About 9,000 people turned out to enjoy the delights of the 17th annual India Festival on November 6 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
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By NITISH S. RELE - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dr. Pallavi Patel Pediatric Center, a 580-square-foot facility on the USF campus in Tampa, is now open. The clinic is equipped with a two-bed examination room, office and a waiting room.
Glimpses of Diwali
The Hindu Temple of Florida in Tampa celebrated the Festival of Lights with a cultural program followed by dinner and fireworks. The event drew a huge turnout, according to temple organizers.
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Get more in the upcoming events sections, youth higlights, health updates and read book reviews in this edition of Khaasbaat.
By Shephali J. Rele
This section will be devoted to telling you about creative films that may not have been blockbuster hits but in case you missed it, worth a look. It will also focus on new releases this month.
Hurricane relief funds sought
With the "rash" of major hurricanes to hit Florida in last couple of months, the sheer magnitude of property damage, loss of life and the tremendous pain and suffering caused all across Florida is simply unimaginable. The images on television cannot begin to give us the real picture of the human toll taken by hurricanes such as Ivan, Jeanne, Charley and Frances.
INDOUS Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay (FIA) have joined together to help local communities affected by the tragedy. Indian organizations in Tampa Bay are working to raise funds for the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund established by Governor Jeb Bush.
Mail your contributions (payable to INDO-US/Florida Hurricane Relief Fund) to INDOUS, P.O. Box 20232, Tampa, FL 33622.
All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.flahurricanefund.org on the Internet.
If you have any questions, call Dilip Kanji at (813) 784-6979 or Ram Ramcharran at (727) 460-2460.