$1,351 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 29 months
Zafrin Dhali
on behalf of Tamasha SD

TamashaSD is proud to be hosting our 2nd Raas/Garba Competition and 4th Annual Bollywood Competition!

TamashaSD, a UCSD student-run, non-profit organization, hosts events that aim to connect South Asian Americans back to their roots and make a positive impact on the world through dance. At San Diego Sanedo on January 26, 2019 and Tamasha on February 23, 2019, eight teams from across the nation will come compete here in San Diego with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the national competitions. Every year we bring together over 200 dancers and 500 attendees! All of our profits go towards our larger goal of supporting New Light India, our partner organization!

Partner with us and help us reach our goal through a sponsorship or donation, any amount is welcome! 


We are a UCSD student-run, non-profit organization that was founded in April 2015. We will be hosting Tamasha, a dance competition that aims to connect South Asian Americans back to their roots while fostering a positive cultural environment in the form of dance.

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Please reach out to sponsorship@tamashasd.com for more information. 

Thank you! We appreciate your support. 

More About TamashaSD

Tamasha will showcase the Bollywood-Fusion dance style  while Sanedo will showcase the Raas/Garba dance style.  Teams from across the nation will come compete here in San Diego with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the national competitions, Bollywood America, LEGENDs or Raas All Stars.  Each event brings together over 200 dancers and 500 attendees.

We are proud to announce our partnership with New Light India. New Light India is a non-profit charitable trust that benefits the community affected by the red-light districts of Kolkata, India. The project aims to ensure that children of sex workers have a safe haven to live and grow in. In addition to these safe homes, New Light also offers education, health care, nutritional support, recreational facility, HIV/AIDS care, and income generation opportunities for women. Legal aid and advocacy against gender-based violence are other important areas of New Light`s operation.

Find out more about us below: 
TamashaSD Facebook Page 
San Diego Sanedo Facebook Page
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Who are we trying to help?

New Light is a non-profit charitable trust that benefits those at risk in the red-light districts of Kolkata, India. Since its inception in 2000, New Light has offered comprehensive community development services that have changed the lives of hundreds of women and children of all ages.

New Light works to provide residential and health care, recreational facilities, and income opportunities to women and children who would otherwise be entrapped in the sex worker industry. Women can receive aid at two residential facilities — the Soma Memorial Girls’ Home and New Light Sonar Tori. Soma takes in young and adolescent girls and provides them with therapeutic activities, including counseling, dance, music, yoga and boxing. Many of these girls then move on to Sonar Tori to seek a higher professional education. Male children may attend Khelaghar, a facility specifically designed for their sanctuary and education. Children of disadvantaged backgrounds outside of the sex-worker industry may also find stability within New Light. One example is the New Light Shelter in the Dalit community, which provides a safe haven and education for children of workers in the “Untouchable” caste — those with vocations in the lowest social class. New Light also operates a clinic to properly address the medical needs of the sex worker community. Aside from general health, gynecological, pediatric, STD, and HIV/AIDS cases, clinics also provide social counseling and health counseling. These services are invaluable to women in this area, as they have no access to proper health care. New Light’s facilities and clinics have made a tangible impact in the lives of the three million women and children working in India’s sex industry, and with your help, we can do even more.
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As part of Giving Tuesday, we urge you to help those who are helpless with a kind donation to TamashaSD's GoFundMe. We are raising money for our partner organization, New Light India.Your donation, small or large, can help create change around the world.

New Light is a foundation created in 2000 by Urmi Basu that aims to save boys and girls in Kolkata from being victims of sexual exploitation and improve the lives of children of sex workers. India has the 2nd largest HIV positive population, and 40% of India's 3 million sex workers are younger than 18. Through education and life skill training, New Light strives to reduce the abuse of these women and children. TamashaSD aims to raise awareness about the steps being taken to prevent sexual exploitation.

Upon donating, you will be sent our Non-profit tax ID for tax purposes. Please help us help those less fortunate than us! Meet one of the many children we help by clicking on the video below!

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The Line Up for TamashaSD is out! View the video at the link below:


TAMASHA | 1.28.17 | #experiencethemadness
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Raised by 18 people in 29 months
Created October 30, 2016
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2 months ago
Hitesh Shah
2 months ago

Good luck for your competition.

Jonathan Bosco
3 months ago

All for a good cause and a fantastic show

Arshia Islam
13 months ago

So nice to see your continued passion for dance and channeling this passion for a great cause! So proud of you Zafrin!

Zerin Ankhi
13 months ago

Good Luck with your event!

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