Taste of India
This annual spring-semester event since 1999 has become an AID Penn State tradition. In an amazingly united effort, the Indian community of State College cooks and contributes enough food for 500 people. Student volunteers take care of nitty-gritty stuff like finding and booking a good campus location, publicizing the event, finding sponsors, selling tickets, selling the food. It's terrific teamwork (even if we say so ourselves) and great fun.
During the Fall semester, we sell bottled water in the Beaver Stadium. You hand out bottles and collect the money. Some of us who enjoy shouting have taken enthusiastically to hawking water in the stands, but you certainly don't have to do that if you're on the quiet side. Games are on Saturdays, and you usually have to be there from around 9:30 or 10 am until about 4 or 4:30 pm. There are about 7-8 games during the semester.
This biennial fall-semester event was first held back in 2010. The event features community members and students from Penn State come up on stage and display their talents in art, song and dance. The theme for our last Bollywood Night in 2014 was 'Flavors of Bollywood' and the event was covered by the Daily Collegian and Onward State.
Run for India
The idea of the Run for India Campaign is to raise money while training for a marathon/half-marathon race to support projects undertaken by AID. The runners look to pass the ultimate test of human endurance by running a marathon. The donors keep them motivated by supporting sustainable and equitable development in India.