Funded Projects


Dhoom Machaale IV

KOA Refugee Educational Assistance Program

The proceeds from Dhoom Machaale IV went to support Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA), an organized based in Jammu India.  Their goal is to help needy Kashmiri students, specifically those who had been devastated by the ethnic cleansing of 1989, pursue higher education.  That year, many Kashmiri families were forced to flee their homes and move to Jammu, where many have been living in refugee camps ever since.  KOA has worked closely with leaders from Kashmiri Pandit Sabha in Jammu, to find students who demonstrate the greatest need.  The hope is that by providing higher education for children of the less fortunate, the students will be able to help lift their families out of the squalid conditions that have trapped them as refugees for all these years. 

In order to receive aid, the applicant must be a refugee from Kashmir Valley and has to provide proof of admission, preferably in a professional field, in a recognized college level educational institution. Top priority is given to the students from the refugee camps.  The students are selected for financial assistance on merit-cum-poverty basis.  At present, it takes $300 to sponsor a student for one year.  The proceeds from Dhoom Machaale IV were able to support 10 deserving students for this year.  Many have been accepted to the top schools in India. To date, a total of 1629 students have graduated through this college level program.  All of us from IAC-Disha hope to continue to support these deserving students.
If you need any further information regarding this program or have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Dr. Tej Kaul, Program Director at 35 Spicier Creek Run, Grand Island, NY. 14072 or at  <>.


Dhoom Machaale III Akshay Trust

Proceeds from Dhoom Machaale III supported Askhaya Trust which is feeding the homeless and building a shelter Home to move the road side destitutes who are living and dying on the streets of Madurai to a safe place where they can live peacefully and spend their last days in dignity and where possible rehabilitation will be undertaken.Watch this on CNN

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Dhoom Machaale II

Kamakhya Balak Ashram

Proceeds from Dhoom Machaale II supported the operating costs of Kamakhya Balak Ashram in the state of West Bengal which is an orphanage to service families of very scanty financial means with special emphasis to care for distressed children from poor families. 

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Dhoom Machaale I

Vedchhi Pradesh Seva Samiti

Proceeds from Dhoom Machaale-I supported the completion and sustaining expenses of a holistic school in Dharampur, a remote and impoverished tribal village in the south Gujarat.

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