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How We Serve the community
Kerala Association of Greater Washington (KAGW) is the pre-eminent organization for Malayalees (Malayalam speaking people or the people from the South Indian state of Kerala) in Washington metro area serving them for more than 35 years. It has served as the bedrock for all types of arts, cultural and literary activities for Keralites in this area. Many outstanding individuals and leaders in the community have been associated with this august association in a variety of roles and capacities. Its defining identity is its existence as a stepping stone for many aspiring artists and leaders in the community.
KAGW is a registered non-profit organization exempt from taxes and certified per the federal regulations for non-profits as a 501(c) (3) organization. KAGW provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange views and to foster a spirit of friendship, goodwill, and understanding. The primary and distinguishing purpose of a cultural heritage organization like KAGW is to bind the community together by promoting and preserving its identity, traditions, and values. By providing public programs through which cultural heritage can be shared, KAGW is a leader in building bridges between various cultural groups and the larger community. KAGW is committed to serving the community in this way, through its far-reaching programs and endeavors.
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Kagw Theme Song
കേരളത്തെയും മലയാളത്തെയും കുറിച്ച് കേൾക്കുമ്പോൾ ആരുടെ മനസ്സിലും പെട്ടെന്ന് തോന്നാവുന്ന ചില പദങ്ങളും, സ്ഥലനാമങ്ങളും, ഉത്സവങ്ങളും, കലകളും പുഷ്പങ്ങളും ഇതിൽ ഉൾപ്പെടുത്താൻ ശ്രമിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. അതുപോലെ, കേരളത്തിന്റെ ദേശീയ പുഷ്പവും, ദേശീയ മൃഗവും, ദേശീയ പക്ഷിയും ഇതിൽ ഉൾക്കൊണ്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്. ഈ പറഞ്ഞ സംഭവങ്ങൾ ചേർത്തുവച്ചു കൊണ്ട്, അതിൽ കുറച്ചു കാല്പനികതയും ആഗ്രഹങ്ങള
Talent Time is a multi-day cultural, art and literary competition for tiny tots to youth and adults held in the Washington D.C region. It has come a long way from being a one-day event with under 100 participants and around 15 competitions to now over 600 participants, 29 competitions across 4 age categories held in a span of 3 days during the months of March – April.
Talent Time is an excellent platform made possible by KAGW committee and volunteers to explore and display ones creative, intellectual and artistic aptitude. Participation helps build confidence and interpersonal skills through collaboration and engagement while fostering a sense of belonging and togetherness within the community.
Several months of planning and preparation, countless dedicated volunteer hours, hard work and sincere contribution from both kids and parents make Talent time a successful one every year! And most importantly… it’s so much fun to be a part of it that we are confident you will look forward to the gala every year!