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Festival of India celebrates culture, supports livelihoods: Event raises money to help impoverished women, children in India

Festival raises money to help impoverished women, children in India

2:30 PM, Oct. 11, 2013
Visitors look over items for sale at the Festival of India in 2011 at Stevens Point Area Senior High.
Visitors look over items for sale at the Festival of India in 2011 at Stevens Point Area Senior High.
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The 26th annual Festival of India returns to Stevens Point Area Senior High on Saturday with such things as music, dance, fashion, food and educational programs. But organizers say the festival is much more than a celebration, it also aims to raise money to empower impoverished women and children of India.

"When you come to the festival, you come not only to support cultural diversity, but to provide a helping hand," said Richa Chander, whose parents, Jyoti and Jagdish Chander helped found the festival in 1988. "This is a unique event that is also for a good cause. We are working to uplift the ...

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