India Association Of Minnesota
A non-profit organization that has straddled over four decades of community service since its inception in 1973, India Association of Minnesota (IAM) aims to build a strong and cohesive community of over 50,000-strong Asian Indians in the state of Minnesota. Through its three-prong mission of  Culture, Charity, and Connections, IAM seeks to build bridges of understanding between the Asian Indians and the society at large within the state and the country, connect Minnesota with India through events that promote cultural understanding and heritage, provide a charitable hand to causes here and in India, all the while functioning as the umbrella organization to the multitude of regional organizations in the state.
Here are the IAM By-Laws.
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Join IAM in an open discussion on "Mental Health is Wealth: A Desi Guide"

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To acknowledge and advance this cause, India Association of Minnesota (IAM) invites you to attend our annual mental health event to hear from experts and local community leaders on how you and your loved ones can learn practical means to maintain your mental health. 

The first part of the webinar will feature three prominent South Asian Minnesotans who will share their personal experiences as a patient, provider, or state administrator: Sumi Mukherjee, Dr. Anu Chauhan, and Neerja Singh. This panel-style portion of the program will be moderated by IAM Board Member, Vineet Pandey. The second half of the session will include various local community and non-profit organizations such as AshaUSA, Hello Friend, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), SEWA-AIFW, and others. 

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Zoom Meeting; link will be shared on May 11

To register for this free event Click Here


Sumi Mukherjee: Author and speaker Sumi Mukherjee published his first book titled “A Life Interrupted - the story of my battle with bullying and obsessive compulsive disorder” in 2011. Since then, Sumi has published and spoken on cultural diversity and social justice with a specific focus on racial equality, long-term impact of bullying (including workplace bullying), and on prevention of child sexual abuse. 

Dr. Anu Chauhan: Dr. Chauhan is a psychiatrist focused on the child and young adult population. She completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship at the University of Minnesota. 

Neerja Singh: Neerja is the Clinical Behavioral Health Director at the Department of Human Services, State of Minnesota. Neerja is dually licensed in mental health and substance abuse use disorder treatment. She is leading the State’s reform effort to integrate physical, mental, and chemical health and address inequities to quality care. 

IAM 2022 Scholarship Awards

India Association of Minnesota (IAM) invites Minnesota based 2022 High School graduates to apply for its Annual Student Scholarship. These scholarships are part of IAM’s continued commitment to engage and recognize youth.

5 students who have demonstrated excellence in General Academics, Community service, Entrepreneurial leadership, or Arts/Sports will be recognized for outstanding achievements. 

The awards will be distributed during India Fest on August 13th, 2022. Applications must be received by June 24th, 2022.

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2022 IAM Events:
  • May 21st: SAARI AAPI Heritage Month Event
  • Jun 4th: Flint Hills Family Festival
  • Jun 18th: International Yoga Day
  • Aug 13th:IndiaFest (75th anniversary of India's independence)
  • Sep TBD : Golf
  • Oct 2nd: NonViolence Day
  • Dec : Dhanyawaad
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