Dakshin Mahotsav 2023
Sanskriti of NJ held our annual Dakshin Mahotsav on April 16th, 2023. The event is a celebration of the grand New Year festivals of Southern India. Like every year, this joyous event was celebrated with a spirit of hope and new beginnings.
Oscar-winning song "Naatu Naatu", inspired us to set the theme to be South Indian movies! There were enthusiastic and energetic dance performances across all ages. A mesmerizing tribute was paid to S.P Balasubramanyam, by the performers of Palmer Drive Melodies while the Rutgers student led teen band ‘Swara’ showcased the rich and vibrant heritage of South Indian music and culture. The fashion show this year was a riot of colors symbolizing the beginning of the spring season.
Sanskriti of NJ Advisory Committee member, Archana Gollamudi opened the show with introducing the current Sanskriti President Neeta Juvekar and Executive Committee (EC) liaison, Anitha Shriram. We thank the stars of the show, the Event Chairpersons- Prashanti Kumar and Sindhura Reddy. We appreciate the hard work put in by the Event Chairs and the Program Leads. This team worked very well together and displayed true leadership.
Our volunteers continue to amaze us with their dedication and enthusiasm year after year! On behalf of Sanskriti of NJ, we want to thank all the incredible volunteers for their time, energy and support towards the event :
Abhinetri Chandan • Anupama Kaul • Archana Gollamudi • Babitha Makarla • Kirti Gavri • Krishna Shriram • Mohan Reddy • Namrata Nagraj • Nithya Venkatesh • Prashant K • Rachitha Kartha • Sangeetha Naik • Sanjay Nambiar • Santosh Raghavan • Saritha Makarla • Sathya Kumaran • Shilpa Bekal • Sridhar Gollamudi • Srinivas Salandra • Suchi Ankam • Sudeep Amin • Sujay Viswanath • Swapna Bhatt • Swetha Reddy • Visalakshi Vaidyanathan • Yochita Pinapala •
• Abhimaan Chandan • Anay Tiwari • Anika Vishwanath• Atiksh Makarla • Harsh Makarla • Ishaan Reddy • Kalyani Gollamudi • Nilay Shriram • Sumedh Ameti
Numerous volunteers generously stepped in on the day of the event and assisted wherever their help was required. We would like to give a special shout-out to all those who assisted in serving dinner, making the entire process run smoothly.
Sanskriti is grateful to our sponsors for their support:
Gold Sponsor: Harleen Manko of New York Life
Silver Sponsor: Sajimon Antony, Elite Realtors of NJ
Bronze Sponsor: Rachna Maheshwari of Coldwell Banker Realty
Some glimpses of the celebration in pictures below.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next super fun event - Holi Picnic on May 13th.
Sanskriti of NJ