University of Pittsburgh
August 13, 2008

Pitt's Indian Room Committee to Celebrate India's 61st Year of Independence With a Parade and Festival Aug. 17

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Indian Nationality Room Committee will celebrate India's 61st year of independence Sunday, Aug. 17, with a parade around Pitt's Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland, followed by a festival in the Cathedral's Commons Room.

Marchers will assemble at 11:30 a.m. on the Bigelow Boulevard side of the Cathedral for the parade on the streets surrounding the building. At 1 p.m. the group will hoist the American and Indian flags and begin the cultural gala in the Commons Room.

The committee, along with Pitt's Intercultural Exchange Program, the Pittsburgh Indian community, several local organizations, and the general public will participate in a day of culture with performers of traditional folk dance, spicy food, henna hand painting, and an opportunity to purchase genuine Indian artifacts from local vendors.

For more information, contact Saroj Bahl, at 412-828-2911 or