January 5, 2014

A successful end to 2013

Happy New Year! We look forward to another prosperous year working with you to support the best and brightest in our community.

Two great events to cap off 2013:
  1. Our second annual Open House took place in Bethesda, Maryland on November 9. Two members of the Class of 2017, Shobhit Jain and Sarwat Siddiqui, attended the event and spoke about their backgrounds and ambitions. We had a great turnout and saw firsthand the value that the Upakar scholarship can provide. 
  2. The eighth annual South Asian Art Show took place over two weekends in December due to inclement weather. Thanks to our board members who helped plan and reschedule this popular event. Great artwork on display and sale for a great cause -- how can you beat it?
Thank you for your continued support. On to 2014!

July 29, 2013

2013 Scholars Announced!

Congratulations to Aiman, Parteek, Rini, Sarwat, and Tamara! And stay tuned -- there's one more recipient to be announced in the coming weeks.

Please join Upakar in extending our congratulations to these fine young scholars.

Please read our press release here.

July 7, 2013

2013 Scholars Selected!

The wait is almost over...

We will announce the Upakar class of 2017 in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. School starts in six weeks...

December 30, 2012

Happy New Year!

From all of us at the Upakar Foundation, happy new year to you and your loved ones. We wish you all the best in 2013.

We have been keeping busy: our Open House in November featured a play by budding artist Anu Yadav. And December marked the 7th annual South Asian Art Show, which received positive coverage in both local and national media outlets.

Learn more on our news page.

Thank you for your support! Talk to you in 2013.

November 24, 2012

Upakar Art Show: December 8-9

Join Upakar Foundation and a number of talented artists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for a special art show on Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, 2012.

Upakar Foundation's 7th South Asian Art Show is a wonderful way to support both a local charity and South Asian artists. Come by anytime during the show hours and browse the works of the profiled artists. All of the artwork will be available for purchase. It is free to attend -- donations are always welcome -- so bring your friends and family.

Participating artists: Nimi Trehan, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Mercy Metherate, Girija Rudra, Suzheila Reyes-Bunnag, Winfred Chao, Vijaya Ravella, Deepti Mukund Navile, Stuti Gupta.

Media: original paintings, photography, fire-glazed and hand-painted pottery, custom-designed jewelry.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, 2012
Time: 12 noon to 5 pm
Location: 9239 Potomac School Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

Upakar Open House was a hit!

Thanks to all of you who attended the Upakar Foundation Open House. Nice to see a mixture of old and new faces at the event.

Our President and Chairman gave great presentations on why you should stay or become involved in the organization. The need is growing, and our current resources are limited. And Upakar welcomes new blood with open arms.

Anu Yadav presented a powerful excerpt of her upcoming play Meena's Dream. You can see the full play -- highly recommended -- on December 1 at Arena Stage and February 1-2 at UMD.

September 3, 2012

Our Scholars in the News!

Thanks to Aziz Haniffa and India Abroad for a wonderful piece on our scholars. Click here to read more.

India Abroad also ran a story on Upakar Foundation and its continuing work in the Indian-American community. Click here to read more.

Best wishes to our scholars! Onward and upward in 2012-13.