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Passage to India

Join Easterseals Central Illinois for the 16th Annual Passage to India! This unique cultural event will take place on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in East Peoria, IL.

 Passage to India offers guests the chance to experience authentic Indian cuisines, culture and entertainment, all while helping to advance the important work of Easterseals Central Illinois. This annual event promotes greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in our community. This year the event is honoring the technology innovation in our community. Each year at Passage to India, the prestigious Banyan Tree Award is presented to an individual in recognition of lifetime achievements. Additionally, the Outstanding Leadership Award will be awarded to a worthy recipient who exemplifies the highest of leadership commensurate.

The 2022 Passage to India Event is co-chaired Deepak and Shravya Gaddipati, and Dr. Stephen and Vivian Standifird.

Event Timeline: 

7:00 PM Welcome Remarks from Co-Chairs
                National Anthem performed by Mahek Javed
                Easterseals Ambassador Fashion Show
7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM  Program Resumes
                 Presentation of the Banyan Tree Awards to Rajesh Soin
                 Indian National Anthem performed by Varsha Venkat
9:30 PM  DJ and Dancing

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