Serving the Buffalo Community For Over 30 Years.
We represent over 1000 families of Indian Sub-continent origin living in Western New York and Niagara Frontier region. The association was formed over 30 years ago to promote culture from Indian Sub-continent to our future generations and the local community.
2015 Republic Day Celebration
India Association of Buffalo invite the esteemed presence and cooperation from all of you to its 66th Republic Day Celebrations on Saturday 31 Jan, 2015 at Williamsville North High School,1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, NY 14221.The program details are given below.
Schedule of events:
Ø3 - 9 PM -Open Stalls
Ø3 - 4 PM -Art gallery meet the artist
Ø3 - 4 PM -Republic Day Parade Highlights- in auditorium
Ø4 PM -Cultural show-
Ø6 - 7 PM -Interval/ dinner break-
Ø6:45 PM -Chief Guest welcome- . Chief Guest will meet
and greet members in the cafeteria.
Ø7- 9 PM - Cultural show Part 2
Ø9.15 PM -National Anthems
There will be a raffle for first 50 attendees/families and will be given 5 gifts
Community members please contact Sudha Krovi at 228-0176 regarding cultural programs, stalls for food, jewelry, Indian arts and crafts etc.
Rules regarding Food stalls:
Cost: Individual food stall $50
Commercial establishment $100
Food must be ethnic to India and allergy information must be available.
Please contact Harkanwal Sandhu (7013309120) and Talvir Singh (7164002177) for further details.
Stalls will be first come first serve basis. Items served must be declared up front to avoid duplication.
Jewelry and Fashion items stalls: please contact Purnima Mohan((716) 206-4083) and Antony Sagay(7166978361)
If you have any questions,
Art Gallery: View and interact with artist.
If you are interested in displaying your art or crafts at our art gallery, please contact Purnima Mohan. Space is restricted, so first come first serve. Please label your own items. Items should be able to display on a table or prop against wall. We are waiving stall fees for the gallery in order to encourage artists of Indian Origin. If however, you wish to sell your art, a small donation to IAB is requested.
For further details of the cultural show
Please contact Sudha Garimella Krovi at 228-0176.
Independence Day celebrations August 23rd 2014, Saturday
India Association of Buffalo will celebrate India’s 68th Independence Day on August 23, 2014 at Williamsville South High School Auditorium at 5950 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.
(Members who are interested in performing in the cultural program may please contact Mrs. Sudha Krovi and for putting up stalls during the Mela may please contact Mr. Mohan Natarajan in advance.)
Event Timings: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Theme of Program: ‘UMANG’ Aspirations of New India
Program entries for the Independence Day Mela on August 23rd 2014 is closed.
The information for this program is as follows:
Day/Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Venue: Williamsville South High School, Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
4 PM – Musical Evening – An evening of vocal music ranging from nostalgic 60’s Bollywood to Classical Music.
5:15 PM – Break to view stalls and food vendors
6 PM – 8 PM – Dances, Mimicry and other variety Items
Plan your day from 4 PM to 8 PM
Entry is Free. Please encourage all family and friends to attend.
SPELLING BEE 2014
June 14th, 2014
Spelling Bee contest was organized on June 14, 2014 for children from Pre-K (entering KG this September 2014) to 4th grade. This event was designed to encourage the kids to enhance their knowledge of English words and to serve as a platform to compete at National level. Response to this contest was overwhelming as Approximately 50 no. of kids in different categories participated in the competition.
Kudos to Mrs. Smita Chutke and Mrs. Sudha Krovi, who had so nicely designed and organized the event. Our thanks are due to all the Executive members and other volunteers who worked hard to make it a success.
Judges for the contest were:
An Evening with Consulate General of India (Mr. Dhyaneshwar Mulay) July 25, 2014, (Saturday).
Consulate General of India (Mr. Dhyaneshwar Mulay) visited Buffalo on July 25, 2014. He met and interacted with the community members in the evening during a dinner banquet arranged at The Palms, Transit Road, Amherst, NY 14221. CGI at New York spoke about Indian Diaspora during the event before the dinner and responded to Q & A session form the audience. This event received a great response from the local community by way of attendance nearing 100 members.
IAB-HCS INDOOR SPORTS TOURNAMENT (May 03, 2014)
India Association of Buffalo and Hindu Cultural Society, jointly organized Indoor Sports Tournament on May 03, 2014 at HCS temple. Competitions in Carrom, Table Tennis and Chess were held among the participants. This event drew great enthusiasm among the members and a total of 65 participants registered for the tournament.
Matches started at 9:30 AM in all three sports and continued till around 3:30 PM. Players were grouped on the basis of age. 5 groups (7-10, 11-16, 16-20, 20 and above for men and 20 and above for ladies)
Pizza, Snacks and Drinks for all present, was sponsored by Dr, Sathia V Nathan and Divan Family (Dr. Kishore Divan and Asha Divan sponsored the trophies for the winners and runner-ups. It had been a fun filled day for all and particularly more for the WINNERS. We congratulate the winners. For list click here…
Champion and Runners Up trophies were presented on May 04, 2014 during PreetiBhoj at HCS by Dr. Kailash Lall (President-HCS), and Brij Bansal (President-IAB)
FAMILY PICNIC-2014 June 21, 2014, Saturday
Family Picnic was organized on June 21, 2014, Saturday at: