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Indian Association of Columbus

 
Established 1999
Contact Info Association President: Sai P. Rao

Vice President:  Gaurang Kachhadiya

Website  : http://iac-columbus.org/
Email     :  iac.columbus@gmail.com

Mission
  • To bring together people from the Indian Subcontinent and other interested people for the purposes of sharing and developing cultural interests and friendship.
  • To promote the involvement of the Association members in the Columbus community and vicinity.
  • To promote the awareness of the Indian community in Columbus and vicinity.
Goals
  • To promote friendship and understanding by providing a platform for cultural and social exchanges within the organization and community relevant to the Indian subcontinent.
  • To carry out educational, cultural, and charitable activities which promote common bonding.
  • To invite and honor cultural and scientific dignitaries of interest and benefit to the members.

Membership Info Membership is open to Indian citizens residing in Columbus, Indiana. There is no membership fee to join the association. Membership forms can be found at:

http://iac-columbus.org/distribution-list-signup

Activities & Programs Gurukul (Indian School)
For children five years of age and above.
Gurukul is held at North Site Montessori School every Sunday from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

The program is designed to provide opportunities for children to learn about Hindu knowledge and Indian heritage. Children will gain values that will enhance their vision and inner strength which will help define their roles and responsibilities in this world. Current activities include: learning Hindi, Yoga, classical dance, singing Shlokas and Bhajans.

Other Programs

  • Fund raising events.
  • Book buddies programs
  • Tutoring programs for school kids
  • Social services activities

Festivals & Celebrations Organized by Association The Indian Association celebrates the Diwali (Festival of Lights) every year. The evening offers an opportunity to the Columbus community to witness the most popular festival of India.

Several volunteers from the Indian community work very hard for weeks together to showcase Indian culture and traditions with a colorful evening of entertainment for the community. The local community voluntarily participates to present an evening full of cultural events for the guests.

The event is open to all Columbus residents and visitors. The attendees include several ethnic groups from the Columbus community. IAC also organizes a dinner with Indian delicacies for the attending guests.

The India Association of Columbus also organizes several other social and cultural events throughout the year. Some of them are Independence Day Celebration, Holi, Cricket tournaments, Tennis tournaments, Volleyball tournaments, Republic Day Celebration, Summer/Fall Picnics, Dandiya Night, DJ Nights.