Who Are We?
Huntsville India Association is a 40 year old non profit, non partisan, non sectarian, and secular organization, which represents the Asian Indian community in North Alabama. One of the most important objectives of the organization is to educate Huntsville and North Alabama communities about India, which is the world's largest democracy. The organization undertakes charitable, educational, scientific, and cultural programs.
India Food Festival
Indian Street food fest was a huge success . Thanks to all the hardworking volunteers!
Highlights from Holi Hungama 2016
Huntsville India Association (HIA) is pleased to announce the most exciting festival of colors - Holi Hungama 2016
It will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 11:30 - 2:30 at India House in Huntsville. There will be lunch, a short cultural function, and of course lots and lots of colors!! So bring your friends and family and come participate with your fellow Indians.
If you wish to participate in any cultural performance, please contact Supriya Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 256-850-4444).
We would also greatly appreciate if you could volunteer in event organization, stage decoration, food arrangement etc. If you wish to volunteer, please enroll through the Membership form on the HIA web site (please mention Volunteering in comments).
We are also inviting sponsorships to the event. If you wish to sponsor the event, please contact us at email@example.com
Holi - Festival of Colors
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!
Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.
The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!
Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
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Women's T10 Cricket Tournament
Team Firebirds beat Madison Chargers by 10 wickets to win this year's HIA Women's T10 Cricket Tournament.
Some notable performances were as below:
Batswoman of the Tournament: Aparna Singh
Bowler of the Tournament: Pournima
Player of the Tournament: Rajit K Singh