Holi Hangama

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley invites you to join us for Holi Hangama.Detailed Party information is provided below.


  • Greater Lawrence Technical School
  • 57 River Road, Andover, MA 01810
  • (***Entrance from Gate # 51: Rear of School.***)


  • 29th March, 2008


  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Games, Snacks
  • 7:00 PM Cultural Program
  • Followed by Gourmet Dinner; DJ; and Dance

Entry Fee

  • Members
  • Adult:$25
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older :$12
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$30
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older :$15
  • Checks must be postdated by March 19, 2008 ; Add $5 per person after this date. Please note: Seats are limited. Reservations are strictly on first come first serve basis. Please reserve your entry by sending in your commitment via checks at the earliest. Entries will not be permitted at the gate.

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar (January to December) year of 2008 is $15 per family or $10 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family.
  • Please check your membership status on this flier’s address label.
    Please note: In order to receive our future electronic communication, please send your email address to Sanjay Jain at sanjay.jain@salemstate.edu. This would help us provide timely information and save cost. Future program information may only be communicated by emails.

Holi Cultural Program

  • IAMV members and their children, who wish to perform in the Holi cultural program, must contact Mamta Lohia at (978) 974-0629 or send email at mlohia@comcast.net by January 23 rd 2008. Selected entries will be notified by February 2 nd 2008.
  • Guidelines for Cultural Program Participation
  • For complete rules and regulations, please go to the IAMV website at www.iamv.org. Following are some of the basic guidelines that will be used for the selection of items.
    • We are looking for variety in our program to make it more balanced as well as more representative of ‘India’. Some examples are given below.
      • - Classical Dance: Bharat Natyam, Kathak folk dances etc.
      • - Skit: Comedy, parody etc.
      • - Musical Instrument: Any musical instruments may be accompanied by vocal.
      • - Vocal singing: Male/Female – solo, duet or group.
      • - Bollywood dance songs.
      • Duplicate songs will not be allowed, and will be approved on a first come first serve basis. It is very important to let us know the songs along with the entry.

    • While submitting your item, please specify the following:
      • - Type the complete information about your item.
      • - Names and the ages of participants. NO ONE under 6 years of age is allowed.
      • - Name of the song/songs.
    • All the selected participants MUST send in their checks by February 15 th 2008 addressed to IAMV, 12 Messina Drive, Andover, MA 01810, to reserve their place in the cultural program. Failing to send checks by this deadline will cause their entry to be cancelled. Choreographers must ensure timely mailing of dues from all the participants in their group.

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley Sponsored Youth group

  • Based on several requests from many IAMV members, IAMV started a youth group to provide our kids a chance to develop community spirit and leadership abilities; complete volunteer work for their college application; and have fun. This youth group has been a great success last year.
  • Youth group has an elected executive team consisting of President, Vice President, Treasurer, General Secretary and Public Relations Lead. This helps introduce our kids to various challenging roles and develop leadership skills.
  • There are several activities planned for the youth group, such as:
    • Volunteer work, e.g. group is scheduled to do a 2-hour volunteer work at Sutton Hill Center every month.
    • A program to celebrate a day with special significance to Indian community, e.g. Independence Day, Republic Day or Gandhi Jayanti.
    • Entertainment: for example, a day at amusement park, movie or a get together at IAMV member’s house.
  • Based on above plan, youth group will be required to meet 10-14 times a year assuming at least one meeting prior to an event and the event itself.
  • Primary goals for the youth group are as follows:
    • Develop community spirit; give them a venue and opportunity to bond with each other.
    • Develop leadership abilities. This would be useful for their college application as well as any community activities.
    • Integration of Indian community with the local community, such as town or local event planners.
  • We cannot do any of above without interest and involvement from each one of you. Parents of eligible youth, age 13-18. Please contact Shoba Donti at shobagd@comcast.net

  • Please check http://www.IAMV.org web-site for all programs, announcements and last minute changes pertaining to this event

  • Indian Association of Merrimack Valley
    12 Messina Drive,
    Andover, MA 01810

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