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Dedicating this year's Ganesh Festival to India's 75th Year of Independence! 

Call For Participation in Ganesh Festival 2022. 
Thanks for about 15 Grand Sponsors, 100+ Volunteers and 1000s of donors, we are all set to welcome Lord Ganesha again among us and offer our SEWA to each and every Ganesh Devotee. 

 

There are multiple opportunities to offer your Sewa at HIS feet, and a few such opportunities for your awareness are mentioned below.

  1. Advertise your business in PGF Brochure : We have a mission to support local businesses, and offer one of a kind opportunity for your business to advertise in PGF’s 80-page printed Brochure, which will be mailed & distributed to approximately 4000 homes. The advertisement rates, deadlines for submission and art work guidelines can be found here: Advertising MEDIA KIT PGF Brochure Deadline is June 30,2022

  2. Set up Commercial & Food Vendor Stalls in the 3-Day IndiaFest: Our very popular outdoor 3-day India Fest & Mudra Dance event will be celebrated at Bharatiya Temple campus on Sept 3rd,4th & 5th. We expect around 3000-4000 visitors during these 3 days and are organizing big-ticket Cultural programs during the IndiaFest. 

    1. Commercial Vendor Stalls:  We are making available Vendor Tables/Stalls in a large shared tent, separate tents for renting - which you can use to sell ethnic clothing, Jewelry, Professional Services like Real Estate Purchase, Family & Estate Law, Insurance, Banking, Books, Wall art, Decoration items, Mehandi/Heena painting, etc. Rental Form for booths/stalls/tables can be found here: Commercial Vendor Stalls  Deadline is July 30th, 2022 

    2. Food Vendor Stalls:  This year there is ZERO rent for Food Stalls. Our goal is to reduce the Rental risk for vendors, encourage smaller vendors and catering providers who can offer a top quality specialized snacks representing various states of India. Festival will sell Food tokens at a central place and vendors will receive a mutually agreed % share from the sale, after they present the tickets collected. Form for Food Stall Space Allocation can be found here: Food Vendor Stalls Form Deadline is July 15th, 2022

  3. Cook & Serve Mahaprasad: Inviting the local Residential Community Groups, Devotional Groups, Various Indian Associations, Restaurants and Individuals to come forward and provide Mahaprasad on the day of your choice. One can either cook the Mahaprasad in the temple kitchen or supply pre-cooked food trays on a day of your choice. For signup please send an email to pgfmahaprasad@gmail.com by July 15th. Note - These Spots fill up quickly.

  4. Participate in Ganesh Procession: Children from Balvihars, Indian Classical Dance Schools, Youth groups from Indian Cultural Associations from neighboring schools, College students and young adults are invited to participate and perform dances on Ganesh Aagaman (Arrival) and Visarjan (Immersion) Procession events, slated to run on August 30th and Sept 9th respectively. More Info and guidelines can be found here: PGF Procession Participation 2022 Deadline is August 1, 2022. Note - These spots fill very quickly. 

  5. Become YCOMM LEADS: The 2022 Festival Youth Committee (YCOMM) is looking forward to selecting upto 15 Youth leaders (from 11th and 10th grade) to 8 Ycomm subcommittees. We will select 1 Overall Youth Lead Coordinator, 8 Leads (Mostly 11th graders)  and 8 Co-leads (mostly 10th/9th graders). Each Youth subcommittee will be assigned to 1-2 PGF committees to help execute the tasks. The selected youth leaders will lead youth teams, in offering set-up & sewa tasks during the 10 days of PGF 2022 festival. Volunteer effort Certificates for the hours spent by Youth members will be provided at the end of the festival. Please fill this online form if any of the Youth members are looking to apply for the “Lead” roles - Deadline is June 25, 2022. If you have any issues with this online form, please send an email to pgfcoreteam@gmail.com and CC - pgfyouthcomm@gmail.com  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlZsr2vsLlIZmki6dyk-I5FHqGZu7Wvxy2ihnjtyxdLPZm5Q/viewform

  6. Perform in YOUNG STAR CONCERT: This year we would like to request Arangetram/Rangpravesh accomplished Dance & Music students to take part and perform for Lord Ganesha and showcase your art. Concert would be in two parts - Music and Dance. Concert will be during Labor Day weekend (date and time TBD). We offer a $101 gift card as an honorarium to these young artists. Young Star Concert Guidelines are here.  Interested students should send email to pgfcoreteam@gmail.com by June 25, 2022. Note - These spots fill very quickly. 

  7. Perform Sangeet Sewa, Nritya Sewa in Deity Hall: Interested students can send email to pgf.sangeetsewa@gmail.com by Aug 20, 2022

Daily 5pm-5:30pm: Young students of Indian classical music and/or classical dance forms are invited to offer Bhajan, Kirthan, Sangeet Sewa and Nritya Sewa to Lord Ganesha, in the main temple hall on 2nd floor on select days, as a group. 

Daily Avadharya During Rajopchar: On each day, we also offer one 3-4 minute solo slot for Nritya/Sangeet Avadharya during Rajopchar Puja.

8. PGF Dhol andTasha - Players Invited: 

  • Inviting 1-2 Seasoned Tasha Players with prior experience to join PGF’s Dhol-Tasha Band. 

  • Further, inviting 3-4 Students (9th/10th grade) who are part of the DRUM playing group in their schools or have good knack of Dhol-Tasha rhythm to learn the TASHA playing. If they show satisfactory progress, they may get to play this year or will continue the training to perform in 2022 PGF.  

Interested students can send email to pgfcoreteam@gmail.com  expressing their interest and giving their background in playing rhythm percussion instruments by June 30, 2022


Please continue to visit this website for weekly updates from now onwards. 
Vikrant Kamble, Chandra Chandramouli, Jayesh Parmar, Adwait Palsule
-PGF Core Team 

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