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MIBIHAR Dussehra Diwali Dhoom 2023: October 28th at Clawson High School, Clawson

in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clawson, Detroit, Events, Farmington Hills, Novi, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Troy

An evening of festivities with Snacks, Social Hours, Cultural Program, Dinner and Raffle!

Saturday, October 28th 2023, 4:00 PM

Clawson High School
101 John M Ave, Clawson, MI 48017

Rimjhim Modi - (248) 212-9311
Shashi Kumar - (517) 977-5521
Kanish Mohan - (651) 245-2047
Amitesh Singh - (248) 251-4662
Aditi Priya - (248) 819-0122

MIBIHAR Vasantotsav 2023: April 15th at Clawson High School, Clawson

in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clawson, Detroit, Events, Farmington Hills, Novi, Sterling Heights, Troy

An evening of festivities with Snacks, Social Hours, Cultural Program and Dinner

Saturday, April 15th 2023, 4:30 PM

Clawson High School
101 John M Ave, Clawson, MI 48017

Rimjhim Modi - (248) 212-9311
Shashi Kumar - (517) 977-5521
Kanish Mohan - (651) 245-2047
Amitesh Singh - (248) 251-4662
Vijita Pandey - (414) 394-1760

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MIBIHAR Seva "Abhai"

in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Charity, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Troy

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

Since 2015 MIBIHAR has been sponsoring PRASAD to devotees at Bharatiya Temple on Pran Pratishtha Weekend on Sundays as community service. Over the years it has become a MIBIHAR tradition.

2019-2020 MIBIHAR Committee

in Ann Arbor, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Novi, Rochester Hills, Troy, Association

Advisory Board:

Abhishek Vimal

Executive Team:

President: Rimjhim Modi
Vice-President: Kamal Verma
Secretary: Shashi Kumar
Treasurer: Kanish Mohan

Working Committee:

Audio/ Visual Committee: Abhay Kumar and Neelabh Arbind
Cultural Committee: Vijeta Mishra and Sweta Sinha
Decoration Committee: Amrita Jaisawal and Ankita Dwivedi
Food Committee: Rajeev Tiwari and Amit Ranjan
Publication Committee: Jitendra Kumar and Manisha Sharan

Non-Committee/Leadership: MIBIHAR Seva "Abhai" - Rakesh Modi

2018-2019 MIBIHAR Committee

in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Farmington Hills, Novi, Rochester Hills, Troy, Association

Founding Board / Advisory:
Saurabh Kumar

Executive Team:
President: Abhishek Vimal
Vice-President: Rimjhim Modi
Secretary: Kamal Verma
Treasurer: Shashi Kumar

MIBIHAR Working Committee:

Cultural Committee: Manisha Sharan & Sweta Sinha

Publication Committee: Kanish Mohan & Abhay Kumar

Food Committee: Amitesh Singh & Pankaj Kumar

Audio Visual Committee: Jitendra Kumar & Neelabh Arbind

Decoration Committee: Ankita Dwivedi & Amrita Jaiswal

Bollyfit Creator Anuja Rajendra appointed to Michigan Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

in Ann Arbor, Profile

LANSING: Governor Rick Snyder last week announced four appointments and four reappointments to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. The 15-member council was established in 1992 to urge an increase in the physical activity and an improvement in the health of Michiganders. "Good general health,fitness is an integral part of our reinvention of Michigan," said Snyder. "I look forward to the work of these individuals to improve quality of life for all citizens". Anuja Rajendra, of Ann Arbor, is the founder and CEO of BollyFit, focused on improving physical and mental fitness through Bollywood-inspired dance classes. She also designed an ice dance routine performed by silver medalists at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the first ever Indian dance-inspired routine. She earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and operational engineering and a master's of business administration in entrepreneurship and international business, both from the University of Michigan.

SURMAYEE SHAAM - A Bollywood Musical Extravaganza on June 2nd

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

SURMAYEE SHAAM - A Bollywood Musical Extravaganza on June 2nd

Performance begins at 3PM

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
For event passes and more info: 1-855-IND-SONG or

Free U.S. Citizenship Workshops on May 19th organized by ACJ

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

Free U.S. Citizenship Workshops on May 19th organized by ACJ - American Citizens for Justice and Thomas M. Cooley Law School
May 19th 2012
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Ann Arbor Campus, 3475 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Prof. Jason Eyster: 734-372-4994

Subhra Guha Concert on May 12th

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

Subhra Guha Concert
May 12, 2012 - 7-10 PM
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, MI
About The Artist:Subhra Guha is regarded not only as the finest lady singer but also as an exponent of the Agra Gharana. Though belonging to the Agra Gharana, which is synonymous with the prowess and masculinity of Aftab-e-Mousiqui Ustad Faiyaz Khan, what makes Guha's rendition style uniquely different is her mature juxtaposition of her feminine charm with masculine grandeur that's inherent in the Gharana. Guha's voice effortlessly soars from one octave to the next mesmerizing her aficionados across the globe.

Raas Association at U of M presents Dandia Dhamaka: January 28th

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

Dandia Dhamaka at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
January 28th at the Michigan Theatre
Tickets: $10(Students with ID), $15( Balcony), $18 ( Main Floor)
Dandia Dhamaka 2012 Tickets
Lights. Dandias. ACTION: In 2002, a group of students, dedicated and enthusiastic about raas, began the Raas Association at the University of Michigan. This organization put on the first ever dandia Dhamaka (dD) competition. Dandia Dhamaka pioneered the intercollegiate raas competition. Since then, many other competitions have been created, but dD remains the largest and oldest. The upcoming 2012 show will be the 11th annual competition.

2012 North South Foundation Regional Contests - Online Registration begins for Michigan Chapter

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

New Year greetings from the North South Foundation! NSF will be conducting regional contests for Indian-American children this year at over 80 centers across US. These contests focus on the academic development of children starting from the Kindergarten through High school levels, enabling them to excel in their studies utilizing the full potential immersed in every child. The impact of NSF contests on children is evident from the fact that for the last four consecutive years, NSF kids have won the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship. They have been winning top spots at many other national level competitions such as National Geographic Bee, MATHCOUNTS, Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Siemens and Intel Science competitions, Engineering fairs, and Brain Bee. Many Indian-American students admitted to top tier colleges such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Columbia are also NSF kids.

Bihar – 2011 Year in Review by Ajit Chouhan

in Ann Arbor, Blog

Year 2011 will go down as a landmark year for Bihar. Having turned the wheels of development and progress in the last few years, 2011 saw consolidation of various initiatives and remarkable turnaround in the state. In 2010, Bihar emerged as a role model for electoral democracy when people unanimously voted for progress and prosperity, weeding out the shibboleths of vote bank politics.

Time magazine recently had an article on Bihar on “How Nitish Kumar Turned Bihar into a Model of Indian Reform”.Though the rest of the country saw challenges growth numbers dwindling due to slower reforms and lack of decision making, Bihar is on fast track growth track.

Ann Arbor, Michigan rated one of the smartest cities in the US

in Ann Arbor, Blog

Ann Arbor, Cambridge, Berkeley are smartest big cities- G. Scott Thomas
They're three of America's best-known college towns, and they're also the three leaders in brainpower among the nation's major cities.

Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cambridge, Mass. and Berkeley, Calif., hold the top three places in On Numbers' analysis of educational attainment in 269 communities with more than 100,000 residents:
• Seventy-two percent of all adults (25 or older) hold bachelor's degrees in Ann Arbor, the home of the University of Michigan.University of Michigan and 43 percent also have advanced degrees. Both figures are the best in their respective categories among all major cities.

University of Michigan IASA presents RIVAAYAT: Rediscovering our roots

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

UMIASA Cultural Show - RIVAAYAT: Rediscovering our roots

November 18th at Hill Auditorium,
University of Michigan

More information on:

BollyFit Classes - Now Enrolling!

in Ann Arbor, Blog

Get Active, Feel Awesome! BollyFit August class guarantees to revive, replenish, and renew the spirits. BollyFit is a fusion of Indian classical, bhangra, and folk dance styles with an element of meditation in a high-powered cardiovascular experience. Get active or supplement your current regime, and feel how BollyFit exercise dramatically improves your mind-and-body fitness. Limited registration available for this August class. Choose Mondays, Thursdays, or both!

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***BollyFit "Retreat" at Ann Arbor Summer Festival on June 25th***

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BollyFit: Fitness through Dance!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival "Retreat" Event on Saturday, June 25, 5-6 PM @ Power Center Lawn

Dance along as 100+ local BollyFit and BollyFit Kids students perform together in a vivacious dance item. This event will also include a lesson that teaches simple steps used in BollyFit dances. Perfect venue to invite friends, spouses, and children to share in a wonderful summer dance experience.

Absolutely no experience necessary - all ages, everyone welcome.

***BollyFit Summer Sparkles Class starts May 30th***

in Ann Arbor, Announcement

BollyFit Summer Sparkles class celebrates summer and prepares students for a large demo at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival June 25-29. Enjoy 2 hours of class per week until the Festival, free bonus rehearsals the week of the Festival, and a chance to participate in the BollyFit “Retreat” at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The “Retreat” will showcase BollyFit students and is a chance to invite friends and family to experience fitness that’s fun! Furthermore, a very special top-secret event will be the piece de resistance of the Summer Festival.

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