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17th Asha Day at Napa Valley

17th Asha Day at Napa Valley

The asha’s 17th Annual Day was celebrated yet again with great fervour and enthusiasm by asha’s long terms supporters in the month of September at Jamieson Ranch Winery in Napa California.

 

Event was held at the beautiful Jamieson Ranch winery

Event was held at the beautiful Jamieson Ranch winery

 

It was a wonderful evening, organized by Rita Bresee, daughter of Kailash Chaudhary who has been hosting asha’s Annual Day event for the past 17 years.

 

The Chief Organizer of the event Rita Bresee, daughter of the event founder Kailash Chaudhary.

The Chief Organizer of the event Rita Bresee, daughter of the event founder Kailash Chaudhary.

 

The Honoured Guests were Congressman Mike Thompson, Rep of Napa, and his wife Jan Thompson both of whom have been supporting the event for all these 17 years with their presence and their generosity.

 

Sandeep and I with our honored Guests Congressman Mike Thompson and his wife Jan Thompson

Dr Kiran and Sandeep with the honored Guests Congressman Mike Thompson and his wife Jan Thompson

 

Asha college student Sandeep who accompanied Dr Kiran for the first time to US, told his moving story to an audience of over 120 people, who listened to his journey in amazement.

The fundraiser also saw old and new asha supporters gather together for a silent auction followed by dinner. The sumptuous Indian dinner was provided pro bono by very generous  Sardar Jeet Bhangroo .

 

Dr Kiran and Sandeep with Sardar Jeet Bhangroo who catered delicious Indian cuisine provided pro bono

Dr Kiran and Sandeep with Sardar Jeet Bhangroo who catered delicious Indian cuisine provided pro bono.

 

After the Napa event, Dr Kiran and Sandeep proceeded to Sacramento, where Drs Nalini and Praveen Prasad had organized a fundraising event at their beautiful home and garden. There were wonderful group of supporters who turned up to express solidarity with the vision and mission of Asha through their generosity and encouragement.

 

Dr Kiran with Drs Nalini and Praveen Prasad had organized a fundraising event at their beautiful home and garden.

Dr Kiran with Drs Nalini and Praveen Prasad had organized a fundraising event at their beautiful home and garden.

 

Sandeep made the entire global Asha family proud, all the young people in the slums proud, their families proud, and the people of India proud, as he took the Californians through his journey.

 

Sandeep sharing his journey with the asha supporters at Napa valley

Sandeep sharing his journey with the asha supporters at Napa valley

 

Heartfelt thanks to Congressman Mike Thompson and Jan Thompson, Kailash and Gisela Chaudhary, Rita Bresee and family, Arwin Chaudhary, Rohit and Mridula Patel, Drs Nalini and Praveen Prasad, and the wonderful supporters all over California for having walked with us on the Asha journey over the past two decades. Every member of the Asha slum communities will remain grateful to you for all times to come.

 

Dr Kiran with the Mayor of American Canyon and his wife and with Congressman Mike Thompson

Dr Kiran with the Mayor of American Canyon and his wife and with Congressman Mike Thompson

 

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