Source: The Jersey Journal
On November 7, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "proceeds from a religious Indian festival celebrated in the streets of Jersey City's Little India Neighborhood six weeks ago will be used to help a needy student attend Hudson County Community College for one year. The Hudson County Community College Foundation recently received a $3,000 donation from the Jersey City Merchants Association, which sponsored this year's Navratri festival. The celebration attracted thousands from across the metropolitan area over the course of two weekends in late September and early October... According to the 2000 Census, there are more than 20,000 Asian Indians in the county and nearly 13,000 in Jersey City. Indians comprise the county's largest Asian population and the second largest in Jersey City, behind Filipinos.