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Rangoli Art

HUGGS students and families celebrate Ugadi.

Ugadi is the Telugu New Year.   A time for families to be together.  A time to draw intricate art, ‘rangolis’, at the entrance to each home. (L. Photo below).   A time to decorate doors and windows with mango leaves strung together 'thorana' (R. Photo below). A time to eat ‘Ugadi Pachadi’, a unique dish with a mixture of six tastes ranging from sweet to bitter…reflecting that life brings different experiences, which we need to take in stride and move ahead. A time to move from the old year and all it held to the New Year and all it promises. 

  Rangoli Art with Student     Thorana





HUGGS Students

The 2018 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is #PressforProgress.  This theme urges women – and men – to continue working on achieving gender equality and safety for women around the world. Gender discrimination is a universal issue, cutting across borders and cultures.  In North America, the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have gained firm ground and are showing a definite impact.  Can such campaigns be carried into the rural hinterlands of developing countries like India?  Education is the key factor: we need to educate both men and women about the value of women inside and outside the...


The mission of HUGGS Canada is to provide underprivileged students in India with the opportunity to further their education, enabling them to contribute more effectively to their families and communities.


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