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Lokvani wishes all its readers a very happy Guddi Padwa, Ugadi and Baisakhi!

Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as the first day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day new Samvatsara, which is cycle of sixty years, starts. All sixty Samvatsara are identified by unique name. Vaisakhi is an ancient harvest festival celebrated in the Punjab region by all Punjabis regardless of their religion.
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Our Voice And Yours
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AIF Fellowship Program Gets A $5m Gift From Lata Krishnan And Ajay Shah
AIF Fellowship Program Gets A $5m Gift From Lata Krishnan And Ajay Shah


AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship is now the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship. During AIF's recent Spring Gala, co-founders Lata Krishnan and Ajay Shah announced a $5 million gift to support the Fellowship program over 10 years.
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India: Classical Period - 700 BCE To 200 BCE - Language And Literature


by Prem Nagar
Language and Literature flourished in India during the Classical period. Material from the Vedas and the Vedic literature were codified into knowledge texts which developed as aphorism sutra literature. Books on social conduct dharma, astronomy jyotiṣa, rituals kalpa, recitation chanda and grammar vyākaraṇa were composed.
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India: Classical Period - 700 BCE To 200 BCE - Language And Literature
Bollywood Baatein
Bollywood  Baatein


Kangana Ranaut claims that stars like Akshay Kumar have secretly lauded her film 'Thalaivi'!
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Ekal Power Of Education Forum


Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA is hosting its flagship Power of Education Forum event on April 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Stimulating discussions on health and education with Dr. Ashish Jha (Brown), Dr. Padma Srivastava (AIIMS), Prof. Sanjay Sarma (MIT) and Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthy (IIT) along with special musical presentations.
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Ekal Power Of Education Forum
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Saheli: Learn What It Takes To Be A Foster Parent
Saheli: Learn What It Takes To Be A Foster Parent


Saheli, Support & Friendship for South Asian Families is organizing this information session on April 13th for parents of south Asian origin who can foster south Asian children in need.
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KHMC Concert - Sudha Subbaraman And Nandini Muralidharan


Karnatic Hindustani Music Circle presents Sudha Subbaraman and Nandini Muralidharan on April 11th, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Facebook Live.
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KHMC Concert - Sudha Subbaraman And Nandini Muralidharan
NESSP: Upcoming Events
NESSP: Upcoming Events


Pradosham, Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Navreh, Garland Sponsorships & Annual Lowell General Team Walk at NESSP.
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Aprajita - The Resilient Artist


Renowned Boston based artists Mesma Belsare and Phil Scarff perform virtually at the Nehru Center,London, UK in a 3 day celebration of Aprajita, the Resilient artist from 16-18th April. Dont miss!
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Aprajita - The Resilient Artist
Sri Ram Navmi - Sri Hanuman Jayanti
Sri Ram Navmi - Sri Hanuman Jayanti


Satsang Center invites you to join them in celebrating Sri Ram Navmi and Sri Hanuman Jayanti.
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IAGB And ICNY Present Community Advisory & Travel Update


IAGB is inviting you to join us for a virtual session with Hon. Consul General of India, New York, Randhir Jaiswal and the consulate team. This interactive session will cover various topics including the following: Consular Services, OCI card rules, benefits and new govt. notification, Travel to India and current travel restrictions, etc. on April 21st.
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 IAGB And ICNY Present Community Advisory & Travel Update
Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships For Happiness Virtual Gala
Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships For Happiness Virtual Gala


Dr. Deepak Chopra and Actor Sonu Sood to join Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships for Happiness Virtual Gala on April 24th.
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India Discovery Center Outreach Lectures


Prod. Radhavallabh Tripathi present two lectures on Musical Traditio in India and The Chhandas and the Vedas on April 24-25, 2021.
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India Discovery Center Outreach Lectures
Promotion Of Positive Health - Yoga Teachers Training
Promotion Of Positive Health - Yoga Teachers Training


Nataraja Yoga Center is offering second session of PPH Promotion Of Positive Health - YIC Yoga Teachers Training in 2021 from May 4th - June 12th.
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Drishya 2021


NEMA is happy to announce broadcast dates for Drishya 2021 dance and music competitions.
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Drishya 2021
Story Telling Contest For Children
Story Telling Contest For Children


by Brij Garg
Here is a chance for children to learn and tell a new story or retell their favorite story in a video that is 1 to 5 minutes long and submit it for the contest. This unique contest is organized on the occasion of Hindu Heritage Day 2021, to be held virtually on May 22, 2021.
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IANH Announces Vasant Festival 2021 Dance And Music Competitions


IANH has opened the registrations for their very popular dance and music competitions. This time the competitions will be done virtually due to Covid. Please find the Registrations link and guidelines link for your info and preparations for the Dance, Music , Art and Poetry competition. For any questions, please email to Cultural@ianh.org
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IANH Announces Vasant Festival  2021 Dance And Music Competitions
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HBS New Venture Competition 2021
HBS New Venture Competition 2021


Kudos, a company making plant based diapers was runner up in the HBS new venture competition. It also won the crowd favorite prize. This is founded by Indian American entrepreneur, Amrita Saigal, HBS 2014.
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Bhaskar Pant Honored With National Leadership In Diversity And Inclusive Excellence Award


MIT Professional Education Executive Director Bhaskar Pant Honored with National Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award. Pant receives national association recognition for his demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion across the institution’s global professional programs.
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Bhaskar Pant Honored With National Leadership In Diversity And Inclusive Excellence Award
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Yikes! You Have A Large Refund
Yikes! You Have A Large Refund


For some reason, some believe it is better to receive than give when it comes to filing taxes. While that may help your savings account, it is not always a great idea. Here's why.
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For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna, who was the winner of the last set of problems. Here are two math problems to keep you entertained over the weekend.
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For The Mathematically Inclined