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NIH Record Faces of the Asian Evening Program

Photos: Ernie Branson

NIH's Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program concluded celebration of its 27th anniversary with an evening finale titled "Journey Into the New Millennium,"on May 28. The annual event, which welcomes children and families as well as NIH employees and guest artists, closed out with performances of Asian music and dance.

The Thai Cultural Group of Washington performs.

During the evening, recipients of the 1999 NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Organization outstanding achievements and scholarship awards are honored. Top (from l) are Dr. Robert Hammond, who won for significant accomplishments in advancing NIH/IC's EEO goals; and Drs. Suresh Ambudkar, Carl Wu, Zhengping Zhuang, recognized for scientific excellence; (bottom, from l) Jennifer Song, 1999 scholarship recipient; Dr. Bill Bunnag, NIH/APAO president; and Dr. Rashmi Gopal, emcee (along with Dr. Victor Fung) and awards committee chair.

At left and below, the Washington Korean Dance Company uses drums; at right, the Dance for Health Society of Washington performs an Indian folk dance.

A Japanese Kikuyuki dancer dons a mask.

The Glorystar Children's Chorus offers music

The Indian Sri Kuchipudi Dance Academy,
which danced too swiftly for the camera, strikes a pose afterwards instead.

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