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To kick off the Year of India, the Office of International Programs will present the India Fest Tailgate on Oct. 3. The event will open at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Mell Street and Roosevelt Drive. Free and open to the public, India Fest will offer guests the opportunity to sample a variety of Indian dishes. The Auburn University Indian Music Ensemble will provide live music, and visiting dancers will demonstrate classical dance styles from different regions of the country.

The Year of India will continue with the Indian Student Association's celebrations of major Indian festivals such as Diwali, the Festival of Lights and Holi, the Festival of Colors. In February, the Office of International Programs, or OIP, will host Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, who will present a lecture titled, "Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World." OIP will also partner with the Auburn University Cricket Club for Cricket on Cater, an introduction to the rules and traditions of one of India's favorite sports. Details of upcoming events will be posted on OIP’s website as they become available.