Archive for August, 2016

North South holding National Finals Aug. 20-21 in Tampa

August 20, 2016

Good morning:

For the first time, North South Foundation (www.northsouth.org) is holding its National Finals in Tampa. The contests will be Aug. 20-21 at the University of South Florida. Held in the United States since 1993, the contests are designed to encourage excellence among Indian American children and prepare them to enter better colleges.

Spelling, essay, math, vocabulary, geography, science and public speaking contests are offered. The contests are grouped into Junior, Intermediate or Senior levels for children from first- through 12th-grade. Conducted every year in two steps, children participate in regional contests at various locations throughout the country. Then students with high scores, based on a cut-off, advance to the National Finals. About 1,800 students and nearly 1,500 parents from all over the United States and delegates from NSF Nationals team will be attending the Tampa event.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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2016 India Independence Day celebrations in Tampa, Bartow/Plant City/Lakeland, Orlando/Casselberry, Fort Myers, Melbourne (Space Coast), Gainesville, Tallahassee

August 13, 2016

Good morning readers:

 Florida communities celebrating Independence day in 2016 include:

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

The Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay (FIA of Tampa Bay) will celebrate India Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The day begins at 10 a.m. with exhibits on display; flag hoisting will be at 12:30. Melody Makers musical group will perform from 4:30 p.m. There also will be a cultural program by local talent. For information, call FIA President Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540 or Event Chair Ramnarayan Mani at (201) 238-4263.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

Hindu Society of Central Florida and the HSCF New Age Group will celebrate India’s Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the mandir community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. There will be a kids patriotic parade and cultural programs. Indian snacks and hot tea/coffee will be provided. Entry is free with prior RSVP. For information, call Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920, Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or e-mail hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com

BARTOW/PLANT CITY/LAKELAND

The Bhartiya Samj of Central Florida will hold an Independence Day celebration at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. Cost per person is $25. For more information, call Subhash S. Patel at (863) 648-0294 or visit www.bscfl.com

FORT MYERS

The Fort Myers India Association will hold Independence Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Lakes Park shelter C-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive. For information, e-mail ravi@fteinc.net or visit www.iafortmyers.org

SPACE COAST (MELBOURNE)

The Indian Association of the Space Coast will hold India Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., in Melbourne. Admission is free. For information, call Neha Shah at (321) 223-4411 or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com

GAINESVILLE

India’s Independence Day will be celebrated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Indian Cultural & Education Center (ICEC), 1115 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. Admission is free. For details, call Hema Agarwal at (386) 266-7750, email HemaAgarwal@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org

TALLAHASSEE

The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will hold Utsav/India Day 2016 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Moore Auditorium, 127 Honors Way. The event is to celebrate India’s Independence Day and showcase talents of community members. In addition to songs and music, the event will feature quiz and poster contests. The event is free. For details, e-mail President.iatlh@gmail.com or visit www.iatlh.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Dream Team star concert Aug. 14, 2016, in Orlando

August 7, 2016

Dear readers:

The Dream Team Star Concert will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the CFE Arena in Orlando. Presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw, it features rapper Badshah, actors Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur, and director-producer Karan Johar.

CFE Arena is at 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando. Tickets starting at $59 can be purchased at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com For information, call Krish Patel at (407) 453-3334 or Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

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