Source: TV Asia Bureau
Indian Culture Society of New Jersey (ICS-NJ) aims to cultivate, enhance and promote Indian heritage, history and culture. Every year ICS celebrates Christmas with members, trustees, comm. Members, supports, invites, friends, and families as a gala party. The party was held at Akbar Restaurant, Edison, NJ. The party included live music, mouth-watering delicacies and a large number of people (around 500+ people) coming together under one roof. The president - Mr. Rajesh Patel, Vice Chairman – Piyush Patel and Atul Shah – Vice Chairman conveyed their greeting to all the attendees, entire Gujarati community across States and back in India.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season.
Early pioneers came up with an idea to start an organization named INDIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY OF NJ. In 1986 it was formally registered as a non-profit organization and established the initial Executive Committee to support and do volunteer work for ICS of NJ. Their primary objective is to promote Indian Culture in NJ. Their Goals are: To cultivate, enhance and promote Indian heritage, history and culture; To promote and assist humanities; To promote cordial and cooperative relations among the members and community at large; To be a non-sectarian and non-partisan organization in NJ. Most of the activities centered on celebrating Indian festivals as a group and conducting some cultural events for community and members. They are especially known for organizing large-scale Garba events which are attended by over 10,000 people in 2017.