The mission of Agraj Seva Kendra is to preserve and promote Asian Indian culture and traditions and to promote diversity among individuals. Since the formation in 2006, through education, art and cultural activities, we promote understanding and appreciation of Indian culture and traditions.
We are recipient of Arts Grant from the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage for the past six years consecutively. We also receive history grant and Gateway to Arts (Theatre) Grant from the County.
With grants from the county, matching grants from corporations and generous donations from businesses we conduct various events in the townships of East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Monroe and various other neighboring towns showcasing the talents of youth and developing a sense of volunteerism, community service and leadership. Agraj is a registered Not for Profit organization 501 (c)(3) approved.
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This event is in the memory of Om Parikh, a 13-year-old vibrant and compassionate Monroe teen who passed away after a long struggle with brain cancer. Om brought a message of strength and optimism to students and our community at large in Monroe Township. Last year’s 5K event, was attended by over 1500 participants.
1. Date: May 19, 2019
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM – Bib Pickup & Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM - Speech by Grand Ambassador Sparsh Shah, Mayor, Principal & Teachers
8:50 AM – 9:00 AM - National Anthem by Monroe Township Middle School Chorus
Cancer awareness posters made by middle school students will be in display throughout the event.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - 1Mike Walk
9:30AM - 10:00 AM - 5K Run
10:00AM onwards - Award Ceremony and Entertainment Program
2. Location: The event will be held at Thompson Park in Monroe located at Perrineville Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. Please congregate around the Gazebo area in front of the lake. (Location - https://www.google.com/maps/ place/40°20'32.0"N+74°26'00.3" Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-74.4509263)
3. Entrance/Exit to/from the park: The park has 3 entrances/exits - Dogwood Drive, Lakeview Drive and Fir Drive. All 3 entrances/exits will be open from 7.00 AM to 8.30 AM, closed from 8.30 AM to 10.45 AM and reopen after 10.45 AM.
4. Parking: Participants and guests are requested to car pool to avoid traffic congestion and facilitate parking logistics. We have been advised by the Park Rangers that no vehicles will be allowed inside the park after 8.30 AM. After 8.30 AM, please park at Monroe Township High School (MTHS), located at 200 Schoolhouse Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. Free shuttle service to and from the event to the parking lot at MTHS will be provided.
5. Timings: The event officially opens at 8:00 AM sharp. The 1 Mile Walk will begin at 9:00 AM sharp. Participants will be expected to complete the walk in 30 minutes so that the course can be cleared for runners. 5K Run will begin at 9:45 AM sharp and participants will have 1 hour to finish. Participants who are not able to finish within the maximum allocated time – 30 minutes for walk and 1 hour for run, will be requested to clear the course. Participants who have registered for the run, are welcome to join for the walk also. Since the 1 Mile Walk is not a timed event, there will be no bibs provided to participants who have registered for the walk.
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