WORLD ON STAGE - Namaskaar Foundation

Founded in 1988 by Vrunda Patel, Namaskaar Foundation Inc. (NF) has its primary mission to promote, preserve and raise greater awareness and appreciation for the traditional performing arts and culture of India and around the world, through a superior presentation of authentic cultural Music, Dance, and Theatre. Since its inception, NF has presented over 200 Traditional Music, Dance and Theater productions, and workshops by eminent artists of the world. The World on Stage (WOS) was established in 2001 as an outgrowth of the Namaskaar mission. The WOS programming reflects the additional mission to share and exchange cultural heritages thus raising greater awareness and appreciation for traditional performing arts and cultures from around the world. Through the performing arts, NF/WOS fosters mutual celebration and appreciation of diverse cultural treasures.

THE IDEA OF CULTURAL IMMERSION was the result of an initiative started in 1999 by the Namaskaar Foundation in its continued effort to build a new audience and share and exchange the cultural heritage of the world by the presentation of Traditional Music, Dance, and Theatre from around the World. You are a part of the cultural exchange!

Executive Board

Vrunda Patel, Founder & Executive Board Member 

Christine Edwards, Executive Board Member

Madeline Johnson, Executive Board Member

Vina Goberdhan, Executive Board Member

Corporate & Government Support
City of Stamford
Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation
Pitney Bowes
Purdue Pharma
Laser systems
Rao & Rao
Stamford Board of Educations
Stamford Center for the Arts
State of Connecticut
The Hinduja Foundation
United Technologies
Xerox Foundation