On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Karunites served a delicious, hot, home-cooked Indian meal at the Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter in Reston, VA. Participants were: Asha Dhingra, Neeta Bagalkotkar, Jyoti Gujral, Savita Malhotra, Gita Bhatia, Shashi Anand, Sujata Avasthi, Amrit Kalotra, Sangita Kalotra, Kiran Masson, Madhu Gupta, and Rani Varma.
On Sunday, November 3, Karuna Charities Fundraiser, the 21st Grand Diwali Ball was held at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg. The pictures show some highlights of the event.
2019: On April 16, 2019, Marc Elrich, the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland awarded a Certificate to Karuna Charities, Amrit Kalotra. President in Recognition and Appreciation of Karuna's commitment and professional support for the crime victims in 2018.
2019: On Thursday, March 14, 2019, members of Karuna Charities, Savita Malhotra, Santosh Thakral, Kamlesh Gulati, Asha Dhingra, Benu Abrol, Shashi Anand, Sujata Avasthi, Sangita Kalotra and Amrit Kalotra, cooked and served a meal for 120 people at a shelter in Virginia with love, fervor and enthusiasm. It was very heartening when we were leaving the premises, to be greeted by two men sitting outside with a loud “thank you for the delicious food!” Karuna Charities appreciates the contributions made in kind by Rani Varma, Ritu Singh, Meena Singh, Mona Khanna, and Usha Saluja.
2019: Karuna Charities presented a check for $10,000 to Montgomery College on January 26, 2019 towards Karuna Endowed Scholarship. The check was presented to Mr. Stuart Tart, Corporate and Foundation Relations Director, Office of Advancement and Community Engagement and to Mrs. Sharon Fechter, Dean of Humanities, Montgomery College.
2018: On November 4 Karunites held their 20th Diwali Fundraising Gala
2018: On August 3, Karunites cooked and served food at the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston, VA.
2018: On March 24, Promila and Shambhu Banik attended Montgomery College Foundation's Scholarship Recognition Luncheon in Bethesda, MD.
Promila and Shambu Banik with Mr. Stuart Tart, Corporate and Foundation Relations Director, Office of Advancement and Community Engagement, Montgomery College.
2018: Karuna cooked and served food at the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston, VA on February 20.
2018: NCAIA (HQs in VA) Lifetime Achievement Award for Amrit Kalotra, Karuna President on January 28, 2018
2017: Karuna Members Attended the Universities at Shady Grove's (USG) 8th Annual Scholarship & Donor Recognition Luncheon
Amrit Kalotra and Rohini Khera with Stuart Edelstein, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, USM & ED of USG.
Mara Puri with Stuart Edelstein, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, USM & ED of USG.
2017: Karuna Diwali Gala Pictures
Karuna Charities Community Service-August 25, 2017 at the Embry Rucker Shelter, VA
On Friday, August 25th, 2017, a group of ladies from Karuna Charities and friends of Karuna served a hot homemade sumptuous meal to nearly 100 appreciative people at a shelter in Virginia. It was a joyful experience.
Montgomery College Scholarship Recognition Luncheon
In 2017, Karuna Charities added $5,000 to the existing Endowment Scholarship.
Karunites were invited to the Montgomery College Foundation's Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on March 30, 2017. From Left to Right, Gita Bhatia, Kanti Singh, Rohini Khera, and Savita Malhotra.
April 26, 2016: Karuna Charities Serves Indian Meal at Homeless Shelter in Reston
Karuna Members and volunteers at the local shelter on April 26, 2016. From left to right (sitting) Rohini Shetty, Asha Dhingra, Amrit Kalotra, Minnie Jaisinghani; (standing) Rohini Dhingra, Jyoti Gujral, Raj Gupta, Sujata Avasthi, Gita Bhatia, Sangita Kalotra, and Sohina Malik.
Karuna members and volunteers at the local shelter. From left to right: Rohini Khera, Asha Dhingra, Sangita Kalotra, Sujata Avasti, Jyoti Gujral, Raj Gupta, Rohini Shetty, and Amrit Kalotra.