With “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” as the Theme, IAGB Prepares for Republic Day on Jan. 26, With Popular Antakshari Competition

A glimpse of Antakshari competition from the past (Photo: Vidya Iyer/Facebook)

BURLINGTON, MA – Continuing the yearly tradition, India Association of Greater Boston, known as IAGB, will organize the Republic Day Mela on January 26, 2019 at the Burlington High School in Burlington, MA.

Similar to last year, the day will be made up of multiple segments. Several competitions will be held on the day of the event for members of all ages. These include chess, carrom, art, storytelling, elocution, skit, poetry and general knowledge. Additional competitions may be added, IAGB said in a statement.

Furthermore, coming back on popular demand is IAGB Antakshari. All members are welcome to participate.

Prelims will be held on November 18, 2018 in Lexington, MA and in Westborough, MA on December 9, 2018. Winners from the prelims will participate in the semi-finals planned for early January after which the winners will participate on stage at the Grand Finale held at Republic Day Mela in Burlington.

In addition to the above, there will also be cultural performances which have the hallmark of IAGB events. The theme this year is ‘Kashmir to Kanyakumari’.

Surrounding the event will be the vibrant exhibition booths from various corners of our community.  Please reach out to us or visit us online to reserve an early bird slot! Lastly, there will be delicious Indian food at the event.

Details for sponsorship, advertising and exhibition are available on www.iagb.org and via email at iagb@iagb.org.

IAGB is the oldest and one of the leading Indian-American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian-American communities in the Greater Boston area – Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. IAGB strives to foster a strong Indian-American social, cultural and community presence in New England.


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