ABOUT IAGB

India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is the oldest and one of the leading Indian-American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian-American communities in the Greater Boston area - Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


Mission Statement

IAGB strives to foster a strong Indian-American social, cultural and community presence in New England.

History

Founded in 1962 as a socio-cultural organization, IAGB has played an important role in bringing the area's Indian communities together. Its activities include hosting two hugely popular events that draw audiences in the thousands every year: "India Day" celebrates India’s independence from British rule and "Republic Day" celebrates the promulgation of India’s constitution as a pluralistic, democratic and secular republic.

In its early years, IAGB played a major role in bringing the then small Indian community together to celebrate Indian festivals and special occasions. It must be noted that its annual India Day celebration at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston has grown into one of the largest ethnic events in the City of Boston, drawing thousands of people of all ethnicities comprising not only Indian Americans, but also the national mainstream.

By providing a platform for their artistic expression, IAGB actively encourages the participation of performers of all ages. This helps keep them connected with their cultural heritage. IAGB also hosts other events, such as a Hindi play, summer cruises and college workshops.

IAGB is governed by a 19-member Executive Committee consisting of professionals, who speak different languages, come from different backgrounds, and are a microcosm of the unity-in- diversity that is India. IAGB thrives because of the dedication and hard work of its volunteer officers and the continued enthusiastic support from the Greater Boston communities. It looks forward to continuing to work in the spirit of its mission for years to come.

Executive Committee

2017-2019

PRESIDENT: Ms. Aditi Taylor
VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Sanjay Kenchegowda
SECRETARY: Ms. Vaishali Gade
TREASURER: Mr. Sanjay Sahasrabudhe

DIRECTORS
Ms. Ruchi Agrawal
Mr. Ketan Benegal
Mr. Matthew Chacko
Ms. Mandy Deb Pant
Mr. Ashok Jakati
Mr. Sanjay Kudrimoti
Ms. Hardeep Mann
Mr. Praveena Naduthota
Mr. Krishna Podipireddy
Ms. Nilanjana Rakhit
Ms. Lata Rao
Mr. Nagendra Rao
Mr. Umesh Rao
Mr. Prag Singh
Ms. Aruna Varshney

PAST PRESIDENTS

Ms. Jayashree Voruganti (2015-17)
Dr. Anil Saigal (2013-15)
Mr. Amrit Soni (2011-13)
Mr. Mohan Dali (2009-11)
Ms. Rita Shah (2007-09)
Mr. M. Rajinikanth (2005-07)
Dr. Anupam Wali (2003-05)
Mr. Ram Voruganti (2001-03)
Dr. Nannaji Saka (1999-2001)
Ms. Kamal Misra (1997-99)
Dr. Kaplesh Kumar (1995-97)
Mr. Ramesh Motwane (1993-95)
Mr. Indra Deb (1991-93)
Mr. Alok De (1989-91)
Dr. Bijoy Misra (1987-89)
Mr. Surendra N. Singh (1985-87)
Mr. D.N. Chadha (1983-85)
Ms. Saroj Sawhney (1981-83)
Dr. Chander Kapasi, MD (1979-81)
Mr. H.L. Khetarpal (1977-79, deceased)
Mr. R. Satyaprasad (1975-77)
Mr. Prem Amin (1973-75)
Mr. Shiva Sheel (1971-73)
Mr. Jeevan Sachdeva (1969-71)
Mr. Inder Kamal (1967-69)
Dr. Madhukar Pathak, MD (1963-65, deceased)
Mr. Raj Saxena (1962-63, deceased)

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