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Cricket stadium, dedicated to Indian-Americans, opens in Houston

The stadium lights were turned on when Dr Agarwal revealed a plaque illuminating the 5.5-acre site amid loud acclaim from the audience at a ceremony last week attended by over 100 Indian-Americans, in accordance with COVID-19 standards.

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Houston, First Published Sep 27, 2021, 1:38 PM IST
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India House Houston, a non-profit organisation based in the US state of Texas, has dedicated its large stadium to Dr Durga Agrawal and Sushila Agrawal. They were instrumental in constructing the arena, which will be used for athletic and cultural activities for Indian-Americans. Dr Durga Agrawal, founder and CEO of Piping Technology and Products, is a founding member of India House and a current Trustee. He discussed his goal of introducing cricket to the United States and establishing an inclusive institution that fosters cultural diversity.

The stadium lights were turned on when Dr Agrawal revealed a plaque illuminating the 5.5-acre site amid loud acclaim from the audience at a ceremony last week attended by over 100 Indian-Americans, in accordance with COVID-19 standards. Dr Agrawal has played a significant part in the stadium's construction with his generous contribution to the community. Dr Virendra Mathur, Trustee of India House said their friendship dates back to their time in India and their shared objective for India House.

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Colonel (retd.) Vipin Kumar, Executive Director of India House, started the ceremony by speaking briefly on the stadium's significance to the community, while Dr Manish Rungta, President of India House, greeted the visitors. Approximately 125 members of the community attended the event. Since its beginning, Dr Agrawal and his wife, Sushila, have been involved with India House and have made significant contributions. He serves on several boards, including the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System and the Board of Directors of Asia Society Texas, among others.

Speaking further, Dr Agarwal said that India House Houston has become a strong pillar of the community and continues to embark on its mission to unite cultures, create bridges, and serve the community by bringing resources, education, services. The stadium is another fantastic addition to India House. They also hope that family and friends will watch the local cricket games played at India House on Saturdays.

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