Chanhassen High School

Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen.

Vidya Gyan, a Twin Cities nonprofit, is holding a fundraising event, "Baap re Baap" ("Dad o Dad") from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Boulevard.

"The cultural event has a special significance in that June 16 is Father’s Day. More importantly, it is a musical comedy based in an Indian household about a father (Baap) who mysteriously disappears but later found through a comedy of errors, a cause for celebration for the family," states a press release.

"The performers in the show represent the best local talent of Indian origin in music, drama, and dance. The comedy, mixed with music and laughter, also manifests cultural connection between Minnesotans and about 50,000 strong Indian community in Minnesota."

Vidya Gyan ("Education-Knowledge") is committed to educating children, particularly girls, who are the “forgotten” kids in rural India.

Vidya Gyan is also connecting children in elementary schools in the United States and India to build a bridge through the exchange of letters and short stories to promote a better understanding of two cultures, customs and communities.

"An early start of this cultural bridge is good for all because of an ever-increasing interconnected global society," the release stated.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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