IAS Community Events 2020

Indian Association of Sacramento, in coordination with other community organizations, organized serveral Covid19 related events.

1. Covid-19 Webinars: Co-organized by Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS) and Kannada Sangha of Sacramento (KSS)

Indian Association of Sacramento ( IAS), leading Indian organization in collaboration with Kannada Sangha of Sacramento ( KSS) have recently conducted two Covid-19 webinars to educate local Indian community regarding epidemiology, undated clinical signs/ symptoms, diagnostic, myth busters and Testing & treatment modalities of Covid-19. Local distinguished health experts- Dr. Anita Maniar, Dr, Venugopal Bellum, Dr. Darshan Dhingani, Dr Sriharsha Rao, Dr. Sujeeth Punnam, Dr. Amit Gupta & Dr. Pal Manickam provided valuable education to the 100 plus audiences over two interactive sessions. Both webinars were moderated by Dr. Bhavin Parikh, local community leader.
Health webinar team of dedicated volunteers from IAS and KSS worked tirelessly over late hours and weekends to make the webinars successful.
Swara Radio was media partner of these webinars. Both webinars were attended by many enthusiastic community members who asked important questions to speakers during Q & A session.

2. IAS Covid-19 Fund Raising drive:

Indian Association Sacramento ( IAS) has been organizing various charity events for past many years. It has raised more than $150000 for 25 plus charities in last 15 years. In order to support local community impacted by recent Covid-19 crisis, IAS decided to start a fund raising drive to hit this problem from various angles-to make face masks for local health care & essential workers, to buy groceries for seniors, to donate money to local food banks, to supply food to homeless people and to buy school supplies for local underprivileged school children. As of now, IAS has raised more than $6000. Our goal is to raise $10000.
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3. "Sac" Re Ga Ma Pa

Sacramento, California-Indian community, impacted by Coronavirus "Shelter in place" just got an interesting way to be engaged and entertained themselves-thru "Sac" Re Ga Ma Pa, an online music competition organized by Indian Association of Sacramento. About 33 contestants with nine under 12, nine under youth (12-21) and fourteen under adults categories are performing every Sunday over Facebook live.
First of it kind in Sacramento, the kick off episode of this online music show has already got 4000+ views and getting popular day by day. As one contestant's parent stated "Thanks to Indian Association of Sacramento for coming up with this innovative idea to keep kids motivated end engaged as they feel very frustrated being not able to go out, play, to school or any other activities". Even adults are enjoying it. With "Stage fear" irrelevant for an online singing contest, some four 50+ years old contestant came forward and performing for the show.
Indian Association of Sacramento is hitting two birds with one stone-In addition to provide entertainment and engagement to the community, they are also using it for the Covid-19 Fund drive. They have already collected some $6000 thru various campaigns including "Sac" Re Ga Ma Pa.
The contest is judged by renowned and well known singers in Sacramento area-Nagashri Kadur, Meera Ramakrishnan, Ganesh Swami, Jaishree Manjunath, Parth Ghaswala, Shayanti Ghoshal, Neil Nayyar and Amey Natu are judging the three categories of contestants.
The show goes live every Sunday at 7:00PM on Facebook page of Indian Association of Sacramento and Swara Radio.

4. College seminar: Co-organized by Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS) and Kannada Sangha of Sacramento (KSS)

A webinar to educate some 35 students on path to the college was scheduled for 24th March but due to Covid-19 situation, it had to be canceled due to "Shelter in place" order by Sacramento County. IAS & KSS used it as an opportunity to have a bigger crowd by converting it into a Webinar. As a result, almost 50 students and their parents attended the Webinar and interacted with the presenter Mrs Manisha Kand, a certified counselor on college admissions & founder of Secure College Admission . The Webinar was received very well and we received great feedback from the participants.

5. Helping IAS Patrons by providing free publicity to their businesses

Most of IAS Patrons, a conglomerate of various businesses are going thru a very critical phase as they are losing customers, revenue due to Covid-19 Shelter in place order. These Patrons have helped IAS in the past and now it's time for IAS to help them in their needs. IAS is offering them free publicity thru IAS bi weekly newsletters, IAS Facebook page and IAS "Sac" Re Ga Ma Pa online singing contest -all of which have a reach to about 3000+ people in greater Sacramento area and around.

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