KOA East Coast Camp 2016

Yshassvi, daughter of Kirti Sazawal and Jacob Chirayath who came from California to attend this camp, ran a lemonade stand along with Purvi, Tanvi, Hemani and Ragya, and donated all the proceeds ($33.76) to KOA General Donations funds. Blessed are parents who have kids who think of helping others. God bless these kids and their proud parents. KOA certainly has a bright future.

Sunil Fotedar's photo.


Kailash Mehra Sadhu

The Kokila of Kashmir

Visit to the USA and attending KOA East & West Coast Camps

Kailash Mehra SadhuEasily the best known singer and titled as Lata Mangeshkar of J&K, the Kokila of Kashmir, the melody queen and Malika-e-Gazal by the listeners, Electronic and Print Media, Kailash Mehra Sadhu has enthralled music lovers virtually in all States of India and in several foreign countries. Her amazing range and versatility is reflected in the fact that she has sung not only in Kashmiri but entertained the masses in different languages like Dogri, Pahari, Gojri, Sanakrit, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Ladakhi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannad and Bangla. Her fans, of Kashmiri origin, and all the communities of J&K State are spread across the globe. She has held concerts in London, Pittsburgh, Houston, Washington, Florida, New York, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Boston, Toronto, (Canada), Dhaka and Dubai among other places in India.

Gifted with a melodious voice, Kailash Mehra Sadhu began her initial training in classical music at the age of 10 from Pandit Swaroop Nath Saproo in Devki Arya Putri Pathsshalla (Arya Samaj School) Srinagar. This was followed by further training in classical music from Pandit Shamboo Nath Sopori known as the father of music of “Sufiana Gharana” in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. She was trained in techniques and voice modulation in singing light vocal music by Santoor Maestro, Padamshree Pandit Bhajan Sopori.

Upcoming Concerts*

July 1-4 KOA East Coast Camp
July 9-10  –
July 16-17 Chicago (Zone 7)
July 23-24 Houston (Zone 5)
July 30-31 Boston (Zone 2)
Aug 6 New Jersey (Zone 3)
Aug 7 New York (Zone 1)
Aug 13-14 North Carolina (Zone 6)
Aug 20-21 Detroit (Zone 8)
Aug 27-28 Seattle (Zone 9)
Sept 3-5 KOA West Coast Camp
Sept 10-11 Northern California (Zone 9)

* tentative, subject to change. Contact your zonal directors right away to book your tickets to a concert in your zone.



KOA West Coast Camp 2016 Announcement

Dear KOA Family,


We are excited about announcing this year’s KOA West Coast Camp from Sept 3 – Sept 5 @ Atascadero, CA (Near Paso Robles).

Atascadero is almost mid-point between Northern and Southern CA. There are tons of places and things to do around Atascadero. It is

  • 20 minutes away from world famous San Luis Obispo,
  • 25 minutes away from Morro Bay
  • 30 minutes away from Pismo Beach
  • 3.5 hours away from Los Angeles
  • 3 hours away from Bay Area

The volunteer team has negotiated great discounted rate for KOA members with SpringHill Marriot Suits.

The volunteer team is also working hard to plan a fun filled program, Some of the highlights are:

  • Ever Popular Kashmiri Cultural Night
  • Showcasing our Youth KP volunteers.
  • Kashmiri Skit
  • Teen Patti / Poker tournaments
  • Kids & Adults talent show
  • Kids and adults Fashion Parade
  • Tons of activities (Kho-kho, cricket, Antakashri, dance)
  • DJ Nights

Visit to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach

 Try ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) on Pismo Beach or simply drive your car on beach

We look forward to your participation and together lets make this camp yet another memorable event.

More details about the camp can be found by clicking http://tinyurl.com/KOA2016.

Thank you.


KOA West Coast Camp Volunteer Team