Thousands enjoy Garba celebration in South Brunswick


SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey (IACFNJ) organized its 15th Grand Navratri Garba celebration in South Brunswick on Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12, marking the festival of nine nights during which Hindus worship the goddesses of Shakti Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.  

IACFNJ held this year’s Garba in the gymnasiums at Crossroads Middle School South and South Brunswick High School. Thousands of attendees enjoyed more than five hours of garba, raas and sanedo each of the nights, according to information provided by IACFNJ. 

Once again, the group of Mahesh Mehta and his artists from Bollywood and local singers and musicians of Entertainment Unlimited rocked the stage with singing. Sunita Kapur, a famous Bollywood singer, joined this year. The participants from all age groups from all generations and all cultural backgrounds enjoyed the evenings in their colorful traditional costumes.

Local business entrepreneurs, community leaders, local and state public officials, and large number of Asian Indians attended the celebration to support IACFNJ community efforts to keep Indian culture and heritage alive in the state. South Brunswick Deputy Mayor Joe Cammarota, South Brunswick School Board Superintendent Scott Feder and school board members Barry Nathanson, Joyce Mehta, Azra Baig, Deven Patel and New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District candidate for state assembly Jeffrey Brown and 14th district candidate Bina Shah attended.

The IACFNJ is under the leadership of President Dr. Tushar Patel, Chairman Raojibhai Patel, Vice Presidents Mahesh Patel and Mac Shah, Secretary Surabhi Agarwal, Treasurer Rajesh Patel, and Trustees Hitesh Patel, Rewo Nawani, Jadhav Chaudhari and Murthy Yerramilli.

For more information, email [email protected] or call Dr. Tushar Patel at 848-391-0499.