15th Asha Day at Napa Valley
Nearly 200 Asha supporters came together to celebrate Asha Day on August 29th at Hall Winery in Napa Valley, California. The event was hosted by the Congressman of the District, Mike Thompson and his wife Jan Thompson. This was the 15th successive year of Asha Day, and what a remarkable testament to the loyalty and commitment of the Asha supporters in the region!
Kailash Chaudhary, a civil engineer and founder of Chaudhary and Associates who has been the chief organiser and one of the largest donors all these years, generously underwrote all the costs related to the event, so that the funds raised could go to the work of Asha. Lana Stanley, Sandy Jones and Rita Bresee, all of whom have been long time Asha supporters, were the chief organisers for this year’s wonderful event. They were assisted in their efforts by Rohit Patel, long time generous Asha supporter.
A sumptuous Indian dinner was provided by Harjeet, the owner of Aroma Indian Cuisine, on a pro bono basis. Bollywood dancer and teacher, Bhavana Mody had supporters learning the steps and enjoying themselves thoroughly as they tried a hand at the dance. Supporters were delighted to hear about the recent developments at Asha from Dr Kiran, who was the Guest of Honour at the event.
A Big Asha Thank you to all the organisers and supporters for such a marvellous evening. We are really grateful to Congressman Mike and Jan Thompson, as well as Craig and Kathryn Hall for the use of their beautiful winery.
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Mike Thompson shares his first interaction with Dr Kiran and how eventually he became a long standing supporter of Asha’s work.