LOWELL, MA– Packed with street food, music and shopping and attended by Lowell Mayor Edward Kennedy and Police Chief William Taylor, Gurjar hosts its first ever outdoor Indian Heritage festival this Saturday to kick off 40th anniversary celebrations.
Gujarati Association of New England, popularly known as Gurjar, is a non-profit community organization, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
“This is the first-ever event in the history of Gurjar to have an outdoor festival of this magnitude,” Gurjar President Ramila Thakkar told INDIA New England News.
The event is this Saturday, September 9th, at the Heritage Park on Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell, MA. The festivities kick off at noon and continue through 7:00 pm. The event and the parking are both free for all.
“The event will be graced by the honorable, Edward J Kennedy, mayor city of Lowell and the Lowell Chief of police, William Taylor,” Thakkar said. “There will be food, clothes and jewelry for sale, raffle and photo booth plus Bolly-X session, non- stop live music and performances, followed by garbaa for all to join in around 6.00 PM.”
She said the event is sponsored by Gurjar’s long term supporters, Tanna Insurance and Leader Mortgage bank, followed by its other loyal patrons.
Founded in 1977, Gurjar is a non-profit organization, organizing year-round, educational and entertaining cultural events such Youth Program, Diwali, Navratri, Spring/Summer Mela, Scholarship, Charity fund-raising, grand-parents club, Drama, Musical concerts, and Poetry recitals, among others for more than 10,000 Gujarati speaking families in New England.