Namaste, Ayubowan, Salaam, Greetings
MSADA has been in full swing of exciting social, but cultural events.
On Friday, November 11, 2016, MSADA is planning a fascinating event for you all - Navratri
Festival, a popular Gujarati dance. It will be
held at Peikoff Alumni House (or aka "Ole Jim"), Gallaudet University campus. Tickets can be purchased online.
On September 23-24, 2016, MSADA and Deaf Desi Dandiya 2 (DDD2)
celebrated the two
fascinating and fabulous nights of Navratri festival, in Carteret, New Jersey. Attendees enjoyed
traditional Gujarati folk dances including Garba
and Dandiya Raas.
Attendees enjoyed a special treat with a gracefully choreographed dance led by Veena Advani
(Texas), Sarita Phadke (Chicago), Arti Shah (New Jersey) and Jigar Patel (Ohio). The event was
catered by Chowpatty, with delicious Chinese, Mexican and Indian food, as well as featured
traditional Gujarati cuisine. This was a great event for us all to experiences these folk dances,
food, culture and connect with each other.
On August 27, 2016, MSADA hosted the 6th Annual Summer Picnic at the Urbana District Park
in Frederick, Maryland. This is the first time the MSADA's Annual Picnic was a fundraiser to
raise proceeds to benefit the MSADA Scholarship Fund. Despite the heat and humidity, it was
well attended with over 50 people enjoying delicious home cooked food, games, and many more
fun activities throughout the day. Special thanks, acknowledgments and recognition were
extended by Chairperson Sagar Kothari to the MSADA committee members for their time
commitment and diligence in getting the word out about MSADA's events through social media
and word of mouth. Special thanks were also extended to individuals who donated generously;
we thank you for your ongoing contributions. All proceeds support the MSADA Scholarship
Thank you all for your continued support of the MSADA.