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Oral History Interview with Neena Gada

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Neena Gada was born in India and immigrated to the U.S. as an adult. She is one of the founding members of SILC. She has served as a teacher, administrator and board member. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; founding of SILC; purpose and goals of SILC; first day; organizational structure; tuition; student and staff recruitment; managing an all volunteer organization; teaching materials; experiences as a teacher; rewards and challenges of teaching; school board; enrollment; secularity; outreach activities; maintaining ties; important visitors; discipline; special events; Festival of Nations; programming for adopted children; parental perspective; SILC experience and trips to India.

Date: March 15, 2000
Subject(s): Neena Gada
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Holding Institution: Minnesota Historical Society
Collection: School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) Oral History Project
Item History: 2016-12-24 (created); 2016-12-24 (modified)

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