India Day 2011
ISW celebrated the India's Independence day with the customary enthusiasm and joy on the 7th of August 2011 at the Italian American Center in Worcester .
The event featured booths from different business , some of the popular ones were like jewellery , Mehandi , clothes and delicious food from One World Cuisine. They not only had full meals but served fresh chaat, Dosas , sweets , and fresh sugar cane juice which is rare delicacy.
There was free Medical Screenings available for people who were interested with some Doctors who volunteer for the free health stop every Wednesday at the India Center. Kids had a blast in the kids room upstairs which was organized by the young members of India Youth Group -IYG. They not only had different games but also fresh cotton candy . .
The outstanding cultural program featured performances around the theme -"Leaders of India". We had 100 plus performers under the able choreography of some of the leading Indian dance teachers in the areas including Ms. Darshana Jani , Ms. Mitali Biswas , Ms. Kalaimangai , Ms. Radha , Ms. Uma Sankar , Ms. Sidhi Kamat. All the performances were great. The kids danced to the music with smiles and joy on their faces. There were amazing performances from 4 year olds to adults.
Worcester Mayor Joespeh OBrian graced the occassion as the chief Guest and he read the India Day proclamation adopted by the City of Worcester. "I had not seen such a big crowd so well organized and such a wonderful and outstanding Grand Finale where all the choreographers performed with their kids on the stage after they marched through the crowds. Wow that was an amazing performance." said Mayor . OBrian after the event.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped in setting up, cleaning the hall , the participants who put in long hours of practice and above all all the attendees who attended the festival. All of them played a part in bringing back enduring spirit of India -- Thank you.
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