India Fest shares Indian culture with community, raises funds

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Hundreds of people stopped by Gage Park to see the annual India Fest this afternoon.

Since 2003, India Fest has brought Indian culture to the capital city. There was food, henna hand art, jewelry, music, and more.

Sunil Gotru, president of the India Association of Topeka, said there was plenty for visitors to see and learn from.

"It's a way how we expose our Indian culture to American public here," Gotru said. "The whole concept was designed in 2002 actually and with an idea of you know introducing the community to a new culture here selling Indian food."

India Fest also raises funds for local non-profit organizations. Topeka Habitat For Humanity was this year's beneficiaries.

Each year, nearly $25,000 is raised.