GWU South Asian Society

GWU South Asian Society The GW South Asian Society is a non-profit, socio-cultural organization that celebrates the diversity of the South Asia region. The South Asian Society is a non-profit, socio-cultural organization that has been created to promote unity and awareness amongst the South Asian students of The George Washington University, including such countries as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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SAS is proud to put on events such as Bhangra Blowout™, Raas Chaos, and other events open to The George Washington University community as well as the greater Washington, D.C. Community. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or comments

Mission: It is the mission of SAS to actively create programs and lectures representing the cultural diversity of South Asian countries. However, we also are determined to increase political activism and awareness of the South Asian community on campus. Toward this end, SAS has worked in conjunction with other student groups to develop the university’s South Asian curriculum. Further, SAS has begun to actively work with other organizations such as the Indian American Center for Political Awareness (formerly the India Abroad Center for Political Awareness) and the Indian-American Political Awareness Committee. It is also the mission of our organization to develop stronger ties amongst the South Asian community. SAS has had a long-standing history of working with all nations in our events and creating unifying programs.

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ATTENTION! SHAH RUKH KHAN JUST TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19!!! Now that we have your attention, Bhangra Blowout Liaison ...
01/23/2021

ATTENTION! SHAH RUKH KHAN JUST TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19!!!

Now that we have your attention, Bhangra Blowout Liaison Apps have been extended to 1/27! Take a look at the testimonials from former liaisons of both Raas Chaos and Bhangra Blowout to learn more about their rewarding experiences. The application link is in our bio!

Hey everyone! Come and join us for our first Chai Chat of the year where we will be dissecting the South Asian vote. The...
01/20/2021

Hey everyone! Come and join us for our first Chai Chat of the year where we will be dissecting the South Asian vote. The event will include two amazing speakers, @zainabforcongress and @tanvi.reddy , so make sure to click the link in our bio to hear more from them! The event will be on January 27th at 6:30 PM EST. We can’t wait to see you there!

Hey everyone! Come and join us for our first Chai Chat of the year where we will be dissecting the South Asian vote. The...
01/19/2021

Hey everyone! Come and join us for our first Chai Chat of the year where we will be dissecting the South Asian vote. The event will include two amazing speakers, @zainabforcongress and @tanvi.reddy , so make sure to click the link in our bio to hear more from them! The event will be on January 27th at 6:30 PM EST. We can’t wait to see you there!

Happy New Year from everyone at SAS! We know 2020 has been unpredictable and unforgiving, but we hope that we can take s...
01/02/2021

Happy New Year from everyone at SAS! We know 2020 has been unpredictable and unforgiving, but we hope that we can take some lessons from 2020 and start this new year with hope, positivity, and some gratitude that we are safe and healthy ❤️ Some of our board members reflect on the year past and the energy they want to bring to this new year— swipe through to check out their resolutions. We wish everyone a very restful and safe rest of break before the start of a new semester 🥰🤧

Happy New Year from everyone at SAS! We know 2020 has been unpredictable and unforgiving, but we hope that we can take s...
01/02/2021

Happy New Year from everyone at SAS! We know 2020 has been unpredictable and unforgiving, but we hope that we can take some lessons from 2020 and start this new year with hope, positivity, and some gratitude that we are safe and healthy ❤️ Some of our board members reflect on the year past and the energy they want to bring to this new year— swipe through to check out their resolutions. We wish everyone a very restful and safe rest of break before the start of a new semester 🥰🤧

Last but not least we would like to introduce one of our freshman representatives, Ria Christina! Ria was a liaison for ...
01/01/2021

Last but not least we would like to introduce one of our freshman representatives, Ria Christina! Ria was a liaison for RC, and played a super helpful role in making sure everything went smoothly 🤩. Ria loves baking, singing, and painting, and looks forward to making more memories with SAS ❣️ RC wouldn’t have been the same without you, thank you!!

Up next we’d like to highlight the lovely Zoya Wazir! She loves making carefully curated Spotify playlists (go follow he...
12/29/2020

Up next we’d like to highlight the lovely Zoya Wazir! She loves making carefully curated Spotify playlists (go follow her at @zoyaxwazir!!), painting, and writing pretend Netflix stand-up comedy specials. She looks back at her first RC comp weekend in 2019 as her favorite SAS memory, which drove her to become director this year!! Thank you so much for all your hard work, Zoya, we appreciate you!! RC wouldn’t have been a success without you 🥰

Here we have one of our amazing Raas Chaos Directors, Aditi Gupte!! Her favorite SAS memories stem from the past RCs she...
12/28/2020

Here we have one of our amazing Raas Chaos Directors, Aditi Gupte!! Her favorite SAS memories stem from the past RCs she’s experienced, driving her passion to be director for the competition this year. We are so appreciative of the hard work she put into this year’s new virtual reality! In her free time, she loves to listen to @gt_qurbani performance mixes (who doesn’t? lol). Check out her adorable parents in their RC charity shirts 🥺!

We are incredibly lucky to have an amazing group of freshman reps this year! Our board is so excited to have them and ar...
12/08/2020

We are incredibly lucky to have an amazing group of freshman reps this year! Our board is so excited to have them and are looking forward to awesome year together!! 💙

Come dressed in your best holiday pajamas with a fresh cup of chai and join SAS, PSA, and ISA in taking a fun study brea...
12/02/2020

Come dressed in your best holiday pajamas with a fresh cup of chai and join SAS, PSA, and ISA in taking a fun study break!! We know it’s finals szn but we promise you’ll feel better after a warm cup of chai and an hour of virtually meeting and playing games with all who attend! You’ll also have a chance to win a virtual care package!! Zoom link will be in our bio :)

💎Crazy to think that BB szn is right around the corner! Apply to be part of Bhangra Blowout’s Executive Board today!! Li...
11/30/2020

💎Crazy to think that BB szn is right around the corner! Apply to be part of Bhangra Blowout’s Executive Board today!! Link is in their bio.💎

Join GW SAS & @gwupcs this upcoming Wednesday at 7 pm for a wholesome discussion about our cultural food, its origins, a...
11/16/2020

Join GW SAS & @gwupcs this upcoming Wednesday at 7 pm for a wholesome discussion about our cultural food, its origins, and recipe sharing!

10/29/2020
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Here is the zoom link for the event going on right now in partnership with GW Black Defiance!!: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82110791936

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Next we have Varun Vijay, our Finance Officer! In his free time Varun enjoys playing music, getting boba with friends, a...
10/06/2020

Next we have Varun Vijay, our Finance Officer! In his free time Varun enjoys playing music, getting boba with friends, and watching Netflix. His favorite SAS memory was all of Raas Chaos weekend last year, during which he also was a freshman rep! Fun fact: his favorite emojis are ❤️🤩💯😤🧐🤪💩

Don’t forget to apply by Friday, October 9th. Link in bio!!

10/04/2020

UPDATE: Freshmen Representative Application deadline has been EXTENDED till Friday, October 9th!! Application link in bio!

We are thrilled to introduce our Programming Director, Bairavi Sundaram! One of her favorite memories from being in SAS ...
09/28/2020

We are thrilled to introduce our Programming Director, Bairavi Sundaram! One of her favorite memories from being in SAS so far is that she’s had to sleep in another SAS member’s room the night before Raas Chaos because her room in Thurston flooded— then caught fire— the same night😬. She was also a Freshman Representative last year! Overall, her time as a freshman representative was a really memorable experience because she was able to find a family at GW that she really clicked with. She is thankful for all the love and guidance that SAS has given her so far 🥰❤️

Please check out the link in our bio for the freshman representative application. Applications are due Saturday, October 3rd!

We are looking to grow our SAS family! If you are a freshman and want to get involved, please use the link below to appl...
09/23/2020

We are looking to grow our SAS family! If you are a freshman and want to get involved, please use the link below to apply to be a SAS Freshman Representative. As a freshman rep you will get first hand experience with the inner workings of our org, including program development, community development, planning for Raas Chaos and Bhangra Blowout, and much more. You will also gain an amazing and supportive community! If you have any questions, feel free to DM us and we will get back to you. We hope you apply to join our special family! 💙💙 https://forms.gle/pRzD6U8c7V23rkPo7

GWU South Asian Society
09/17/2020

GWU South Asian Society

Hey everyone! We’re here to announce the first SAS event of the ~virtual~ semester! Join us on September 23rd at 8 PM ED...
09/16/2020

Hey everyone! We’re here to announce the first SAS event of the ~virtual~ semester! Join us on September 23rd at 8 PM EDT for some info about the org, trivia, and fun!

We really wish we could see all of your beautiful faces in person, but we can’t wait to see you over Zoom regardless. Can’t wait to get to know you all and kick off the Fall Semester with our South Asian community here at GW!💙🤩🥰

GW South Asian Society is so excited to announce and share our new logo! We want to thank @emkraus_  for putting so much...
09/05/2020

GW South Asian Society is so excited to announce and share our new logo! We want to thank @emkraus_ for putting so much time and energy into creating such a beautiful and intricate logo that really captures who we are as an organization. Thank you again, Emma ✨💙

We are extremely excited to release the Raas Chaos XX Executive Board Application! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity...
06/23/2020

We are extremely excited to release the Raas Chaos XX Executive Board Application! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to join Aditi, Zoya, and GW SAS to put on an AMAZING 20th anniversary competition! The application is due at 11:59pm EST on July 2nd and we will be conducting interviews the following week! Join the CHAOS!! Link: https://forms.gle/ZxXnsoQ2TDFaNTMZA 💫

The injustice and disregard for human life perpetuated by this country is appalling. With heavy hearts we mourn George F...
05/31/2020

The injustice and disregard for human life perpetuated by this country is appalling. With heavy hearts we mourn George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. GW SAS condemns the police brutality that led to their deaths and the deaths of so many other Black Americans. At a time like this, it is up to everyone to call out the systemic racism that has existed since the birth of this country. Black lives matter.

Please swipe to see a list of ways that you can get involved and contribute to this cause. GW SAS will be donating to Black Lives Matter, and we encourage you to donate to organizations supporting this cause if you can. While everyone may not be able to donate or organize right now, we can and must vocalize our support. Listen to members of the black community, and amplify their stories and voices. And of course, we must educate ourselves in order to become better allies.

✨We are thrilled to introduce our 2020-2021 Executive Board✨We cannot wait to bring more memorable events and good times...
05/27/2020

✨We are thrilled to introduce our 2020-2021 Executive Board✨We cannot wait to bring more memorable events and good times to campus with the help of this amazing family!

04/11/2020

SAS Applications are out RIGHT NOW and we would be beyond excited to have you apply ✨Our President & Vice President Applications are due tomorrow night, so be sure to email [email protected] to request an application & join our family ❣️

This board member constantly makes us laugh with all of his goofy jokes and constantly inspires us through his snap stor...
04/10/2020

This board member constantly makes us laugh with all of his goofy jokes and constantly inspires us through his snap stories and Facebook posts...show some love for our Community Development Chair, Taha Rana😊❣️ “I became involved because I grew up in a mostly white community where I was one of the only South Asian kids. When I came to college, I saw SAS as an opportunity to stay engaged with my culture and also gain the perspective of other South Asian kids, a perspective I am unable to gain in my hometown. Joining SAS has made me realize that I'm proud to be South Asian and I am astounded at how much I am able to relate to my peers in SAS. Joining SAS has been one of the best decisions I've made in college.”

We are excited to release the application for the SAS 2020-2021 General Executive Board and President/VP! Since 1987, SA...
04/08/2020
GW South Asian Society_2020-2021_Executive Board Application

We are excited to release the application for the SAS 2020-2021 General Executive Board and President/VP! Since 1987, SAS has held events and fostered conversations that highlight the cultures, stories, and traditions that originate from South Asia. We pride ourselves in upholding values of inclusivity, advocacy, and service. If you have a passion for South Asian culture or want to help grow GW’s South Asian community, apply to be part of the SAS fam using the attached link 🙂

The General Executive Board application is due on Sunday, April 19th at 11:59 PM. If you would like to apply for SAS President/VP, please request an application by emailing [email protected] - these applications are due Sunday, April 12th. Don’t hesitate to contact any current General Executive Board members for guidance or current SAS Seniors for application-related questions. 💙

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BlA0WedtU5x-vtu3VURCedz48XAPu8FqgeD8jUBsUcw/edit?usp=sharing

GW South Asian Society 2020-2021 General Executive Board Application GW South Asian Society is a non-profit, socio-cultural organization that has been created to promote unity and awareness amongst the South Asian students of The George Washington University, including those from countries s...

We have had such an amazing time getting to know our freshmen representatives this past year and absolutely love them an...
04/07/2020

We have had such an amazing time getting to know our freshmen representatives this past year and absolutely love them and the energy and excitement they have brought to our organization! One of our freshmen representatives this year is Sohini Ashoke 😊
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“I became involved with SAS because I strongly believe that South Asia—more specifically, the region's distinct culture, politics, and history—is highly underrepresented in conversations around diversity and cultural awareness, and that unity among South Asians—especially in South Asia's current political climate—is more important than ever. When I first came to GWU I felt isolated given how the school is predominantly white, and wanted to be part of a community of South Asians. Furthermore, my South Asian identity is a significant part of how I define myself. It is rooted in my appreciation for everything the values of this culture have given and taught me. Whether that be strong family and social values, beautiful dance and art forms, and of course, the food, I've never found so much community like I have with fellow South Asians! Luckily this turned out to be true, and SAS has been the most supportive and amazing community I’ve had the privilege to be part of here at GW.” ❣️

Another day, another stunning board member🤩 We have so much love for our business proFRESH & stunning logistics officer,...
04/03/2020

Another day, another stunning board member🤩 We have so much love for our business proFRESH & stunning logistics officer, Shree Dhanani:
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“My freshman year, I was a liaison for Bhangra Blowout and my team placed first. Even though I had only been with the team for a little over 24 hours, the moment they won, it was an indescribable experience. Watching them celebrate their win was definitely my most/ memorable SAS moment.”
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Also, if you swipe, your life may be changed by how freaking cute her baby pic is 🥺💖 ... guess which flavor ice cream it is 🤔

Much love for one of our hardworking Programming Directors, Shariq Farooqi !!! Swipe to see how cute our beloved directo...
04/02/2020

Much love for one of our hardworking Programming Directors, Shariq Farooqi !!! Swipe to see how cute our beloved director looked before and now 🤩✨
“My most memorable moment of SAS was putting on the Freshmen Dinner this year with Nur & Devyani. To see the impact of our work really made everything worthwhile. Seeing all of the South Asian orgs on campus come together and intermingle with freshmen was definitely something I enjoyed. Seeing all the bright faces of the freshmen who were excited to get involved in our community is something that reminded me of why I continue to stay involved with SAS.”🥰

Hi everyone! We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved in the planning for Bhangra Blowout including: BB Boa...
03/24/2020

Hi everyone! We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved in the planning for Bhangra Blowout including: BB Board, Liaisons, SAS Board, and our competing and exhibition teams! Everyone had put so much time and effort into making the competition amazing, and we are certain that it would have been a memorable weekend. A very special thank you to our directors, Pekhna Singh and Junaid Muhammed. We are grateful to have had such dedicated individuals who have spent so much of their time planning a major event that impacts so many people in our community and the collegiate bhangra circuit. They have truly gone above and beyond for Bhangra Blowout. Thank you again for being such wonderful directors❣️ We are excited for Bhangra Blowout to return next year! For now we hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe. Love SAS✨💗

& here is our other charming and dedicated Bhangra Blowout Director, Junaid Muhammed! He joined the South Asian Society ...
03/24/2020

& here is our other charming and dedicated Bhangra Blowout Director, Junaid Muhammed! He joined the South Asian Society because... “I was looking for a group of people I could join when I first came to college as a Freshman. Its hard finding people in a completely new environment that have a background similar to yours. With SAS I was lucky enough to find that group of people whom I could call family.” ✨❣️ Also, check out the freshmen to sophomore year glowup of our amazing director (we still love you with or without the beard 🥺)

Here is our stunning Bhangra Blowout Director (& Emerg QUEEN), Pekhna Singh✨: “I became involved with SAS/South Asian Co...
03/16/2020

Here is our stunning Bhangra Blowout Director (& Emerg QUEEN), Pekhna Singh✨: “I became involved with SAS/South Asian Community on campus to be a part of an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces South Asian culture. I have gotten to learn more about South Asian cultures that I had not known much before joining this community. SAS has allowed me the opportunity to meet wonderful, passionate South Asians and has given me a place of belonging. :)”
~also, look how cute she looked before and even now 🥺~

also swipe to see our amazing SAHC chairs ✨ thank you to @haritaiswara & @ashwathhhh for putting so much love and dedica...
03/16/2020

also swipe to see our amazing SAHC chairs ✨ thank you to @haritaiswara & @ashwathhhh for putting so much love and dedication towards our amazing events throughout the month and helping us share the beauty of our culture ❣️ and a big thank to everyone involved and who have shown an immense amount of support!

Thank you to all who came out to Rooted in Art, Made in Diaspora last Saturday! Here are some photos of the incredible p...
03/13/2020

Thank you to all who came out to Rooted in Art, Made in Diaspora last Saturday! Here are some photos of the incredible performances :')

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The Executive Board 2019-2020: President: Josh Singh Vice President of Competitions: Meera Sehgal Vice President of Programming: Devyani Potdar Vice President of Development: Arianne Noorestani Raas Chaos Directors: Dinesh Prabaharan and Rhea Korde Bhangra Blowout Directors: Pekhna Singh and Junaid Ali Muhammed Senior Advisor: Nazra Amin Program Directors: Nur Bookwala and Shariq Farooqi South Asian Heritage Celebration Chairs: Harita Iswara and Ashwath Narayanan Financial Officer: Sanika Kulkarni Logistics Officer: Shree Dhanani Brand Officer: Ashu Goyal Public Relations Officer: Nimra Tariq Content Creator: Niyati Shah Community Development Officers: Taha Rana and Aarshi Kibria

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