Konkani Sammelan 2012 – April Newsletter

Dear Konkani friend,

Konkani Sammelan 2012 is coming up soon. Please register today!
Reunite with your old friends and make new ones at the Konkani Sammelan! Take advantage of the discount rates in this month and register for the Sammelan today at www.konkani2012.org. The rates will increase significantly after April 30. Visit the website and find out who has registered so far.
Watch our latest 2nd video using the link below, for key messages from Sammelan President and few volunteers.

Konkani Sammelan 2012 – Welcome!

Here’s what we’ve planned for you:
We are organizing exceptional entertainment/cultural programs, seminars, workshops, games and activities for all ages, including an all-day Medical Symposium. In addition, you will get chance to:

  • Attend reunion forums for alumni of engineering colleges such as IITs, KREC and MIT (Manipal)
  • Network in special sessions for doctors, IT and finance professionals
  • Meet, hear and hobnob with the community’s high achievers, like Mohandas Pai, Shyam Benegal, Dayanand Pai, Jayant Baliga, Basti Vaman Shenoy, Floyd Cardoz, Kalpana Lajmi, Amrita Rao and Mahalaxmi Shenoy

Please visit our website for more information and registration for the special optional Medical Symposium, ‘Health Care in the 21St Century’ to be held on Friday. The Health Commissioners from New York and New Jersey, and other leading experts will be speaking and answering your questions at the Medical Symposium. At the Sammelan, children below 18 will get opportunity to participate in interesting programs designed specifically for them. For kids from ages 3 to 9, we have arranged a fun Konkani kids’ camp provided by YMCA right at the Sammelan facility.

Become an “insider” (volunteer):
The best way to experience and enjoy the Sammelan is to become an “insider” and volunteer. The Konkani Sammelan is a community event put together entirely by volunteers. There’s no greater pleasure than being a part of this core group. Please fill out the Volunteer Form on our website to indicate your interest.

Go above and beyond (contribute):
Registration fees for the 3 day event have been designed to enable the most people in the community to attend. The fact is, registration fees cover only a fraction of the cost of organizing a Sammelan. We need your support. Make a donation by check or Pay Pal through our website. Sponsor a Sammelan event such as breakfast or other meal. No donation is too small. If you are a professional or own a business, run an ad in the Sammelan Souvenir magazine. Unable to attend this Sammelan for any reason?  Please consider donating to this unique and important Konkani event anyway. All net donations through NAKA (North American Konkani Association) are tax-deductible in the US. You can send your donations or payments for souvenir advertisements directly by making your check payable to “North American Konkani Association (NAKA)” and mailing to: Konkani Sammelan 2012, 14 Raphael Drive, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA.

Besides the fun, networking, entertainment/cultural value that it provides, Konkani Sammelan is an investment in the community. Your attendance, donations and volunteering will make it enjoyable, memorable, and pay big dividends. Please act today – we need your wholehearted support to make it successful and sustainable!

Reach us at sammelan@konkani2012.org if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

See you at the Sammelan June 29-July 1, 2012…..

Organizing Committee – Konkani Sammelan 2012

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