India's Republic Day celebrated by diaspora

The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), one of the oldest and the largest organisations of the Indian Diaspora celebrated India`s 66th Republic Day in grandeur with its annual show "Dance Pe Chance."

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 06, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

New Jersey: The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), one of the oldest and the largest organisations of the Indian Diaspora celebrated India`s 66th Republic Day in grandeur with its annual show "Dance Pe Chance."

The packed show event at the prestigious State Theatre, in New Brunswick, New Jersey last week was a cultural extravaganza with 625 students from 14 dance schools in three states- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - vying to prove their mettle.

The event began with the singing of national anthems of the US and India by Sparsh Shah. Omi Vaidya, of the `3 Idiots` movie fame added fun and energy to the show, while noted violin player Daisy Jopling, amazed the crowd with a spectacular performance. Each dance group exhibited an abundance of talent, colourful costumes, innovative choreography and unprecedented pride in being Indians.

New Jersey`s Indian-American Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula administered the oath of office to FIA`s incoming executive committee of 2015.

Uplift Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of juvenile inmates and orphans in South Asia, was the chosen non-profit partner for the event.