Posted on January 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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Madhuri Dixit heads to Orlando to shoot hoops at the Orlando Magic NBA Game!

Bollywood Lovers and Fans get ready Madhuri Dixit is dancing her way to the center court in Orlando this week!  The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is leading Orlando’s official India Day celebration on January 31, 2016 starting at noon in and around Amway Center. This cultural tradition was officially recognized by Mayor Buddy Dyer, in 2015, as he proclaimed January 31 “INDIA DAY IN ORLANDO.”


0e976616-ae42-4987-8806-b007070e65ef-1The IACC has created a full line up of excitement showcasing the Indian culture and community with a street festival, fire-side chat with a renowned international humanitarian and a partnership with the Orlando Magic featuring in-game festivities during the Magic’s matchup with the Boston Celtics on Jan. 31.

“We are proud to partner with the Indian American Chamber of Commerce for the fourth consecutive year to host India Day Presented by Chase,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “Sports truly is a rallying point that can bring all people together and speak any language. India Day is just one way for the Magic to show its appreciation to this segment of our fan base for their support and dedication. We look forward to making 2016 the best India Day yet!”

India Day activities will begin with a private networking luncheon from noon – 2 p.m. at the Amway Center for sponsors and community partners. Following the luncheon, the IACC is featuring Madhuri Dixit, an award winning Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, as the guest speaker at the IACC Fireside Chat entitled “Powerful Indian Women” from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the main court at Amway Center. Dixit will be interviewed by Dr. Beena Parikh, Ph.D. The interview is open to sponsors, invited guests, as well as ticket holders for the Magic vs. Celtics game on Jan. 31. Dixit was also recently featured in a New York Times video segment, Women in the World.

The Magic’s Fan Fest will feature an India Day theme from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in front of the Amway Center, showcasing Indian cultural dancing from various local Indian organizations. Guests will also enjoy henna tattoos, sari wrapping, turban tying, free T-shirts and more. The event is FREE and open to the public and parking is available in nearby downtown lots.

To close out India Day, in what the NBA has declared “Best Heritage Night in the NBA,” the Magic will host the Boston Celtics at Amway Center, with tip-off set for 6:00 p.m. The halftime show will feature entertainment by the Bollywood Dance Academy. The Orlando Magic Dancers will also perform a routine in traditional Bollywood style. The India Day Celebration is produced in partnership with the Orlando Magic and by a volunteer committee from the Indian American Chamber of Commerce led by Dr. Amish M. Parikh, Chair of India Day.