Annual Passage to India, Friday, April 26, 2019, Doors at 5:30, Dinner at 7:30 at the Peoria Civic Center, tickets and registration at eastersealsci.com/events.
· Passage to India has promoted greater awareness and fostered appreciation of the rich cultural diversity in our community, while simultaneously helped to advance the important work of Easterseals.
· This year’s Passage to India theme is “India Through the Centuries” – a remarkable opportunity for all to experience the colors, flavors, and sounds of India.
· Each year at Passage to India, the prestigious Banyan Tree Award is presented to an Indian-American leader in recognition of lifetime achievements. This year, the award is being presented posthumously to Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose groundbreaking work became the impetus for the “green revolution.” Dr. Borlaug is a recipient of both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is credited with saving the lives of millions of people in India and around the world