Vaaradhi Dussera - Diwali Mahotsavam
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13 November 2016

Vaaradhi a Non-Profitable organization located in the state of Maryland celebrated Dusera - Diwali Mahotsavam on Nov 5th 2016 at High Point High School located in Beltsville, Maryland. The event was attended by many Guests of Honor and also artists from India. This included Chalaki Chanti (Jabardasth Fame) and noted singers Dhanunjaya, Lipsica and Vijaya Lakshmi. The event was a huge success with more than 1500 people. We had families from not only Maryland, but also from neighboring states from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington DC.
The event started with Jyothi Prajwalana by All the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Trustees along with President and Chairman with a traditional naadaswaram being played in the background. After Jyothi Prajwalana, kids sang praising Lord Ganesh to avoid obstacles and to bless us all so that the event would be successful.
There were several cultural programs organized and kids from all ages and groups performed cultural activities and we at Vaaradhi family would like to sincerely thank all the participants and their parents for the huge support they have extended to us which shows that we are all ONE family. The programs from Paatasala, Vaaradhi Youth, Vademataram and Baktha Kanappa received a great appreciation from the audience.
After the cultural programs, VAARADHI felicitated our distinguished Guest of Honor and our Platinum Sponsors.
VAARADHI would like to sincerely thanks all our Guests of Honor who took time from their busy schedule to join us in our celebrations. The Guests of Honor who attended are:
· Steven J.McAdams, Executive director, Governor's office MD
· Calvin Ball III, Council Chair, Howard county Maryland
· Dr.Jay Jalasi, Member of Maryland, General Assembly
· Tessa Hill Aston, President, NAACP Baltimore MD
· Dr. Suryanarayana Siram, Chief Trauma and Critical Care
· Ramesh Kumble  CTO IBM
. Ralph Blakeney, Program Manager SBTDC, UMD 
. Ramesh Kumble, CTO and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Solutions.
. Dr.Sasala Challa Founding Member of Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) 

Once again, we sincerely thank our Guests of Honor, Steven J. McAdams and Dr. Calvin Ball who read the proclamations from both Howard County and Governor’s office on Diwali day.

VAARADHI would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Platinum Sponsors to making this event a grand success.  Vaaradhi sincerely thanks them for their kind patronage and is expecting their support in the near future as well.
Our Platinum Sponsors are:

1. Paradise Indian Cuisine, Maryland
2. C-HIT, Maryland
3. iSSi, Maryland
4, Unify Solutions, Maryland
5. PISoft Solutions, Virginia

VAARADHI would also like to thank all its Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors and would like to thank each one of you for extending your support and coming forward to make this event a huge success.

Lastly, VAARADHI would like to thank its Founders and Trustees without whom this event and success of VAARADHI as an organization would not have been possible.

At the end, the President of VAARDAHI personally thanked Chairman, Board of Directors and all of the Executive Committee and volunteers for making this event a grand success. He also thanked all the people who supported the event.




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