63 Years of Showcasing Columbus, Ohio's Diversity
Open Letter from the Festival Chair
The 2019 Columbus International Festival will continue a 63-year tradition of bringing together the diverse cultural community in Central Ohio. We are proud to present many new and exciting features such as:
- Live cultural entertainment and fashion show
- Ethnic foods and cooking demonstrations
- Free festival “Passport” and global activities for kids
- Parade of Nations, Sat & Sun, 3 p.m.
- Free flu shots, eye, dental and other medical screening free of cost
- Children’s activities and arts & crafts, free of cost
- Naturalized Citizenship Oath Ceremony by a federal judge at our CIF stage
We seek your sponsorship, support and partnership to help make this Central Ohio signature event an ongoing success.
Please see our Sponsorship Kit to learn the details of sponsorship and advertisement opportunities. Feel free to print and send a Save the Date card to friends and associates so that they may also join us this year. We would greatly appreciate your support.
JS Jindal, Chair
2019 Columbus International Festival
Dr. JS Jindal
Dr. J. S. Jindal, a retired dentist, is Chair of Columbus International Festival and Sr. Vice-President of India Festival. The Columbus International Festival has been his passion because of the diverse cultures showcased, education, and family fun.
Audit ChairSadhna Jindal is a Travel Consultant for SNEH Travel. She enjoys the rich diversity that CIF has to offer to the community. She is a great asset to the prosperity of CIF and assists in auditing of planning.
Volunteer ChairSandra Meador Winchester became affiliated with the Columbus International Festival as a result of being the Global Impact Chairman with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter, Launching New Dimensions of Service.
Media Chair, Website AdministratorEmily Breder is a Community Manager, writer,op and content developer. She has been on the CIF Planning Board since 2011. She volunteered as Buddhist Board Member at the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio alongside Dr. Jindal and enjoys giving back to the community.
CIF Committee MemberMunish Arya has been associated with Columbus International Festival since 2011, he also served on executive committees with FIA and EKAL Vidyalaya. He enjoys diverse cultural background and practices dance, meditation and Yoga.
CIF Committee MemberCelal was born in Turkey and moved to the US in 2010. He began working for the Turkish American Society of Rockford as Director for 5 years, then moved to Ohio to act as Director of the TASO branch in Columbus.
Volunteering at CIF 2019 is a great way to make your graduation credits or other civil service requirement while participating at a fun multicultural event! Entire families and schools volunteer, year after year, making wonderful memories and friends. Join us!