Bhel along with Pizza, Laddu and soft drinks. The was no admission fee for the evening, everyone within 60 miles was invited.
10,622 Dollars for Pratham from Central Texas
Post by Vijay Mehta on Sep 12th, 2004, 09:11am
The small community of Temple, Waco, Killeen and Copperas Cove opened their hearts and pocket books to support the education of poor children in India. "Pratham touched our hearts," said one donor. Total amount raised in one evening at the present time is more than Ten Thousand Dollars. This is on top of more than Seven Thousand Dollars raised a year ago ago!
We would like to challenge all other communities to match our passion and let us win the war against illiteracy! There is no controversy, the illiteracy is the weapon of mass destructions!!!
Please show your support.
$2,500.00 Mehta, Vijay & Vinoo Temple
$501.00 Killeen Sports Club Killeen
$251.00 Waco Vollyball Club Waco
$101.00 Patel Ashok & Tinu Waco
$101.00 Majmudar Praksha & Bharti Temple
$201.00 Patel Navnit & Dinesh Comfort suites Temple
$251.00 Bhakta Manoj & Chandan Temple
$101.00 Patel Hansa & Kamlesh Killeen
$151.00 Patel Parul & Nitin Killeen
$101.00 Gandhi Manish, Best Western Temple
$251.00 Patel Raju & Dipti Waco
$101.00 Bhakta PD & Jyotsana Killeen
$101.00 Christian Nutan & Jagdish Temple
$101.00 Patel Navin & Shilpa, HoJo Temple
$51.00 Desai Tony Salado
$101.00 Patel Vipul & Dipti, Travel Lodge Temple
$101.00 Patel Paresh & Priti HH
$101.00 Patel Nilesh, Budget Host Belton
$251.00 Mahila Mandal TWKLCC C Tex
$101.00 Patson Pushpa & Tipee Killeen
$101.00 Patel Amrut, River Forest Belton
$101.00 Bhakta Minaxi & Kenny Temple
$251.00 Patel Sudha & Kirit Killeen
$101.00 Shanmugam Supriya & Kris Plano
$101.00 Patel Bipin & Devila Waco
$101.00 Bhakta Mohan Best Western Killeen
$101.00 Patel Bakul & Tina Killeen
$100.00 Patel Praful RR
$101.00 Holiday Inn Exp Temple
$101.00 Patel Atul & Daksha Franklin Waco
$101.00 Patel Mahesh & Nita Waco
$100.00 Bhakta Chandan & Manoj Temple
$100.00 Bhakta Manish & Sonal, Cactus Inn CC
$101.00 Patel Kamlesh & Ila Waco
$501.00 Gujarati Samaj of Central Texas C Tex
$101.00 Patel Hasmukh & Minaxi Richmond
$51.00 Patel Nancy & Ashish Waco
$101.00 Gandhi Amrut & Varsha Killeen
$101.00 Subramanian Mani & Vinitha Temple
$101.00 Gupta Vineet & Rahul Temple
$101.00 Patel Maya & Rick Burnte
$51.00 Patel Sonal & Sandip Killeen
$20.00 Rao Y.V. & Anjali Temple
$101.00 Desai Shardaben Killeen
$20.00 Patel Rajnikant & Kalpana Sugar Land
$701.00 Temple Vollyball Club Temple
$101.00 Patel Dipak & Pallavi Waco
$101.00 Patel Dipak & Roshni Budget Inn Temple
$51.00 Gandhi Sanjay Temple
$51.00 Patel Raju Temple Inn Temple
$51.00 Bhakta Jitendra Classic Inn Temple
$51.00 Patel Vinayak & Meena Temple
$101.00 Patel Vinayak & Meena Temple
$101.00 Gandhi Raju & Ila Temple
$51.00 Asha & Mulji Patel Waco
$101.00 Patel Arvin & Bhanu Temple
$51.00 Patel Dharmistha & Ketan ?Waco
$101.00 Patel Suman & Pushpaben Killeen
$101.00 Desai Sunny Temple
$ 51.00 Shah Rajni & Surabhi Temple
$ 121.00 Annonymous donor Central Texas
$ 101.00 Mehta Shyama & Nand Temple
$ 101.00 Sikka Pawan & Archana Temple
$ 101.00 Pandya Mayuri & Parikshit Temple
$ 101.00 Pillai Hema and Niranjan Temple
amount pledged or received by 7 PM 9/17/2004