Orlando, FL – February 18, 2019 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando (IACC) led Orlando’s 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration in Downtown Orlando this month. The event put cultural diversity in the spotlight at the Amway Center. Thousands took part in the Street Fest, the Orlando Magic game, and India Day entertainment before, during and after the game. IACC leaders say the 2019 turnout was larger than during 2018.
People attending the event showed strong support for the 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration. Mayor Dyer recognized India Day, by presenting the 5th Orlando India Day Proclamation, which was read at the India Day event, by Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz. Orlando Magic fans supported the event with more than six thousand group ticket sales for the big game against the Brooklyn Nets. The number of suite sales for the game increased in 2019 compared to 2018. The 2nd annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, played on the Magic’s NBA court, featured amateur action with three pointers.
Several corporate sponsors joined the IACC to cheer on the Magic, and they attended the VIP reception. Government Officials attending the game included: Orange County School Board Member - Melissa Byrd; Orange County Commissioner - Maribel Gomez Cordero; Seminole County Commissioner - Lee Constantine; Orange County Mayor - Jerry Demings; US Representative - Valdez Demings; Orlando City Commissioner - Tony Ortiz; Orange County Commissioner - Victoria Siplin; Orange County Commissioner Mayra Uribe; City of Orlando Chief of Police Orlando Rolon, Judge Laura Shaffer; Representing Mayor Buddy Dyer, Giorgina Pinedo-Rolon, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Luis Martinez also with Multicultural Affairs.
IACC President Yog Melwani said, “The IACC leadership team thanks Central Florida for strongly supporting our India Day Celebration again in 2019. This event keeps growing each year. We recognize the cultural diversity in Orlando and the heritage of Indian Americans living in Central Florida.” Dr. Varesh Patel was the India Day Chair.
The event is a commemoration of India's Republic Day, honoring the date when India’s Constitution went into effect. The IACC- Orlando thanks the Orlando Magic for their continuing commitment to the 7th annual event. The NBA has recognized the India Day Celebration in Orlando as the Best Heritage Night in the NBA.
The 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration Street Fest featured dance performances. Attendees had a chance to learn more about Membership, Henna, Yoga, and "How to Tie" Sari & Turban booths. Music fans enjoyed a Post-Game concert, featuring celebrity guest singer Mickey Singh.
The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership, dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses. Together, the IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.
The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”. The IACC is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community, as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.