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January 1, 2013 > Cultural program assists Dominican Sisters

Cultural program assists Dominican Sisters

Submitted By Krishnaswamy Narasimhan
Photos By Ramya Raman

Four young high school students from the Bay area Indian Carnatic music arena thought of giving back to society what they learned over the years and YSTCA (Youth Service Through Cultural Arts) was born. When these students, Divya Mohan, Gopal Ravindran, Ashwin Srikant, and Vignesh Thyagarajan thought of their first venture, they determined that a local organization was in need of funds for survival. Proving that music has no barriers, the result was a day-long cultural extravaganza, held on December 8, to benefit the music program of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose (DSMSJ).

Ms. Anu Natarajan, Vice-Mayor of the City of Fremont, presided over the function and praised the efforts of the young organizers. She also commended the Dominican sisters of Mission San Jose for cultivating musical culture and announced the total of $8,050 raised from this fundraiser. Sister Carolyn Marie Monahan, Director of Dominican Schools, thanked YSTCA for the donation and all the volunteers and audience for a wonderful event. All the Sisters joined a choral song blessing all those present.

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