Come, Join, and Celebrate Diwali Mela 2013
October 26, 2013 - Saturday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA
Join thousands of people in celebrating the only Diwali festival with spectacular fireworks and an amazing laser show. Enjoy cultural programs, Ram leela, a dazzling parade, fancy costumes, kids masti corner, a petting zoo, and animal rides! Relish delicious food and dance to the hit Bollywood songs by international fame Harjeet Mehndi. This festival is organized by FIA and Fremont Hindu Temple. To reserve booths, sponsor the event, or participate, call 510-565-9993
WHO ARE WE?The Federation of Indian Associations is a Fremont based umbrella 501-c(3) organization, Non-Profit Tax id #77-01-77823. It consists of over 40 member organizations. Over the last 21 years, The Federation has continued to work with its member organizations in working on various community based initiatives, and has emphasized that its members continue to remain engaged in every aspect of our community. The FIA has also proudly hosted the annual Festival of India & Parade for the last eleven years. This event has continued to garner participants from all over Northern California, and has attracted luminaries and dignitaries from all over the world. The festival organizers have continued to organize this Festival which is intended to give our communities an opportunity to work together and present this Festival year after year. Every year, the attendance has grown and has allowed our communities, to get a better understanding of the culture, the arts, the music and foods of the Indian American community and allow our communities to further strengthen our bonds with each other.
CONVENER's MESSAGEWe would ike to thank Bay Area Community for making the Festival of India one of the premier events in the Bay Area. Your spirit of community energizes us year after year to work hard to celebrate our Culture and Diversity. The entire volunteer team is working tirelessly to organize the 18th Festival of India in Fremont. This year's events will feature a Free Health Fair, Dance Competition, Grand Parade, Kid's Corner, Banquet and a grand Cultural Program. We will have more than 100 booths consisting of Clothes, Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors serving up regional cuisines from across India.
Please join us and enjoy this grand spectacle!
Dr. Romesh Japra
Chairman & Convener