What to Expect at IAGB Republic Day Celebrations on Jan. 26 at Burlington High School

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BURLINGTON, MA—Indian Association of Greater Boston, one of the oldest Indian-American community organizations in the country, is ready to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA. The event is free to all attendees.

If you are wondering what to do and what to look for at the Republic Day celebrations, which is packed with a number of competitions and cultural programs, INDIA New England News spoke with IAGB directors Lata Rao and Vaishali Gade about the program and logistics.

To view the full video interview, please click here.

Here is a brief summary of the program:

This is a day-long celebration comprising of various segments. The event will start at 1:00 pm with the following competitions:

Chess: 1:00 pm

Art: 1:45 pm

Carrom: 2:00 pm

Story-telling: 2:00 pm

GK/Trivia: 2:00 pm

This will be followed by a joint segment of cultural programs featuring the theme of from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari” and the Grande Finale of IAGB Antakshari starting at 4 pm.

Thirteen groups made up of several choreographers and local performers of all ages will present cultural performances, representing various states and cultures of India.

Intertwined with the cultural performances will be various rounds of IAGB Antakshari. Six teams will participate in the Grande Finale. The teams are:

Burmanics: Anish Desai and Krishna Desai

Deewane: Sapan Saxena and Suruchi Sinha Saxena

Piku PK: Japneet Kawatra and Vaibhav Bhoite

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara: Shilpa Shetty Atnoor and Rajesh Iyer

Bijalee: Samita Apte and Prachi Mahurkar

Pawan-Divya: Pawan Lalwani and Divya Lalwani

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.

Also available all day are delicious snacks and dinner brought to IAGB by Godavari.

Attendance at the event is free for the community.

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. For more information, email to iagb@iagb.org.

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