Montgomery Hindi School Celebrates 10th Year of Garba
By Nethra Srimal | Posted November 3, 2023
In a display of cultural vibrancy, the Montgomery Hindi School Garba on October 13 blended culture and community. Montgomery Hindi School, founded by the dedicated couple Sudha and Shiv Agarwal and other community volunteers over a decade ago, was started to educate and empower young students in embracing and carrying forward their cultural legacy.
Community members performing Garba/Dandiya dance
This annual event proved once again to be a colorful testament to the school’s mission. This year, the celebration reached new heights with record crowds and the presence of esteemed guests: Senator Andrew Zwicker of New Jersey Legislative District 16 and Deputy Mayor Neena Singh of Montgomery. Their attendance and the outpouring of support from the Montgomery community underscored the idea that community and family transcend race and religion.
Senator Zwicker and Deputy Mayor Singh both shared their appreciation for Montgomery Hindi Montgomery Hindi School Celebrates 10th Year of Garba Ready to Rock Garba: Ms. Ziva Pandey Community members performing Garba/Dandiya dance (l-r) Dr. Shiv K Agarwal, Dr. Andrew Zwicker (Senator, NJ), Neena Singh (Deputy Mayor, Montgomery Township), Barbara Golden, Sangeeta Jain, Dimple Jain, Sudha Agarwal and Shubhra Bhargava School’s efforts to preserve and promote Indian heritage.
Montgomery Hindi School has been a steadfast guardian of Hindi language and Indian culture for over 13 years, and their mission is clear: to educate and empower young students in the next generation about their culture and heritage. Events like Garba serve as a testament to their dedication, reminding everyone of the beauty and significance of staying connected to their roots. Garba, a traditional Indian dance form, was the highlight of the evening. It was a reminder of the rich tapestry of Indian culture, and a symbol of culture, friendship, and community.
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As beats echoed through Montgomery Upper Middle School, it was evident that Montgomery Hindi School, under the Montgomery Hindi School administration, continues to be a beacon for cultural preservation and community unity. Garba is not just a dance; it is a celebration of identity, a bridge between generations, and a reminder of the importance of staying connected to one’s cultural roots.