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Nash’s International Nite: From Culture To Charity


Photos by Prashant Kollipara.

National Association of Serving Hands (NASH), an organization founded by youth for youth, organized a spectacular show that showcased the cultural diversity of various dance groups from across the world at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross on February 16th. The program was emceed by its co-founders, Archith Seshadri and Aishwarya Narendran, who had previously organized NASH’s first event, Children’s Day. The audience got a taste of various cultures all under the umbrella of a noble cause – to raise funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The performances included a Morocccan dance, Sword balance dance from Turkey, Classical Indian Kuchipudi, Latin Salsa – Pasofino Pro, Brazillian Capoiera (martial arts type dance), West African dance with live drumming, A Capella world fusion group, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Chinese traditional solo, Argentine Tango, Fashion show from France, Scottish Country Dance and Bollywood film dance.

The chief guests for the evening were Rajesh Jyotishi, Khabar co-founder, and Hugh Floyd, state representative. They explained the importance of charity in the community and understanding diversity in today’s ever changing world. The program was graced by around 150 people who generously donated through participating in the raffle draw, ethnic food fair, and even getting a henna tattoo! Local vendors supported the program giving the audience members something to remember for as the community rarely gets a spectacle of a cultural melting pot all under one roof! Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The planning team (Supriya Shridharan, Haritha Viravalli, Madhuri Tondepu, Archith Seshadri and Aishwarya Narendran) consisted of students and recent college graduates. They worked tirelessly over the last 2 months to put together a successful show for charity. NASH is hoping that this program will grow over the years and has already started working on ideas for next year’s program to make it an annual event. NASH’s mission is to aid youth development and education through cultural diversity. For more information on programs and about the non-profit, visit


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