India Association of Minnesota (IAM) cordially invites you to participate in IndiaFest on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the St. Paul Capitol Grounds starting from 12:00PM-6:00 PM. IndiaFest is the joyful celebration of the rich culture and heritage of India. We hope you will join us and invite your members to leverage the opportunity.
India Association of Minnesota (IAM) invites applications from Minnesota based High School students to apply for its Student Fellowship Award. This is an annual scholarship that has been instituted to recognize bright students who have demonstrated sustained and dedicated services to the Asian Indian community. This scholarship is designed to recognize current role models and potential thought leaders who are closely involved with the Asian Indian community, and it is hoped that they will continue to be involved to contribute to the community.
Showcase your region's specialty by performing at the cultural program on Stage. Submit your entry here
IAM expects over 10,000 people to be in attendance for IndiaFest and is an excellant place to promote your business or cause.
- Publicize business or organization by reserving an exhibit/vendor booth. More information on how to do this is provided on the Booth Application Form
- Offer support to the community and IndiaFest by sponsoring the event and avail of our plans to advertize on the event and in other forums provided by IAM. Detailed information on the sponsorship packages can be found here.
An event of this magnitude requires plenty of help from volunteers like you. Register to volunteer here
Incidents of Lead Elevation in new South Asian Migrants to Minnesota
Credits: Kamala V Puram & Hennepin County Environmental Health
There are reports of lead elevation with recent South Asian immigrants. It is very important to have any pregnant women and children under the age of six examined by a pediatrician and have a blood lead test conducted. Testing upon arrival to the United States helps lead risk assessors, such as Hennepin County Health Environmental Health Specialists, determine the potential sources of lead in a person’s environment;
IAM Achievement Award
Request for nominations
India Association of Minnesota (IAM) is currently seeking nominations for its 2014 Annual Achievement Awards. For the Lifetime Achievement Award, candidates may be nominated under one or more of the following categories:
- Dedicated service to the community
- Excellence or innovation in the arts
- Special contribution in leadership and mentoring
The Achievement Award is intended to recognize individuals and organizations for achieving excellence in their fields, promoting the interests of the Asian-Indian community in Minnesota, and advancing understanding between the Indian community and the community at large.
Invitation to Join IAM Board
India Association of Minnesota (IAM) is a non-profit, non-religious & non-political organization that represents Asian Indian-Americans in the Twin Cities since 1973. IAM Mission Statement: The India Association of Minnesota (IAM), a not-for-profit organization, represents people with an interest in the culture and heritage of India to build a sense of cohesiveness within this community, represent the community to the population at large, and serve as the focal point for advancing the educational, cultural, and charitable interests of the Indian-American community. Serving on the IAM Board is an excellent opportunity to build your network, contribute to the community and develop leadership skills.
As a member of the Board, you will be responsible for either
- Helping secure grants & sponsorships to fund our initiatives
- Event planning and execution of our events like Connect India & IndiaFest
Members elected to the Board are expected to
- Attend a mandatory monthly meeting (2 hours)
- Play an active part in planning and executing our events – Connect India, Festival of Nations, FlintHills, IndiaFest
- Volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year
If you believe you can contribute to make this organization represent the interests of the Indian Americans and all those interested in India, please contact us by Oct. 10th, 2014. You must be a member of the IAM to apply to the Board. However, if you are not a member, please visit http://www.iamn.org to become one. In addition, if you have an interest in participating and/or volunteering at the events, but not be part of the Board, please do let us know too.
Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
IAM Nomination Committee