Sunday, December 11, 2011

SILC: Weekly Digest (12/11/11)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers:

Khaana, Khareedna aur Khel (Food, shopping and games)
Save the date...

Saturday, January 21st is the Annual SILC mela. The SILC Mela (Fair) features the chaos of an Indian Mela with lots of fun for children in the form of games, fortune telling and other activities. For adults, there is a Silent Auction inside the Cafeteria. What is a Mela without food? Indian lunch will be available for purchase.

We also use this opportunity to celebrate recent SILC Birthdays with community-cutting of a large cake involving all the birthday kids! All this goes on in the SILC Commons Area, while the Silent Auction takes place inside the Cafeteria. Please bring friends and family to this annual event.

If you have gently used or new books, DVD's, CDs, Indian clothes, decorative items, etc, please consider donating them for this event. Donations can be brought and handed over to Sunita M starting next week or on the day of the Mela.

We need volunteers on Mela day to run a booth, to run a game, or help distribute the food. So please sign-up. Sign up sheets will be available starting next week.

DO consider donating/getting a gift card for the silent auction, If you have any service/business or know of any business/restaurant/grocery store. Please contact our Assistant Principal Sunita Mannamkunnath ( for further details.

Please note: If your donation is valuable and you do not wish to sell it for garage sale prices, let us know so we can have it in the Silent auction area.

Watch for more details in the upcoming weekly SILC digests...

Answers to last week's Quiz:
[Q] Who is the only person in the world who wrote national anthems for two countries?
[A] Rabindranath Tagore is the only person in the world who wrote national anthems for two countries - India (Jana Gana Mana) and Bangladesh (Amar Shonar Bangla). For the history of how it happened, please visit

This week's Quiz:
[Q] In Mumbai, what do the people employed as dabbawallahs do?

Siva Jasthi
Director - Communications
School of India for Languages and Culture
(mobile) 612.217.4821

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