Sparkling Splendor: The Grand New Year’s Eve Gala!

Dear Members,

As we approach the end of the year 2023, the excitement for our New Year’s Eve Celebration organized by the South Asian Society (SAaS), Devon and Cornwall is building up! We hope you are as eager as we are to welcome 2024 with joy and festivities.

To make this event a memorable one, we encourage each of you to secure your tickets as soon as possible. The details of the event are as follows:

Event:     Sparkling Splendor: The Grand New Year’s Eve Gala!
Date:       Sunday, December 31, 2023
Time:      9:00 pm – 2:00 am
Venue:    Sparkwell Parish Hall, Sparkwell, PL7 5DD

Reserve your spot at the celebration by booking your tickets. Early bookings will help us ensure a seamless experience for everyone.

A few important notes for the celebration:

1. BYOD (Bring Your Own Drinks): Kindly bring your preferred beverages to enjoy during the event. We want you to feel at home and savor your favorite drinks.

2. BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks): While the hall will be buzzing with energy, we recommend bringing your own snacks to keep your energy levels high as you dance the night away.

3. Open Dance Floor: Dance enthusiasts, get ready to strut your stuff! Our venue features an open dance floor where you can let loose and dance your way into the New Year.

✨ Supporting a Worthy Cause:
We’re thrilled to announce that the proceeds from this extravagant celebration, after deducting all expenses, will be donated to the Plymouth Food Bank. Your participation not only ensures a night of joy but also contributes to making a positive impact in our community.

Let’s come together as a community to ring in the New Year with laughter, music, and shared moments. We look forward to celebrating with each and every one of you.

See you on the dance floor!

Warm regards,

SAaS Trustees

All members from the South Asian community from Devon and Cornwall are welcome or rather encouraged to attend. 

Tickets will not be available at the gate as the event is usually oversubscribed.

A Special Note to Parents: 

We understand the importance of family, and we want everyone to have a fantastic time, including our little ones. Parents, please take special care of your children during the event. While the night promises fun and excitement, ensuring the safety and well-being of our younger members is our top priority.

Annual Event Tickets – 2023

Dear Members

We are delighted to share the following with you regarding the annual event:

1) We have got an overwhelming response to our call for participation for the Annual Event and are very thankful for the same. 

2) We have started selling out the tickets and hence encourage members to buy your tickets at the earliest so that you are not disappointed when we run out of tickets. Hurry!! Click the button  below:

Buy tickets for South Asian Society 16th Annual Cultural Event 2019

If you want any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Looking forward to seeing and celebrating with you.

SAaS Trustees

Trustee Board Update 2023

This year we are delighted to welcome Dr. Vikram Sharma as an Associate Trustee. He is a Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth and an active member of the community who is keen to help progress the organisation as a value-based unit promoting further cohesion among communities through cultural exchanges.

Dr. Amit Dhulkotia has now completed one year and is now full trustee of the Society. 

Following the AGM, in our first trustee meeting, the following changes to office bearers were agreed 

Chairperson – Dr. Girish Venkatarayappa (Dr. Girish Venkat)
Secretary – Mr. Abhijit Ghatge
Treasurer – Mr. Raja Srinivasan 

Dr. Arunangsu Chatterjee & Dr. Smita Tripathi completed their 3-year tenure as chairperson and secretary respectively and will continue as a trustee. The entire team wholeheartedly thanked Dr. Chatterjee & Dr. Tripathi for their tireless efforts in the last 3 years to ensure that we continue and scale our contribution and impact as a society. Both have successfully raised the profile of the society and we have been recognised through a number of channels .