Indian American Coalition of Texas (IACT) hosts the 2019 IACT India Republic Day Gala on Saturday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. at Asian American Resource Center.
The major theme of this year’s event is celebrating and taking inspiration from the record number of South Asians who ran for political office in the 2018 midterm election. One of the featured events at the gala will be a panel of candidates sharing their experiences.
The event gives the South Asian community an opportunity to meet local and national civic leaders, hear from leading voices on important topics relating to politics and civic engagement, and connect with friends and the community over drinks and a delicious Indian dinner.
Republic Day, first observed on Jan. 26, 1950, is the day that the Indian Constitution took effect in the newly independent India. IACT’s Republic Day Banquet is open to the public and will be attended by local leaders including city and state officials. The event celebrates the common democracy that links India and the U.S. while highlighting IACT’s work driving civic engagement.
This year’s event will feature a classic Indian dinner, a recap of IACT’s activities, cultural performances and more.
Tickets available at iactaustin.org/sponsors-tickets and more info about IACT and Republic Day of India 2019 at www.iactaustin.org.