• The Gandhi Memorial Lecture is held annually in October, coinciding with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

  • Committee members present lectures about India to community members at schools, churches, and other community organizations as part of the City in a Suitcase program. Apart from these lectures, there are also book discussions and readings.

 

  • The committee sponsors cultural gatherings, such as events at Indian restaurants, as well as shows of Indian music, dance, and film.

 

  • The committee is planning to develop a youth exchange with its counterpart organization in Chennai, the Indo-American Association.

 

  • Indian students have also been sponsored for higher studies at the University of Denver.

 

  • Frequently, delegations from Denver and Chennai will visit the cities to attend special events and experience the culture of their sister city.

 

  • Following an earthquake in the seabed of the Indonesian coast, Chennai was struck by the tsunami on December 26, 2004. With thousands of people lost, and homes and jobs destroyed, the Chennai committee and Denver Sister Cities International raised $70,000 for short term relief.  The committee has since raised and donated significant funds to further support a non–profit social service program in building a clinic and school.