INDIA DAY 2020 CELEBRATIONS

For the past 60+ years, IAGB has been celebrating India Day to commemorate India's Independence and celebrate Indian American's rich culture and traditions, with utmost vigor and grandeur. As we all recognize, the COVID-19 pandemic has caught us all in our paths as we find new ways to adapt to the new normal for the foreseeable future. Considering the current restriction, we have had to revisit our plan to commemorate the momentous Indian Indepence Day in a safe way following the ‘new norm’. We have come up with very unique and creative ways with multiple unique initiatives through multi-week long ongoing events and activities.

India Flag Hoisting in many towns and cities

India Day Learning Series : ”India’s Journey to Independence”

India Awareness Series

IAGB Community Youth Excellence Awards

Civic Engagement Events

India Day 2020 Magazine

Daily Yoga Practice

Stand up Comedy Shows

Live Talks Shows with Celebrities​

Grand Finale on August 15, 2020

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India's Journey to Independence

ID2020 Learning Series

IAGB in collaboration with Shishu Bharti is excited to present a fun-filled, thoughtful , and educational insight into India' s long journey from being a subjugated nation to a free nation. There will be 6 sessions with prizes at the end of every session as well at the end of the classes. Please register at the link below to participate. All classes will be held on Zoom.

IAGB Youth Excellence Awards 2020

IAGB is pleased to invite nominations for the prestigious “IAGB Community Youth Excellence” award. Anyone – including parents, friends and relatives – can nominate a student. Students can also nominate themselves. The deadline is July 31, 2020.

IAGB CARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

COVID-19 has affected millions in US

Today the COVID-19 crisis has affected over 100,000 people in Massachusetts and New England. Millions have been affected in US. Volunteer and other resource shortages are severe across New England

Ways to Donate

  • Participate in IAGB events below. All the proceedings will go towards IAGB CARE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND or
  • Donate funds directly to IAGB CARE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

Donate and help food pantries and homeless shelters

IAGB has started several initiatives to help people, food pantries and homeless shelters in need. We have planned several interesting online activities as well as feet on the ground to help these organizations. Note that 100% of these funds will be used for the IAGB Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund

"IAGB will make a matching contribution of up to $10,000 towards this fund"

Spread the word! Tell your friends and families, donate and participate these events. We can make it happen together. Donate generously to IAGB CARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

If you are not participating in any of the above fund raising events, you can still contribute by donating towards IAGB CARES COVD-99 RELIEF FUND

IAGB in partnership with National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and its Integrated Centre for Yoga (NICY), is continuing the daily live virtual tele-yoga session.

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COVID 19 Testing Sites in Massachussetts

The CDC’s online Coronavirus Self-Checker can help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. CDC Self Checker

Here is a list of COVID 19 testing sites in massachussets. Please note, testing is done by appointment only.

Community Resources

Indian Restaurants

Are you missing your favorite restaurant food? Are you bored of eating home food every day? Need a change once in a while? Here is a list of Indian restaurants that are providing a delivery or a take out service in the New England area.

Restaurants and restaurant employees are feeling the catastrophic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us together can help them with delivery/takeout orders while we continue to practice social distancing. All these restaurants are following strict public health guidelines related to COVId-19. You can call the restaurant(s) directly or order through apps such as doordash, grub hub, uber eats, etc.

Indian Grocery Stores

Senior Citizens

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New England Shirdi Sai Temple, 9 Shirdi Way, Groton, MA 01450.
March 21, 2020 – 9am to 3:30pm.

Dear IAGB Member and Supporter,

As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to expand, Governor Charlie Baker has declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency(MEMA) is recommending to avoid non-essential gatherings of more than 50 people. The spread of the Corona Virus has been top of mind for most of us and there is no greater importance than the health and safety of our community members. Out of an abundance of caution, IAGB and all the partnering organizations have decided to postpone the Indian Consular camp, which was originally scheduled for March 21, 2020, at New England Shirdi Sai Temple.

If you have registered to attend the camp, and have already completed your application online(CKGS or the consulate website), you can mail your completed application along with the required documentation directly to the CKGS/Consulate office. CKGS/Consulate will process your application as per the normal procedure.  If there are any questions on your completed applications, please reach out CKGS or the Consulate directly.

We regret any inconvenience caused but appreciate your understanding with this matter. The consular camp will be rescheduled to a later date when the situation becomes more conducive to hold the camp and we will announce the details as soon as the decision is made.

During this emerging outbreak, please do take extra care and take steps to protect yourself. Please visit CDC website to learn more.

Sincerely

IAGB team and Partnering Organizations

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Newsletter

  • Newsletter for Jan 2020
    Happy New Year to all IAGB friends and family! With every ticking moment, IAGB Directors and volunteers are inching towards the grand annual celebration, the celebration of India's Republic Day. This January 25th, we invite you all to Burlington High School to participate and compete in various competitions which will be followed by mega cultural celebrations. You will be enchanted with performances from various parts of India in a perfect way to celebrate the Republic.
  • Newsletter for Dec 2019
    As we get ready to say good-bye to 2019, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, readers and well-wishers for your continued support to IAGB. In the last month, we had the opportunity to welcome the Indian Ambassador to US, Hon’ble Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla along with Hon’ble Consulate General Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty. At this gathering IAGB brought together representatives from multiple regional organizations. Partnering and collaborating with a wide diaspora of Indian Americans, we will make a bigger impact on the governance at local, state and federal level by highlighting issues and areas of concern to Indian Americans.
  • Newsletter for Nov 2019
    The new committee is in action in full swing, working on multiple fronts. We have a series of events lined up, starting from the Indian Visa Camp on Nov 16th, followed by Feaster 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning and then our flagship event, the Republic Day Mela. Registrations for Republic Day Mela are already in progress, stay tuned for more updates. We are starting a new series this month, where we will be spotlighting a different regional organization in every issue.

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