Indians celebrate several New Years in HCMC

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The rich cultural diversity that India represents will be on show at the UTSAV 2010 celebrations that will take place in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 on April 17.

Organized by the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (INCHAM Vietnam) for the fourth consecutive year, UTSAV, which means festival, is a celebration of several New Year festivals celebrated by Indian communities, each with its own unique rituals and traditions.

This year, UTSAV will feature a rollicking performance of fusion pop that combines Indian folk and semiclassical styles with punchy Indian and western beats by Indian pop music star Jasbir Jassi whose voice and singing style has earned him millions of fans worldwide.

Another musician who will perform on Saturday is a young Sasho from South India.

A wide selection of food and drinks from different parts of the country will also be served at the Public Garden, Sedona Suites, Saigon Center, 65 Le Loi Street, from 6p.m.

The event is open to all and tickets for the event, priced at VND450,000 (around US$24) with free flow of drinks and food, are available at the INCHAM office at Room 103, 1st Floor, Seaprodex Building, 2-4-6 Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

For more information, contact the INCHAM office at (84 8) 3823 8132 and

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