Don’t miss the Atlanta Desi Idol®!
Local South Asians get to
strut their stuff at this year’s
Ek Shaam fundraiser for Raksha.
For the ninth year in a row, Raksha will hold its famous
fundraiser at Center Stage (formerly Earthlink Live) on
Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. This year’s
exciting show will be the second annual Atlanta Desi Idol® (Desi
Idol® is a registered trademark of Universal Consultants, Inc.
www.desiidol.us), which will feature a song and dance contest.
Executive Director, Aparna Bhattacharyya notes, “This event
showcases the incredible local talent in our community.”
Event coordinators are seeking solo singers and dancers to
perform in the final show. Auditions will be held on Saturday,
Sept. 15 and Sunday, September 23, at Nritya Natya Kala Bharti,
Global Mall (Kumud Savla’s Studio) from 4-9 p.m. There is a $25
minimum donation to audition. This contest is open to amateurs
only; professionals who earn more than half their living
performing will not be considered. Participants will be judged
by local song/dance professionals. Winners will be qualified to
compete in the National Desi Idol competition. Discounted
tickets will be available for competitors who are not accepted
into the final show.
For more information, please visit
contact Tonja Holder at 404-876-0670.
About Raksha, Inc.
Raksha, Inc. provides South Asians in Georgia, with the
resources to face challenges such as domestic violence, family
violence, discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault.
Raksha's mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South
Asian community through confidential support services,
education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in
decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and
worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve
the South Asian community.
“Through the community’s support, we have been able to directly
impact the lives of numerous members caught in domestic violence
or sexual assault situations. We have witnessed the program’s
success and have watched individuals create new and healthy
lives for themselves and their families. It is incredible to see
the “Power of Change” when we all come together for a common
cause of a stronger and healthier community,’” says Executive
Director, Aparna Bhattacharyya.