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ISW And IAGB To Celebrate Independence Day


07/24/2008

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)

The Hatch Memorial Shell/Esplanade on Storrow Drive in Boston is all set to come alive this midsummer with a spectacular cultural event. About 500 dancers, singers and musicians in ehtnic costumes will enthrall an expected 15,000 people with various culturally diverse selection of performances showcasing the rich culture and heritage of ancient India, alongside the vibrance of the 'shining' modern India. The event is free of charge to everyone.

The India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) will host its annual India Day event, from 4 PM to 9 PM on Sunday, August 17, 2008. to celebrate the 61st anniversary of India's independence from British rule on August 15, 1947.

"The celebration of the independence of the world's largest democracy,,, in the heart of the 'Cradle of Liberty' (an epithet for Boston), will be an enjoyable and memorable family event. We expect over 15,000 people this year," said Rita Shah, the President of IAGB. "The prime attraction at the IAGB India Day is a cultural program presented by the various highly talented arts groups in the Greater Boston area, involving a highly impressive presentation of colorful and vibrant dance numbers and rich music items featuring Bollywood dance items, traditional and modern folk art forms from India's diverse regions including Bengal, Gujarat, Kerala and Rajasthan, Indian classical dance styles like Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and high-energy folk dances like the Garba, Gidda and Bhangra."

A 5-member cultural committee led by its chairperson Ganesh Davuluri and supported by a 16-member executive committee has been working diligently for months to produce and coordinate the event.

A wide variety of mouthwatering Indian food from popular restaurants in the area will be available for purchase. A large number of Indian American organizations in the Boston area are setting up informational booths on the lawns presenting various interests and activities ranging from ethnic crafts like Henna paintings to complimentary health check ups by the Indian Medical Association of New England, to activities by the Museum of Science. If you would like to rent a table/booth, please contact tables@iagb.org.

"India Day is IAGB's flagship annual event that continues to attract an increasingly high number of people year after year due to the delightful program made possible by the sheer dedication and hard work of its volunteer officers, and because of the professional performances put up by the highly talented artists from the community. India Day forms a perfect venue for the entire Indian community in the area to get together to celebrate its deep cultural roots and India's beautiful heritage," said Mohan Dali, Vice President, IAGB. If you would  like to advertise, please contact iagb@iagb.org.

The IAGB has been serving the Indian American community in the Greater
Boston area since 1962. Its mission is to preserve and foster Indian culture, and to strengthen Indo-American friendship. More details at http://www.iagb.org

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Press Contacts:
Zehra Khan, Ganesh Davuluri

For a free PDF file media kit available on request via email, or to
schedule an interview with the IAGB President, contact Zehra Khan or
Ganesh Davuluri at the below link:
http://www.iagb.org/Site/?page_id=16

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