Sahaya Going Beyond

We thank everyone who made our premiere screening of "Sahaya Going Beyond" on Saturday May 25 2013, in Davis - with special guest, filmmaker/director Andy Lauer - such a success.

Click here or on the picture below to see many pictures of our movie premiere.

Andy Lauer
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From left to right: Durai Selvam, Andy Lauer, Josh Gibson, and Koen Van Rompay


Movie premiere
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Time: Saturday May 25, 2013, from 6 to 10 pm. The 20-minute documentary was shown every hour (6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm).

Location: International House Davis (10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616). Click here to see a map.

Program: In addition to screening the movie every hour throughout the evening, we celebrated the premiere by offering the audience Indian music, performances and food.

We thank everyone who attended, enjoyed the evening, met old friends and made new friends.


As special guest, we has Mr. Selvam, founder of our partner organization READ (Rural Education and Action Development). His inspiring work and chance meeting with Koen Van Rompay was really the start of Sahaya International (click here to read the story). He is truly the first drop, the one that started the ripple effect of Sahaya International. Therefore, we are extremely honored to have his presence at our premiere.


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Performers at the Sahaya movie premiere on May 25, 2013:

6:25 pm: Akshata Ramnath: Song
6:35 pm: Nupur: folk dance from Rajasthan
6:45: Jayanth and Sundar Sundaresan: santoor/tabla music
7:15: Devayani Varma: Bharatanatyam dance
7:30 pm: Ritika Johal: Song
7:35: Nupur: folk dance from Rajasthan
7:50 pm: Shweta Menon: Song 
8 pm: Devayani Varma: Bharatanatyam dance)
8:20: Jhankaar: Song
8:30: Ritika Johal: Song
8:35: Khurshid Dastur: Dance

Ritika Johal, singer of UCD VISIONS club
Khurshid Dastur, dancer.
Devayani Varma (dance)
Jayanth (on Santoor) and his father Sundar Sundaresan (on tabla)
Nupur (Rachana Patel, Shaila Patel, Sweta Naria, Sonal Naria): folk dance from Rajasthan


Sumitra Tatapudy


Shweta Menon



Akshata Ramnath



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