INDIA ASSOCIATION of CHARLOTTE - Announcement of FOI Glimpses

INDIA ASSOCIATION of CHARLOTTE    Announcement of FOI Glimpses     11-02-2021

As we indicated in our Press Release of 8/23/2021, that after Charlotte Center City Partners decided to postpone all events under the Charlotte SHOUT initiative this year, we followed their lead and decided to cancel our Festival of India, that we had rescheduled for September 25, 2021 at the Gateway Village Uptown.

FOI is a sheer labor of love for our all volunteer team, and we have been heartened by the continuing support and encouragement of all our ardent sponsors.

Even though we were very disappointed, our team is passionate about our mission, and were clamoring to persevere, and they have been working hard on a virtual "Glimpses of the Festival of India" event, based on the theme of celebrating a very popular Indian festival called Diwali. We are delighted to present a video recording of that live event here at: 

https://youtu.be/yulv6AQjr7g

Hope you enjoy the video presentation and walk away with a tiny glimpse of our rich cultural heritage? In the process, we also take pride in keeping the spirit of Festival of India alive here, and are committed to continuing our annual festival Uptown, next Fall. We pledge to keep you informed as we start planning for that early next year, and will keep you updated with the latest on this website.

The India Association of Charlotte (IAC) is a nonprofit, cultural organization established to serve the large Indian Community in and around  the Charlotte area. The goal is to help foster better understanding of Indian culture by the community at large. The IAC started as a small team in 1994; and has been very effective in catering to the cultural needs of over 4-5 thousand Indian families in the area. The IAC was established as an independent nonprofit organization in February 1995, IRS Registration EIN 56-1907586, and was granted a tax-exempt status in April 1999 under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Government.

The core mission of the organization is to highlight and share the rich cultural diversity of the land of our birth with our friends and neighbors at large around the Carolinas. We also strive to educate the community about public policy issues of particular concern to our community.

The organization depends on individual and other voluntary contributions of time & money to pursue its mission and is guided by a volunteer board of trustees. Various activities sponsored by the organization are also accomplished by teams of volunteers. The organization currently organizes a number of activities during the year, with Festival of India being a very significant cultural event in the city.