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Republic Day Celebration 2015

Dear All,

A very Happy New Year and Happy Makara Sankranti.

The Indian Association of Columbus (IAC) proudly invites you to join us in celebrating the 66th Republic Day of our country. Activities include flag hoisting, singing the national anthem, games for kids and adults.

Light Indian refreshments will be served.

Date: Sunday, 25th Jan 2015
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Parkside Elementary Cafeteria (1400 Parkside Drive)



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Welcome . IAC 2015 New Committee Announcement

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IAC Dandiya Night 2014


The Indian Association of Columbus would like to thank you all for the overwhelming response for the IAC Diwali Night 2014.

IAC invites you to the Dandiya Night 2014. This being the final event of the year, we would like you to join us with your friends and family and have some masti to the Dandiya Music!!!

Date: Saturday, 15th November
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Park Side Elementary School
1400 Parkside Drive, Columbus, 47201.
Entry: FREE!!!

Dandiya sticks will be provided and light refreshments will be served (free by IAC) till it lasts.

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IAC Diwali 2014


The Indian Association of Columbus welcomes you to the Diwali Night 2014, a combined event of cultural programs by adults and kids which is followed by dinner.

IAC Diwali 2014 
 Indian Cultural Performances and Dinner 
November 1st, 5pm
North High School Auditorium, 1400, 25th Street, Columbus 

Ticket Prices:   

Adult’s Ticket – Performance & Dinner (14 yrs & up)
Adult’s Ticket – Performance Only (14 yrs & up)
Kid’s Ticket – Performance & Dinner (4 to 14 yrs)
Kid’s Ticket – Performance Only (4 to 14 yrs)
Free Entry for Kids below 4 years 

Tickets will be available till we are sold out. Last date to purchase the tickets is Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Due to a limited number of seats in the auditorium, the tickets are usually sold out within a few days; so please do not wait till October 28th. 

The price of each category is subject to go up after October 28th, provided we have any tickets available.

Tickets are available with the following people:

Rajib L Panda
Manoj Bhagwat
Vinay Swargam
Babu Nagiligari
Prem Jha
Saikrishna Mamidishetty
Rajesh Garg
Ankit Tarkas
Niraj Desai
Shashi Singh
Mousumi Mukhopadhyay
Richa Salunkhe
Preeti Patil
Krishna Chaitanya
Divakar Rajamohan

Tickets will not be sold at any other location. If you are unable to contact any of the above people, please reply to


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India Booth at Ethnic Expo 2014 : Call for Volunteers


IAC invites you to volunteer at the India Booth at Ethnic Expo 2014. Building up on a tremendous response received from the community over the past few years, IAC requests for volunteers for food preparation (at home) and also for volunteering at the food booth to serve visitors/cook at the booth.

Ethnic Expo is the biggest multi-ethnic event organized by the City of Columbus. For more information about this event please visit:

Food Preparation:

IAC will provide you with ingredients and time when the food needs to be prepared. You can select from a variety of items listed on the registration link. Alternately, you can also decide to help with cooking one of the various dishes (ex. Dosa, Chaat etc.) to be prepared on-site at the India booth.

Booth Volunteering:

You can select to help with serving food and explaining dishes to visitors who are trying Indian food for the first time.

All volunteers will be given food coupons. CMI employees can log this volunteering time as EEEC hours (Details to be provided later).

Please use the below link to sign up as a volunteer for the India Booth at Ethnic Expo.

When: Friday 10th, Oct and Saturday 11th, Oct

Where: 2nd & Washington St (Opposite City Hall)

What: Volunteering for cooking food (prepared at home or cooking dishes on the spot) and Booth Volunteering

Registration Link:

Additional details on volunteering activities will also be updated on the IAC website and the IAC Facebook page .


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IAC Independence Day Celebration 2014

The Indian Association of Columbus invites you to join us in celebrating India’s 68th Independence Day. Activities for the event include flag hoisting, singing the national anthem, games for kids and cultural activities for kids and adults.
There is no entry fee for this event. Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Parkside Elementary School Gym



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IAC Summerfest 2014

 IAC Summer Fest 2014 is scheduled on July 19th, from 5:30pm – 10:00pm at the Mill Race Park.
There will be game stalls. Mehendi & Face Painting booths, Cultural Performances, Food Booths and an open dance floor towards the end.
Entry is Free. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase (cash only).
Proceeds from this event will go to a local charity.
Venue : Mill Race Park
Date : July 19, 2014
Time : 5:30 pm-10 pm

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IAC Summerfest 2014

Indian Association of Columbus presents the Summer Fest 2014 on Saturday, July 19th 2014.
There will be game stalls, food booths, cultural performances and an open dance floor towards the end. Entry is free; food, drinks and the game tickets will be available for purchase.
Where : Mill Race Park
When : Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time : 5:30pm-10pm
Please note:
1) If you wish to perform at the Summer Fest individually or as a group, please register at
2) The IAC needs volunteers to help with logistics during the event. If you are interested, please enroll at
All proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity. We look forward to your participation and support for this event.
Further details will be communicated separately and will also be posted on our website and on our Facebook page .

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IAC Badminton 2014 and Cric8 2014 Cricket Tournament Information

The Indian Association of Columbus proudly invites you to register for the IAC Badminton Tournament 2014 to be held at Ceraland on May 3rd 2014.

Below are the details for the tournament:

Registration Link:

Fees: $ 6 for Singles and $ 10 for Doubles (per team)

Hard Deadline to Register: Thursday, May 1st, 5 PM

Event Date: Saturday, May 3rd2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Ceraland (3989, S 525 East)

Categories: 1) Men’s Singles (Advanced)

2) Men’s Singles (Intermediate)

2) Women’s Singles

3) Men‘s Doubles

4) Mixed Doubles

5) Women’s Doubles

If time and other logistics permit us, we plan to have a consolation round in Men’s singles categories for the participants who lose in the first round.


Please mark your calendars for the IAC Cric8 Tournament 2014 to be held on May 17th, 2014 at the Dunn Stadium.

The details for the tournament will be sent out shortly.

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IAC Holi Celebration 2014

The festival of Holi brings with it the spirit of togetherness and good cheer. And the joy doubles when we celebrate it with friends, family and loved ones.

Indian Association of Columbus invites you to celebrate Holi – the festival of colors and have fun to some music, masti and colors.

Come join us in this celebration at the Clifty Shelter on a beautiful warm Sunday this weekend.

VenueClifty Park (Main shelter)

Date: April 13, 2014 (Sunday)

Time: 2 PM – 5 PM


Gulaal (powdered colors) and light refreshments will be served until they last.

Please RSVP latest by April 10th and let us know that you are coming by signing up in the below link. The signup link is just for an estimate and is not mandatory for attending. 

Signup Link – 

Please spread this message within the community and friends.



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