Navratri Mahotsav – 27/10/2018

Navratri Mahotsav program was successfuly organised on 27/10/2018.

The program started with Mataji’s Aarti performed by all the members.

Prabhaben Patel (JMM President) welcomed everyone.

All members were served chilled Welcome Drink.

Jagruti Asmani was the anchor for the performance programme and the evening.

Six committee members gave a group dance performance on Ganesh stuti. They were Mamta Randeria, Jagruti Asmani, Madhaviben Mody, Deepa Khatiwala, Jyoti Chapatwala and Kashmira Mehta.

A performance with Mataji and matkis was performed by JMM President Prabhaben Patel, Jayeshreeben Dadarwala and Pravinaben Modi.

Then various fantastic, awesome performances were given by following JMM members:
1) Bhavna Randeria & Jignasa Patel
2) Varshaben Lapsiwala
3) Nisha Randeria
4) Sangeeta Kapadia & Vihaan
5) Ashaben Lawana
6) Rashi Lawana
7) Medha Modi
8) Kiranben Patel
9) Pratima Dumasia
10)Sheetal Godiwala
11) Pooja Lawana

All performers were duly applauded and appreciated. They all were given surprise gifts for participating in the program.

After the performances, it was the time to do Garba on live DJ music.

All members participated actively in performing Garba and Dandiya irrespective of age on the music by live DJ. Even the senior members gave healthy competition to the youngsters. The whole evening was filled with joy, laughter, music & dance. Prizes were announced and given to the winners.

The vote of thanks speech was given by Mamta Randeria.

We thank all our members for their continuous presence & moral support towards our JMM.

This years Mataji’s Prasad of Rava Sheera was made and offered by Smt. Madhaviben Mody.

All the Pooja decorations were a collective effort of JMM Management Team.

JMM thanks Smt. Prabhaben Patel for the function venue and the venue arrangements.

The Welcome Drink was sponsored by Smt. Prabhaben Patel and Mrs. Jagruti Asmani.

Flowers for the decorations of Mataji was sponsored by Mrs. Mamta Randeria.

A special mention of thanks to Mrs. Neha Asmani and Mrs. Jagruti Asmani for their technical support for our JMM website and also for handling facebook pages of JMM all through the year.

The evening ended with delicious dinner of Chaat Items like Pani-Puri, Bhel-Puri, Sev-puri, Dahi-Batata-Puri and Hot and Spicy Ragda Patties. Members also enjoyed eating specially ordered Kesar Pista Ghari and Dudhi Halwa from Surat. The Dudhi Halwa was sponsored by Bhupendrabhai of Thakor Mithaiwala, Surat. The feast ended with delicious Malai Kulfi.

Navratri annual gift of Set of two Turkish bath towels were distributed to all the attending members.

Jayeshreeben Dadarwala distributed small Panchang booklets for the new year.

Thus, the evening ended amidst lots of love & happiness. And also with a promise of meeting again for the next joyous event of Ponk Party.

It was another successfully organised and executed JMM event.

Prize Winners

  • Traditional Gujarati Costume:
    1. Varshaben Lapsiwala
    2. Pooja Mody
  • Best Garba – Children:
    1. Priyanka
    2. Raashi Lavana
    3. Diya Mody
    4. Dhruv Choksi
    5. Jianshi Mody
    6. Krisha Mody
    7. Vihaan Kapadia
  • Best Garba Dancers:
    1. Pooja Lavana
    2. Neha Asmani
    3. Pratimaben Dumaswala
    4. Bhanuben Randeri
    5. Ashaben Amichandwala
    6. Shilpaben Khambata
    7. Nisha Choksi
    8. Medha Modi
    9. Sangeeta Kapadia
    10. Pushpben Barfiwala