Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for joining us for celebrating the spirit of Diwali on November 19th, 2005. We are sincerely humbled by such a large attendance and enthusiastic response. We would give you a brief summary of attendance and funds raised, etc. later (and promise that that would be last e-mail before the next event).
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I would like to congratulate you and all the team members for the wonderful program yesterday. It was a huge success and the kids loved it. … I would like to thank you once again for everything and for the great organization.
It was the best Diwali function I have attended! Very well done! Thanks for considerable effort that you, your family and other colleagues put in.
Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed yesterday afternoon and evening at the Diwali festival. I especially liked the involvement of the very young children. Watching their mothers coach them from in front of the stage was almost as much fun as watching the children. I was especially impressed by one young solo dancer toward the end of the program who danced a classical dance. Her footwork was amazing. I am looking forward to future opportunities of participating in events of your Indo-American organization that are open to non-members. Thank you for inviting me to yesterday's festival.
Congratulations to all of you for arranging such a nice Diwali function.
I want to congratulate you on a Diwali Celebration function like no other before. Not only did you bring in a much larger participation, but personally for me, the most touching item was the one in which you asked Ms. Fariah to talk about Eid.
The Diwali and Eid are two happy festivals celebrated almost simultaneously by the two religious communities. It is a pity they don't do it "together" on a larger scale. You managed to do it. I hope this tradition continues in the future.
Due to very busy and hectic schedule for me in the last month, although I wanted to, I could not participate in helping with the organization. However that one act of bringing Eid and Diwali together, motivates me for extra effort in the future.
-best regards for you and your troupe.
It was a very lovely program and we all enjoyed it all. If not for people like you and you team members it will be difficult for Indian people to keep their culture. We look forward to another program soon.
Thank you for all your help,
Congratulations Ramesh! All credit goes to your enthusiasm, encouragement and diligence in carrying out the event.
Let me firstly congratulate all of you for a wonderful and well attended Diwali ‘05 function. It was very well conducted and organized by Ramesh Gupta (president) and also all the volunteers! Two new ideas were implemented about the programming this year which was a mini fund raiser and having our children be MC for part of the program. We did very well with both! A big credit for this goes to Ramesh!
Thanks for making Diwali 05 a success! Happy thanks giving everyone!
I do hope that you had a wonderful night! Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication.
I went to Ruth to seek her opinion on how things were returned in terms of cleanliness, etc. She was satisfied and said she would not know that so many people were here. What a relief !!! I requested not to make mess during the program and requested a lot of volunteers to stay behind to do the cleaning, etc.. Even though we are not professional in this area, I am glad we all did a reasonable job.
That is a large amount of money raised! I'm happy that the facilities are in good condition. Thank you! Well done, all.
Christine B. Carter
Quality of Life/BERA/Recreation Supervisor
Brookhaven National Laboratory
The credit for the clean cafeteria goes to a few who stayed till the end to wipe the dirty dinner tables, fold tables and arrange chairs as well as help throw away garbage. These behind the scene silent workers deserve much needed "thank you". Some of these people are not officially associated with the lab.
Sincere thanks to Praveen Pande for taking care of ticket sales for an extended period of time (more than 5 hours).
There was a small dialogue from Ashok Kumar in Film "Guddi" that I never forget when I see a movie or a program. There he tells that people only see stars on the screen but there are so many people who work very hard behind the scene to make this all possible. In functions such as this, we should appreciate their spirit even more because they work for free.
First of all do accept our congratulations and thanks, for putting up a great show. Everyone enjoyed it and the dinner was good too.
Do let me know if this is what you have. Thanks again,
Congratulations to all of us, our kids dance was very good! Lots of my friends complimented about the kids dance! Big thanks to all of u to host long but fun practice sessions. Big thanks to Manisha Bansal to take the role of dance teacher in the practice sessions. Mrunalini-Shreya did very well this time despite having no practice session with the group! And not to mention the “youngest Shriya Bansal” did marvelously at 2 ½ years of age! Wow!
Special Congratulations to you and your organizing team for organizing such a wonderful program. This year's event was really a big success I must say in terms of the attendance, program arrangement and food quality. Lot of people agreed with me. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!! Many thanks for the wonderful time we had!
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