IAM seeking nominations for 2018 Board
The India Association of Minnesota (IAM) Nomination Committee is seeking candidates who would be interested in contributing to the IAM Board ( Associate Board of Directors and Board of Directors) in 2018.
Serving on the board provides an excellent opportunity to
- Build network
- Develop leadership skills
- Give back to the community
IAM Annual General Body Meeting
India Association of Minnesota (IAM) cordially invites IAM Members to its 2017 Annual General Body Meeting which includes the election of 2018 Board of Directors and Officers.
Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 8th, 3 PM – 6 PM
Location: 3601 Minnesota Dr, Edina, MN 55435
Minnesotans Experience “India In A Day” At IndiaFest At the State Capitol Grounds
On August 19, 2017, the state of Minnesota woke up to celebrate India - its rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture with gusto and enthusiasm – without ever stepping out of the state. This year the festival was bigger and better than ever with a number of quality community performances: three well known Indian classical dance groups, two local bands from the twin cities and a popular Acapella group, SAMAA from Chicago. The festival also included delectable Indian cuisine from six local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, yoga, exhibits, cultural displays, and a large bazaar.
Congressman Eric Paulsen was the honored chief guest and hoisted the flags of the two nations.
At IndiaFest 2017, India Association of Minnesota (IAM) proudly awarded six student scholarships. To further add to the festivities, a lively parade went around the Capitol Grounds showcasing India’s diversity and culture with pomp and show.
Thank you for your immense support and coming together for our Peace Vigil on March 4th, 2017.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in an disheartening incident on Feb 22, 2017, shot in a sad display of hate. Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot were wounded in the incident that took place in Olathe, Kansas. Ian took gunshots in a very brave and compassionate attempt to protect Srinivas and Alok.
In Gandhiji's words strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. By coming together with strong will , we witnessed over 200 people join us to raise awareness against hate and show our solidarity in support of justice and tolerance towards people of all diversities. We were reminded today by all of our community coming together that we are one community, one race - the human race and we will all support each other. We want to spread the light of love and acceptance across all our differences today.
Connect Asia 2017
Connect Asia 2017, IAM’s annual event organized in Partnership with Best Buy was a roaring success story of great networking, encouraging mentors, a powerful speech by the keynote speaker Asheesh Saksena, Chief Strategic Growth Officer, Best Buy, as well as an enthralling panel discussion about diversity within the corporate climate and culture. The event was sold-out with over 220 people and represented by more than 50 corporate and non-profit organizations.
Connect Asia, a unique platform organized by IAM, aims to bring together Corporate Employee Resource Groups and Asian Organizations under one umbrella to promote Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity in Corporate leadership.
Connect India 2017
Presented by India Association of Minnesota (IAM) in partnership with Dr. Dash Foundation, Connect India 2017, the first signature IAM event of the year, got off to a great start to a full house on Saturday, February 11th at DoubleTree Hotel Park Place, St. Louis Park.
Over 40 non-profit Organizations attended the event that included 250 community leaders and 30 dignitaries including state senators, legislators and mayors. Among the notables included MN Attorney general Lori Swanson and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.