For Immediate Release
Date: January 10, 2006

Manashi Mukherjee,
Gala PR Coordinator

Opening Doors to a Stronger and Healthier South Asian Community


Raksha celebrates its tenth anniversary with a night of dinner, dancing and awards at SCAD Atlanta’s trendy midtown ballroom.

Atlanta, Ga. Raksha is proud to announce an April gala to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The upscale event will be held on April 22, 2005 in the ballroom of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new Atlanta campus. Raksha invites everyone to attend this exclusive night of festivity, reflection and hope.

“This is going to be a different kind of event than previous Raksha fundraisers. With the addition of dinner, dancing, and guest speakers, it will be much more than just another night of entertainment. We want to put on a great event for the community that celebrates Raksha’s power of change,” explains Raksha director, Aparna Bhattacharyya.

The gala will present keynote speakers, an awards ceremony, entertainment featuring South Asian talent, and before the event, a VIP cocktail hour. There will also be a silent auction featuring local celebrities, local artists, and great prizes. Delicious Indian food will be catered by Bhojanic restaurant. Ticket prices are $100/$150 VIP.

Platinum Consulting and the Iyer Family Foundation are pleased to sponsor this exciting event. Raksha is currently accepting applications for sponsorship.

Raksha -- meaning "protection" in several South Asian languages -- is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha's mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Manashi Mukherjee,
Gala PR Coordinator

P.O. Box 12337, Atlanta, Georgia 30355

(404)-876-0670 Fax (404) 876-4525