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Welcome to MSADA

Namaste, Ayubowan, Salaam, Greetings,

The summer is flown by quickly. Here we are, the first week of September. We and our kids go back to school or universities, and all of us get back into our so-called "regular routines".

WFD Youth Camp participants

On August 16th, MSADA folk gave a fabulous Farewell Tea Party to the WFD Youth Camp participants, Asha Patwal, Himanshu Kharka, and their teacher Nitin Gupta. They were sponsored by Young Achievers Arathy Manoharan and Bilal Chinoy who made the efforts to raise the fund that we all contributed toward to fulfill their dreams in attending the camp at Gallaudet University on July 29 - August 17th. Asha and Himanshu entertained us with the fun-filled game. They enjoyed the role-model game showing how they were impressed with our education and professional careers. We wish them the best of luck to fulfill their dreams.

Welcome Students!

On September 6th, MSADA folk had a welcome reception for the new and returning Gallaudet South Asian Students. We had a game in introducing our names that prompted us to remember how to spell the correct names, and the boat game which compelled us to say the things after the first letters of our names. The students enjoyed the home-cooked meals and mango/guava ice-cream that were prepared by Iris.

In next couple of weeks, MSADA folk are looking forward to the exciting event Deaf Desi Dandiya taking place on September 19th and 20th, in Carteret, New Jersey. On September 19th, there will be a New York guided trip in American Sign Language. On September 20th all night, Dandiya, a traditional folk dance which is popular during the Navrati festival when men, women, and children gather and dance in circles with their colorful sticks in their hands.

We hope to see you all there; Enjoy the remaining summer.


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