NetSAP Boston's Grand Diwali Gala 2013 at the Taj Boston

11/4 Updates: 


• Cocktails

• Key Note Speaker address

• Raffle to raise the money for charity, Akshya Patra

• Indian Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)

• DJ & Dhol

Event Details:

• Time: 8 PM to 12 AM

• Attire: Traditional/Formal

Bring your friends or come alone. Don't miss the cocktails starting at 8 PM sharp. This is a 21+ event only. Sorry, no kids. You will also have an opportunity to renew your 2014 membership at the gala for only $35 (regularly valued at $45).

Please note that we will not be able to hold a ticket unless you purchase on the link below:


The Most Awaited Event Of The Year Is Only Few Days Away

NetSAP Boston Presents the 2013 Diwali Gala 

This event cannot be missed! Come celebrate Diwali with NetSAP Boston and support the Akshaya Patra Foundation

Ticket Are Selling Fast! Do Not Wait Till The Last Minute. 

Register Now:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Desh Deshpande, President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC

Dance the night away with pulsating music spun by DJ JT

Delicious Indian Food by Taj Boston 

About Dr. Desh Deshpande:

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office.

Dr. Deshpande has pursued an entrepreneurial career for the last three decades.  He is involved in several companies either as the founder, a founding investor and chairman of several companies including Cascade Communications, Sycamore Networks, Coral Networks, Tejas Networks, Cimaron, Webdialogs, Airvana, Sandstone Capital, A123 Systems and Curata.

Dr. Deshpande lives in Boston and serves as a life-member of the MIT Corporation, and his generous donations have made possible MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. 

Leveraging the experience gained at the MIT Center, Deshpande Foundation has set up three other centers; Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship in India, Merrimack Valley Social Entrepreneurship Sandbox in Lowell/Lawrence Massachusetts and Pond-Deshpande Center at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Dr. Deshpande holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, an M.E. from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and Ph.D from Queens University in Canada.

Deshpande co-chairs a National Council to support President Obama's innovation and entrepreneurship strategy.

About the Akshaya Patra Foundation:

A public-private partnership, AkshayaPatra combines good management, innovative technology and smart engineering to deliver school lunches at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in other parts of the world. AkshayaPatra currently feeds 1.3 million children every day in 9,500 schools across nine states in India. Recently, the Global Journal ranked AskhayaPatra 1st in world for NGOs working to improve the lives of children and youth. The AkshayaPatra Foundation was recently ranked 23rd of the Top 100 NGOs in the World in The Global Journal’s 2013 annual ranking. 

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  • Kavi K.

    Hello guys

    November 11, 2013

  • Akash G.

    It was a wonderful experience! Great to me meet so many nice people!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    We are SOLD OUT folks. Sorry!

    November 9, 2013

  • Niwedita D.

    Is it too late to decide to come? Can I get tickets at gate?

    November 9, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    We are running a special promotion this weekend starting NOW for NetSAP NON-Members. Non-members pay $70 to gain entry to the biggest Diwali Gala 2013 in Boston. This price is the lowest this season for non-members so they are available only in limited quantities. Grab them before they are gone! Members pay $65

    October 18, 2013

    • NetSAP B.

      Hi Bhanu - Eventbrite is a very popular event mgmt tool that most organizers use. They do credit card processing and helps with other analytics. NetSAP's current sale price is $70 for non- members and $65 for members. The remaining cost of $4.84 you see for non-members is the fees Eventbrite charges.

      October 23, 2013

    • vivek (­) will soon launch event ticketing. We don't plan to charge any stay tuned for a new way of buying tickets for Indian events!

      November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meet u all and have fun!

    2 · November 9, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Dear All - We have a record # of people signed up. We will likely have no tickets for sale at the door. We have a few left right now and we are expecting to exhaust all our tickets within the next day or so. Get your tickets before they are gone.

    November 7, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Please note that we will not be able to hold a ticket unless you purchase on the link below:

    November 4, 2013

    • Ashwini

      btw guys there is another Diwali party at Harvard and the early bird price is just $5. Here is the link to that event:­

      November 5, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Happy Friday! Diwali Gala is next Saturday. We sell loads of tickets over the weekend and we only have limited quantity available at this time, so please grab yours before they are gone. With the rate of sales we have, we don't expect to have any tickets available at the door on the event day. As a FYI, RSVP'ing here is not enough, you will need to buy your ticket(s) @

    November 1, 2013

  • Ashwini

    I don't think $65-$70 is worth it for just dinner and dance!

    October 21, 2013

    • Shraddha

      Sidra there is another diwali event...

      The other event is much better : http://www.unitedindi...­

      October 23, 2013

    • Bhanu

      The family membership is 20$ and the event is free for members includes veg food

      October 23, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Just so you all know, you will not be able to go to the gala just by RSVP'ing here. Please purchase your tickets online @ if you are interested. We have a special promotion going on until midnight tomorrow.

    October 22, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Most of you probably already know Dr. Desh Deshpande. He has graciously accepted to be our keynote speaker at the Gala! We updated the event description to highlight it.

    October 14, 2013

  • NetSAP B.

    Folks -- If you haven't noticed, today is the last day for buying the gala tickets at the special early bird prices. With only a few hours left, the tickets are selling very fast. Grab yours before they are gone!

    October 9, 2013

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