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This is the internet version of the Kerala Center News letter. Vol.5 , 2001
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SBI Chief Recognized at Kerala Center's Youth Festival.
New Activities @ Kerala Center

SBI Chief Recognized at Kerala Center's Youth Festival

Photo: Sreenivasan Sundar, outgoing chief of the Statre Banbk of India being recognized at the Kerala Center function at Elmont, New York. From R. are: Miss Kerala USA Philanta Manuel, Mrs. Vaidyanathan, SBI Chief T.R. Vaidyanathan, Sundar Sreenivasan, Mrs. Sreenivasan, Dr. Thomas Abraham, Lalitha Abraham and E.M. Stephen

On Saturday, April 28th the Indian American Kerala Center was jammed 
with young Indian talents from the tri-state area. The day-long competitions 
were Part I of the Center's year long youth festival. It was followed by the
Center's 11th Anniversary celebrations.

Children in four age categories participated in various talents- Bharat
Natyam, Folk Dance, Western Dance, Indian Music, and Speech. Since 
everyIndian language was treated separately, the participants got more and 
Better chances at winning. This along with expanded age categories, attracted 
alarge number of children to the event, and the competitions lasted from
9.30am. to 4.30pm. Two accomplished artists, Molbin Joseph and Lalitha
Abraham were the judges. The whole event was coordinated by Joseph K 
Joseph,who is widely known and liked for his rapport with young Indian talents 
andtheir parents.

The Kerala Center's 11 Anniversary celebration started at 5.30 pm with 
thelighting of the traditional lamp by singer Santha Madhu. It was 
followed a prayer song by Bincy Cherian. Molbin Joseph presented a Pooja Dance that
enchanted one and all. The highlight of the program was the appearance 
of the Center's Miss Kerala USA Philanta Manuel. She also received the 
specialguests of the evening, Sreenivasan Sundar, the outgoing President & CEO 
and country manager (USA) of the State Bank of India and his successor
T.R.Vaidyanathan. Both, Sundar and Vaidyanathan addressed the audience while
the later also presented the awards to the winners at the Youth FestivalPart I.

Kerala Center President E.M. Stephen, presented a plaque to the 
Outgoing State Bank of India chief Sreenivasan Sundar for his outstanding
professional Services to the Indian community in USA. Dr.Thomas 
Abraham,Kerala Center's Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Raju Thomas,
Associate Secretary of the Center also spoke briefly. Lalitha Abraham 
servedas the MC.

========New Activities at Kerala center========

J. J. Entertainments
Organizing Different Activities
at Kerala Center

Dance class: Mrs. Beena Menon ( Every Tuesday 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM )

Karate Class: S. Clark (Everey Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Yoga Class: Mrs. Sarama (Every Friday 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM )

Malayalam Class: M. Paulose ( Every Friday 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM )

Instumental Music Class ( Keyboard ): Madhu ( Every Saturday 10 AM - 1.PM )

Vocal Music Class: Mrs. Shantha Madhu ( Every Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM )