But even though it might mean scaling back in some areas, holding the event in Andover is better than facing the cost of running it in Boston, Soni said.
Founded in 1962, the India Association of Greater Boston represents immigrants from the Indian subcontinent and their families living throughout Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Since its early years, the organization has sought to play a major role in bringing together a small, but growing Indian-American community by celebrating the festivals of India, organizing musical events, screening Bollywood movies and more.
The association also encourages its youths to uphold the cultural heritage of their forebears through various programs.
The India Day celebration at the Collins Center will be open free to the public. For more information, visit www.iagb.org.