IFest at Stafford Center on February 1


HOUSTON: India Culture Center of Houston, in association with other Indian American organizations, presents IFest 2014 on Saturday, February 1 at Stafford Center, 10505  Cash Road in Stafford from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

The event, marking the 65th Republic Day of India, is free and plenty of free parking is available.

Honoring the flags, a colorful parade and a guard of honor will form the formal part of the program, while a vibrant cultural program will be staged throughout the day.

The cultural program will include patriotic and colorful items, including dance numbers by children and music by talented singers.

Magic show, moonwalk for kids, varieties of food stalls and a veritable Indian bazaar for goods will keep the visitors engaged.  Educational and community programs will be showcased as well. The magic show is tentatively scheduled at 12 noon, while the parade is expected around 12:45 p.m.

P.V. Patel, president of ICC, said “ICC is proud to host the celebrations commemorating the Republic Day of India. I invite everyone to participate in this traditional event. I extend a special welcome to the youth and children.”

“I urge all parents from the Indian community to bring their children so that they can get exposure to our great Indian heritage and culture. A young child can learn a lot even by observing this kind of events. It is a free event and parking is free as well. All that is needed is your enthusiastic participation in the IFest. Please come and show your solidarity with the ICC and the Indian American community in the greater Houston area, Patel said.

For further information call Prasad Kalva, event chair at 979-240-9533, or P.V. Patel at 832-754-7596, Mahesh Wadhwa (Vice President) at 832 868 6561 or Charlie Patel(Booths and Sponsorships) at 832 423 7979 or visit WWW.ICCHOUSTON.ORG.