As we are aware, communities thrive when economic, social and environment factors combine to create vitality and growth. Arts and Culture help sustain and develop vital and healthy neighborhoods by providing creative and healthy opportunities to learn, experience the world around us, and engage our hearts and minds in the uniquely human experience of reason, comparative and critical thought, creativity, beauty and truth. They can enhance a sense of community among people who share an arts experience or gathering.
With this in view, Agraj Seva Kendra conducted India Day in the last week of January every year since 2008 at East Brunswick Public Library sponsored by local community organizations, viz., Indian Association of Garden State and Indian Cultural Society of East Brunswick. Music, dance and arts show were held which were well received by the Public.
On Saturday, April 27,2013 we celebrated 'Heritage Day' at the Monroe Township Performing Arts Center by conducting 'Krishnam Vandhe" a dance sequal curated by popular artist and Bharatanatyam dance exponent Kalaimamani Ramya Ramnarayan in which students of Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance, Siddhendra Kuchipudi Arts Academy, Tala Shruti School of Dance, Trinayan Collective and Bharata Kala Nrithyakshetra' participated. The event was co-sponsored by Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission and partly funded by a generous Arts grant from Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
With a view to promote music, we conducted an Indian light music competition 'NJ Indian Idol' Audition for the event started at the Plainsboro Public Library on June 23, 2013. The finalists performed at the Barclay Brook School, Monroe Township on Sunday, September 22, 2013, featuring Symphony Orchestra LIVE.
Those who donate $15.00 will get a copy of the DVD of the event mailed to them.