India Day 2020, a multi-week virtual celebration with creative initiatives!!

For the past several decades, IAGB has been celebrating India Day to commemorate India’s Independence and celebrate Indian American’s rich culture and traditions, with utmost vigor and grandeur. The celebration typically draws crowds of thousands, bringing everyone together with  a vibrant display of Indian pride and heritage in the heart of Boston. The COVID-19 pandemic has caught us in the midst of our lives and has forced us to adapt to the new norm. One of the most challenging ‘new norm’ is the restriction on the number of people gathering in one place at the same time, thus adding a huge question mark on ways to celebrate various special milestone socio-cultural or historic occasions, which are traditionally and historically celebrated in a grand way, welcoming a huge public gathering 

The COVID-19 restrictions on the large gatherings have forced the cancellation or postponement of many events. Amidst these challenging times, our traditional in-person India Day celebrations will not be possible in Boston downtown this year. However, the celebration will move to a virtual platform with unique and creative ways to commemorate the special occasion. It will be a multi-week long celebration with multiple initiatives that will bring the entire community together. On August 15, 2020, we will have live performances from professional artists and bollywood celebrities, to everyone to enjoy from the comforts of your home. Also, dignitaries, diplomats and elected representatives from the New England region and India will be joining us to celebrate this momentous occasion. The programs will be delivered through various platforms to access easily on mobiles, PCs and large TV screens. As we look forward to celebrating India Day, we are having a number of new initiatives and activities leading to the grand finale.

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India Flag Hoisting in many towns and cities

while we have done away with the traditional plan of bringing a huge gathering at one centralized place, we are planning to hoist Indian flag and bring this celebration to as many towns and cities as possible in the New England region.  This will help decentralize and also allow to take pride in the celebration at the local towns, involving local communities.

India Awareness Series

 Publishing a series of news articles on the history and significance of Independence Day,  India’s culture, and various topics related to India and Indian American community in the local town newspapers and digital media.  Again, the articles perhaps written by our younger generation, will reach as many towns and cities in the New England region to create awareness on India’s rich culture and history.

Civic Engagement Events

As part of our Civic Engagement initiative, we will be having a series of webinars to discuss about the current affairs and issues that matter to the Indian American community

Stand up Comedy Shows

A series of stand up comedy shows from well known comedians during weekends, leading to the grand finale on August 15, 2020

Live Talks Shows with Celebrities

We will be having live talk shows with high achievers and influencers.

Grand Finale on August 15, 2020

We will be featuring virtual concerts, musical dance Performances from professional artists and celebrities for everyone to enjoy from the comforts of their home. More details to follow soon

The IAGB team is super excited to bring all these activities and high quality performances to our community members. Also, the virtual platform with multi-week celebration is a perfect opportunity for the sponsors and advertisers to reach out to the wider audience through various channels. Please visit for updates  and in case of any questions, send an email to We look forward to celebrating India Day 2020 with all of you. Please stay safe and follow all the recommended guidelines.