Vibha Houston’s Garba Brings Together Over 650 People


HOUSTON: Every year fall ushers in the festival of Navaratri, a millennia-old celebration of the victory of good over evil. The Indian community together celebrates this wonderful occasion by participating in Garba and Dandiya Raas. On September 30, Vibha Garba brought together over 650 people from varying backgrounds who are not just united by a love of dance and tradition but also by the importance of the social causes which Vibha works for. This was especially relevant this year with Houston still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.


Vibha has already pledged $25,000 to aid the recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey. Vibha action centers like Houston and Dallas swung into action and decided to raise more funds for disaster relief by redirecting proceeds from fundraising events to this cause. Vibha Houston partnered with GlobalDesis and USDesiGals to organize the Garba event at ISKCON of Houston on September 30. The Houston community responded to this call by descending into the ISKCON temple in full force and selling out the event completely. It was a spectacular evening full of fun, enthusiasm, and energy.


Darshak Thacker and his team from Krishna Sound kept the dancers enthralled by his high energy drumbeats.  The event was emceed by RJ “Dhinchak” Riva Thanki with her usual style and flair. The event was sponsored by BRC International, Splendora Pipe Services, JSW Steel, PFP Industries, Priserve Consulting Inc, Shri Sita Ram Foundation, United Real Estate, Sooner Pipes and Unique Flo. The event was also supported by Ameriprise Financial, New York Life (Munira Dhodiya), TransAmerica, Ethnic Rootz, Cru Day Spa, Amma’s Kitchen, Vishala Grocers, Bawarchi Biryani and Best Brains. Vibha would like to thank ISKCON of Houston for its immense support provided at every step. Vibha would also like to thank its partner GlobalDesis, which is a Houston based music group whose goal is to bring social change by using music as a medium. A big Thanks also goes to USDesiGals, which is a social media group consisting of 4000+ women members, whose goal is to bring together and empower the Indian women community in Houston.


Vibha is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of the underprivileged child. Vibha’s volunteers from 25 action centers across the US and India are the organization’s cornerstone. They are the reason why Vibha is able to spend 90 cents of every dollar raised on projects and work to raise awareness about key social issues. Vibha currently supports about 30 projects in India and the United States.

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