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For all members of IACA, please note the IACA GBM Notice is on 8/3/2014 at 2:00 PM at IACA Auditorium.
2:00 PM – Opening remarks by Gouranga Banik, Chairman of Board of Directors, IACA
2:15 PM – Summary of 2014 events by Nivedita Garabadu, President of IACA
2:30 PM – Financial Report, Narayan Swamy, Treasurer of IACA
3:00 PM – Updates and Presentation, Sanatan Mandir, Chairman/President of Sanatan Mandir
3:15 PM – Permission to President of IACA to apply for loan of $200,000 to upgrade the IACA Facilities
4:00 PM – Adjournment of meeting
All are requested to attend. For more information contact
Gouranga Banik, Chairman/BOD at 678-296-5453, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nivedita Garabadu, President at 770-977-0483, email@example.com
For more details please click this link GBM NOTICE Mailer
Atlanta International School – Early Learning Center
Alex Horsley Building
3400 Peachtree Ave
Atlanta GA 30305
2 PM – Light snacks and refreshments will be served – Open to all
You are invited to the Republic Day event – Please click here or on the image below to RSVP
Please join us in celebrating India’s 65th Republic Day
on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Flag Hoisting at 2 PM
Snacks and Social Hour
Chief Guests: Greg Pideon and Hon. Consul General Ajit Kumar (invited)
Speaker: Ms. Kanchana Raman – BOD & President Elect, TIE Atlanta
Topic: “Growing Cross Border Entrepreneurship Between USA and India”
Speaker: Mr. Anand Bhika- President of NETIP Atlanta
Topic: “Rediscovering India in 21st Century – Perspective of the Indian Youth in America”
Entertainment: Variety of programs planned with talented artists
Refreshments will be provided
2:00PM:Traditional Welcome of Guests with Flowers, Kumkum.
2:05 PM: Flag hoisting by Greg Pridgeon ( We will do it outside if the weather permits, if not inside).
2:10PM :National Anthems by Suma Yellamraju and all ( American – Star spangled banner)
Suma Yellamraju and all (Indian – Jana Gana Mana)
2:15PM: Welcome : by Nivedita ( and introduction of EC members on stage).
2:20PM: Speaker: Kanchana Raman, BOD& President Elect TIE Atlanta
2:30PM: Cultural Program : Emceed By Vishwanath and Mohan Nair.
2:35PM: Prayer/ Bhajan by Sreevidya Rajesh and her students.
2:45M: Assamese Dance coordinated by Swapnali Das.
2:55PM: Patriotic Songs by Shubhadeep Roy.
3:05PM: Dance coordinated by Sreekanth Murugan.
3:15PM: Speaker: Greg Pridgeon, Friend of India, City of Atlanta
3:25PM: Speaker: Anand Bhika, President of NET/IP
3:45PM: Felicitation of Guests with Bouquets: Narayan Swamy.
3:50PM: Vote Of thanks by Salil Gulve
4:00PM: Refreshments: Pakodas, Tea, Cookies.
Let’s get together and celebrate…hope to see you all this Sunday at 2:00 PM!!
Sankranti (the day Sun enters the constellation of Makara, Capricorn Zodiac), in the month of Makara is celebrated as an auspicious day and the beginning of the Uttarayana Punyakala. In South India it is celebrated as the Harvest festival Pongal, where special Pongal dish is cooked. Sweets, sugarcane, sesame seed, coconut mixture is shared with friends and families. It is a joyous time for young moms and kids to dress up and meet all the relatives and friends.
Wish you all very Happy Sankranti and Pongal! Pongal or Sakranti event is celebrated by Indian associations and at homes across USA.
Significance and symbolism of the festival: by Jayaram Yeradanemane from Detroit
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A general body meeting of IACA will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 15, 2013 at the IACA, 1281 Cooper Lake Road, Smyrna, GA 30082; to go over the agenda items indicated below and to elect the following office bearers for the year 2014.
1. Executive committee: President, Exec. Vice President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
2. Board of Directors*: Four members for three-year term each + one member for 1 year (vacancy)
3. Managing committee: Three members for a term of two years each, and three members for a term of one year each
As per the existing bylaws, the current President is automatically elected on the IACA Board of Directors for a period of one year. If the current President chooses to run again for the post of President, there will be an election for additional position of Board of Director for 1 year.
If there is no quorum at this GBM, the bylaws require that a second meeting be called. This second GBM meeting will be held on Sunday, December 28, 2013 2:00 PM with the agenda being the same as this GBM. Please refer to web site www.iacaatl.org for the election results or information about the second meeting.
Please bring picture ID and other supporting documents to enable the voting committee to establish valid membership. If the documentation as required by the IACA Constitution and Bylaws are not provided, you shall not be allowed to vote.
For more information please call Kaushal Tripathi Rallapalli, IACA President at 404-317-5474.
17th Festival of India was celebrated in its regular grandeur at the Gwinnett Center to commemorate 67th Independence Day of India. The 2 day festivities was well attended by both Indian and mainstream communities, culminating in a speech by Padmabhushan Anna Hazare, the most popular social activist who is crusading against corruption in India.
Photo Slide Show – by Mr. Girish Modi
Click here to see the slide show
See the video highlights of the event captured by Mr. Girish Modi.
This is a special invite to you and your families for our 2nd day of annual Independence day celebration at Gwinnett Center. Only $2 for admission. Listen to Anna and be part of the revolution to rid India from the evils of corruption