Wherever we go, cultural and linguistic affinities are sought after as they provide the much needed social comfort for Indians. A home away from home, these cultural groups extend all facilities and even organise gala ceremonies during festivals that are celebrated with pomp like Diwali, Dusshera, Krishna Jayanthi and Holi in India.
Getting the full patronage of NRIs, these cultural associations act as a source of joy and nostalgia for Indian immigrants who look forward to the merriment of social interaction and the flavour of Hindu festivals being hosted by them.
Here is a list of some NRI Associations :
The associations mission is to establish a network and support group for its members and their children, providing role models and create an exciting environment for children of the members, establishing agarwal traditions and unity.
Bichitra, a non-profit Bengali cultural organization founded 25 years ago in Michigan by people with an interest in the language, literature and culture of that distinguished east Indian State.
Gujarati Cultural Association of Bay Area (GCA) is a non-profit organisation established in 1979. GCA was established to fulfill and maintain the cultural heritage of the community that originates from the state of Gujarat in India.
Triangle Gujarati Association (TGA) is a registered tax-exempt non-profit organization, created in 1988, to serve the Gujarati community in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
Dallas - Fort Worth Gujarati Samaj Inc. is a non-profit incorporated organisation of the Gujarati people living the areas of Dallas Fort Worth.
Kaveri is a cultural organization representing the Kannada speaking people from Karnataka State India, who have settled in Maryland-Washington D.C-Virginia area.
Kannada Sangha is a non-profit social and cultural organization catering to the people who have a close affinity to the Kannada Language and the Culture of Karnataka state in India. It currently has a membership of about 400 families from the Greater Metropolitan Toronto Area and vicinity.
Sampige is an association for the people residing in the Triangle from Karnataka, a state in South India. Triangle area comprises of RTP, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding cities in North Carolina, USA.
The objective of the Association is to ideals of compassion, care and support, thus preserve the culture of Kerala in the true tradition of peace and brotherhood. The Association constantly invites ideas and suggestions and has a variety of projects on hand to support our community as well as our motherland.
Kerala Association of Greater Washington (KAGW) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political and non-commercial organization. The Association belongs to all Keralites or to anyone who has an active interest in matters related to Kerala or Malayalis.
The Association is a member funded Non-profit Organization for the Indian Community from Maharashtra. We serve the Marathi cultural interests of this community in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. It has an active membership of about 380 families.
Marathi Vishwa was incorporated on July 8, 1978 as a non-profit organization for the people in New York, New Jersey and tri-state area who are interested in the Marathi culture, music, and literature.