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The Asian Indian community in Hampton Roads will celebrate and share its heritage and culture from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Old Dominion University Ted Constant Convocation Center. "Taste of India," which is free and open to the public, will highlight the culture, politics and history of India through live performances, ethnic foods and a wide variety of exhibits and booths.

A live video presentation from New Delhi, India, featuring Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine, will address "Indo-U.S. Relations and the Surging Indian Economy."

Vendors will sell food from all regions of India and performances will include professional dancing, music and a Bhangra competition, a traditional dance from the State of Punjab in India.

According to Vinod Agarwal, ODU professor of economics and organizer of the event, the celebration is designed to showcase the vibrant culture of Asian Indians living in Hampton Roads, a group which he says contributes $140 million annually to the regional economy.

For more information about the event call 460-3376 or visit www.tasteofindiahr.org.

This article was posted on: March 16, 2007

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