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Family carnival lined up at the Indian Club.

A CARNIVAL for the entire family has been lined up at the Indian Club, in Gudaibiya, on Friday, from 4pm to 10pm.

The Indian Ladies Association (ILA) is presenting Mela 2013, which will feature fun, food, games and entertainment.

The theme of the event will be a visual journey to India and it will showcase an assortment of food stalls with a variety of home-cooked delicacies from various states of India.

This will be combined with fun and games stalls.

Ethnic jewellery, dresses and accessories, henna designs and tattoo paintings are some of the added attractions. It is going to be a colourful evening to mark the Indian festive season from January to April, comprising Baisakhi, Vishu, Bihu, Ugadi, Nowroz, Gudi Padva, Chetichand, Tamil New Year, Bengali New Year, Al Hijri New Year and many more.

"The highlight of this event is an Indian folk dance contest," says ILA activities secretary Alka Mishra

"We have received an excellent response with 15 groups already registering for the event.

"There will be non-stop entertainment on the stage and a live DJ."

ILA general secretary Sandhya Dushyant said more than 2,000 people were expected.

"Entry fee for the event will be 500 fils for adults. It will be free for children aged below eight years," she said.

"All the proceeds from this event will go to the ILA charity fund."

Stalls are filling up fast and a few are left. Anyone interested in taking a stall should confirm their booking by contacting membership secretary Chithra Padmabham on 39757329

E-mail to book stalls, banners or participate in the dance contest.

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Date:Apr 17, 2013
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