Holi, a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. It is best known around the world for the powder that revelers throw on each other, leaving festival goers coated in color. Indian Friends of Atlanta (IFA) organized a spectacular Holi for the first time on March 11th, 2017 at huge ground in Skyland Business Centre. More than 600 member’s of Indian community and Americans thronged to the venue to enjoy the celebrations.
Guests of honor, Head Consul General of India in Atlanta Shri. D.V.Singh along with few prominent leaders in Georgia graced the event. The decorated stage with India and U.S Flags along with Sound system stands out to be the grand spectacle to the audience.
DJ Ameet rocked the event with his electrifying music and crowd was dancing to his tunes throughout the event and at the same time our photographers from Vakiti Creations were busy capturing the pictures and videos using their cameras and drones.
Food Vendors Bawarchi Biryani Pointe & Sanjha chula were on site with live cookout of Indian delicious foods, Raja foods of Patel Bros served Sugar cane Juice & Thandai, etc, Suvidha Groceries provided Organic colors which were safe to environment and kids.
This Holi event organized by IFA reiterates the organization’s vision of bringing the Indian Community together. We had representation from various Indian Organizations including American Telugu Association, Maharastra Mandal, Telangana American Telugu Association, Gujarath Samaj, Shiv Mandir, Greater Atlanta Telanagana Society, Greater Atlanta Telugu Association, etc.
IFA founding members Sunil Savili & Shyam Mallavarapu announced Sreekanth Uppala as President and Anil Bodireddy as Chairman for IFA. Sreekanth Uppala and Anil Bodireddy said that they were overwhelmed by the support & participation from the community and want to thank each and everyone who participated in the event, they also provided the updates on next IFA events planned for next few months. They have thanked Suvidha Groceries, Bawarchi Biryani Point, Skyland Business Centre and Patel Bros for sponsoring this event. They also thanked IFA Team members Srinivas Peddi, Sairam Pamulapati, Shyam Mallavarapu, Sunil Savili, Lakshmi Thesam, Shwetha Dhawan, Suyog Buche, Kishan Talapally, Deepa Sharma, Jamaluddin Masthakhan, Sanjeev Akula, Arun Darpally, Niranjan Podduturi, Suresh K Volam, Abay Radhakrishna, Ravi Balasubramanium and Sridevi Ranjit and said without them this event would not be grand success and appreciated all the volunteers for their help, thanked local organizations, DJ Ameet for providing rocking music and Vakiti Creations for providing Photography & Video.