Association of Indo American’s (AIA), Desi 1170 AM & Bolly 92.3 presents Swades to celebrate India’s Independence Day. It is a unique outdoor festival and is supported by over 30 Indian organizations in Bay Area. Last year Swades was refreshingly endearing, visually stunning, totally engaging, and entertaining with pure patriotism all around & this year it is back.
Join us at Swades 2017
Date: Aug 6th, 2017
Time:11:00 am to 7:00 pm
1531 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA
There will be live Characters – ChhotaBheem, Chutki, Bahubali, Hanuman, Bala Ganesh, Bala krishna, Spiderman, Capt America & many more. There will be several carnival games, slides for kids. Water Balls, Tea Cup ride, Rock wall, Bungee Jumping and Shaktiman rides which are very popular with kids. And there will be two train rides.
One of the key mottos of Swades is to showcase and propagate Indian Culture and Art forms. Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bhangra , Classical dances and Bollywood dances.
Desi Food Festival will bring various delicacies with unique presentation under one roof. From Chaat, Biryani, Dosa, Vada, Jilebee, Pakoda’s , Dolka, Pav Bhaji, Chana Batura, Sugar Cane juice, ice cream etc. What’s a desi mela without shopping and Swades provides ample opportunities for the same.
Over 50 vendors will display booths spanning clothing, jewelry, dentist, mehendi, real estate, after schools, IT training & health services.
One unique feature at this mela will be special sporting event, involving over a couple of hundred enthusiastic participants of all ages from 5 years to 75 years, with 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter running races with fun picnic games like lemon and spoon, three legged race and sack races.
There will be a free health checkup offered by South Asian Heart Association.
This amazing festival features grand parade led by Sri Venkatesan Ashok (Consul General of India, SFO), Jayaram Komati (AP Government Special representative for North America), Congressman Ro Khanna, Assembly member Ash Kalra, Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran, Cupertino Vice Mayor Savitha Vaidyanathan, Kensen Chu (Assemblymember of California state), Fremont Vice Mayor Lily Mei, & K. Venkata Ramana (Consulate General of India).
Swades Festival is supported by close to 30 local Indian Organizations (in alphabetical order):
American Organization for Development of Bihar (AODB)
Association of Rajasthan in America (Bay Area)
BATA (Bay Area Telugu Association)
BATM (Bay Area Tamil Manram )
Bihar Foundation (USA – California Branch)
GOPIO (Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin)
Gujarati Cultural Association (GCA)
ILP (India Literacy Project)
Indo American Society of Bay Area
Indo-American Community Federarion(IACF)
KKNC (Kannada Koota, Northern California)
Kashmiri Task Force (KTF)
MANCA (Malayalee Association of Northern California)
PCA (Punjabi Cultural Association)
Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA)
SRCA (San Ramon Cricket Association)
SEF (Sankara Eye Foundation)
TANA (Telugu Association of North America)
TCA (Telangana Cultural Association)
United Fiji Association
UPMA (Uttar Pradesh Mandal Association)