INCREDIBLE INDIA By India Culture Center, Houston


HOUSTON: In Houston, for over 40 years, India Culture Center ( ICC ) has been celebrating India’s INDEPENDENCE DAY. This year is no exception. This year too, ICC is inviting the Indian and American diaspora to celebrate together India’s Independence Day on August 20, at Stafford Civic Center, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477

Come one and all and celebrate together “Incredible India” by participating in cultural shows depicting India’s diversity and respecting its ethnicity with dancing and singing, essay contest and quizzes. It is a day of fun and frolic.

This year to challenge your intellect the theme is showcasing two unique contests. First is an ESSAY CONTEST especially for children of Indo- American heritage.

One coveted prize will be awarded to the BEST WRITER in each of the following 4 distinct age groups.

They are:  7-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-22.

Participants should choose only ONE of the following topics…

1. What does “ Independence Day” mean to you? (Choose US, July 4th or India, August 15),
2. Explain why Bollywood movies are popular all over the world?
3. How would you strengthen Indo-US relations?

• Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 22.
• Participants must be of Indian-American Heritage.
• Participants must submit ONE PARAGRAPH of not more that 200 words.
• Participants must be present to receive the award on August 20, from 2-5pm at Stafford Center,10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477.
•Participants must submit the Registration Form and ESSAY together via email by Midnight 12pm, August 11 to:
Late submissions will not be accepted. Judges decision will be final. All participants will receive Certificates for participation.

Please contact Parul Fernandes via email or phone at or 713-662-3506/713-447-3705 if you have any questions.

Secondly, the “KNOW YOUR INDIA” Quiz will greet you at the door. Don’t forget to step by at the ICC BOOTH for that’s where the basket of quiz questions will be. Our ICC secretary Sohoni and Nirmalaben will assist you.

You will have several tries at answering quiz questions from the basket.

There will be 300 questions on topics like culture, music, films, history and geography of India.   Each question will have 4 multiple-choice answers to choose from.  These questions and answers will be set on a playing card size cards.  These cards will be placed randomly in a box.  The interested person can pick up any card from the box and answer the question correctly.  If he/she answers question correctly, he/she will get a chance to pick up the next card and this will go on till the question is answered incorrectly.  Each answer will carry two points. A black/white board at ICC booth will display the name of person who answers the maximum number of questions correctly. If somebody surpasses the points earned by the previous highest scorer, his name will be displayed and this will go on till end.

Small snacks, cookie pack or soda will be given to each participant.

Join us for a Fun-filling Independence Day!, A Cultural Bonanza with a variety of programs for young and old, a shoppers paradise of Indian jewelers and clothes, a food Court with delicious mouth-watering dishes, talent display and intellectual stimulation through quizzes and the essay contest on August 20, 2016.

Contact ICC President, Rajiv Bhavsar at    281-217-7330 or Event Chair Promod Bengani  at 832-630-1398