HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): Spring on the Island had a warm and colorful welcome by India Association of Long Island’s (IALI) colorful Holi festivities. Under the leadership of President Beena Kothari and her Executive Council, this year’s Holi celebration saw varied colors and shower of Talent by young kids and executive members. Over 100 kids exhibited their exceptional talent of dancing, singing, poetry and music followed by a breathtaking elegant Fashion Show by IALI Executive Council. The grand celebrations started with several dance schools, individual participants and committee members showering their talent for over 3 hours. An exotic mix of East and West, Bollywood, Hollywood, Classical (Bharatnatyam, Oddissi, Kuchipudi, Kathak) and several other classical & traditional performances exhibited the unique culture and colors of India. Kids of age groups 3 and above performed with their hearts. Melodious songs and musical instruments were played. Over 27 dance schools and individual choreographers participated in the grand celebrations. The performances were so entertaining that the audience wanted the show go on and on. All kids / participants were awarded with Trophy’s and Appreciation Certificates.
The highlight of the show was the Grand Fashion Show! Beautifully choreographed, executed and performed by the Executive Council of IALI, this unique & elegant display of latest fashion, breathed a fresh wave of Spring in the air. The show portrayed the ocean of talent within the members of the organization. Together, the executive committee portrayed the festival significance of the arrival of spring, therebycelebrating a festive day to meet and greet with the aim to fill colors of happiness in the lives of their near and dear one’s.
The presence of Nasrin G. Ahmad, Town Clerk of the Town of Hempstead along with several sponsors and well-wishers and the ongoing support of media and community made the event a huge success. Zaveri Insurance, HAB bank, AHAI, RealtyConnectUSA, Navika Capital, Omni Mortgage, Oberoi & Tur Group, Vas Pipes were some of the sponsorsAudience were thrilled to win several exciting raffle prizes sponsored by executive members and community leaders. The event concluded with sumptuous dinner and desserts.
IALI President, Mrs. Beena Kothari, addressed the audience and thanked various community leaders, media, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and everyone for their tireless dedication to the betterment of the organization and their ongoing support to all the activities of India Association of Long Island.