Source: The Harvard Crimson
On March 18, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students’ association, raised over $2000—which will be matched by the University—at their Tsunami Charity Banquet and Raffle in Kirkland Dining Hall on Saturday night. Over 200 people attended the banquet, which included a catered spread of Indian cuisine and a raffle for prizes including gift certificates to area businesses. Attendees heard speeches from S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, and Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies Diana L. Eck, who is also the director of the Harvard University Pluralism Project. The speakers and organizers stressed the importance of maintaining awareness about the region even months after the disaster."