(Organized by Tricity India Association)
( A report by Tapan Das)
Tricity India Association celebrated the Capital District’s second Spring Festival of India of this Millennium on May 6th 2001 at Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany. Over the last few years, the Indian community here has grown to over a thousand families resulting in a huge mass of people. TRICITY has organized this function to bring together all Indians at one place and celebrate their customs & traditions through dances, songs, food etc.,
Consultants from TCS, Schenectady also participated actively in this festival in various activities like dance and display of culture and tradition of different states of India. A Folk dance of Orissa, Samabalpuri, was performed by Pradeep Kumar Senapati, Padmaja Nagoor and Shraban Nayak of TCS along with others. The information booths displaying the culture and tradition of Orissa were organized by Tapan Kumar Das, Pradeep Senapati, Shraban Nayak, Saroj Panda, Uma Shankar Das and others, whereas those of Tamilnadu by Kalai Ezhil Raj, Sitaramnath, Karthikeyan Natesan and others.