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About IAGB

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is the oldest and one of the leading Indian-American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian-American communities in the Greater Boston area - Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Learn more

IAGB is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (tax identification number 04-6151879) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible.

Upcoming Events

Antakshari Competition

Back by popular demand, IAGB will once again host the Antakshari Competition. Prelims will be held through November and December, followed by semi-finals in early January and grand finale at the Republic Day Mela on January 26, 2019.
  • November 18th @ Lexington, MA
  • December 9th @ Westborough, MA
Please click here to sign up. Each entry is comprised of two team members. Participation is open and free for all members.

Community Service Days

IAGB is organizing two community service days hoping that our community will join hands to serve.
  • December 1st- Community Servings, Food Heals @ Jamaica Plains, MA
  • December 8th- Boston Food Bank @ Boston, MA
Limited spots available. Please click here to sign up.

Republic Day Mela 2019

We are excited to announce the details for the upcoming Republic Day Mela 2019. It will be celebrated on January 26, 2019 at the Burlington High School, Burlington, MA.
Segment 1: Competitions
The day will begin with competitions for all ages. Click here to sign up. Participation is open for all members. Competitions include:
  • Art
  • Chess
  • Carrom
  • Story Telling
  • Elocution/Declamation
  • Poetry Writing
  • General Knowledge (GK Quiz)
  • Skit
Segment 2: Cultural Performances and Antakshari Grand Finale
Entries for cultural performances can be in the kids' segment (ages 6 - 12) or the adults' segment (ages 13 and above). Groups with 5-10 participants can perform for a maximum of 5 minutes, and those with more than 10 participants can perform for a maximum of 8 minutes. Solo performances are not permitted. All entrants should submit a short video of their proposed performances for evaluation by the IAGB Cultural Committee (CC). The deadline for online submission of forms and links to YouTube videos for evaluation is December 15, 2018. Selections will be communicated to you by December 22, 2018. Click here to sign up. Participation is open for all members.
We are still accepting entries for the Antakshari prelims in Westborough on December 9th. Click here to sign up. Semi-finals will be in January and Grand Finale will be at the Republic Day Mela.

Sponsorship, Advertising and Exhibition Booths: Similar to every year, the Republic Day Mela will feature opportunities to showcase art, jewelry, services from our local vendors and supports. Please visit our website for early bird registration or contact us via email.
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