Since inception, India Forum has been instrumental in bringing together Indian classical dance performers, artists and thereby showcasing and recognizing young talents depicting rich culture, tradition of Indian heritage. India Forum Inc’s Annual Spring Dance Competition provides one of the platforms to bring together young talents from Elementary, Middle, High school and college level from MD, VA, DC and other parts of US.
India Forum Inc’s Dance Competition is to celebrate livelihood and exuberance and festivities harvest seasons with colorful and vibrant dance performances depicting folk and other arts Indian Origin. Given the differences in climate and crops, harvest festivals celebrated various times at different places predominantly during Spring Season of each year. Some of these harvest festivals also associated with Hindu mythology and legends of victory of good over evil.
Come and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Indian culture with dances and an ambience in a class of its own at 25th Annual Spring Dance Competition.
Four decades ago, the vision and resourcefulness of a handful of community leaders planted the seeds of India Forum Inc (IFI). An organization that truly represents the Unity and Diversity of India, IFI focuses on the Culture, Traditions and Heritage of India as a whole. Representing a country that has citizens following 10 different religions with 22 official and over 114 spoken languages; celebrating more than 75 official holidays for festivals, IFI strives to preserve and serve them with its common thread.
Since 1975, India Forum Inc has been serving the cultural and community needs of the Indian Community. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the goals of India Forum are to promote Indian Culture, Tradition and Heritage in this part of the world. IFI makes this happen by facilitating high quality events at top notch venues for the Indian Community in Maryland/Baltimore area. These events celebrate the activities and festivals important to the immigrant community and provide them an identity in the society that helps them thrive. These events also help in involving the local citizens of this area and increase their awareness of our rich culture and heritage.
India Forum Inc is managed and run by a Board of dedicated individuals. The Board has a passion for serving the community and propagating the cultural wealth and heritage of India to community and future generations with this common origin.
IFI hosts the following main events annually.
Holi Dance Competition: Schools, colleges and institutions imparting Indian dance education compete at all age levels in the event. Hosted at a prestigious venue this colorful and vibrant event immerses the audience into the richness that is India.
India Day: Celebrating India's Independence day this event brings anything that is Indian; food, costumes, music, dance, handicrafts, in one location to captivate your self for a whole day.
Indo-American Friendship Dinner: An event with a 25 year heritage celebrating the friendship created and nurtured with the local communities. Consummating with a black tie dinner attended by Businesses, Media, Political & community leaders and intelligentsia. Recent Event videos can be viewed below.
Diwali: A premier year-end event celebrating the Festival of lights.