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Diaspora body in Indiana completes 50 years

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The Association of Indianapolis (IAI) is observing 50th years of its existence, which was recognised in the US and acknowledged for the contribution it has made in development of Indiana.

The mission of the IAI is to promote the cultural activities of India, to foster cultural exchange between people of and the USA, and to carry out educational and charitable activities, Congressman Todd Rokita said in the US House of Representatives yesterday.

The IAI was founded in 1968 by 15 families living in the Indianapolis area. Today, it has a membership that exceeds 2,000 families, said the lawmaker from Indiana.

There are over 30,000 Indian-Americans living in Indiana.

"The IAI has been a valuable voice for all Indian- Hoosiers and has increased understanding of India, Indian people, and Indian culture in central Indiana," Rokita said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 21:42 IST