Indo American Charity Foundation Gala 2009
Event: Indo American Charity Foundation Gala
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Houston, Texas
Date: Saturday September 19, 2009
Report: Ruchi Mukherjee
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Politics, entertainment, great fashion and a scrumptious meal, the 2009 Indo American Charity Foundation “Seduction of the Monsoon” themed gala had it all. Keynote speaker Varun Gandhi can be held responsible for drawing a good crowd. However, what got it going was the entertaining bollywood monsoon seduction style dance performances and the little chocolate goodies presented on the tables by Madhavi Gokhale of Desserts ‘n’ More.
Varun Gandhi, son of Menaka Gandhi and late Sanjay Gandhi, spoke at the occasion on various topics from India’s poverty to India’s entrepreneurial skills. “India is not a poor country but a poorly managed country,” said Varun.
He was quite impressed with the organization and the support that Indians living abroad provided for their country India.
Founded in 1988 by a group of Houstonians of Indian origin, IACF has developed into a highly respected, multi-faceted endeavor to help those in need of health, education and human services. IACF serves as a conduit between philanthropists and organizations such as UNICEF, Casa De Esperanza, YMCA, Daya, Indian Doctors Association Clinic, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend, to name a few.