Our 25th anniversary was a monumental moment in the life journey of New Delhi Restaurant.
Your friendship and support is very important in this on going journey. We have also raised close to $4500 for the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe through this celebration.
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25 years ago…
5 years ago…
Who will be there in 2012?
Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar
160 Ellis St, San Francisco
This event is our gift to you. We are hoping this will influence you to help uplift the lives of lessfortunate children both at the Tenderloin After School Program and at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.
Pay as much as you like, suggested donation is $40 per person.
For validated parking park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street,located between Mason and Taylor.
|Buff Your Karma|
New Delhi Restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary by transforming into the CompassionateChefs Cafe. Our goal has always been to help kids become citizens of the world by connecting kids
across the street in the Tenderloin of San Francisco with kids across the ocean at the GandhiAshram in Ahmedabad, India. Please join us in this celebration to help us help the kids become global citizens.
|How To Donate|
This is a Pay-it-Forward event and we only ask that you donate what you feel moved to give. Suggesteddonations are $40 per person. All funds are split evenly between the Tenderloin Afterschool Program
and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keeps back nothing for operatingexpenses; all goods and services are donated.
Your donation is fully tax deductible. (Non-Profit Tax ID 94-3136771)
|Feast Your Eyes and Ears|
DJ Amar & Electric Vardo Live
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Electric Vardo Live featuring DJ AMAR with dance performances by DholRhythms. Also sharing their talents for the evening are henna artists from Henna Gardens and beauty queens from the Miss Asian America Pagent. Event photography will be provided by Anita Mokashi Photography and Gustavo Fernando.
Anita Mokashi Photography
|Feast Your Tastebuds|
Gourmet food and fabulous libations! Enjoy Chef Ranjan’s non-stop ten course gourmet Indian buffet, featuringdelicacies and delights, desserts and drinks. On the table you will discover bari pakoras, mini samosas,Hariyali Tikka, Seekh Keebab, Murg Akbari, Gulab Jamun along with lots along with lots of other delicious goodies.
Bring an appetite, leave happy.
|Who You’ll Help|
The kids from TASP and EKATVA come together with music and laughter this past May.
Compassionate Chefs has a long tradition of helping kids both across the street in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and across the ocean in the Gandhi Ashram of Ahmedabad. This year we achieved one of our long-term goals of helping less fortunate kids become citizens of the world by bringing kids from India to the United States.
Sixteen kids from the slums of Ahmedabad got to tour America, perform before thousands of people and meet kids from the Ternderloin After School Program right here in San Francisco. This was a goal Compassionate Chefs had set from the very beginning and we were thrilled to reach it with your help.
Our next project is to send kids from San Francisco to Ahmedabad. We have a date of late 2014 as our goal and the fundraising begins right now. As always, 100% of money raised goes to the kids, with nothing held back for expenses and all donations are tax deductable. We are grateful for your continuing support.
Across The Street
The Tenderloin After School Program was created to give the kids of the Tenderloin a safe place to be after school while their parents worked. They provide snacks, homework help, activities and other support to over 200 children.
TASP is proud of their first class of “graduates” – kids who have been in the program and are now entering college, some are the first in their families to attend. To learn more about the Tenderloin After School Program, visit their website.
The kids head to New Delhi Restaurant for lunch and lots of dancing.
Across the Ocean
More dancing and proof that hiphop is the universal language of kids.
About 1 out of every 6 human beings on this planet lives in a third world slum. Slum life has many challenges including heavy population density, poor infrastructure, low income, illiteracy, scarcity of food, and a diverse array of health and sanitation issues, amongst the many others.
The EKATVA children are ambassadors of the potential and spirit of those 1 billion human beings around the globe who must constantly struggle to overcome difficulties and challenges that arise from their lack of resources. But yet there is hope.
Through this journey we hope to spread seeds of goodness and compassion throughout the world and inspire our global citizens to serve and care for those in need. More about EKATVA.
We are offering this show as a gift and invite you to donate from your heart any amount at:
To follow our journey, join us on Facebook
To read our story: www.ekatva.org
SAVE THE DATE
MANAV SADHNA PRESENTS: THE EKATVA TOUR – ONENESS
Instead of packing up for vacation this Memorial Day weekend, please join us for a rare 90 minute dance drama by 16 kids from the slums of India who bring to life Gandhi and Dr. King’s message of universal love at:
UC Berkeley’s beautiful Zellerbach Hall.
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | 6-8pm
We are offering this show as a gift and invite you to donate from yourheart any amount at http://ekatvazellerbach.eventbrite.com
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Compassionate Chefs Cafe
New Delhi Restaurant
The Ektava kids are on the way!
And we need your help
A long-time dream of Compassionate Chefs Cafe is well on its way to being realized and we need your help to make the final stage as amazing as it can be.
Aside from simply bringing the children of the Gandhi Ashram to the United States to perform, we also want them to know that we’re happy to see them and to feel the warmth of the audience. To that end, we would like to fill the performance space in Berkeley on May 27th to the rafters.
Ticket priced are by donation, please pay what you can afford. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please go here to make your donation and reserve your seat.
If you are part of a non-profit organization or one that supports children or music, we especially want you there. Please
contact Ranjan (email@example.com)
for special arrangements. Special rates for groups larger than 10 are available through Ranjan as well.
“Ekatva” is a Sanskrit word for “oneness” or “unity.” In partnership with leading Indian performing arts school Darpana Dance Academy, EKATVA has been an inspiring journey of 16 children from the slums who present a 90-minute dance drama about Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of strength, peace and of course, oneness.
“The concept of the EKATVA tour is to share with the world the power and potential that exists in our underprivileged communities. The EKATVA children and show are examples of what happens when we provide love and opportunity to the children of our world,” says Nimesh Patel, EKATVA Director and Manav Sadhna volunteer.
Share the journey of 16 children from the slums of Ahmedabad to the spirit of Oneness: ekatva.org
See the children perform and learn more about them: youtube.com/ekatva1
But we need your help
One of the long-time dreams of Compassionate Chefs cafe has been to bring the children of the Ghandhi Ashram and the children of the Tenderloin After School Program together. Now, from May 21st to 29th, that will finally happen! We have partered with Ekatva to help bring the children here.
For the last two years, the funds we have been raising have been supporting a music program – Beat Crazy – that has been working with the children in the Tenderloin After School Program and at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. The children of India will be performing and touring the United States in May and will finally get to meet and perform with their friends in America. But we need your help.
Project Ahimsa has offered to donate $30,000 to the tour, but only if we can raise $30,000 by April 2. This drive has already raised $12,000. Additionally, Compassionate Chefs Cafe is donating $8,000, but we need an additional $10,000 to take advantage of this generous offer.
Please help us make this a reality. Compassionate Chefs Cafe has dedicated the last six years to helping children become global citizens of the world and nothing embodies that goal better than finally having the children across the ocean meet the children across the street.
Please make your donation here. Include a note that you are a “Friend of Compassionate Chefs Cafe” – this donation is completely tax deductible. We are continually amazed at our community can accomplish and we look forward to reaching this goal together.