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Driveway DinkChak Dandiya
PRAGNYA's Dink Chak Dandiya celebrates Neuro-Diversity and helps raise funds to support the activities and initiatives of PRAGNYA.
So, come and help us kick off the festival of Navratri with Dinkchak Dandiya, Bollywood style! Join us for a fun-filled, energy-packed event to celebrate togetherness and unadulterated enjoyment with music and dance like you have never experienced before!
 

As you know restrictions have been eased, but we are still going to play it safe. Our Pragnya Board and a group of Parents and Allies came up with a plan for all the families to safely enjoy the DinkChak Dandiya experience, following the guidance of the Santa Clara County office of public health, we have implemented safety measures specific to COVID-19.

At the DRIVE-WAY DINKCHAK DANDIYA, we will do the Dandiya with our families outdoors in our driveway at StudioM!!! We will setup for the Traditional POOJA + PRASAD & Photo Ops. All while practicing physical distancing and Masking per the safety Protocols!! 

When        : 01st October 2022

What Time  : 5:30P to 9:00P 

Where       : 1917 Concourse Drv,

                   San Jose, CA 95131

Entry Fee of $10 per person. 
Dandiya Sticks $5 a pair

Food Packets are $5

Food and Drink will be available for purchase

on-site at $8 per box and $2 for a Chai!

Your donations are welcome & appreciated! 

Please click here to donate

COVID19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

Participants are encouraged to wear face covering (Masks) 

PPE stations with Hand sanitizers, Mask & Gloves

Safe social distancing is advised. 

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Garba Video Tutorials from our DinkChak Dandiya 2021 event :

PRAGNYA, the awakening occurs on a daily basis at our wonderful organization, which we celebrate symbolically at the DINKCHAK DANDIYA each year during the Navratri season.

 

SO, what is this NAVRATRI all about... 

Navratri is a socio-cultural and religious Indian festival celebrated over 9 nights by people of all backgrounds regardless of caste, creed, religion, age, gender, and neurodiversity, putting aside all differences and worries by dancing to rhythmic beats in circles around a deity in the center.

 

“Diversity coming together” is the central theme of PRAGNYA, and Dinchak Dandiya brings together individuals across the spectrum of neurodiversity to celebrate love, belonging, support, empathy and compassion within the circle of allyship. 

 

Break Down of the TWO PART Dances ... 

Dance along in Garba, rhythmically clapping and moving to the beat of the Dhol along with everyone else in a big, wide circle. As the rhythm builds up, play the Dandiya with two sticks (the dandiya sticks), allying up with a partner while dancing along in the circle.  The Dandiya sticks represent togetherness and along with your partners you can make beautiful music. As music takes over, we become mindful of each other and celebrate togetherness, in complete synchrony.