Eight Teams to Participate in IAGB’s Antakshari Semi-Finals on Jan. 12

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IAGB's 2017 Antakshari grand finale (Photo: Neil Pandit)

BURLINGTON, MA—India Association of Greater Boston, known as IAGB, announced that eight teams will participate in the organization’s semi-final Antakshari gala on Jan. 12 at Priya restaurant in Lowell, MA, followed by India’s Republic Day Mela on Jan. 26 at the Burlington High School in Burlington, MA.

IAGB recently held multiple preliminary sessions for the Antakshari competition. Eight teams have been selected to compete in the semi-finals, IAGB said in a statement.

The eight participating teams include:

Bijalee: – Samita Apte and Prachi Mahurkar

Aa Dekhen Zara: – Preeti Sharma and Vipul Kumar

Burmaniacs: – Anish Desai and Krishna Desai

Pawan-Divya: – Pawan Lalwani and Divya Lalwani

Piku PK: – Japneet Kwatra and Vaibhav Bhoite

Deewane: – Suruchi Sinha Saxena and Sapan Saxena

Cambridge Chutney: – Swati Purawat and Anumeha Shah

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara: – Shilpa Atnoor and Rajesh Iyer

The Antakshari Semi-Finals Dinner Gala will be held on Jan.  12, 2019 at Priya Restaurant in Lowell, Entry (includes dinner) is available at $10 for members of IAGB and $15 for non-members.

If you want to attend the gala, you can egister online at https://iagb.org/antakshari-semifinals/. The Antakshari Semi-Finals Dinner Gala is a cozy, entertaining evening for Bollywood enthusiasts, the statement said.

Republic Day is one of IAGB’s signature event for the last several decades. The celebration this year will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Burlington High School, Burlington, MA.

The final Republic Day event will be comprised of two segments. IAGB will kick off the celebrations in the afternoon with various competitions for different ages groups. This includes carrom, skit, chess, general knowledge quiz, elocution, story-telling and poetry writing.

Competition participation is free and open to all members; sign up is available on IAGB’s website. This segment will be followed by the cultural performances and Antakshari Grand Finale. The two will be interwoven and showcased starting 5:00 pm.

Throughout the event, attendees will get to interact with local exhibitors and vendors from various corners of our community. Opportunities are still available for ads in the brochure as well as booth/table rentals at Republic Day Mela. Please visit the website: https://iagb.org/sponsorship/ for more details.

Also available all day is delicious cuisine brought to IAGB by Godavari Indian Restaurant – which specializes in providing best experience of traditional and inventive fusions of Indian flavors.

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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