Celebrate National Heroes of India – June 12 2022 SMAP

For the 1st time in Kansas/Missouri region, SMAP(Shivaji Maharaj Antar-Rashtriya Parivar) is arranging the event (12th June) to pay tribute to our national heroes, to celebrate the 358th anniversary of Coronation of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born in 1630, and took the oath of Swarajya at the tender age of 15. He established his Surajya(not only Swarajya) against all odds and got Coronated as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, at the age of 34. His life is full of great lessons for us, on bravery, good governance, unity, respect for women, entrepreneurship, strategy and great vision.

Context of the event :

Like Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, we have many great heroes from all regions in India. We owe a lot to our leaders like Rani Chenamma, Rani Rudramma, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Maharana Pratap, Raja Krishna Devrai, Guru Tej Bahadursingh , Alluri Sitarama Raju, Komaram Bheem, Rani Laxmibai and many many more.
At SMAP, we believe, keeping them alive in our hearts and telling their stories to next generation is our responsibility. And we use this inspiration for leadership, unity, networking and community service. No hatred, no politics, no negative content!!!
The SMAP foundation was formed in 2018/19 in Los Angeles, by Vijay Patil, my college friend. SMAP was founded on the core values of unity, leadership, networking, community service and women empowerment. I was very much impressed by these great values and took the responsibility as SMAP President for Kansas/Missouri region. .
Please join/participate in this event or encourage your kids/friends to participate and create life time memories for all of us.
About the event : 
Venue : Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Kansas City, 6330 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217
Date and time : Sunday, 12th June 2022, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Entry : Free (if registered/RSVPed on Facebook event –> https://fb.me/e/3wKPhkQNc )
Expected headcount :  300+
Program structure:
  • 3:00pm to 3:15pm : Dhol Tasha/ Procession / Lezim
  • 3:15pm to 3:45pm : Welcome Address, Guest Speakers, National anthem of India and USA.
  • 3:45pm to 6:00pm : Cultural activities – Live band, skits, dance, speech, musicals, (for kids <5 years : fancy dress, painting)
  • 6:00pm to 6:15pm : Closing remarks / SMAP Certificates to participants/Volunteers
  • 6:15pm to 7:00pm : Dinner / Networking
 ( Theme – tribute to national heroes, Unity, Patriotic songs)
Registration for entry and Performance:
Please register / RSVP on the following link, so it will be easy for us to plan the logistics/food arrangements.
Confirm your RSVP by clicking on Going and in the comments section, pls add name and total count of the family/friends joining you for the event.
If you want to participate in individual or group activity, please click on the link below to create new entry or simply contact our committee/volunteer group.
Funds for the event:
Despite of this the being first event from SMAP, we are getting good response from the sponsors in Kansas area. The SMAP Kansas team is importing the statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from Pune, India. Size is about 4′ x 4′ x 3′ and it weighs about 25-30kg. The total cost including ground shipping will be $2,500(if by Air $4,500).
Food : With expected support from the sponsors, we plan to offer the food at no cost, with
Stalls: As permitted by Temple by-laws, we will be open to host very few stalls(4-5 max) for dresses, jewelry, books, Realtors, dance academy etc. The requested donation for each stall is $50.
Sponsorship : SMAP team am looking for sponsorship from local businesses, corporates. If you can help me with the connect with sponsors, it will be really great. The respective logos of the companies will be added to the flyers and displayed during the event too.
Sponsorships can be directly sent to our central SMAP account as mentioned:

Zelle: smapFound@gmail.com OR

PayPal: PayPal.me/smapHope  OR
Account : SMAP, Bank of America, Ceritos, CA
Routing number : 121000358, Bank account: 325125025881
(Please inform SMAP committee about your donations and request the receipt for tax deductions for donations to non-profit.).


It is your event:
This event is for your heroes and hence this is your own event, our event. If you / your kids/teens/ your parents, anyone interested, please join SMAP as Volunteer /SMAP member for coordination activities.
SMAP Kansas committee/volunteer group:
In less than 2 weeks of announcing this event, SMAP committee has grown very rapidly. Thanks to all the following kind/generous Kansas representatives who have joined the SMAP volunteer team/committee.
Seema Lokre, Neelam Singhal, Vaishali Patil, Smita Desai, Misha Raichura (IAKC Yuva group), Suchita Bhagde , Sonal Chopade. Sushma Mahure, Kalpana Kanake, Deepak Thakur, Makarand Deshpande, Mohnish Bhagde, Mahesh Desai, Jayant Mahure, Shashank Shankhpal, Pranjal Parikh, Prasad Saraph, Venkat Mantri.
Please join us and be part of this historical celebration.
Thank you,
Vinit Chopade

President, SMAP Kansas/Missouri region

Contact – vchopade@hotmail.com / SMAPFound@gmail.com

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