India Association of Greater Boston, a non-profit community organization known as IAGB, is bringing together a fabulous array of cultural programs, competitions and shows on the environment and Indian culture at its annual Republic Day Mela this weekend on January 25, 2020 at the Burlington High School, Burlington, MA.

On this occasion, IAGB President Sanjay Gowda and Vice President Vaishali Gade previewed the upcoming event on Face-to-Face with INDIA New England News.

Happy New Year to all IAGB friends and family! With every ticking moment, IAGB Directors and volunteers are inching towards the grand annual celebration, the celebration of India’s Republic Day. This January 25th, we invite you all to Burlington High School to participate and compete in various competitions which will be followed by mega cultural celebrations. You will be enchanted with performances from various parts of India in a perfect way to celebrate the Republic.

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James Brett, president of the New England Council and Becca Gould, senior vice president for public affairs of the American Tower Corporation helped organize a special meeting between the New England business people with Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla last week. More than 50 people attended meeting

For the first time ever 20 Indian American community organizations from New England came together and jointly hosted an event to welcome Indian Ambassador to the United States Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

As we get ready to say good-bye to 2019, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, readers and well-wishers for your continued support to IAGB. In the last month, we had the opportunity to welcome the Indian Ambassador to US, Hon’ble Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla along with Hon’ble Consulate General Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty. At this gathering IAGB brought together representatives from multiple regional organizations. Partnering and collaborating with a wide diaspora of Indian Americans, we will make a bigger impact on the governance at local, state and federal level by highlighting issues and areas of concern to Indian Americans.

The new committee is in action in full swing, working on multiple fronts. We have a series of events lined up, starting from the Indian Visa Camp on Nov 16th, followed by Feaster 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning and then our flagship event, the Republic Day Mela. Registrations for Republic Day Mela are already in progress, stay tuned for more updates.
We are starting a new series this month, where we will be spotlighting a different regional organization in every issue.

The last hurrah for the outgoing 2017-2019 IAGB Executive Committee (EC) team was a better than expected success of India Day celebrations. The crowds, the programs, the vendors, the food, the weather, everything came together in a perfect symphony creating a festive atmosphere. There were many high energy performances including a flash mob dance on patriotic songs with participants ranging from ages 80 to young toddlers and open dance during the DJ hour at the conclusion of the event.

The Executive Committee (EC) of IAGB had the busiest month of its year. On one hand the EC was all hands on deck in working towards the preparations for the annual gala India Day celebrations. This year again like every year we invite all of New England in commemorating India’s Independence Day on Saturday, August 17th at Boston City Hall Plaza. We have lined up exciting live entertainment with a bouquet of cultural and traditional art forms that is bound to win your hearts. The plaza will feature many booths that will have interesting and alluring artifacts. It is always heartwarming to encourage local businesses and entrepreneurs and non profit organizations especially when there is a meeting of needs and minds. IAGB strongly encourages all patrons to peruse the vendors’ booths. Last but not the least, this year again One World Cuisine will tempt your palates with a wide variety of cuisines.