Soles For Tots Bake Sale

A great effort by a middle school volunteer

On June 8th 2012, Priya Sarma, then a sixth grader in Todd Middle School in Poughkeepsie, NY, raised $72 for "Soles for Tots" through a bake-sale held at her school. "Soles for Tots" is a project that distributes footwear to needy children in Assam. AFNA is proud to support this project.

Priya had planned the sale and executed it with the help of her friends. Her collection was matched dollar for dollar by her parents which totaled at $144 dollars. Priya obtained permission for her bake-sale from her guidance counselor and her principal and then engaged three of her friends in the endeavor. The girls baked four different kinds of cupcakes and brownies, distributed fliers  and Priya spearheaded the awareness campaign. Priya's immense love for Assam was demonstrated in the cause she took up and the effort she had made in order to raise money for it.  Below is a collage of pictures that shows the preparation, the array of baked goods , the sale in progress and the happy volunteers! Priya is the daughter of Chandrasekhar and Gayatree Siddhanta Sarma.

Priya is a great example of how our volunteers are the catalysts who transform AFNA's mission statement into reality with their efforts and their hearts. Thank you Priya!

Last updated: Nov 16, 2013

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Supporting Mental Health Interventions

Surplus funds from Assam Convention 2010 were donated to Assam Foundation of North America which were used to support Ashadeep, a non-profit organization based in Guwahati, to strengthen mental health interventions in north-east India. Ashadeep was founded in 1996. Its focus lies on psychosocial rehabilitation for persons with mental illness.

Assam Convention 2009

General Body Meeting – 2009 | Date and Time: July 4th 2009 | 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Place: Hilton McLean, Tyson’s Corner,

Virginia ,Assam convention 2009

Total Number of Attendees: 38

Meeting Co-chaired By:

Partha Gogoi (VA), Debojit Bora (MI), Smita Das (FL), Krishanu Kaushik (MI)


Arpita Gogoi (DC), Ajanta Barua (TX), Pallavi Borah (TX), Ishwar Chakravorty (ON, Canada), Barada Sarma (TX), Satyajit Dutta (TX), Kripa Borah (NJ), Reeta Das (FL), N. Borkakoti (London, UK), Ranu Dutta (TX), Amiya Das (FL), Deva Borah (VA), Binoy K Bordoloi (NJ), Nripen Barua (NJ), Babul Borah (OH), Aaron Das (NY), Pradip Das (MO), Dhrupad Bezbaruah (VA), Aftab Ahmed (MD), Joanti Borah (Florence, AC), Debabrata Sarma (WA), Rathin Devchoudhury (NC), Meenakshi Devchoudhury (NC), Khagendra N Das (FL), Bimal Rajbanshi (NY), Bhanti Rajbanshi (NY), Pallav Bordoloi (NJ), Parulma Deka (GA), Digen Das (NY), Dilip Datta (RI), Nabajyoti Kakati (AL), Manjula Kakati (AL), Kumud Das (PA), Kabita Das (PA)