Spreading awareness of South Asian culture since 1986

UC San Diego's largest South Asian association, SangamSD aspires to promote South Asian awareness and education within our UCSD community and the greater San Diego region. Although we serve to spread awareness of the South Asian community, we are by no means an exclusive organization. Anyone with an interest in South Asian culture, community service, or social activities, is always welcome.







My friends and I wanted an organization to embrace our culture and educate others about our culture in a fun way, and we fulfilled our wish. As for where it is today, Sangam has far exceeded what we could have dreamed. It is wonderful to see each successive class do more with an idea born from a group of friends hanging out on the grass at UCSD in 1986!


Aasha Sachdev Class of 1991
Founding Member, SangamSD
let's do more this year, together





UCSD's OLDEST, MOST PRESTIGIOUS SOUTH ASIAN ORGANIZATION



Annual Events

  • General Body Meetings
  • Culture Show
  • Raas Garba
  • Ski Trip
  • Fall/Winter/Spring Banquets
  • Sports Tournaments
  • Study Breaks

Features

  • Snaps with Sangam
  • South Asian Awareness Week
  • Sangam Support


SangamSD also has decade-old relationships with countless South Asian organizations, local businesses, entrepreneurs, and families. Just another way we exhibit our commitment to Sangam members and support of their heritage, diversity, academics, and community networks.



Nov
04
SangamSD-Project RISHI Fall Banquet 2016: LAMHE
Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7 PM
Nov 4 at 7 PM to Nov 5 at 2 AM
164
interested
SangamSD, UCSD’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization, and Project RISHI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development and growth of rural Indian communities, proudly invite you to LAMHE, our highly anticipated Fall Banquet 2016.

For an excellent price, we are offering you a festive night that includes transportation to and from the banquet, DELICIOUS Indian Dinner, Bollywood Music, DJ Dance Party, and a GREAT venue!

We will also have a special exclusive SangamSD and Project RISHI Fall Banquet SNAPCHAT FILTER available for the entire night!

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This year, our Fall Banquet will be hosted at the Royal India Restaurant in Miramar!

WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016
TIME: 7:00PM-2:00AM
WHERE: ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT
ATTIRE: INDIAN FORMAL/FORMAL
HOSTED BY: SangamSD and Project RISHI!

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TICKETS:
$20.00/ Double Membership (SangamSD & Project RISHI)
$25.00/ Single Membership
$30.00/ No Membership
$35.00/ AT THE DOOR/BUS

We will be selling tickets on library walk from Monday, October 24 to Friday, November 4 from 10:00am-2:00pm each day.

You MUST purchase your ticket at our table on library walk!! This is the only way you can obtain tickets from us. Cash and venmo payments are both accepted but ONLY when purchased at our table. Buying your ticket on venmo without coming to our table will NOT be accepted.

Tickets include transportation to and from the event, dinner, and dance party.

Drinks are not included and must be bought at the venue. There will be a full bar. You must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcoholic beverages. You will be wristbanded.

Venmo payments should include name, number of tickets, membership status, and bus time requested. If the bus time you requested is not available, you will be refunded or directed to another bus time. We recommend you buy fast!

Sample venmo payment:

Prutha Mehta
1 ticket, double member, 7:30 bus time

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BUS SCHEDULE:
When you purchase tickets, you will be asked to sign up for a bus pick up time. We will have three bus timings from UCSD to Royal India: 7PM, 7:45PM, & 8:30PM from PETERSON LOOP.

If you do not show up on time for your scheduled bus, Sangam & RISHI are NOT responsible for your transportation.

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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. Alcohol is NOT permitted to enter the venue. We will confiscate all liquid bottles and search bags as necessary. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a HEFTY damage fee to SangamSD/ Project Rishi/ Royal India within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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You do not have to be a member of either organizations to attend—however, we recommend you buy membership as you will save money on future events (Banquets, Holi, Garba, Movie Nights, & Off-Campus Trips). Keep in mind that if you plan on performing in SangamSD’s Culture Show you MUST be a paid member to perform. Membership for SangamSD is only $15 and will go up each quarter, so be sure to buy it now!

Project RISHI membership is $15 and lasts the entire year. Benefits of being a member include going on the India trip and being a part of the RISHI board itself.

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If you have any questions, please contact anyone on SangamSD or Project Rishi’s Executive Board or post them here on the event-page wall.

Come out and bring your friends, roommates, and everyone else for a memorable night of dinner and dancing! You don’t want to miss out on the most anticipated event of the quarter! See you all there!

Thanks,
SangamSD and Project RISHI Executive Board, 2016-2017
Jan
11
SangamSD Winter 2017 GBM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7 PM
Jan 11 at 7 PM to Jan 11 at 9 PM
Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (located at Price Center)
93
interested
SangamSD, UCSD’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization is kicking off Winter quarter by proudly inviting you to our Winter 2017 General Body Meeting!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
WHERE: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE ROOM (LOCATED IN PRICE CENTER)
TIME: 7-9PM

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At Winter GBM, we will:

1. SERVE FREE DELICIOUS FOOD CATERED FROM ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT!

FOOD ITEMS:
Samosa
Mango Lassi


2. FEATURE RELATED SOUTH-ASIAN ORGANIZATIONS

-Project Rishi
-TamashaSD
-San Diego Indian American Society


3. PRESENT UPCOMING EVENTS

-SKI TRIP
-Sports with Sangam: Basketball & Volleyball Tournament
-Freshmen Event (Bonfire)


4. SELL MEMBERSHIP

*PAYABLE BY CASH OR VENMO (Venmo ID: @Sangam-Sd)

-Winter : $20
-Spring : $25

HOWEVER, if you purchase membership at Winter GBM, it will only cost $15. After Winter GBM is over, membership will increase to $20. Be sure to buy your membership before the price increases! Membership includes an official SangamSD Member Shirt and a membership card (15-20 percent off at local popular restaurants for the entire year, and discounted rates at future Sangam events). Membership is also REQUIRED to perform in the annual SangamSD Culture Show.

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======ABOUT SANGAM SD=======

SangamSD – Spreading awareness of South Asian Culture since 1986.

UC San Diego’s largest South Asian Organization, SangamSD aspires to promote South Asian awareness and education within the UCSD community and beyond.

Some of our annual events include General Body Meetings, South Asian Awareness Week, Garba, Fall/Winter/Spring Banquets, Sports Tournaments, Study Breaks, Ski Trip, and our biggest event of the year, Culture Show!

SangamSD’s commitment to its members and support of their heritage, diversity, academics, and community networks is repeatedly displayed through its active relationships with South Asian organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, and families.

Although we serve to spread awareness of the South Asian community, we are by no means an exclusive organization. Anyone with an interest in our culture, community service, or social activities, is always welcome.

Website: sangamsd.ucsd.edu

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If you have any questions regarding GBM or SangamSD in general, feel free to post them on the event wall or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

See you all on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00pm in Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (located in Price Center)!


Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017
Feb
02
SangamSD BJ's Restaurant Fundraiser
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11 AM
Feb 2 at 11 AM to Feb 2 at 11 PM
8785 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037-8311, United States
78
interested
SangamSD is super excited to announce that we will be holding a BJ's Restaurant fundraiser this Thursday, February 2nd, from 11:00am - 11:00pm!

Bring your family, suitemates, and friends and join us for lunch, dinner, a delicious Pizookie dessert, or all three!

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Participating is simple:

1. Drive or take the 201 bus from Gilman Transit Center to BJ's Restaurant - 8785 Villa La Jolla Dr. (For those taking the bus, stop at Nobel Drive & La Jolla Village Square. You can take the 202 bus back to campus)

2. Present the posted flyer to your host
Note: Flyer MUST BE PRINTED!

3. Enjoy your meal and have a good time! With every flyer presented during this fundraising event, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft bevrage sales to our organization!

Note: The flyer is valid for BOTH dine in and take out!

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Whether for a late-night pizookie or delicous lunch, bring your friends/family and join us this Thursday!!

Thank you!
SangamSD board, 2016-2017
Mar
06
SangamSD Movie Night
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7 PM
Mar 6 at 7 PM to Mar 6 at 11 PM
Red Shoe Room (Price Center)
113
interested
Take a study break with SangamSD and come watch everyone’s favorite Bollywood film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, while snacking on delicious PANI PURI!

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WHERE: Red Shoe Room (located in Price Center)
DATE: Monday, March 6th, 2017
TIME: 7:00PM to 11:00PM
HOSTED BY: UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization, Sangam SD!

FREE PANI PURI PROVIDED!!

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Don’t miss out on FREE, DELICIOUS PANI PURI and the opportunity to hang out with friends while watching a Bollywood classic!

Bring your roomates, suitemates, and friends -- this is an event you won't want to miss!

Thanks,

Sangam SD Executive Board, 2016-2017
Apr
05
SangamSD Spring GBM 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7 PM
Apr 5 at 7 PM to Apr 5 at 8:30 PM
Green Table Room (In Price Center)
47
interested
SangamSD, UCSD’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization is kicking off the Spring quarter by proudly inviting you to SangamSD Spring 2017 General Body Meeting!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
WHERE: GREEN TABLE ROOM (LOCATED IN PRICE CENTER)
TIME: 7:00PM

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At Spring GBM, we will:

1. SERVE FREE DELICIOUS FOOD

2. RECAP LAST QUARTER’S EVENTS

-SKI TRIP
-Winter GBM
-Movie Night: Study Break

3. PRESENT UPCOMING EVENTS

-FRESHMEN BONFIRE
-HOLI
-COMEDY SHOW
-SPORTS WITH SANGAM: BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS
-SPRING BANQUET
-CULTURE SHOW
-CULTURE SHOW AFTERPARTY

5. OFFER APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR'S SANGAM BOARD

Presentation on how to apply for the 32nd SangamSD Executive Board (2017-2018), and the entire process to join our board for next year!


6. SELL MEMBERSHIP

*PAYABLE BY CASH OR VENMO (Venmo ID: @Sangam-Sd)

-Winter : $20
-Spring : $25

HOWEVER, if you purchase membership at Spring GBM, it will only cost $20. After Spring GBM is over, membership will increase to $25.

Be sure to buy your membership before the price increases! Membership includes an official SangamSD Member Shirt.

Membership is also REQUIRED to perform in the annual SangamSD Culture Show, so be sure to buy it while the price is still low.

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======ABOUT SANGAM SD=======

SangamSD – Spreading awareness of South Asian Culture since 1986.

UC San Diego’s largest South Asian Organization, SangamSD aspires to promote South Asian awareness and education within the UCSD community and beyond.

Some of our annual events include General Body Meetings, Garba, Holi, Fall/Winter/Spring Banquets, Sports Tournaments, Study Breaks (Movie Night), Ski Trip, and our biggest event of the year, Culture Show!

We also own, endorse, and manage one popular feature: "Snaps with Sangam"

Check out "Snaps with Sangam" here:https://www.facebook.com/sangamucsd/media_set?set=a.778454205577299.1073741848.100002381793435&type=3

SangamSD’s commitment to its members and support of their heritage, diversity, academics, and community networks is repeatedly displayed through its active relationships with South Asian organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, and families.

Although we serve to spread awareness of the South Asian community, we are by no means an exclusive organization. Anyone with an interest in our culture, community service, or social activities, is always welcome.

Official Website: sangamsd.ucsd.edu

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If you have any questions regarding GBM or SangamSD in general, feel free to post them on the event wall or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

We can't wait to see everyone!

See you all on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00pm in Green Table Room (located in Price Center)!


Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017


~Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017~
Apr
16
HOLI 2017: RANG BARSE
Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 12 PM
Apr 16 at 12 PM to Apr 16 at 2:30 PM
Marshall College Field
1415
interested
SangamSD, AIGS, and ISA are excited to present Holi 2017: RANG BARSE, UC San Diego’s largest annual Holi festival of colors!

WHERE: UCSD MARSHALL FIELD
WHEN: APRIL 16, 2017
TIME: 12:00PM – 2:30PM

FREE colors and FREE food (provided by San Diego's very own Masala Street), as well as great music by live DJ VP, and A LOT MORE! Please wear clothing you are okay with getting color on!

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SIGNIFICANCE OF HOLI:
~Written by: SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017~

Holi (होली) is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or “festival of love.” The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and the end of winter, and for many a chance to meet others and to express the freedom and color in everyday life.

There is a legend behind why Holi is celebrated this way. The ancient evil King of Multan (मुल्तान), Hiranyakashipu (हिरण्यकशिपु) , considered himself almighty and invincible, and as a result demanded that everyone worship only him. His son, Prahlad (प्रहलाद) disagreed with his father’s ways, and refused to surrender to his father’s ways. This infuriated Hiranyakashipu, thus he subjected Prahlad to cruel painful punishments which did not affect Prahlad’s resolve to stand up for justice, against his father. Seeing this, Hiranyakashipu and his evil sister (Prahlad’s aunt), Holika (होलिका), came up with a plan to take Prahlad’s life. Holika who had been gifted a fireproof cloak convinced young Prahlad to sit on her lap on a pyre, while she wore the cloak. As Prahlad took seat in her lap, Holika secretly lit them both on fire, hoping to burn Prahlad to death. As fate would have it, wind blew the cloak off of Holika and encased Prahlad, consequently taking Holika’s life and allowing Prahlad to survive. Witnessing this, an enraged Hiranyakashipu took his own life, effectively surrendering to Prahlad. Proud citizens of the kingdom celebrated the victory of their hero, Prahlad, by throwing Holika’s ashes around as a celebration of the victory of good over evil.

The festival has come to be known as Holi, a name derived from the defeat of the evil Holika, while colored powdered has, over time, come to be used instead of ashes. Today, we celebrate Holi with colors, joy, and warmth, as it signifies and celebrates the original victory of Prahlad. A victory which sends the message that fate will always side with those who are determined to stand up for justice, just as Prahlad did.

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Join us in celebrating the freedom and color in everyday life!

Bring your friends, roommates, and family to join us in celebrating this COLORFUL and MEMORABLE festival! This is truly an exciting event - we hope to see you there!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017
Indian Students Association - UCSD
Association of Indian Graduate Students
Apr
22
Anish Shah Comedy Show 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6 PM
Apr 22 at 6 PM to Apr 22 at 8 PM
UCSD Matthews Quad
241
interested
SangamSD is excited to present to you all AMERICAN INDIOT, a HILARIOUS show by ANISH SHAH, one of the world's top comedians!

Join us for this MEMORABLE show, coming to UCSD for the first time!

We will be offering a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for a few students to OPEN the show for Anish! If you enjoy comedy and would like to show off your jokes & comedic talent, keep checking this event page and SangamSD's facebook page for updates on audition times/dates! They should be out shortly.

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WHEN: SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00PM
WHERE: MATTHEWS QUAD

FREE ADMISSION AND SAMOSAS!

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A description from Anish about the show:

“Indiot: ind-i-ot, noun
1. A person who does idiotic things that are uniquely indian
2. (According to my dad) meIndio

American Indiot is a hilarious look at what it means to grow up Indian in the US. From Moms who are very comfortably threatening bodily harm to Dads who would prefer that your first date coincides with your wedding date, growing up Indian has it's own unique and quirky challenges. This show celebrates all that it means to be a Desi...and an invariable disappointment to your parents. And who better to explain that than a guy who spent his Dad's money on a Yale education...and then became a Comedian?”

Check out a clip from American Indiot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_FoUYTXgM0

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Bring your friends, roommates, and family for a night of many laughs and memories - you don't want to miss it!!

Feel free to contact us via facebook or at sangamucsd@gmail.com for any questions.

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017

- Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017 -
May
06
Sports With Sangam 2017: Basketball & Volleyball Tournaments
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 12 PM
May 6 at 12 PM to May 6 at 2:30 PM
Muir College Basketball/ Volleyball courts
32
interested
For all you sports fans, Sangam SD is proud to host a basketball and volleyball tournament! Form a team wth friends, and come compete to be the next Sports With SangamSD champions!

WHERE: UCSD John Muir College Basketball and Volleyball Courts
DATE: Saturday, May 6, 2017
TIME: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
HOSTED BY: UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization, Sangam SD!

Don't forget to bring your water bottle!

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--Bring your friends, suitemates, and roommates! We will form teams at the beginning of the event.

--Bracket-style format, in which the winner of each match moves on to the next round, will be adopted for this tournament. Matchups will be randomly arranged.

--Come prepared with athletic gear and shoes.

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Come show off your skills at Sports with Sangam: Basketball and Volleyballl Tournament! Haven't played much basketball or volleyball? No problem! Come out and spend a day in the sun! Grab some friends, form a team, and get ready to have fun!

Don't miss out! See you all there!

Thanks,
Sangam SD Executive Board, 2016-2017

~Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017~
May
08
SangamSD Yogurtworld Fundraiser
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 AM
May 8 at 10 AM to May 8 at 10 PM
Yogurt World Ucsd
50
interested
Come support our 25TH ANNUAL CULTURE SHOW, Mauja Hi Mauja, by getting 10% off MONDAY MAY 8 at Yogurt World!!
May
18
SangamSD Henna Fundraiser
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11 AM
May 18 at 11 AM to May 18 at 2 PM
40
interested
Come out and support SangamSD by getting henna'd just in time for our spring banquet! We will be doing henna on Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 2 pm!

Stop by our table on library walk to get henna and to buy your Spring Banquet tickets!

Henna tattoo prices range between $3 and $5.
May
20
SangamSD Spring Banquet 2017: Alvida
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
May 20 at 7:30 PM to May 21 at 2 AM
100
interested
SangamSD is proud to invite you to our annual SPRING BANQUET - SangamSD Spring Banquet 2017: ALVIDA!

Be prepared for a memorable night including a delicious Indian dinner, Bollywood music, DJ dance party, gifts, awards, and a great send off for our graduating senior class! There will be a spectacular Senior Slideshow, Senior Superlatives, as well as Senior Gift giveaways!

To make the night even more special, we will have an exclusive SangamSD Spring Banquet SNAPCHAT FILTER available for the entire night!

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This year, our Spring Banquet will be hosted at the Mission Valley Marriot banquet hall!

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
TIME: 7:30PM-2:00AM
WHERE: MISSION VALLEY MARRIOT
ATTIRE: INDIAN FORMAL/FORMAL
HOSTED BY: SangamSD, UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization!

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TICKETS:
$25.00/ Member
$35.00/ Non-Member
$40.00/ AT THE DOOR/BUS

We will be selling tickets on library walk from Monday, May 15th to Friday, May 19th from 10:00am-3:00pm each day.

We also accept Venmo payments to "@Sangam-Sd" for tickets. To purchase tickets on Venmo, make sure to include the names of the people whose tickets you are buying and quantity of tickets in the description.

*If you are a SangamSD member, then you must buy your ticket on library walk or through Venmo BEFORE the day of the event, or else you will have to pay $40.00 at the door.*

Tickets include transportation to and from the event, dinner, and dance party.

Drinks are not included and must be bought at the venue. There will be a full bar which accepts cash and card. You must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcoholic beverages.

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BUS SCHEDULE:

FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES must be at Peterson Loop by 7:00pm to sign in and get wrist-banded for the event. After sign-in is complete, FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES will leave to the venue on the first set of buses.

JUNIORS/SENIORS must be at Peterson Loop by 7:45pm to sign in and get wrist-banded for the event. After sign-in is complete, JUNIORS/SENIORS will leave to the venue on the second set of buses.

SENIORS ONLY: SENIOR PHOTO will be taken AT THE VENUE. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP ON TIME YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE PHOTO.

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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a HEFTY damage fee to SangamSD/Mission Valley Marriot within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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You do not have to be a member to attend—however, we recommend you buy membership as you will save money on future events. Keep in mind that if you plan on performing in Culture Show you MUST be a paid member to perform.

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SENIOR SLIDESHOW:

The Official SangamSD Senior Class of 2017 Slideshow will be displayed at Spring Banquet! This slideshow will include all the pictures of the memories shared by the senior class throughout their time at UCSD.

All the seniors who want their memories to be a part of the slideshow, please send your pictures and full name to the following link by May 19, 2017!

SENIORS, send all your pictures here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B1Pz1iVDJqaqMU54YUJvMFBtLUE

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SENIOR SUPERLATIVES:

Seniors will have the opportunity to be acknowledged for their unique qualities and skills based on the votes of their fellow senior classmen.
EVERYONE the form for voting for Senior Superlatives is LIVE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyD6WKQmWmggoz_ZUOWhpivA2OcwRg598YKyZXIt4wW6EYjQ/viewform

Winners of these superlatives will be announced at our Spring Banquet 2017: Alvida, and shall be given a superlative certificate/sash as recognition of their award!

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If you have any questions, please contact SangamSD Executive Board via email (sangamucsd@gmail.com), facebook messenger, or simply post here on the event-page wall.

You don’t want to miss out on SangamSD’s most grand annual banquet of the year. See you all there!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017

~Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017~
Jun
03
Mauja hi Mauja: 25th Annual SangamSD Culture Show
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6 PM
Jun 3 at 6 PM to Jun 3 at 9 PM
Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego
242
interested
It's THAT time of year again! SangamSD proudly presents its 25th Annual Culture Show: Mauja hi Mauja!

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WHERE: Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HOSTED BY: UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organizaion, Sangam SD!

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE INDIAN SNACKS FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE!

Snack-items:
1) Samosa
2) Pakora
3) Chai

Catered by the delicious Royal India Restaurant!

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Our annual culture show aims to showcase the diversity of South Asian culture through a variety of acts including: Bharatanatyam, South Indian, Raas, Bhangra, Bollywood, Hindustani/Carnatic Vocal and Instrumental, A Capella, and much more!

Invite your family, friends, roommates—anyone and everyone is invited!


DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM
SHOW BEGINS: 6:00 PM

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**FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE**


Only paid SangamSD MEMBERS are allowed to perform in Culture Show. You do not need to be a UCSD student to buy SangamSD membership. We have a member database, and we check it twice, so we know who is and is not a member. No exceptions are made for ANYONE. Membership prices are now $25/ individual. If you are performing, please do not make us come up to you on the day of the event because you have not yet bought membership. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE MEMBERSHIP, THEN YOU WILL NOT PERFORM. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Come watch your fellow freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and more perform!

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Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2016-2017

~Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017~
Jun
03
Besharam: SangamSD's 25th Official Culture Show Afterparty
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10 PM
Jun 3 at 10 PM to Jun 4 at 2 AM
176
interested
SangamSD is proud to present the event you all have been waiting for - The Official SangamSD 25th Annual Culture Show Afterparty: Besharam!

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WHEN: June 3rd, 2016
WHERE: Nara Ultra Lounge
TIME: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
HOSTED BY: UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization, Sangam SD!

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TICKET PRICES:
$15/Performers
$18/Member non-performers
$20/Non-members
$25/After 12PM June 3rd

OPEN TO AGES:
17+ to besharam
21+ to besharmi ki height
(valid ID required)


*****HOOKAHS ARE AVAILABLE******
Cash and credit will be accepted at bar and tabs available as well.

DID WE MENTION WE HAVE A SNAPCHAT FILTER FOR THE AFTER PARTY??? YES WE DO!

BE SURE TO LET THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT YOUR NIGHT IN STYLE, BY USING SANGAM'S VERY OWN SNAPCHAT FILTER WHEN TAKING SNAPS AT AFTER-PARTY!

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TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AFTER PARTY VENUE PROVIDED:

Pick up location: UCSD Peterson Loop

TO VENUE:
Freshman and Sophomores bus leaves at 10:00pm (CLASS LEVEL ENFORCED)
Junior and Senior bus leaves at 10:30pm

BACK TO UCSD CAMPUS:
Freshmen and Sophomores bus leaves at 1:30am (CLASS LEVEL ENFORCED)
Junior and Senior bus leaves at 2:00am

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After party wristbands for PERFORMERS will be given at their respective tech times. NON-PERFORMERS can get wristbands at PETERSON LOOP. Please be at the loop by 9:30 pm!!

PAYMENT:
We will be tabling everyday starting Tuesday (5/30) on library walk until Friday (6/2) and selling tickets there. VENMO payments to "@Sangam-Sd" will also be accepted. If paying by Venmo, please indicate who you are paying for in your description.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable!

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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a damage fee to SangamSD within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Just like last year, we are expecting a huge turn out!!

EVERYONE BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, AND GET HYPED! IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT NIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT! SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Thanks,
SangmSD Executive Board, 2016-2017

~Celebrating 31 Years of Sangam: 1986-2017~
Oct
03
SangamSD Fall GBM 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7 PM
Oct 3 at 7 PM to Oct 3 at 11 PM
PRICE CENTER WEST BALLROOM
149
interested
SangamSD proudly invites you to the first General Body Meeting of the 2017-2018 year!

WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
WHERE: PRICE CENTER WEST BALLROOM
WHAT TIME: 7:00PM - 11:00 PM
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At the GBM, we will:

1. BE SERVING FREE DELICIOUS DINNER!

DINNER MENU:
Paneer
Chana
Chicken
Rice
Naan
-catered by the amazing Tandoori Chef

2. INTRODUCE YOUR 2017-2018 SANGAM EXECUTIVE BOARD

3. FEATURE LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM PREMIERE SOUTH ASIAN DANCE AND A CAPELLA TEAMS

-UCSD Raas Ruckus: Premiere Raas Garba Team of UCSD
-Da Real Punjabiz: San Diego’s Premiere Bhangra Team
-UCSD Zor: Premiere Bollywood-Fusion Dance Team of UCSD
-UCSD Sitaare: Priemiere South Asian A cappella Team of UCSD

4. PRESENT RELATED SOUTH-ASIAN ORGANIZATIONS

5. PRESENT UPCOMING EVENTS (and review last year's events)

-Freshmen/Transfer Samosa Social
-ANNUAL GARBA

6. COLLECT NOMINATIONS FOR FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVES

-TWO freshmen (ONE guy and ONE girl) will be selected to join the 2017-2018 SangamSD Executive Board.
-The freshmen representatives are primarily in charge of encouraging their fellow freshmen community to become involved with SangamSD, by planning bonding events for the freshmen class. Freshmen representatives also help plan SangamSD events, and organize the Freshman Act for the annual SangamSD Culture Show in Spring Quarter.

7. BE SELLING MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017-2018

*PAYABLE BY CASH OR VENMO (Venmo ID: Sangam-Sd)

-Fall : ONLY $15
-Winter : $20
-Spring : $25

*It is highly recommended to purchase your membership during the Fall when the price is low. You also get to reap the membership benefits for the entire year.
*Membership is REQUIRED to perform in the annual SangamSD Culture Show.

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======ABOUT SANGAM SD=======

SangamSD – Spreading awareness of South Asian Culture since 1986.

UC San Diego’s largest South Asian Organization, SangamSD aspires to promote South Asian awareness and education within the UCSD community and beyond.

Some of our annual events include General Body Meetings, South Asian Awareness Week, Garba, Fall/Winter/Spring Banquets, Sports Tournaments, Study Breaks, Ski Trip, and our biggest event of the year, Culture Show!

We also own, endorse, and manage two popular features: "Snaps with Sangam" and "Sangam Support."

Check out "Snaps with Sangam" here:https://www.facebook.com/sangamucsd/media_set?set=a.778454205577299.1073741848.100002381793435&type=3

Check out "Sangam Support" here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z48Stf9kETRF7l26T4O_j6uI213AkuqQLL5N7Bd0Mjs/viewform

SangamSD’s commitment to its members and support of their heritage, diversity, academics, and community networks is repeatedly displayed through its active relationships with South Asian organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs, and families.

Although we serve to spread awareness of the South Asian community, we are by no means an exclusive organization. Anyone with an interest in our culture, community service, or social activities, is always welcome.

Website: sangamsd.ucsd.edu

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If you have any questions regarding GBM or SangamSD in general, feel free to post them on the event wall or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

We can't wait to see all the returning members and meet all of the incoming freshmen and transfers!

See you all on October 3rd at 7pm in Price Center West Ballroom!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Oct
11
SangamSD Samosa Social
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7 PM
Oct 11 at 7 PM to Oct 11 at 9 PM
118
interested
SangamSD Executive Board is proud to announce that the 2017 SangamSD Samosa Social is on October 11, 2017!

WHERE: Dolores Huerta Room (located in the Old Student Center)
WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
WHAT TIME: 7-9 pm
HOSTED BY: SangamSD, UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization!


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This event is primarily aimed toward freshmen and transfers. As new members on campus, the freshmen and transfers will have the opportunity to build foundations for new relationships by meeting and connecting with each other at this event. FREE SAMOSAS AND MANGO LASSI, catered from the renowned Bombay Coast Restaurant, will be provided! There will also be music, games, and prizes. Be sure to come out to this event to bond with your fellow classmates and create lasting friendships!

We will be announcing SANGAM SD FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVES for the 2017-2018 year at this event, so come and support your friends that ran for this position.

Come out to meet SangamSD Executive Board and your fellow Freshman and Transfers!

We are excited to meet you all!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018

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PS: We'll be selling Sangam membership at Samosa Social too! $15 membership gets you a FREE Sangam shirt and access to other free/reduced cost events throughout the year! Membersip is required to perform in the annual SangamSD Culture Show as well. Prices increase every quarter, so you don't want to wait to purchase membership!


**See us tabling Week 0-2 on Library Walk for more information!**
Oct
14
SangamSD Annual Raas Garba 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7 PM
Oct 14 at 7 PM to Oct 14 at 11 PM
UCSD PRICE CENTER WEST BALLROOM
126
interested
SangamSD, UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization, invites you to our highly anticipated RAAS GARBA 2017!

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 7:00-11:00PM
WHERE: UCSD PRICE CENTER WEST BALLROOM

*For directions, please see the following: http://helenedison.ucsd.edu/images/PriceCenter.pdf

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Garba music will start at 7:00pm, Aarti will start around 8:30pm, and Dandiya Raas will begin immediately afterwards.

This year, we will have LIVE SINGERS, the talented Bhavna Patel & Co., singing all of our Raas Garba dance songs!

Attire: Indian Formal

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This event is open to everyone, so bring all your friends and family from out of town or out of college!

FREE admission for all!

We will be selling membership at the door. Membership comes with a FREE Sangam T-shirt. Also, by being a Sangam member you get free/discounted admission prices to Sangam events for the rest of the year (Banquets, Garba, Holi, Movie Nights, Off-campus trips). Membership is also needed to perform in SangamSD's Annual Culture Show. Membership is only $15 and will go up every quarter, so be sure to buy it now!

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Come out and bring your friends, family, roommates, and everyone else for an unforgettable night of garba music, dandiya raas, and fun!

We will be selling exquisitely decorated Dandiya (dance sticks used to dance in Raas-style) for $3.00 (members) and $5.00 (non-members).

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If you have any questions or need more information, please post on the event wall or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

Check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sangamucsd

Visit our website for more info: sangamsd.ucsd.edu

Don’t miss out on a night filled with art, music, and dance. Come dance your hearts out! See you all there!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
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PS: For those of you who have no clue what "Garba" or "Raas (Dandiya)" is, check out the webpages and Youtube videos given below! You don't need to be a great dancer, but you do need to be willing to have fun!

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/225552/garba
http://www.indianmirror.com/dance/dandiya.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMLLyjtn80U
Nov
08
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9 AM
Nov 8 at 9 AM to Nov 8 at 3 PM
Library Walk, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States
36
interested
Come out to Library Walk on Wednesday, November 8th to buy Krispy Kreme Donuts from SangamSD!

WHEN? THIS Wednesday (11/8)
WHERE? Library Walk
PRICE? $1/donut or $10/dozen

Buying a donut will help us put on bigger and better events for you all!
Dec
01
Bollywood Bash
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10 PM
Dec 1 at 10 PM to Dec 2 at 2 AM
216
interested
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BIGGEST DANCE PARTY OF THE QUARTER!

WHEN: FRIDAY, December 1st, 2017
WHERE: Nara Ultra Lounge
TIME: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
HOSTED BY: Sangam SD

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OPEN TO AGES:
18+ to bash!
21+ to bash and sip!
(valid ID required)

PRESENTING THE MENU FOR THE NIGHT:
Lungi Dance: Long Island Iced Tea
Golmaal: AMF
Bajirao Margarita: Margarita
Tequila ki Jawani: Tequila Sunrise
Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Rum: Rum Coke
Kuch Kuch Vodka Hain: Vodka Cranberry

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TICKET PRICES:
$10/Member
$15/Member + Transportation
$15/Non-member
$20/Non-member + Transportation

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*****HOOKAHS ARE AVAILABLE******
Cash and credit will be accepted at bar and tabs available as well.

DID WE MENTION WE HAVE A SNAPCHAT FILTER FOR THE NIGHT??? YES WE DO!

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TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM VENUE PROVIDED:

Pick up location: UCSD Peterson Loop

TO VENUE:
Leave at 9:30 and 10:15
Freshmen and Sophomores at 9:30
Juniors and Seniors at 10:15

FROM VENUE:
Leave at 1:30am and 2:15am
Freshmen and Sophomores at 1:30
Juniors and Seniors at 2:15

If you miss your bus, we are not responsible for your transportation!

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PAYMENT:
We will be tabling everyday on library walk Monday (11/27) to Friday (12/1) and selling tickets there. VENMO payments to "@Sangam-Sd" will also be accepted. If paying by Venmo, please indicate who you are paying for in your description.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, including transportation and missed busses.

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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a damage fee to SangamSD within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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EVERYONE BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, AND GET HYPED! IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT NIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT!

Get hyped because, picture to abhi baaki hain, mere dost!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Dec
05
SangamSD Movie Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7 PM
Dec 5 at 7 PM to Dec 5 at 10 PM
65
interested
Take a study break with SangamSD and come watch everyone’s favorite Bollywood film, 2 States, while snacking on delicious BHEL PURI!

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WHERE: Red Shoe Room (located in Price Center)
DATE: Tuesday, Decemeber 5th, 2017
TIME: 7:00PM to 11:00PM
HOSTED BY: SangamSD

FREE BHEL PURI PROVIDED!!

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Don’t miss out on FREE, DELICIOUS BHEL PURI and the opportunity to hang out with friends while watching a Bollywood classic!

Bring your roomates, suitemates, and friends -- this is an event you won't want to miss! Oh and of course, feel free to come in your favorite PJ's!

Thanks,

Sangam SD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Jan
10
SangamSD Winter 2018 GBM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7 PM
Jan 10 at 7 PM to Jan 10 at 9 PM
Thurgood Marshall Room PC West
34
interested
SangamSD is kicking off Winter quarter by proudly inviting you to our Winter 2017 General Body Meeting!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
WHERE: THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE ROOM (LOCATED IN PRICE CENTER WEST)
TIME: 7-9PM

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At Winter GBM, we will:

1. SERVE FREE DELICIOUS FOOD CATERED FROM BOMBAY COAST RESTAURANT!

FOOD ITEMS:
Samosa
Mango Lassi

2. FEATURE RELATED SOUTH-ASIAN ORGANIZATIONS

3. PRESENT UPCOMING EVENTS

-SKI TRIP
-Winter Banquet
-Sports with Sangam: Basketball & Volleyball Tournament
-Freshmen Event (Bonfire)

4. SELL MEMBERSHIP

*PAYABLE BY CASH OR VENMO (Venmo ID: @Sangam-Sd)
$15 if bought during Winter GBM on Wednesday, but
$20 after the GBM ends!

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Website: sangamsd.ucsd.edu
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If you have any questions regarding GBM or SangamSD in general, feel free to post them on the event wall, message us, or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

See you all on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00pm in Thurgood Marshall College Room (located in Price Center)!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Jan
20
Ski Trip 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 PM
Jan 20 at 12 PM to Jan 21 at 12 PM
55
interested
This Winter, Sangam SD is excited to host a SKI TRIP from January 20th to January 21st, 2018 in Big Bear!

Skiing/Snowboarding followed by a grand CABIN PARTY!

Drivers receive GENEROUS discounts! Message SangamSD if you want to drive!

SIGN UP FOR SKI TRIP BELOW:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNHIPPuQ_THiuosctFYFAR5Bc2a1TAkfiZvLlKNYymt-D6ZA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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GENERAL DETAILS:

--We will leave from UCSD Peterson Loop at 12pm on Saturday, January 20th, and return to UCSD at 12pm on Sunday, January 20th.

--We will skii/snowboard/hang-out at Snow Summit Resort with a lighted ski slope from 3:30pm-8:00pm, and then party/spend the night at a luxury cabin near the resort!

--We will ski/snowboard at Big Bear on January 20th afternoon/night (You may ski/snowboard from 3:30pm-8:00pm, but are not required to ski/snowboard the entire time)

--Skiing/Snowboarding is OPTIONAL, you may choose to hangout at the resort with others who are also not skiing/snowboarding

--Skiing/Snowboarding/hangout at resort will be followed by a grand PARTY in our cabins where we will spend the rest of the night

--Come prepared with warm clothing, as it will be cold at the resort!

--Resort Address:

Snow Summit Ski Resort
880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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COST:

$45/55 WITH NO Skiing (member/nonmember)
$90/100 WITH Skiing (member/nonmember)

If you choose to drive, you do not need to pay for transportation, only for lodging. Therefore, DRIVERS will receive a $15 discount, as well as receive GENEROUS discounts to future Sangam events for the rest of the year! ONLY the respective driver of each respective car receives this discount.

*Food/Drink charges are separate, but equipment rental (ski + poles/snowboard) is included in the price

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DON'T MISS OUT ON ONE OF SANGAM'S GRANDEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR!

Hope to see you all there! :)
Thanks,

SangamSD Execuitve Board, 2017-2018
Mar
03
Sports with Sangam 2018!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10 AM
Mar 3 at 10 AM to Mar 3 at 1 PM
29
interested
For all you sports fans, Sangam SD is proud to host tournaments including basketball, volleyball, and many more! Form a team wth friends, and come compete to be the next Sports With SangamSD champions!

WHERE: UCSD John Muir College Basketball and Volleyball Courts
DATE: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
TIME: 10AM-1PM
HOSTED BY: Sangam SD!

Don't forget to bring your water bottle!

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--Bring your friends, suitemates, and roommates! We will form teams at the beginning of the event.

--Come prepared with athletic gear and shoes.

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Come show off your skills at Sports with Sangam: Basketball and Volleyballl Tournament! Haven't played much basketball or volleyball? No problem! Come out and spend a day in the sun! Grab some friends, form a team, and get ready to have fun!

Don't miss out! See you all there!

Thanks,
Sangam SD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Mar
09
SangamSD Winter Banquet 2018: Masti
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Mar 9 at 7:30 PM to Mar 9 at 11 PM
235
interested
SangamSD, UCSD’s South Asian organization, cordially invites you to MASTI, our FREE, ON-CAMPUS Winter Banquet 2018.

For NO COST, here's to a festive night that includes DELICIOUS Indian Dinner, Bollywood Music, DJ Dance Party, and all on CAMPUS!

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WHEN: Friday, March 9th, 2018
TIME: 7:30PM-11PM
WHERE: PC Ballroom East
ATTIRE: INDIAN FORMAL/FORMAL
HOSTED BY: SangamSD

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We will be tabling on library walk from Monday, March 5th to Friday, March 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm to answer questions regarding the event.

Visit our table from 10AM-2PM every day this week on Library Walk for a chance to win yourself a culture show afterparty ticket!

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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue. Alcohol is NOT permitted to enter the venue. We will confiscate all liquid bottles and search bags as necessary. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a HEFTY damage fee to SangamSD within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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You do not have to be a member of SangamSD to attend—however, we recommend you buy membership as you will save money on future events (Banquets, Holi, Garba, Movie Nights, & Off-Campus Trips). Keep in mind that if you plan on performing in SangamSD’s Culture Show you MUST be a paid member to perform. Membership for SangamSD is only $20 and will go up in the Spring quarter, so be sure to buy it now!

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If you have any questions, please contact anyone on SangamSD Executive Board or post them here on the event-page wall.

Come out and bring your friends, roommates, and everyone else for a memorable night of dinner and dancing! You don’t want to miss out on our most anticipated event of the quarter! See you all there!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board 2017-2018
Apr
04
SangamSD Spring GBM 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8 PM
Apr 4 at 8 PM to Apr 4 at 10 PM
Price Center: ERC College Room
48
interested
SangamSD is kicking off Spring quarter by proudly inviting you to our Spring 2018 General Body Meeting!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018
WHERE: EARL ROOSEVELT COLLEGE ROOM (LOCATED IN PRICE CENTER WEST)
TIME: 8-10PM

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At Spring GBM, we will:

1. SERVE FREE DELICIOUS SNACKS!

2. FEATURE RELATED SOUTH-ASIAN ORGANIZATIONS

3. PRESENT UPCOMING EVENTS

-Holi
-Movie Night
-Spring Banquet
-CULTURE SHOW!

4. SELL MEMBERSHIP (Needed to perform in culture show)

*PAYABLE BY CASH OR VENMO (Venmo ID: @Sangam-Sd)
Last chance for $20 membership until prices go to $25 starting 4/5/18!

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Website: sangamsd.ucsd.edu
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If you have any questions regarding GBM or SangamSD in general, feel free to post them on the event wall, message us, or email us at sangamucsd@gmail.com.

See you all on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00pm in ERC College Room (located in Price Center)!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Apr
08
HOLI HAIN 2018!
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 12 PM
Apr 8 at 12 PM to Apr 8 at 3 PM
Marshall College Field
1021
interested
SangamSD, AIGS, and ISA are excited to present Holi 2018: HOLI HAIN, UC San Diego’s largest annual Holi festival of colors!

WHERE: UCSD MARSHALL FIELD
WHEN: APRIL 8, 2018
TIME: 12:00PM – 3:00PM

FREE colors and FREE food (provided by San Diego's very own Sitar Indian Cuisine), as well as great music by live DJ Vik, and A LOT MORE! Please wear clothing you are okay with getting color on!

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SIGNIFICANCE OF HOLI:

Holi (होली) is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or “festival of love.” The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and the end of winter, and for many a chance to meet others and to express the freedom and color in everyday life.

There is a legend behind why Holi is celebrated this way. The ancient evil King of Multan (मुल्तान), Hiranyakashipu (हिरण्यकशिपु) , considered himself almighty and invincible, and as a result demanded that everyone worship only him. His son, Prahlad (प्रहलाद) disagreed with his father’s ways, and refused to surrender to his father’s ways. This infuriated Hiranyakashipu, thus he subjected Prahlad to cruel painful punishments which did not affect Prahlad’s resolve to stand up for justice, against his father. Seeing this, Hiranyakashipu and his evil sister (Prahlad’s aunt), Holika (होलिका), came up with a plan to take Prahlad’s life. Holika who had been gifted a fireproof cloak convinced young Prahlad to sit on her lap on a pyre, while she wore the cloak. As Prahlad took seat in her lap, Holika secretly lit them both on fire, hoping to burn Prahlad to death. As fate would have it, wind blew the cloak off of Holika and encased Prahlad, consequently taking Holika’s life and allowing Prahlad to survive. Witnessing this, an enraged Hiranyakashipu took his own life, effectively surrendering to Prahlad. Proud citizens of the kingdom celebrated the victory of their hero, Prahlad, by throwing Holika’s ashes around as a celebration of the victory of good over evil.

The festival has come to be known as Holi, a name derived from the defeat of the evil Holika, while colored powdered has, over time, come to be used instead of ashes. Today, we celebrate Holi with colors, joy, and warmth, as it signifies and celebrates the original victory of Prahlad. A victory which sends the message that fate will always side with those who are determined to stand up for justice, just as Prahlad did.

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Join us in celebrating the freedom and color in everyday life!

Bring your friends, roommates, and family to join us in celebrating this COLORFUL and MEMORABLE festival! This is truly an exciting event - we hope to see you there!

Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board
Indian Students Association - UCSD
Association of Indian Graduate Students
Apr
26
SangamSD Henna Fundraiser
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10 AM
Apr 26 at 10 AM to Apr 26 at 4 PM
113
interested
Come out and support SangamSD by getting a personalized henna tattoo this Thursday (4/26) from 10AM to 4PM at the tables outside of PC/ first floor of the UCSD bookstore!
Have a design in mind? Bring a photo/ screenshot of it! We will also have photos of various designs to choose from.
Prices will range from $3 for a small tattoo to $5 for a larger tattoo.
Thanks,
SangamSD Board 2017 - 2018
Culture Show Committee 2018
May
12
SangamSD Spring Banquet 2018: Baar Baar Dekho
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8 PM
May 12 at 8 PM to May 13 at 2 AM
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
140
interested
SangamSD is proud to invite you to our annual SPRING BANQUET - SangamSD Spring Banquet 2018: Baar Baar Dekho!
Be prepared for a memorable night including a delicious Indian dinner, Bollywood music, DJ dance party, gifts, awards, and a great send off for our graduating senior class! There will be a spectacular Senior Slideshow, Senior Superlatives, as well as Senior Gift giveaways!
To make the night even more special, we will have an exclusive SangamSD Spring Banquet SNAPCHAT FILTER available for the entire night!
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This year, our Spring Banquet will be hosted at the Mission Valley Marriott banquet hall!
WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
TIME: 8:00PM-2:00AM
WHERE: Marriott Mission Valley
ATTIRE: INDIAN FORMAL/FORMAL/SARIS
HOSTED BY: SangamSD, UCSD's largest, oldest, and most prestigious South Asian organization!
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TICKETS:
$5.00/ Bus Ticket (Must be purchased separately. Not included in the prices listed below)
$20.00/ Member
$30.00/ Non-Member
$40.00/ AT THE DOOR/BUS
We will be selling tickets on library walk from Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm each day.
We also accept Venmo payments to @Sangam-Sd for tickets. To purchase tickets on Venmo, make sure to include the names of the people whose tickets you are buying and quantity of tickets in the description.
*If you are a SangamSD member, then you must buy your ticket on library walk or through Venmo BEFORE the day of the event, or else you will have to pay $40.00 at the door.*
Tickets include transportation to and from the event, dinner, and dance party.
There will be a full bar which accepts cash and card. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Outside drinks cannot be brought into the venue.
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BUS SCHEDULE:
FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES must be at Peterson Loop by 7:00pm to sign in and get wrist-banded for the event. After sign-in is complete, FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES will leave to the venue on the first set of buses.
JUNIORS/SENIORS must be at Peterson Loop by 7:45pm to sign in and get wrist-banded for the event. After sign-in is complete, JUNIORS/SENIORS will leave to the venue on the second set of buses.
SENIORS ONLY: SENIOR PHOTO will be taken AT THE VENUE. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP ON TIME YOU WILL NOT BE IN THE PHOTO.
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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a HEFTY damage fee to SangamSD/Mission Valley Marriott within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!
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You do not have to be a member to attend—however, we recommend you buy membership as you will save money on future events. Keep in mind that if you plan on performing in Culture Show you MUST be a paid member to perform.
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SENIOR SLIDESHOW:
The Official SangamSD Senior Class of 2018 Slideshow will be displayed at Spring Banquet! This slideshow will include all the pictures of the memories shared by the senior class throughout their time at UCSD.
All the seniors who want their memories to be a part of the slideshow, please send your pictures and full name to the following link by May 11, 2018!
SENIORS, send all your pictures here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Usb-HZzjSgdMYs9QyGYq-TsLUq-pC_gE
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SENIOR SUPERLATIVES:
Seniors will have the opportunity to be acknowledged for their unique qualities and skills based on the votes of their fellow senior classmen.
EVERYONE the form for voting for Senior Superlatives is LIVE:
https://goo.gl/forms/F3pqcOPRkqyeM7lP2
Winners of these superlatives will be announced at our Spring Banquet 2018: Baar Baar Dekho, and shall be given a superlative sash as recognition of their award!
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If you have any questions, please contact SangamSD Executive Board via email (sangamucsd@gmail.com), Facebook Messenger, or simply post here on the event-page wall.
You don’t want to miss out on SangamSD’s most grand annual banquet of the year. See you all there!
Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Jun
02
Dil Chahta Hai: 26th Annual SangamSD Culture Show
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6 PM
Jun 2 at 6 PM to Jun 2 at 9 PM
Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego
198
interested
It's THAT time of year again! SangamSD proudly presents its 26th Annual Culture Show: Dil Chahta Hai!
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WHERE: Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HOSTED BY: UCSD's South Asian organization, Sangam SD!
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!
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Our annual culture show aims to showcase the diversity of South Asian culture through a variety of acts including: Bharatanatyam, South Indian, Raas, Bhangra, Bollywood, Hindustani/Carnatic Vocal and Instrumental, A Capella, and much more!
Invite your family, friends, roommates—anyone and everyone is welcome!
DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM
SHOW BEGINS: 6:00 PM
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**FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE**
Only SangamSD members are allowed to perform in Culture Show. You do not need to be a UCSD student to buy SangamSD membership. Membership prices are $25/ individual and give a discount on the afterparty. You can buy membership on Library Walk the week leading up to our events. Stay on the lookout for our tabling booth on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
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Come watch your fellow freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and more perform!
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Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
Jun
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Seeti Maar: SangamSD's 26th Culture Show Afterparty
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 PM
Jun 2 at 10 PM to Jun 3 at 2 AM
House of Blues San Diego
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SangamSD is proud to present the event you all have been waiting for - The Official 26th Annual Culture Show Afterparty: Seeti Maar!
FOOD will be available at the afterparty venue!!
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WHEN: June 2nd, 2018
WHERE: House of Blues in Gaslamp Quarter
TIME: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
HOSTED BY: UCSD's South Asian organization, Sangam SD!
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TICKET PRICES:
$5/Transportation (must be purchased separately)
$15/Performers
$18/Members
$20/Non-members
$25/At The Door
OPEN TO AGES:
17+ to enter
21+ to sip
(valid ID required)
DID WE MENTION WE HAVE A SNAPCHAT FILTER FOR THE AFTER PARTY??? YES WE DO!
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TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AFTER PARTY VENUE PROVIDED:
Pick up location: UCSD Peterson Loop
TO VENUE:
Freshmen and Sophomores bus leaves at 9:30pm
Junior and Senior bus leaves at 10:00pm
BACK TO UCSD CAMPUS:
Freshmen and Sophomores bus leaves at 2am
Junior and Senior bus leaves at 2:30am
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After party wristbands for PERFORMERS will be given at their respective tech times. NON-PERFORMERS can get wristbands at PETERSON LOOP. Please be at the loop by 9:00 pm!!
PAYMENT:
We will be tabling everyday starting Tuesday (5/29) on library walk until Friday (6/1) and selling tickets there. VENMO payments to @Sangam-Sd will also be accepted. If paying by Venmo, please indicate who you are paying for in your description.
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*IMPORTANT*: Please note that you will be held liable for any personal damage or mess that you cause while at the venue or while riding on the bus. We urge you to please behave RESPONSIBLY, or else you MUST pay a damage fee to SangamSD within a week after the event. NO EXCEPTIONS!
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Just like last year, we are expecting a huge turn out!!
EVERYONE BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, AND GET HYPED! IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT NIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT! SEE YOU ALL THERE!
Thanks,
SangamSD Executive Board, 2017-2018
















































































































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