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  GAINESVILLE, JACKSONVILLE, LAKELAND AND TAMPA TO HOST MUSIC CONCERT BENEFITING EKAL VIDYALAYA


Kumar Sunil Mungee
By NITISH S. RELE - editor@khaasbaat.com

Kumar Sunil Mungee, the Prince of Ghazals and Bhajans, will be presenting four concerts in May. Organized by the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA, “Ekal Aur Sandhya 2006” will benefit India’s rural and tribal children.

“Our movement looks to eradiate illiteracy from tribal India by 2011,” said Jawahar Taunk of the Tampa Bay area chapter for Ekal Vidyalaya. “Last year, we raised about $150,000 from three events to benefit our goal. Ekal is more than a literacy movement; it is an education movement. Our main objective is to provide value-based primary education to tribal and other underprivileged communities in rural India.”
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‘COLORS OF ABILITY’ TO PERFORM MAY 13 IN ORLANDO


Young special needs performers from India will present “Colors of Ability” May 13 in Orlando.
Story provided by Asian Cultural Association

The Asian Cultural Association (ACA) of Central Florida continues its season of cultural events with the Saturday, May 13 presentation of “Colors of Ability,” a soul-stirring performance celebrating the talent and abilities of young special needs performers from India.
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TAMPA HINDU TEMPLE HOLDS KUMBABHISHEKAM CELEBRATIONS
Story provided by Hindu Temple of Florida

More than 2,500 devotees watched in awe April 2 as gold-plated kalashas were kept on the vimana and the newly constructed Rajagopura of the Hindu Temple of Florida in Tampa. Mahakumbabhishekam was performed for all the gopuras and the main deities.

Twelve highly erudite priests from different parts of America conducted the yagnas as prescribed in the Agama Shastra during the five-day event, which began March 29. New Navagrahas and Naga Devathas were installed.
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OUT & ABOUT IN FLORIDA
By NITISH S. RELE - editor@khaasbaat.com

Opening a new store or restaurant? Expanding or relocating? Has your business won an award or a mention in your local newspaper? We want to hear from you as Khaas Baat kicks off yet another new column to meet the rising needs of businesses and our readers. Call Nitish S. Rele at (813) 758-1786 or e-mail us at editor@khaasbaat.com

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