Annual Youth Explosion at India House


HOUSTON:  On Saturday August 9, India House conducted its Annual Summer Camp Youth Explosion!!!! It was a day filled with fun, community fellow-ship, cultural diversity, and education. The day started off with the India House summer camp children presenting what they learned throughout the summer in an interactive way that got the crowd involved. Then educational and empowerment break-out sessions were provided for the youth as well as parents attending the event.


Everyone present thoroughly enjoyed talent presentations by the children. Dr. Virendra Mathur, one of the Trustees of India House and a major sponsor of the event, spoke few words to encourage the children. Vipin Kumar, General Manager of India House welcomed the guests and acknowledged Virinder Bansal and his wife for their generous support and sponsorship. He also thanked everyone present for attending the event and expressed special thanks to all the sponsors as this event would not have been possible without their kind donation and support.


The event brought in dignitaries such as Ninth District Congressman Al Green and Eighteenth District Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Both House Representatives interacted with the children and attendees.  They called all children, volunteers and staff up to the stage to take photographs and  spoke encouraging words. In Congressman Al Green’s own words, “If Barack Obama can become President of USA, he sees no reason why one of the kids present here could not emulate his example”. Additionally, Council Member Richard Nguyen from District F attended and gave kind words.  The youth explosion also presented numerous cultural acts and performances from various cultures and backgrounds. The children and the rest of the community were provided with fun jumps, water slides, food, popcorn, snow cones, basketball, entertainment, and school supplies.Overall the Youth Explosion was a very successful and well appreciated event. Apart from two major sponsors, Dr. Virendra and Nalini Mathur, and Virinder and Neena Bansal,  the event was also sponsored by Sathish Rao of Udipi Restaurant, Walmart, Chick Fil-A, Fiesta, Target, PF Chang’s, and Fresh Market.