Indianapolis, Apr 15 : Despite rain, a large number of Indian Americans and other community members turned up at the Holi celebrations organised by India Association of Indianapolis(IAI), here at Fay Biccard Glick Neighbourhood Center. The four-hour thrilling function was divided in two parts. The first part was devoted to cultural activities, based on Indian folk dances and performance on Bollywood songs. The second portion was studded with throwing of colors as it is a festival of colors. The participants fully enjoyed both functions.
The programme commenced with National Anthems of US and India by IAI Youth Committee and Youth Volunteers. Welcome address was done by India Association of Indianapolis chairman Ramu Chinthala and president Shanti Karthik. Young Prachi Pandya and Om Pandya sang Mahatma Gandhi's loved Bhajan "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram..." It was coordinated by Pooja Pandya. Dance on songs Navari Mji and Chogda Tara were sung by Puja Pandya, Deepali Songirkar, Asmita Patel. It was followed by Bollywood dance by Merissa McCloud to the song 'Jado ki Jappi which was choreographed by Merissa McCloud herself. IAI vice-president Ravi Sajja thanked everyone present on the occasion. It was followed by throwing of non-allergic colors inside the hall since it was raining on Sunday. (UNI)