Sankranthi Celebration Content
January 17, 2021
H eralding and ushering in 150 Vysyavite families in the Bay Area, RJ Bhargavi welcomed in festivities for four hours.
A dorned in Indian attires and backdrops, ambiance filled with joy and excitement we kicked off the evening with folk songs from groups to individuals in Telegu and Kannada.
R egi Pallu significance shared by Lakshmi had us ogling at the cuties who were blessed by a shower of fruit, money and flowers from parents and grandparents.
V ivacious duo Prasanna and Bheem had information to share and learn on drawing from our memoirs back in India. Roaring with fervor was the “Sambaralu” or celebration of the Sankranthi festival in each region and state.
E rnest efforts were shared by Balaji who had a kite workshop that he has many an adult and child excited about. Coupled with Ranjith’s efforts to source a caterer to deliver yummy pandaga bhojanam.
S oaring high with talent, the community announced the essay, rangoli and soup competition.
T ug of war between the sakhis and adda was culminated with a Sankranthi themed Family Feud game. Battled to the end, the six Sakhi’s come out victorious, leaving the adda saying “they let the women win to have peace at home for the season”. Now, now now … the girls did it! Shout out to the tech team and the party planners of Sreedhar, Ranjith, Chitra, Shalini and Jyotsna for all the long hours to orchestrate a beautiful event.
On the occasion of Sankranthi, as a harvest festival , VSF will donate $600 to Feed the hungry in our local Bayarea , through Community Seva organization .
The donation amount comes from the generous donors of Sai Foods for Sankranthi thali meals & matching company donations by VSF families.
Please upload event photos if you captured: Link
VSF Soup Contest: Jyothi
Rubber Gajjullu Song
VSF Rising Stars Essay Contest
Sankranthi Sambaralu: Prasanna and Bheem
VSF Rangoli Contest: Jyothsna
Bhogi Pallu : Lakshmi
Family Feud Game: Roopa Sunku
Hello VSF Families,
New Year, New Excitement!! We are kick-starting this calendar year with a virtual harvest festival or Sankranthi celebration !! Please mark your calendars for January 17, 2021 from 4 - 7 PM.
Zoom link for the event: Link
Please upload photos here: Link
We had our first ever VSF Sankranthi celebrations in 2020, everyone enjoyed the food, activities, games, bommala koluvu, and Bhogi Pallu. Here is the album: Link to go down memory lane.
We will not be able to meet in-person, but that shouldn’t stop us from festivities. We have planned some exciting activities this year with a few new and some past favorites. Here it is at a glance:
Since it's a virtual celebration, we need your help with some prep-work, so we can all enjoy the activities together!!
VSF Rangoli Contest: (Deadline Jan 14,2021)
Sankrathi would not be complete without colorful Rangolis and VSF Sankranthi team would like you to share your Muggu/Rangoli/Kolam whatever you call it :)
Here is the form: Link
Deadline: Jan 14, 2021
Questions: Contact Jyothsna (510-366-2924)
VSF Kite-Making Activity: (Need pre-order of items):
Kids with and without adults enjoy, kite flying and probably one of the favorite activities representing Sankranthi.Preparing the thread/Manja needed, making colorful kites with long tails, and the kite-flying contests on the day of the festival. Let's re-create part of these memories with our kids with our Kite Making Activity.
Here is the list of items to order and gather before the event: Link
Questions: Contact Balaji
Family Feud Game: (Need pre-registration and first come and first serve):
We have a live game of Family Feud themed Pandaga: Please register teams of six people, with the age *minimum of 10 years. This competition is between Adda vs Sakhi’s (boys vs girls). The first three teams for Adda and Sakhi each, to register for the game will have their spots secured.
Register here: Link
Questions : Contact Roopa
Sankranthi special dinner : (Pre-order and pick-up)
We have arranged for a Sankranthi special dinner takeaway, exclusive to VSF members. You can order at Link by 1/14 11.59 pm that can be picked up on 1/17 from various bay area locations.
Please join the dinner virtual get-together with our VSF family on 1/17 at 7 pm after the activities at the Sankranthi event. (Please note: Part of these proceeds go to VSF).
Questions: Contact Ranjith
One festival and many ways to celebrate. Showcase of celebrations from various VSF community members from their regions. Let's keep this program live and interactive and actively participate and small fun trivia for the whole family!!
Moderated by: Prasanna and Bheem
Harvest festival is the perfect time to enjoy some folk songs!! You would not want to miss this peppy and fun Janapadalu/folk songs from our own VSF community!!