Cultural Committee News and Updates:

The Festival of India Cultural Committee is preparing for another Blazing Cultural Program for Festival of India on October 14th and 15th, 2017.

We invite all participants, teachers, choreographers, parents to be part of this highly attended exciting event. All entries should have good choice of music, dance quality, synchronization, costumes, usage of stage, props, etc. and above all entertaining factor. Please be innovative, colorful and creative in presenting your items.

Please keep checking our website for updates.

  • All participants should have ages 6 and above for all non-competitive items with duration of maximum of 6 minutes. Group performances are strongly encouraged.
  • Singing and reciting is not allowed unless it is combined with a dance performance and/or is a part of a dance-drama.
  • Usage of various props in all performances is highly anticipated.
  • Submission of entries will begin in the third week of August 2017 .Please carefully read the general rules before submitting entries.
  • All competitions in each category will be held only if adequate entries are received and therefore subject to change.
  • All competitions in each category have to have minimum of four participants.
  • All participants for Competition entries have to be available both days to perform.
  • The age group will be based on the oldest participant in the group.
  • Please see Rules and Regulations for further details before submitting entries. The Cultural Committee’s decision on acceptance of entries will be final.
  • We will have following categories for competition this year.

    Competition Categories of FOI 2017 Cultural Program is as follows:

    “Jhil-Mil Sitaare

    “Do Sitaare

    “Badalte Sitaare

    “Love is…”

    Details of Competition are under the “Rules and Regulations Page”

    We request you to read all information carefully under all the cultural tabs for the FOI website. Please forward all questions to Our preferred way of communications is emails. All emails will be answered in 48 hours. Please call Chetan Mehta for any other details at 804-536-5093 Or Smita Jain at Cultural Committee thanks and appreciates all your hard work, efforts and time for making this program successful. We look forward for your suggestions and participation.

    We are looking for new Emcee talents. If interested, please email to Probodh Chiplunkar. With heartfelt gratitude and best wishes, Chetan Mehta, Bina Mehta, Sangita Patel, Ravi Tamma, Vrushali Lele, Probodh Chiplunkar, Murali Chemudupati and Smita Jain