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IACA organizes Annual Holi Dhamaka

May 2022
IACA organizes Annual Holi Dhamaka

Well over 500 revelers of all ages drenched in vibrant, mesmerizing hues of blues, yellows, magentas, greens, and violets as they celebrated the arrival of spring at India American Cultural Association (IACA)’s Annual Holi Dhamaka on March 19, 2022 at the IACA Building in Smyrna. Keeping up the traditional festivities, celebrants splashed gulaal, enjoyed sumptuous delicacies, danced while enjoying the energetic dance performance by Maria Martynova, and grooved to music by DJ Shyam.

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Every age-group enjoyed participating in IACA Holi Dhamaka.
(Photo credit: SFA Productions, Vinod Sharma)
 

“This year we had the most successful and profitable Holi ever in IACA history. We saw everyone from three-years-old to eighty-years-old enjoying playing with colors. There was so much fun and laughter,” noted Rani Singh, VP, IACA. Thanking sponsors, Singh also highlighted the variety of fresh food served up at the event, including the crowd favorites Chhole Bhature and Dosa. She said that the celebrations had attracted not just Indians but also local American families—a point which was also noted by Kaushal Tripathi, BOD, IACA, who stated, “My heart was overwhelmed with joy when third-generation Indian-American kids like Perry, Simmi, and Priya Joiner came running to me and played with colors. Every penny spent on the IACA property was all worth it. This year Holi at IACA was celebrated by many mainstream Americans as well. The IACA Holi team of Rani, Rina, Chand, Ravi, Chaitanya, and Anoop deserves kudos!” Chaitanya Bhatt, Executive VP, IACA echoed Tripathi’s sentiments. “IACA Holi program was very successful because of the united efforts under the guidance of Raniji, raising funds for Holi expenses, free entry for everyone, delicious food, colors, and DJ. I enjoyed bringing the community together. Special thanks to Ravi Singh and all the sponsors who made this event a success.”

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[Left] Maria Martynova performed at the IACA Holi Venue.
(Photo credit: SFA Productions, Vinod Sharma)

“The intent of IACA celebrating Holi is to instill our culture in the next generation and encourage more of their participation. This year this vision has become a reality,” Paddy Sharma, BOD, IACA said. “Holi has helped IACA in its community- building activities. It is heartening to see people of all ages coming and enjoying Holi,” noted Chand Akkineni, President, IACA.


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