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INDIAN AMERICAN KERALA CULTURAL AND CIVIC CENTER

KERALA CENTER PRESENTS THREE YOUTH FESTIVALS : **** SPRING FESTIVAL (April 28, 2001 ) **** **** SUMMER FESTIVAL ( August ) **** **** Miss. KERALA (USA) BEAUTY PAGEANT ( October )**** **** ANNUAL AWARDS & DINNER ( November )****



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GOPIO
NIAASC

CORPORATE SPONSORS:
Express India
Sabinsa Corporation
State bank of India

SPONSORS:
Hilltop Medical Group P.C.
Kerala Jewellers
Family Dentistry

PATRON:
Maharani -
Jewelry & Applinces

Maharaja -
Supermarket & Audio-Video Club


BENEFACTORS:
Universal Audio & Movies, Inc
J. J. Auto Repair, Inc.


PROMOTERS:
India Corner Restaurent
Santoor Restaurent
Malabar Palace
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SUPPORTES:
Nisha Indian Spices & Grocery
India Kitchen
Kallattu Jewellers, Inc.
Raj Auto Center & Body Works
Hazam Trade Corp..
Click the following for details

Rules and Regulations
Spring Festival & 11th Anniversary
Summer Festival
Miss. Kerala (USA )Beauty Pageant
Annual Awards & Dinner
Festival Committee
Regitration Form





J. J. Entertainments
@ Kerala Center



Proudly Presents
Malayalam Movies
at
Bombay Theater
( Fresh Meadows )
&
Pelham Picture House

CLASSES FOR:
Malayalam
Dance
Music
Karate.

For Party hall booking
at kerala Center
call J. J. Entertainments

Phone: (516) 358 7120


======Rules and Regulations======
General:


1. Youth Festival Part1 & Part 2 open for all children and youth of Indian American Community
2. Beauty Pageant - Atleast one parent must be malayalee
3. Judge's decision shall be final and cannot be challenged in any court of law.
4. Any candidate who has won Kala thilakam or such other honor is not eligible to compete in the youth festival.
However such candidates will be accepted for guest performance and honored.


Age Categories:

   1. Sub-Juniors     ===============       up to 7 yrs 

   2. Juniors         ===============       8  - 12 yrs

   3. Intermediate    ===============       13 - 17 yrs

   4. Seniors         ===============       18 and over

Registration Fee:
     Solo:    Single entry:   $10.00;      Up to five entries: $40.00

     Group:   single entry:   $25.00       ( Minimum 3 in a group )

     Beauty pageant:          $25.00

Time Limit:
           Solo:          7 minutes max.

           Group:         10 minutes max.
Pageant Rules:

     1. Unmarried 13 - 25 years old 
2. At least one parent must bea malayalee
3. The festival committee shall have no responsibility over the judge's decisions.
4. The judge's decisions shall be final and cannot be challenged in any court of law.
5. The winner is obligated to represent Kerala Center on Special Occations/ Functions organized by the Center.
6. Any candidate who has won the crown in a pageant in the Tri-state area is not eligible to compete
7. Costumes: Segment one: Set / Mundu; Segemnt two: Salwar Kameez or Lanca; Segment three: Sari. 8. Hair Style:Unbraided



======= 11the Anniversary & Spring Festival =======
April 28, 2001 Saturday 9:30 AM


Kerala Center Celebrates
it's 11th Anniversary & Youth Festival Part 1
on April 28, 2001 Saturday
at the CENTER.

********************

Youth Festival Inaguration & Competition starts at 9.00 AM

Competition open to Children and Youth of Indian American Community

Prizes will be awarded on the same day at the end of the program

Register for the Youth Festival by: April 20, 2001


**** ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS STARTS AT 5 P. M. ****

For More information contact: Festival Committee


Competitions:

      1.  Clasical dance     ( For all age group ) 
2. Folk Dance ( For all age group )
3. Instrumental Music ( No Sub-juniors )
4. Songs ( Light Vocal, All age categories )
5. Oppana ( Intermediate and Seniors only )
6. Coloring
Painting
Cartoons ( Sub-Juniors only )
. 7. Fancy Dress ( Sub-Juniors only )
8. Mimicry ( Sub-Juniors & Juniors )
9. Speech ( No Sub-Juniors )
Speech Subject: " Indian American Kerala Cultural & civic Center as I see, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow "
Register by: April 20, 2001


======= Summer Festival & Princess Kerala center========
August 18, 2001 Saturday

The Festival of India ( Youth Festival Part II ), Talent Search and Recognition,
Independence day Celebration, Onam Festival
&
PRINCESS KERALA CENTER - Mini Pegeant

at
Kerala Center on August 18, 2001 Saturday, from 8:30 AM



Open to all Indian American Children and Youth

Register by: July 31, 2001



========Beauty Pageant========
November , 2001 Saturday

Open to all Indian American Children and Youth
Date and Time will be Announced Later


***Miss KERALA U.S.A. BEAUTY PAGEANT***

*** Performance by the First Prize Winners of the Youth Festivals Part 1 and 2 ***

*** Guest artists perfomance ***

*** DINNER ***

Register by: September, 2001.

Please read the pageant rules above.




========Annual Awards & Dinner========
November 11, 2000 Saturday

Date and Time will be Announced Later


Kerala Center invites you for
*** Center's Nineth Annual Awards Dinner***
November, 2001 Saturday
at The Kerala Center


Annual Awards Distribution.

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Entertainment Program : TBA




=======Festival Committee========
 Co-Ordinator:   Luke Malika 
                                       PH: (718) 264 4120 (w)
                                       (516) 364 4805 (h)
                                       e-mail: LMalika52@aol.com
 
Chair Persons:
Items  Name Contact Number
Competitions &
Cultural Programs
Joseph K. Joseph (718) 334 8443 / 8115

( 516) 485 2788
General Registration Sosamma John (516) 355 0319
Public Meeting /Seminar Dr. Thomas Abraham (203) 329 8010
Finance Alex T. Thampan (516) 354 7928
Indore Games Stephen Kuriakose (516) 775 2966
Annual Dinner Thampi thalappalil (516) 326 1072
Committe Members:
Raju Thomas (516) 374 1612
M. G. John (516) 355 0310
James Thottam (516) 775 9344
Alex Kidarathil (516) 561 6003
Dr. M. Khaneja (516) 374 1612
Romesh Tewari (732) 727 9456
Rajeshwar Prasad (631) 698 0512
Sushila Gidwani (914) 693 4219
Sudha Acharya (718) 523 7668
Leela Mathews (516) 775 5497
Verghese Athimoottil (518) 869 1332


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