Cleveland India Festival 2012

The 3nd Annual India Fest USA "Education For Achievement 2012" will be held at Independence Middle School, Independence, Ohio, on Sep 15, 2012. Event includes exhibition, shopping, food fest, competition and an evening award ceremony. FREE Admiss

The 3rd annual North-East Ohio India Festival USA "Education For Achievement 2012" will be held at Independence Middle School, Independence, Ohio, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. India Festival USA encourages visitors to celebrate diversity and togetherness by participating in a thematic display of the rich culture and diversity of two of the greatest nations on earth - India and USA. The festival runs from 12 noon to 8pm. Admission to exhibition and evening ceremony, and parking is FREE.

The event segments for this year will spotlight education and recognize Carole Richards and Dr. Chittaranjan Jain for their outstanding contributions in education. An exhibition area will provide opportunities to shop for South Asian handicrafts, clothing, jewelery, music and gift items. A special feature of this year is an appearance by Cleveland Cavs Caravan. Other attractions include "Taste of India" Food Fest, "You've Got Talent" competition (with over 100 contestants and where the audience can vote for the winners), Robotics demonstration, and children's and adult activities in the exhibition area. Area non-profit organizations and service providers will celebrate their causes.

The evening program will feature an award ceremony and will be attended by State Representative Marlene Anielski, Independence Mayor Gregory Kurtz, and other community leaders. Harry Boomer, Television Anchor and Reporter at Channel 19 Action News will be the MC of the Evening Award Ceremony. Traditional Indian Dance, Fusion Music, Bollywood Choreography and other spectacular performances will mark the evening grand finale. Theme partners for this year are Breakthrough Schools of Cleveland and Asha for Education, Cleveland. The event website is http://www.indiafestusa.com.

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