IAGB Event Recap

IAGB Community Giving – Dec. 2023

*It’s the season for giving! *

After the success of November’s Community Giving, IAGB is running a successful food drive for December. We sincerely thank our generous donors for our November Community Giving.

The holidays are a time for celebration with family and friends, but many families are struggling to provide for their basic needs. Many are dealing with financial distress and grappling with the high cost of living having to make tough decisions between buying food or paying for housing, healthcare, or transportation.

IAGB is here to help in this holiday season. Collecting items for this holiday season like Christmas cornbread, ginger bread cookies, vegetarian stuffing to make a good holiday meal.

Help make the season brighter for those who are unable to afford the tradition of a holiday meal! Please send donations now.

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IAGB Food Pantry (1) (1)

Sur Saheli

IAGB felt great honor and delight to have collaborated with Saheli for its unique concert “Sur Saheli”, a dance & musical evening on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Lexington Christian Academy, in Lexington, MA, supporting survivors through the vibrant fusion of Indian film, classical, and American pop music.

IAGB stands tall with Saheli in its passionate work in helping domestic violence survivors to rebuild their lives for the last 25+ years, having helped thousands of women to reclaim their lives, protect their families, and secure a brighter future.

IAGB believes in collaboration, friendship, camaraderie and peaceful coexistence with organizations within and outside the community. Saheli was founded in 1996 in collaboration with the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB). Once a sister, always a sister – hence rekindling our old ties and sisterhood with Saheli was inevitable, an organic outcome of our long-standing orientation and relationship with Saheli.

“Sur Saheli”, the unique concert was attended by over 125 people from the community. The audience enjoyed an enchanting evening of Melody and Dance through mesmerizing performances by Pallavi Nagesha and Musical Band Taal Mel. Both stole the show and enabled this event to truly emerge as a meaningful celebration of harmony and resilience.

Pallavi Nagesha, a Bharatnatyam dancer and teacher in the Greater Boston area, presented the timeless theme of “Nayika.” Taal Mel, the musical band charmed the audience by bringing together rhythms (Taal) and harmonies (Mel) from the two rich musical cultures, Indian and Western classical and pop styles, ranging from Carnatic and Indian film music to blues and rock.
Here’s to many more such collaborations with Saheli, our lovely sister!