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					                                      INDIA COMMUNITY RELIGIOUS &
                                      CULTURAL CENTER, INC. (ICRCC)
                                        P.O. BOX 387 DEWITT, NY 13214
                                                   Founded 1985

                                Newsletter – September, 2006

                                            President’s Message
         BOARD – 2006                        Dear Friends:
President: B.V. Ramarao                    The summer has come to a close and I wanted to update all of you
Vice President: N.V. Suryanarayana           on what has been happening with the ICRCC. By the time this                   newsletter reaches you, the web site should be running.
Secretary: Jagannadha Rao Kandula            It will contain announcements and details of upcoming events.
Treasurer: Naresh Patel          We had a picnic last month on August 19 celebrating India’s
Directors:                                   Independence Day. About 50 people including kids attended and
Rekha Balaji, Cultural Coordinator           braved the rain to play, party and have fun. A short program was              organized by Dr. Kumar Ashutosh. Some people who visited India
Ravi Dabir                                   recently provided their perspectives on ‘India now and then’ – how
Shashi Dhar                                  they saw the development of the new India. A report on this event                      is elsewhere in this newsletter. We also were treated to patriotic
Tariq Khattak                                songs by many members including the ever beautiful national song                Vande Mataram. This year is the centenary celebration of the
Atul Maini                                   national song in recognition of the vital role it played in the
Charu Saini                                  Freedom Movement. The event closed with the national anthem of                   India.
Kirna Shah                  We are gearing up for the annual Diwali dinner on October 8. It is a
Abraham Thomas                               long weekend for many of us including the Columbus Day holiday
Ajay Pal                                     on 9th. On behalf of the ICRCC board, I invite all members to this                  celebration of our community. We also have a full schedule of
Ravi Seth                                    events for this fall and I invite you to attend these cultural events.
Praveen K. Simlote                           Wishing you all the best,


 Dr. N. V. Suryanarayana will be the newsletter editor from now on.
 Our thanks to Mrs. Mahrookh Mukerji for her assistance in producing the newsletters last year.

                         ICRCC GENERAL BODY MEETING
The annual general body meeting of the ICRCC will be held on Saturday, December 9,
2006, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Manlius Library. All the members are requested to
participate in the meeting.
    1. President’s Report: B.V. Ramarao
    2. Secretary’s Report: Jagannadha Rao Kandula
    3. Treasurer’s Report: Naresh Patel
    4. Membership Report: N.V. Suryanarayana
    5. Election to the board: There are 4 vacancies resulting from the completion of the
        three-year terms of Ravi Dabir, Tariq Khattak, Ravi Seth, and N.V.
    6. New business

Four directors are to be elected. Nomination to the board: Please forward your
nominations (the four directors whose terms end this year are eligible to serve again) to
the Secretary, Jagannadha Rao Kandula, 9109 Cirrus Court, Manlius, NY 13104, Phone:
682 6014, email: Please note that only current members who have
indicated their willingness to be on the board, should be nominated.

                               MEMBERSHIP: 2006-2007
The ICRCC fiscal year starts September 1. Time to renew your membership or become a
new member. Please fill out the form and send it with your check to:
Dr. N.V. Suryanarayana, 101 Old Lyme Road, Syracuse, NY 13224.
Membership dues are: $45 (family) or $30 (single). Life memberships are available at
$1000 (family) or $750 (single). If you have any questions please contact:
Dr. N.V. Suryanarayana, Membership Coordinator, Phone: 446 7424, email:

Name:________________________________ Spouse____________________________

Names of Children:_________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________

Home Phone:__________________________ Office Phone:________________________

Email address__________________________

Amount enclosed $___________

When:           October 8, 2006
Where:          Holiday Inn, Electronics Parkway
           4:30 pm – 6:00 pm           Social Hour (cash bar)
           6:00 pm – 7:15 pm           Entertainment
           7:15 pm -                   Dinner, Dance and Music
Cost:      Members:                    $32
           Non-members                 $36
           Kids (below 8 years)        $20

Reservation required before September 30, 2006
Please complete the form below and send it with your check to:
Shashi Dhar, 4355 Poseidon Cir. Liverpool, NY 13090.
Phone: 652 1568      email:

Number of Adults______ Number of kids (under 8 years) _____

Names (please print) _______________________________________________

Amount enclosed $______
Please indicate seating preference, if any.

                                   DATE: Saturday, September 30, 2006: 7 PM -11.30 PM
                                   PLACE: Henninger High School, 600 Robinson St, Syracuse NY.
                                   ADMISSION: $ 5.00 Per Person.
                                   DIRECTIONS: From 690 W: Exit 14 Make Left on Teall Ave; Right on
                                   From 690 E: Exit 14 Make Rightt on Teall Ave; Right on Robinson.
                                   CONTACTS FOR PRASAD: Shilpa Patel 256-9628; Charu Saini 638-7395;
                                   Kirna Shah 682-4820; Manda Turakhia 622-3287

                                        South Asian Children’s Club of CNY
          The South Asian Children’s Club of CNY now meets twice a month (on Sundays 4:30- 5:30 p.m.) at the Hindu Mandir
of CNY.
       The club provides a meeting ground for children of South Asian origin. We use Hindu mythology to provide children a
window into their rich cultural heritage. The children are grouped by age. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years are
welcome to join.
       The club is steered by parent volunteers. For details, please contact:
       Neerja and Ajeet Gajra –
       Charu and Rajiv Saini- (638-7395)
       Divija and Kaushal Nanavati – (720-1963)

                                        Sathya Sai Baba Center, Syracuse.
                                       Education in Human Values Classes:
                                       “The end of Education is Character”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Syracuse is offering classes on “Human Values” for children ages 6-15 years. The Sathya Sai
Education in Human Values (SSEHV) is character building program that aims to develop the innate goodness in each child by
awakening the innate Human Values like Truth, Love, Peace, Right-action & Non-Violence. These Spiritual Classes are Held
every Sunday from 11AM – 12:30PM at 5 Lock Street, Baldwinsville NY 13027.
                                         Seva Projects:
                     “The Hands that serve are Holier than the Lips that Pray”
Sathya Sai Baba Center of Syracuse is serving the Homeless people in Syracuse from the last 10 years. We make
Sandwiches every second Sunday of the month and on the last Tuesday of the month Pizza, and serve them to the Homeless
people at Oxford Inn in Syracuse.
                                 For further in please information please contact
Madhu Gupta               458-7680 Mansukh Shah         652-4448 Sathyajit Chadha      652-7149 Ravi Dabir       638-7317.

Talk by Swami Tattvavidananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg PA. Sponsored by Gita Study Circle.
DATE: November 12, Sunday. PLACE: Grant Auditorium, Syracuse University. TIME: 9.30 AM-3 PM.

             Celebration 2007

   Join us to celebrate the New Year’s Eve
          Date : 31st December, 2006
             Time : 8 pm onwards
 Venue : Lemoyne Manor, 629 Old Liverpool
Admission : Family (with kids under 12 yrs) : $90
         Kids (12yrs to 17 yrs) : $20
                  Adults : $40
 Please reserve your seat by Nov 30th, 2006. Seating is first come
                           first served.
    Contact : Atul Maini 449-4072, Rajeev Saini 638-7395
    Kaushal Nanavati 720-1963, Digant Nanavati 446-4915

         Please make the check payable to Atul Maini.
   Mailing address : Dr. Atul Maini, 5200 Harvest Hill Drive,
                     Jamesville, NY 13078.

        India Community Religious & Cultural Center

                             proudly presents

                                                A unique dance ballet...
                                                by 17 artists...
                                                choreographed by
                                                The Dhananjayans
                                                Thursday, September 28th, 2006
                                                Fayetteville-Manlius High School
                                                Auditorium House No. 1
                                                8201 E Seneca Tpke
                                                Manlius, NY
                                                7.00 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)
                                                Rekha Balaji        (315) 682 - 7260
                                                Lalita Seetharam (315) 469 - 6659
                                                Kashmir Groceries

For more info, please check the website:

Directions: Exit 3E on Rt. 481, (R) on Rt. 92, (L) on Rt.
173, 1.5 miles, FM High School (L)

                     BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL EVENING
ICRCC presents ANIRUDDH and his BAND in a musical extravaganza on Oct 22,
2006 at Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York 13202 Tel
(315) 474 6064 between 6 PM t0 10 PM.

Aniruddh is the creator of Hindi karaoke. His digital creation of the karaoke music for old
and new Hindi songs are better than the originals! He has made singing easy for the
music lovers who can sing their favorite songs using his karaoke CDs. He is the first
person to come up with Karaoke DVD with the lyrics showing up with the background

                                                                He has been creating these
                                                                karaokes for the past 15
                                                                years and has promoted
                                                                great talented young
                                                                singers. A singer of
                                                                Mukesh songs, he brings
                                                                with him the talents from
                                                                INDIAN IDOL, SA RE
                                                                GA MA PA and FAME
                                                                GURUKUL. He has put
                                                                together array of old and
                                                                modern Hindi songs.

                                                                Finally his slogan is “
                                                                PICK UP THE MIKE
                                                                AND BE A STAR “ with
                                                                his Karaoke music.

                                                              He is the international
sponsor for Music India. His work has been imitated by various companies but never

If you need further information contact Seetharam, (315 446 6234) or visit http// for his creations.

TICKETS: $10 ($5 for STUDENTS).
Tickets can be obtained from Seetharam (446 6234), Ravi Seth (343 4821), Dilip Bhole
(682 1855), Tridib Mazumdar (449-3201), Jay Prakash (451 5086), or Kashmir Groceries
(251 2571).

ICRCC                                                     U.S. Postage Paid
P.O. Box 387                                              Non-Profit Organization
Dewitt, NY 13214                                          Syracuse, NY
                                                          Permit No. 210

                      Upcoming Events Calendar
           Event              Date              Venue                 Time
 Diwali Celbrations      Sunday,        Holiday Inn             4:30 pm -
                         October 8      Electronics Parkway
 Ekaantha Seetha         September 26   Fayetteville-Manlius    7 pm
                                        High School
 ICRCC Garba             September 30   Henninger High School   7 pm – 11 pm
 BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL       October 22     Everson Museum of       6 pm – 10 pm
 EVENING                                Art
 ICRCC General Body      December 9,    Manlius Library         2 pm – 4 pm
 Meeting                 06