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EITACIES sponsors Nebraska lincoln University 2011 diwali program


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EITACIES sponsers Nebraska lincoln University 2011 diwali festival India-Nite 2011

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  • 1. Welcome….It’s my pleasure to invite you all for celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights and happiness. Tonight wecelebrate values we all cherish–the triumph of virtue over evil, light over darkness, good over bad. Tonightsprogram will showcase the rich Indian culture and traditions. Warm Diwali wishes for every happiness. Maythe warmth and splendor, that are a part of this auspicious occasion, fill your life with happiness and brightcheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity, for the whole year. I thank you all for joining the Indian community in Lincoln to share the happiness and celebrate “India Nite2011”. I welcome you all on this auspicious occasion of Diwali Nite 2011.Amey PatwardhanPresident India Students Association,University of Nebraska, LincolnIts my pleasure to welcome all of you to celebrate Diwali with us tonight. Diwali or Deepawali which means"row of lights" is a popular festival celebrated for centuries. It is marked by four days of celebration with eachof the four days separated by a different tradition. It signifies the celebration of life, its enjoyment andgoodness. During Diwali, lights illuminate every street in India and the scent of the incense sticks mingledwith the aroma of the "Mithai" or sweets and the sounds of fire-crackers bring joy, togetherness and hope topeople. Over two million people of Indian origin celebrated Diwali in the U.S. Over 400 people have gatheredhere tonight to celebrate on this auspicious occasion.Tonights program will showcase the rich Indian culture and traditions. I would like to express my sincereappreciation to all volunteers, sponsor and the India Student Association who made this event possible.Without their generous contributions and your support, India Nite would not have been a success.On behalf of IANL, I wish all of you Happy Diwali and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!Madhavi BhadbhadePresident, India Association of Nebraska LincolnLet me take this opportunity to wish you a happy Diwali. May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy andusher you in a splendid mood, and the radiance of bright lights illuminate your happiness.It is rejuvenating to personally associate with new generation and serve the India Students Association at theUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Currently, we have 152 students from India studying at UNL. Ofthose, 15 students are undergraduates and 137 are studying for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We must commend ourstudents who have high goals and the tenacity to accomplish them. They are our future scientists, leaders, andbusiness professionals. Joining the students, we have over 60 faculty and staff members with their roots toIndia who are serving UNL in various capacities.Let me not forget to appreciate our local community members. We have over 185 families with Indian ancestrysettled in Lincoln. Our community is growing and prospering.Let me close by saying, I am humbled to be part of our student body and the community.Dr. Shripat T. KambleAdvisor, India Students Association-UNL
  • 2. List of Events5:30-6:00 PM Social Hour6:00 -6:25 PM - Opening remarks: Amey Patwardhan, President of ISA - Welcome by Madhavi Bhadbhade, President of IANL - Diya (lamp) lighting by Honorable Chris Beutler, Mayor of Lincoln - Remarks by Dr. Ravi Sohi (on behalf of Dr. Shripat Kamble, Advisor for ISA)6:25-7:15 PM Cultural Program • Dance “Chennai Chandrama” Anjali, Bhagya, Shivani, Avani, Snigdha, and Anisha • Video Presentation • Song: “Mukunda Mukunda” Anjali • Presentation by Unified • Dance: “Thaka Dhimithom” Ruthvik, Druv and Srijan • Indus Valley Presentation • Dance: Medley “Desi Mix” Ina, Prema and Rimi • Presentation by Xpedite • Dance “Desi American Boy” Vijay and Ojus7:15 -8:15 PM Dinner (Masala’s-Authentic Indian Bistro)8:15 -9:30 PM Cultural Program (cont.) • Dance Rachana Group • Bharat Natyam Abhinaya • Song: Hum Hoge Kamayab Akshay, Anjali, Anshul, Anushka, Apoorva, Avinash, Dhruv, Meena, Prema, Tanvi, Ruthvik, Sunny, Shivani, Tharun, Ankita • Dance Jaideep • Jugal Bandi (Duet) Ayan • Dance Blas, Vedita, Aditya, Rajkrishan, Edel, Lorena, Alyssa, Hardik. Kathirgugan, Rachana • Vote of Thanks Uday Singh, ISA Treasurer • Grand Finale Kanika, Srinivas, Nidhi, SumitMasters of Ceremony: Manmeet Singh and Geetanjali Kandari
  • 3. Menu AppetizerVegetable Pakora: Vegetables dipped in spiced lentil batter and fried crispy Main Course Butter Naan: Plain flat white bread baked in clay oven and buttered Vegetable Pulao: Basmati rice cooked with mixture of vegetables and spices to make aromatic pulao Channa Masala: Chickpeas cooked with spices, onions, and tomatoes Shahi Paneer: Pieces of home-made cheese cooked in mild sauce and spices Aloo Gobhi: Potatoes and Cauliflower cooked in mild sauce Chicken Tikka Masala: Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt, skewered cooked in special herbs and spices DessertsGulab Jamun: Delicious small dough balls of milk powder plus white flour, deep fried and soaked in rose scented sugar syrupGajar Halwa: Carrot cooked with milk, sugar and dry fruits
  • 4. LI-COR Environmental and BiotechnologyResearch Systems LI-COR Corporate Office 4647 Superior Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-0425, USA Web Site:
  • 5. Our sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support Platinum Sponsors Dr. Raju Rao & Laxmi Rao Drs. Krishna & Smriti, Kishor Rao and Prashant Rao Dr. Shripat and Linda Kamble Gold Sponsor Dr. Vishwajeeth and Bindu Bhoopalam Silver Sponsors Drs. Anup and Sarbani Chakraborty and family BB and Asha Singh Dr. Kamlakar and Sanju Rajurkar Drs. Mahendra and Prem Bansal and family Dr. Ravi Sohi and family
  • 6. Thank youWe offer our heartfelt thanks to the audience, the program participants andthe sponsors for making this event possible.We are also thankful to UNL, ISA and IANL committee members andcountless volunteers.•Uday singh•Sumit Beniwal •Shripat Kamble•Avinash Deshmukh •Prem Bansal•Rachana Dhir •Daphne Airan•Annalisa •Ravi Sohi•Kanika Jain •Sarbani Chakraborty•Kartik •Sarika Agarwal•Xiaoluan •Sudesh Batra•Shivani •Ambi Mahapatra•Geetanjali Kandari •Neetha Chintala•Abhinaya Mohan •Piyush Srivastav•Vaishali Natarajan•Deepali Rathod•Abhijeet•Aditya•Sundervel•Manmeet•Vedita•Nikhil Salvi•Ashish singh bias•Nidhi Singh bias•Padma•Saurabh•Shivani•Shiva•Praveen Amey Patwardhan, ISA President•Shaoni Madhavi Bhadbhade, IANL President
  • 7. Chicken Tikka Masala RecipeMarinade1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken, cut in 1 inch cubes, One cup plain yogurt,2 tablespoons lemonjuice,2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons ground red pepper, 2 teaspoons black pepper,1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 piece minced ginger (1-inchinch" long), bambooskewers (6-inchinch")Sauce tablespoon unsalted butter, 2 garlic cloves, minced,1 jalapeno, minced, 2 teaspoons groundcoriander, 1 teaspoon ground cumin,1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon garam masala (buy inIndian market), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce,1 cup whipping cream,1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantroDirections:Soak bamboo skewers in water.Thread chicken on skewers, and marinate (in the refrigerator) for an hour or so.Discard marinade.For sauce, melt butter on medium heat.Add garlic & jalapeno; cook 1 minute.Stir in coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala & salt.Stir in tomato sauce.Simmer 15 minutes.Stir in cream; simmer to thicken- about 5 minutes.Grill or broil chicken, turning occasionally, to cook through- about 8 minutes.Remove chicken from skewers; add to sauce.Simmer 5 minutes.Garnish with cilantro Serve with basmati rice, naan or pita bread. [] Happy Diwali From Amigos, noodles and company & chipotle