Association of Indian Students at USC

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Association Of Indian Students" Newsletter - HOLI Wishes,Engineering Idol!!!

Association of Indian Students

Hey All,


We would like to wish all of you out there a "Very Colorful Holi". We are all set to welcome everyone for the colourful Holi Celebrations on the 29th of March at the Huntington Beach. Holi marks the beginning of the Spring, a season of joy and hope. Let us all celebrate this Holi with fun and frolic and some great Indian food.


AIS would also like to take this opportunity to welcome any student wanting to help us out in our events as a Senator. We are the largest Indian students organization at USC and thus working with us would help you enhance your leadership skills, boost your communication skills, increase your networking circle and lots more…..So if you feel you have that aspirational spirit in you, come, join us and feel the difference!!!   For further details, call Aditya @ 323-541-6031



Thank You.

AIS Team


Upcoming Events 

Event: Holi Celebrations

Date: Sunday, 29th March, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Huntington Beach(Transportation will be provided free)

Details: Its time to celebrate Holi. AIS in assocation with HSO is organizing Holi. We will be going to Huntington Beach. Play with colors and have some delicious Indian food. Transportation, colors and food will be provided free of cost.



Event: Association of Indian Students presents "Spring Mixer"

Date: Sunday, 5th April, 2009

Details: Come join us for the AIS Spring Mixer. There will be lotsa events and prizes to be won.


Event: The Glory of Easter Drama

Date:  Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Time:  8:00pm

Details:  The largest and most spectacular passion play is brought to life through exciting drama, song and pageantry. The Easter pageant is famous for its lifelike recreation of earthquakes, thunder storms and lightening inside the all-glass building. Tickets are just $15.00 for International students and American Friends of Internationals (regularly up to $45.00). All seats are reserved. To order your tickets, call Sam (626) 355-1267, or  213-570-0260.




TIME: 7:00 - 11:00 P.M


There will be a variety of performances including a special guest performance




Other Information:

Asha News Letter

Asha-LA invites you to read their winter newsletter (attached). Newsletters are windows to the activities and methods of Asha for Education and the current edition contains updates from two projects written by volunteers who have been associated with them for several years. The Basera-e-Tabassum project supports hostels for orphan children in violence hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Street-to-school project aims to bring street children in the Kalighat area in Kolkata out of slums through education. In addition, the newsletter reports on a very successful 5k run that they organized in September'08, and plan to repeat this year.

If you are interested in joining, please subscribe to their mailing list ( and drop by their meetings (every other Wednesday 8pm @RTH)

About Asha for Education ( Asha for Education is a global non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. Asha has been an innovative supporter of secular and non-political educational projects throughout India for the past 16 years. Started by three students at Berkeley in 1991, the organization has amassed a group of people from all over the world, seeking to foster idealism and egalitarianism. It has become a magnet for students, young professionals, and those who simply want a chance to contribute to the betterment of the world. There are currently over
60 chapters worldwide, with 45 in the US alone. The organization is registered as a 501 (c)3 charity in the United States and all donations are fully tax deductible.


Research Participation Opportunity

Carly Mattefs is a second year Postsecondary Administration/ Student Affairs Masters student here at USC. He is looking to interview undergraduate international students and perhaps organize a focus group to investigate the international students' experiences on U.S. campuses, so that he can help improve services and support at our institution. This is a research project for classroom purposes only; therefore, no publishing of any findings. A coffee would be provided as an incentive for your time. So, if anybody is interested, please contact him at


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Event: Hunger Clean-Up

Date: Apr 18th, 2009

Time: 9:00 am

The Cleanup is one of the largest national fundraising and community service a-thons in the country. Through the Cleanup, students will roll up their sleeves and grab paintbrushes, hammers, and rakes to volunteer at local hunger and homelessness relief agencies. Volunteer projects include painting local shelters, planting community gardens, repairing and cleaning food banks, and construction.

Join the HSO team!


Spring Morning Sitar Concert:

Khichdi Club presents: A Festival of Morning Raaga Sitar Concert by a World Renowned Artists: Pandit PARTHA  CHATERJEE Accompanied By  Pandit ABHIJEET BANERJEE .

Place: 3900 Avenida Simi 
Simi Valley, CA 93063 
Sunday April 5, 2009 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM.

Contribution: $10 Per Person 
Vegetarian Light lunch will be available to purchase   
Limited seating Due to Lunch arrangement - RSVP a MUST Please e-mail or phone:

Vijay Bhatt : or 818-259--6667

Association of Indian Students
Norman Topping Student Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0981

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