IAGB had huge success with the two college workshops that were organized over the weekends of May 5th and May 13th. Both the events were extremely well attended and well received by the community. IAGB thanks Dr. Anil Saigal for an excellent and insightful presentation detailing the steps, process, pitfalls and benchmarks in the college application process. IAGB also thanks our eight parent volunteers who shared their personal experience in getting their kid(s) into college with the workshop attendees.

IAGB is excited to a re-imagined India Day Festival on August 19th at the Boston City Hall Plaza. In addition to other traditional attractions, there will be a new interactive program which will launch in May. IAGB will be scouting for talent in individuals and groups through its “IAGB GOT TALENT” competition. Individuals and groups can submit their talent exhibitions as video recordings through platforms soon to be announced. A select few “performers” will be chosen and given a platform to perform at India Day Festival.

The Board of IAGB spent a busy month on preparing for the upcoming college application process workshop series, formulating the requirements for a revamped IAGB website and scouting venues for India Day – 2018. IAGB is proud to announce that for the first time in its history IAGB will host India – Day celebrations at Boston City Hall Plaza.

Happy President’s Day from the entire IAGB team! Fresh off the high from an extremely successful Republic Day Mela – 2018, the team dove right back to prep on its next activity – Healthcare Proxy & Living Will workshop series. Simultaneously other teams are working on planning the next event, College Workshop and on upgrading the website to name a few.

Happy New Year from the entire IAGB team! New Year is expectedly starting off with a bang! Presently IAGB is putting some final last minute touch ups to its program for the annual mega event – Republic Day Mela 2018 on Jan 27, 2018. A plethora of competitions and wide variety of cultural programs will highlight the annual celebrations!

Happy Holidays and we wish you all a happy new year from the entire IAGB team! Since coming on board, the new IAGB Executive Committee has had a busy few months. We had two extremely successful outreach programs, Consulate@Yourdoorstep on Nov. 18th and Cradles to Crayons Donation drive on Dec. 9th and a successful amendment of the Constitution. Presently IAGB is gearing up for the annual mega event – Republic Day Mela 2018 on Jan 27, 2018.

This is the first edition of eNews since the the new Executive Committee took charge of IAGB operations for the term 2017 – 2019. This edition introduces a few new features to increasingly engage our readers and community beyond the regular updates.

IAGB Holds General Body Meeting and Elections Tomorrow
IAGB will hold its General Body Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at the Academy of Creative Arts, 12 A Street, Burlington, MA. New officers and directors will be installed to form the 2017-19 Executive Committee. Here is the Meeting Agenda and here are some Helpful Tips for Members who are attending the General Body Meeting.

IAGB’s India Day 2017 celebration on August 20 marked the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. The theme was “Unity in Diversity.”

Guests enjoyed colorful performances of music and dance, checked out a variety of vendors and enjoyed Indian food.

India Association of Greater Boston has extended the deadline for receiving nominations for the 2017 IAGB Community Youth Excellence award. You have until Friday, August 11, to submit nominations, says IAGB Treasurer Sanjay Gowda. Anyone – including parents, friends and relatives – can nominate a student. Students can also nominate themselves. The awards will be presented at India Day 2017 on Sunday, August 20, at the Hatch Shell in Boston.