The team from The River New York along with some students from Jeevan Nagar slum colony gathered at Dr Kiran’s residence to intermingle amidst some music on the evening of Friday, the 21st of November, 2014.
The evening began with Dr. Kiran welcoming everyone. She fondly remembered her time at The River earlier this year and thanked the team for their friendship and commitment towards the work of Asha. She also expressed delight at the way the team has effortlessly become a part of the wider Asha family and is inspiring numerous individuals back in New York.
Dr Kiran and her music teacher, Guru Vinod Kumar, Director and Principal, Bhaatkhande Sangit Vidyalaya, then enthralled the gathering with a captivating rendition of ghazals (urdu love poems set to music). Later, John and Sara Furste, and Shannon Cassadayho from the River team also sang some melodious songs.
The evening came to a happy closure with the guests interacting over dinner.