Governor Scott Walker declares Aug 15th
2018, as the “India Day” In the State of
Wisconsin
“Wisconsin is proud to have IndiaFest Milwaukee, a collaborative and educational service that has been bringing communities together for five
years beyond cultures, boundaries, languages, religions and regions; Indian-American’s contribution to the culture, educational and
economic fabric of the state of Wisconsin is tremendous", said Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker.

“It is a tremendous milestone, recognition and proud moment for all the South Asian Indian population in Wisconsin and beyond”, expressed
Founder, Chairwoman, and President of Spindle India, Inc., Purnima Nath. Over the past 5 years, the outdoor festival, focused entirely on India
has continued to grow.

“There is no better way to learn about Indian culture. We are weaving happiness, as we bring people and organizations together for growth
and collaboration. Our goal is to weave India’s colorful cultural threads into the rich multicultural tapestry of American culture”, she remarked.
India comprises 29 states and seven union territories. Each has a unique combination of language, traditions, religion, clothing, and history.
“This myriad of diversity comes together in our celebration,” Nath said. “Diversity is the blood of globalism. Inclusiveness is the mantra of
living”, she adds.

Consulate General of India, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed mentioned, “such festivals bring about greater unity and understanding on India not only in the
Indian American Diaspora but also among the local communities".

“A healing and showcasing of the peaceful nature of the Indian Americans and their deep rooted culture, arts and heritage was much
needed”, explained Chief Air India Midwest Mr. Rishi Singh.

“Since 2013, IndiaFest Milwaukee has benefitted the City greatly by contributing to its cultural diversity and bringing together its communities in
celebration”, said Mayor City of Milwaukee Mr. Tom Barrett.

US Senator, Tammy Baldwin expresses, “I commend you for your dedication to creating a culturally rich experience, which focuses on
collaboration, community and culture".

“IndiaFest is part of the great local tradition of celebrating and showcasing the diverse cultures and heritages that make up our community”,
said Milwaukee County Executive Mr. Chris Abele.

Festivals allow people to interact in a fun and entertaining way that also serves the important function of eliminating misperceptions and
misunderstandings. Nothing is more important than that in a time where people feel increasingly fragmented", commented Milwaukee County
District Attorney John Chisholm.

For more information, visit
http://indiafestmilwaukee.org and https://www.spindleindia.org.
Spindle India, Inc., is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization.
Purnima Nath Founder, Chairwoman &
President, Spindle India, Inc.
Since 2013, IndiaFest Milwaukee is bringing communities together beyond borders, boundaries,
language, religion and region; focusing on promoting diversity, unity, culture and collaboration, for
community and economic growth; for better today and stronger tomorrow.

A volunteer-run initiative, IndiaFest Milwaukee, observes India’s independence day, hoisting and
honoring India’s flag flying high at the ONLY large-scale celebration of India, with the people of
Wisconsin and dignitaries of the community. Vibrant traditional attires, authentic Indian cuisine,
classical to contemporary music and dance illustrate culture of Indian states. A cause that is
relentlessly promoting Diversity, Inclusion, Education and Collaboration, by bringing corporations,
businesses, and people together. Volunteering, giving, youth engagement, personal and
professional development, and services are the primary concentration of work.

After 5 year of dedication, efforts, commitment and consistent service of IndiaFest Milwaukee and
Spindle India, Governor Scott Walker has declared 15th of August, this year as the “India Day”, in the
State of Wisconsin, honoring India. We will be celebrating the 1st official India Day of Wisconsin on
Aug 18th in IndiaFest Milwaukee.