The India Consul General of Luxemberg says, “Reception Ganesh had in Europe was phenomenal. You must see to believe how he attracts and memsmerizes the audience”
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We are bringing a historic drama for you to IACA, done by Bollywood actor Tom Alter on Maulana Azad , the great freedom fighter, leader of India. The drama is in HINDI ( हिंदी ).
Tom will take you back in time..Time when India was going through partition and how Maulana tried to stop it … rather unsuccessfully…It’s a unique opportunity to witness that. Never before done in Atlanta. Don’t miss this please.
Email me or call me for tickets please.
VIP tickets are $120 for two that includes:
1)Dinner, Meet and greet with “Tom Alter” on May 3rd at Hilton in Norcross.
Hilton, 5993 Peachtree Ind Blvd., Norcross, GA30092.
2)VIP seats ( first 3 rows ) at the drama at IACA on May 4th.
IACA, 1281 Cooper Lake Rd, Smyrna, GA, 30082
If you ONLY want to see the drama, at IACA, on Saturday May 4th, it’s $20 per person. Chai/samosa included.
Check out the video
visit http://atlantaIndianIdol.iacaatl.org for more details
The idol fever is on the air, but we are on the lookout for spotting the best singing talent among the Indian community in USA. The Atlanta India Idol event preparation is going in full swing. Finals venue will be at Ferst Center for Arts at GA Tech on April 27th at 4 PM. Finals include entertainment shows and hottest bollywood dance performances. Prelims will be in March at IACA auditorium. We are open for contestant registration and sponsors at this time. Check the brochure and signup to “sing your heart out!”
Cool Prizes – they are real cool, thanks to our title sponsor Paramount Software Solutions!!
Senior Idol – 1st Prize $1000 , 2nd Prize – $750 and 3rd Prize $500
Junior Idol – 1st Prize $750 , 2nd Prize – $500 and 3rd Prize $250
Winner will also receive Gift certificates and opportunities to sing at the IACA sponsored programs such as Festival of India.
1) Ages 12-17 (Junior ) Contestant fee $10
2) Above 18 (Senior) Contestant fee $20
Audition dates are on Mar 24th and Mar 31st at IACA Auditorium.
To download the audition schedule Click here
Click here to submit your details and fees.
Please check on the link to download the document Atlanta Indian Idol Contest Rules – Compiled by Raktim Sen
Visit http://AtlantaIndianIdol.IacaAtl.org for more details and periodic updates.
Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2013, Time: 4:00 PM, Venue: Ferst Center for Arts, GA Tech, Atlanta
AIM For SEVA is an All India Movement to support rural and tribal poor kids to help in their education through chatralayas ( student homes ). “SPANDA” program from Padmasri Ms. Leela Samson is an acclaimed program from one of the best dance performers and choreographers of India, who received “Padmasri”, the highest award in arts from the President of India. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful performance and a chance a contribute to this great cause. All proceeds go to the charity and sponsorship are 100% tax deductible. Check out the trailer and book the tickets online today!
Traditional Giddha, Punjabi Bhangra and Bollywood Dancing..
Date: Satutrday April 20th, 2013 7:30 PM onwards
Venue: ASHIANA at Global Mall
Tickets: $30 in advance and $40 at GATE (Kids below 10 years – $10) Toddlers are free.
Click here to buy tickets online
Presenting DJ: KHAL NAYAK, Shyam Brambhatt
Mr. Girish Modi has been able to capture and present us the video tribute to late PV Rao. You will have to click on the Play button twice.
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We have some of the best health professionals in our community yet we see more and more Indian people particularly the new immigrants smoke and cause damage to themselves and to their families. I am not sure if it is for stress or for fashion.
Please see this article from our Health Promotion Program Manager of Fulton County Board of Health, Dr. Nazeera Dawood. She explains the need for a regiment in helping people quit smoking. It is based on her all round experience in clinical practice, health research, smoking cessation programs and policy development.
My life has been with learning experiences from several perspectives of the medical industry. Even though the experience has helped me conceptualize clinical medicine, public health and research perspectives on the deadliest voluntary behavior, I never understood the urge to smoke. Maybe it’s because I come from a non-smoking family where we always identified smoking as a risky behavior. It has always puzzled me as to why someone would want to smoke something that contains more than 4000 noxious chemicals.
When I practiced medicine in India, the patients who continued to smoke despite all sorts of cessation approaches, frustrated me. I felt I wasn’t doing something right. Surely there must be some way I could help them help themselves.
So when I entered the academic clinical research sector at Emory University, I was eager to join a team investigating smoking and health. One of our studies, that included patients from the Grady Health System, found that six months after suffering from a heart attack, more than half of patients continue to smoke. I was shocked. Not even a heart attack could compel them to change their behavior.
Most surprisingly, the same study revealed that cessation programs work much better than health care professionals telling patients to quit. This does not mean that physicians should stop advising patients to stop smoking. It means we need both: physicians should keep offering advice plus they need to refer patients to smoking cessation programs. In other words, patients need a regiment, not just a reminder.
My solution to the needs of the Georgia patients seemed simple. After wrapping up the study, I advocated for a smoking cessation program within the Grady Health System. The only glitch: I was immediately told that I went out of bounds. Apparently, my role as a clinical researcher is limited to the data. I had to hope that someone else would take the ball and ran with it.
As luck would have it, I got the opportunity to do exactly what I wanted when I became a public health professional in Georgia. In my new role, away from number-crunching and into the community, I tried to do what health officials should do: change the social climate and promote a supportive environment. I pushed for smoke-free zones and other policies to protect individuals from second hand smoke exposure. But even this community-based approach, alone, isn’t enough.
By now, I had seen each perspective working in different angles. The doctor’s perspective — the individual approach. The research perspective—the quantitative approach. The public health perspective—regulations. The problem as I realized was the splintering of duties and not enough interdisciplinary work. We have worked on siloed approach for years and we still seem to have smokers.
And it’s not just the smokers. There is no denying that second-hand smoke causes cancers, heart disease, asthma, and other diseases. The CDC estimates second-hand smoke causes 46,000 heart disease deaths and 3,400 lung cancer deaths among American non-smokers each year.
Now is the time to take a synergized approach involving the entire community, and by that I mean physicians, public health professionals, businesses, researchers, smokers and non-smokers.
Only when we get everyone on the playing field, can we finally get the home-run we all need: Fewer people smoke, fewer people sick from second-hand smoke and improved public health for the whole community.
• Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Uninsured Adults in Georgia
Many community leaders came to IACA to pay tribute to late Dr. P.V. Rao. In attendence was his daughter Saleena Dakin. The event was organized by IACA – in partnership with other local organizations and media partners on Saturday Feb 9th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The event was photographed by Mr. Girish Modi. To see the full slide show of pictures please click here
Some of the pictures are listed below- please add your comments:
Jan 28th, 2012 Invitation
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IACA Valentines day was a grand success! Here are the event photos taken by Girish Bhai..
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IACA Valentines Day Party – All are invited
Celebration of Love – A Valentine’s Party – By your favorite organization
When - SUNDAY FEB-17 @ 630 PM EST
Venue - Palace Indian Restaurant
Tickets - Till Feb 13th:Adult/ Child (5-10 yrs): $25/$10, Children under 5: FREE
After Feb 13th and at door:Adult/ Child: $30/$15
Book Online – https://www.addate.com/iaca/events/ValentinesDay/PalaceRestaurant.aspx
10% Discount only for IACA members – Use discount code MEMBER
( Non members who use this code will be given discount but will get charged with IACA membership fee for singles)
Check for affiliate discounts on community DJ’s and photographer Facebook pages and social media groups.
PS – Buy your tickets in advance to avoid sell-out ahead of the event from organizers in the flyer.