Here is the Greater Los Angeles Area's most acclaimed Bengali organization amongst the Indo-American community. DAKSHINI has reached an important milestone - completing 34 years of serving the local community. Please visit the site often to get up-to-date news about all of the activities taking place in the community.
Dakshini is a non-profit, literary, social, cultural, educational, and charitable organization in Southern California ranging from the Valley to LA to OC and beyond. Dakshini conducts, coordinates and promotes the community, cultural and social activities among the people of Indian origin in the US and the people of other cultures. It fosters friendship and understanding between the people of Indian origin and the Americans. Dakshini seeks to keep the spirit of Bengal alive amongst the Indo-Americans, especially for the 2nd generation.
Dakshini's motto is the ancient Sanskrit phrase "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," which means the world is my family.
This homely, non-profit cultural organization has multiple philanthropic arms such as the:
ACADEMY OF ARTS & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Giving our community kids the opportunity to express themselves outside of their own nature through the
art of drama, singing, and dancing.
DAKSHINI FOUNDATION (NGO AID)
Funding NGOs in India where impact is larger along with US Daridra Narayan Seva (homeless feeding) and clothing drives.
DAKSHINI HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Rewarding community teens for excellence in academic, extracurricular, and volunteer activities.
DAKSHINI YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (MILESTONE)
Youth Leadership Program geared towards providing transformative programs for youth, helping them gain the confidence, leadership skills, and global perspective they need to lead change within themselves and their community. Volunteer certificates will be awarded; referrals and interview preparation assistance will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of the program.
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Dakshini Youth Leadership (MILESTONE) ~ More Info:
As the older youth got busy, our future leaders did not waste a moment launching the much awaited MILESTONE program. Seal Beach got a whooping cleanse by our Milestone leaders. Heads down, spirits up, gloves tightly put, around 20 youth leaders worked relentlessly until the sand between their toes turned golden again. Talk about willpower! Kudos! Republic Services extended their partnership by providing bins for wastes. What a great way to celebrate World Environment Day!
From the South Bay to Orange County, Dakshini's MILESTONE leaders joined together bright and early on Sunday, Aug 14th to recognize one of the most fearless stalwarts of our communities: our firefighters.
The day before, the kids hand-crafted gift bags consisting of home baked cookies, water bottles, sunscreen lotions, lip balms, facial cleansing clothes to give to the firefighters as a token of their heartfelt appreciation for their sacrifices to keep our neighborhoods safe.
Not only did our fellow young leaders got to meet the heroes of Torrance Fire Station #1, they got a specialized tour of the station from the firefighters themselves! They climbed aboard the ever-so recognizable red cruiser, received demonstrations on emergency protocols, and surveyed the on-the-job living quarters of the firefighters.
Dr. Vimal Murthy, Burn Unit Surgeon, Torrance Memorial Medical Centre was there to talk about fire safety and encouraged our leaders to build a relationship with our everyday heroes.
DAKSHINI JUST OLDER YOUTH (JOY)
Senior Engagement Program where the older youth share their insights and life experiences, which advocates social participation and promotes a stronger bond with the immediate community and beyond. (Rides are being arranged for Seniors). " Dakshini is committed to do more activities with our Seniors.
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Dakshini Just Older Youth (JOY) ~ More Info:
To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors- Dakshini launched its JOY (Just Older Youth) program on June 5th morning with the warm love and compassionate presence of its stalwarts and leaders beneath the blue sky and right beside the marine splashes in Seal Beach. Breakfast and coffee never tasted better before as it was shared by all sitting under the blue skies, reminiscing the past, relinquishing the present and welcoming the future.
From this day on every occasion Dakshini committee is arranging free rides for all our senior members as per request.
From this day for all Dakshini events , Dakshini executive committee is trying to arrange rides for our Senior members as per their need.
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