Dandiya for a cause

The Rotary Club of Madras is once again organizing the hugely popular ‘DandiyaGarbaRaas’ on Friday, 30th September 2016, 7.30 pm onwards at Hyatt Regency, Teynampet. This colorful and enjoyable family program has now become a signature event in Chennai.

This is the 11th edition of DandiyaNite organized by Rotary Club of Madras to celebrate the Navratri festival in the traditional Gujarati way. The funds raised through this event will be used for community service projects like construction of toilets, literacy and providing clean drinking water in schools etc. Hyatt Regency is going an extra mile to ensure that authentic Gujarati food is made available for the special dinner.

‘Saloni and ProfulJethva Party’ from Mumbai will be playing traditional GarbaDandiya music which will keep all on their toes.  There are attractive prizes to be won such as best dancing couple, best male and female dancer, best dressed couple, male, female and child etc. The prizes include watches from  Helvetica, Gift coupons from  Europa, ITC Gift hampers,  Gift Coupons from Poppat Jamal, Shree Mithai and many more. So, ladies and gentlemen, get on to your ethnic Chaniya Cholis and Dhoti-Kurtas and get set to dance with fun and vigour! Garba is performed by clapping hands, while Dandiya is played using colorful sticks.

Companies like Audi India, Nippon Paint, Mehta Jewellery, ArunExcello, Helvetica, Nalli Silks, LEDs World etc are supporting this noble initiative.

Each donor pass is priced at Rs. 1500 which includes entry, participation in the DandiyaGarbaRaas, Lucky draw and a sumptuous Vegetarian Gujarati dinner.

Donor passes available at, Hyatt Regency, Shree Mithai (Chetpet), LED’s World (Ispahani Centre), Mokshaa (Cathedral road) &Arun Lights (Whites Road). For details call 044 2859 1020.

Navratri is an auspicious occasion that commemorates the worship of the Divine Mother Goddess and her numerous manifestations. It is the time of the year, when one fasts all day and dances non-stop the night through. Rotary Club of Madras, gives to the people of Chennai, an opportunity to savour the festival in its finest form.


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