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    Neighborhoods of the World Celebrate India

    Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens showcased Amazing India on April 13, 2014 in partnership with the Consulate General of India and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. More than 2,000 guests, visitors, and nationals attended while they enjoyed Sunday afternoon with live musical performances, dances, ethnic food and imported merchandise from Chicagoland vendors.
    Dancers from the Chitrahar Cultural Academy, Natya Dance Theatre, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Meher Dance Company, Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago and Satrangi Garba Group from Indiana entertained the general public while they re-enacted the spirit of a "mela" (festival) in the ambience of the the beautiful Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier.
    The mission of the Indo-American Heritage Museum is to promote understanding of the diversity, history, and culture of Indian Americans, as well as to preserve and share their contributions to the fabric of American life.
    The Indo-American Heritage Museum seeks to document, preserve, and display immigrant history to the United States of America.
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