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February 12, 2013 > Evening in Paris

Evening in Paris

By Nisha Patel

Expensive and time consuming travel is not required to celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris. For the sixth consecutive year, on Saturday, February 16, Induz is hosting "An Evening in Paris Valentine Soiree 2013," at the Golden Peacock Ballroom in Hayward. Proceeds will benefit the Induz World Art program, providing after school art, culture, and dance programs for children at over 14 low-income schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Funds will also support Project Tulika, music and dance programs for orphan children in India.

Activities include a gourmet banquet dinner and bar, live musical performances by popular Bay Area singers, Moulin Rouge style dance performances, Soir de Paris Couture Fashion Show by Amita Bal, as well as a Parisian-themed photo booth. A prize will be awarded to the Best Dressed Couple and Individual. Adults can enjoy the dance floor and children will be entertained in an adjacent hall; child care provided by SafariKid.

The event, hosted by Sarika Batra, Founder and Host of Andaaz TV on Sony, features State Assembly member Bill Quirk as guest of honor; Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves and Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, members of the Induz Board of Directors will also be in attendance.

Founder and President Ray Mitra says Induz is a non-profit organization that has been in existence since 2004, driven by Silicon Valley professionals who are passionate about promoting art and culture worldwide - "Where Art Meets Heart." By exposing individuals to the world of art and culture, Induz nurtures artistic talents and encourages awareness and aptitude toward art and culture for children, particularly the underprivileged, through programs of visual art, music, and dance. These efforts bring diverse communities and cultures together, encouraging volunteerism and active participation.

This year's event sponsors include CBazaar.com, Ameriprise, San Ramon Family Dental, Desi 1170 AM, Camp Jano, Andaaz, Think Byte, Desi Bazaar Aplha Printing and Media Services, Nach K Dekh, Sheetal Ohri, Sitaare TV, and TV Asia.

Tickets are available online at www.sulekha.com/induz. Prices range from $45 and up. VIP and "Pamper" packages include champagne, chocolate, and roses. All tickets include gift certificates ranging in value from $15 - $150 for ProFlowers.com or Restaurant.com. For paper tickets and additional details, please contact Sanjay Saxena (510) 449-8530, Ray Mitra (510) 875-5006, or Anupam (646) 320-8242. Email info@induz.org for more information.

An Evening in Paris Valentine Soiree
Saturday, Feb 16
6:30 p.m. midnight
(Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Golden Peacock Banquet Hall
24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward
(510) 449-8530
www.sulekha.com/induz
Tickets: $45 and up

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