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India Stories and Charity Auction

Apr 30, 2014 04:26AM

Hear the stories of inspiration, joy, survival and hope of girls rescued from sex trafficking in India. Join Gita on the two year anniversary of the yurt (shelter) in Sterling, as she shares the stories of her trip back to India in service to girls who have been rescued from the brothels of Kolkata. The event takes place on Sunday, May 4 at BE Yoga, 45406 Lakeside Drive, Sterling, Virginia. The event begins at 2 p.m., with stories, pictures and video showing where the donated money from previous fundraisers were used and the yoga program BE Yoga and Gita's Dream  Kirtan.

As part of this event, Gita will share stories about the joy she found at the Anandamayima Ashram in Omkareshwar, along with the inspiration, hope and paradox she met in India. Gita’s mission is to continue to raise money for these girls, to help support the amazing organizations that foster girls’ growth towards independence. A silent auction will be held, which will start online, the week before the event, and conclude at 5:00 p.m., on the day of the event. The auction will be followed by Kirtan at 5:30 p.m. Last year, Gita's Dream Kirtans and fundraisers raised $10,000 for this cause.

The online bidding begins April 23 at Bids will be accepted from everywhere in the United States, and winning items may be shipped. Cash, checks and credit cards are welcome for bidding.

Registration is now open  at, for a trip with Gita, scheduled for February 2015. For more information, visit


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