MySangi a non-profit organization based in New Jersey and focused on creating a support system (excluding match-making) for those of Indian origin 50 years of age and older, held its Annual Gala: A Virtual Musical Extravaganza on Dec. 13, 2020.
The event was attended by more than 50 donors, supporters, well-wishers, and members of MySangi including Dipak Shah, Chairman of FISANA (Federation of Indo-American Seniors association of North America), Jaipat Jain and Dr Jayshree Winters. The other member of the board of advisor, Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh was unable to attend the event and sent best wishes to all.
Rajul Shah, president and founder of MySangi welcomed all participants to the event. She mentioned plans or holding in-person meeting once things go back to normal. Rajul Shah also encouraged members to send suggestions for MySangi to expand its activities and to grow further.
Dr Kanan Patrawalla, vice president of MySangi thanked the attendees and donors for supporting MySangi’s cause since its inception in 2016. She emphasized the importance of spreading awareness of the support system platform created by the organization of meeting and supporting each other, networking, joining in workshops and participating other activities conducted by the organization.
Prakash Shah, acting treasurer presented financial status of the organization and encouraged participants to donate to support the cause and activities of MySangi. Donors helped raise around $5,000 during the event.
Ila Shah, secretary of MySangi welcomed and introduced well-known music artist in the tristate Indian community Umesh Patel, a music teacher and professional singer. The entertainment provided by Patel included live music accompanied with karaoke songs that the audience enjoyed well, according to the organizers.
Rajul concluded the event and encouraged attendees to visit MySangi website for upcoming events and activities and to spread word about the organization.