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AIA celebrates “Holi Fest” in a grand way in California

AIA celebrates “Holi Fest” in a grand way in California

Association of Indo American’s (AIA), & Bolly 92.3 presented “Holi Fest” at very famous & picturesque San Jose Downtown (Discovery Meadow) CA. It was a unique festival, first of its kind and is supported by over 40 Indian organizations in Bay Area. Holi Fest was refreshingly endearing, visually stunning, and entertaining with lots of fun, mazaa & masti all around.

The event started at 11 AM and went all the way till 5 PM. It was attended by over 10,000 + people. Sanjiv Gupta CPA was the Grand sponsor, Mantra India & Chaat Bhavan (were Food Sponsors). Other sponsors include Sling (Desi Binge), Anu Sacher(Realtor), NBC BayArea.

The event was graced by notable dignitaries including Mayor Matt Mahan (City of San Jose), Dave Cortese (State Senator), Ash Kalra (Assemblymember), Chief Anthony Mata ( San Jose, Police Dept), Larry Klein (Mayor, Sunnyvale), Cindy Chavez (Santa Clara County Supervisor), Raj Salwan (Vice Mayor, Fremont), Raj Chahal (Vice Mayor, Santa Clara) & other officials.

The dignitaries addressed the gathering and conveyed their “Holi” wishes. They applauded AIA efforts in preserving Indian culture. They mentioned they are happy to see the festivities and wondered if they were in India & congratulated the AIA team for making it a memorable event.

Many of the Dignitaries shared the pictures and inspiring messages on social media about their participation in the Holi event.

Over 40 community organizations representing all parts of India worked tirelessly to support AIA in making this event a grand success. AIA team also thanked all the sponsors for their continued support and the volunteers for their hard work and making the event a grand success.

The Association of Indo Americans (AIA) is a non-profit organization providing a forum to explore the rich and diverse heritage of the Indian American community living in the United States. The mission of AIA is to foster and promote cultural and social interactions among its members, facilitate cultural events and educational programs pertaining to the Indian subcontinent.

List of AIA supporting organizations:

American Organization for Development of Bihar (AODB) 
Asha Jyothi Organization
Association of Rajasthan in America (Bay Area)

Agastya USA
Bihar Foundation (USA - California Branch)
BATA  - Bay Area Telugu Association
BATM  - Bay Area Tamil Manram
Bay Malayali

Bihar Association
Brahma kumaris

EastBay Karaoke (EBK)
Federation of Malayalee Associations of Americas

Dance Karisma
Gujarati Cultural Association (GCA)
GOPIO (Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin)
ILP (India Literacy Project)
Indo American Society of Bay Area
IACF - Indo-American Community Federation
KKNC (Kannada Koota of Northern California)

KTF Kashmiri Task Force
Maharastra Mandal BayArea (MMBA)
NKD Arts
OSA (California Chapter)
Paatasala  (Telugu School)
PCA (Punjabi Cultural Association)

Prothoma - NorCal Bengali Association

Rotary International
SRCA (San Ramon Cricket Association)
SEF (Sankara Eye Foundation)

SEWA International
Spandana organization

TANA (Telugu Association of North America)
TCA (Telangana Cultural Association)
TDF (Telangana Development Forum)
United Fiji Association

UPMA (Uttar Pradesh Mandal)
VEDA Temple
VPA (Vokkaliga Parishat of America)


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