MySangi, a volunteer-based, not for profit New Jersey organization, focused on creating a support system (excluding match-making) to enhance socialization for over 50-year age singles, primarily from Asian Indian community, held its ‘Welcome Fall – Meet and Greet Luncheon’ event, on September 15, 2019 at FairBridge Hotel, Somerset, New Jersey.
The theme of the event was Circle of Friends in keeping with the mission of the foundation, according to a press release.
The luncheon event was attended by close to 25 members of MySangi. Rajul Shah, President and Founder of MySangi, kicked off the event by welcoming all and thanking the members and sponsors for supporting the organization’s cause since its inception in 2016.
She emphasized the importance of spreading awareness of the platform created by MySangi of meeting and supporting each other, networking, joining in workshops and participating other activities conducted by the organization.
Kanan Patrawalla, Vice President, emphasized the importance of gradually developing the relationship with at least one or more contact that you can call anytime or even simply just call to say hello. It eventually would lead to a circle of friends that you can count on to have conversation and/or to share common interests and activities, supporting each other.
A fun game was introduced for the participants to facilitate intermingling, breaking the ice and starting the conversation with a person you are meeting for the first time.
They were then encouraged to talk to the group briefly about themselves. Rajul talked about MySangi’s on-line platform of a “Meet-Up Group” that provides an opportunity to meet and mingle with new people having similar interests and to participate in the activities like walking, hiking, picnics, traveling, etc.
There are over 40 members who have joined the Meet-Up group and are actively planning and participating in group and buddying activities. She encouraged others to join the “Meet-Up Group” and spread the message to others.
Following luncheon, the socializing and interactions continued amongst attendees. One of the participants, a ballroom dancing teacher, taught the participants easy steps for ballroom dancing. All present joined in and enjoyed the activity and it reinforced the intermingling and interactions.
Rajul concluded the event by thanking individual sponsors for their support and all the members for attending and participating in the event, sharing their interests and experiences. She encouraged all to visit MySangi website (www.mysangi.org) for upcoming events and activities and to spread the word about the organization.
MySangi’s annual Gala Dinner is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Akbar Restaurant, Edison, NJ.