Sunday, March 25, 2012

SILC: Weekly Digest (03/25/12)

Dear SILC Students, Parents, Teachers and Volunteers, 

Thank you all for making Social Studies and Literature Day a grand success. There will be a recap of the event in the next news letter produced by SAP students. 
Please send us any feedback on SSL day and suggestions for improvement. You can see the pictures of the event at

1. Recall that next SILC news letter is going to be released on March 31st. Please submit your articles to

Here are some suggestions for your articles:
  • Reviews of Indian movies & music
  • Reviews of Indians books
  • Review of important issues of India
  • Reprints of cooking class recipes
  • Articles on history/geography of India
  • Picture essays and / or Photographs of India
  • Humorous Indian tales (ex- Tenali Rama, Akbar Birbal, etc.)
  • SILC experiences, Life Experiences, Immigration experiences
  • Personal stories about time spent in India
  • News articles - recent events & Bollywood news
  • Articles on groups working in India
  • Articles on Holidays and Traditions
  • Short essays
  • Profiles of important indians
  • Teen issues

[2] The culmination of SS day marks the preparation for the Graduation day. May 19 is the graduation day. All the language and elective teachers have started to prepare for their respective events on stage. Please make sure that all students are regular to their classes for any rehearsals, planning or preparation that might be needed.
[3] Thank you to those who signed up at "Be the Match" on the SS day.....and also to those who are already registered. Hopefully we will be able to find a suitable donor for Baby Rishik. Please also do your bit to spread the word to your friends and family members in other parts of the State/Country. Who knows you or they might be able to save a life some day.
[4] Please see the attachment for a cultural evenning fundraiser in which some SILC students will be performing. This event includes a cultural show of Indian and North American performances, food and a silent auction. The funds raised will go to two NGO's in Assam involved in social service towards underprivileged women and children. Please support the cause with your attendance or donation. Please see the brochure and the website for more details.

Answers to last week's quiz:

(Q) which indian festival is celebrated once every 12 years and why?
(A) Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage in which Hindus gather at the Ganges river. Kumbh Mela takes place every 12 years at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik). The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas', or 144 years, is held at Allahabad. According to the Mela Administration's estimates, around 70 million people participated in the 45-day Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, in 2007. Kumbh Mela 

This Week's Quiz:

(Q) What is Pushkar Mela?

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

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