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The India Association of Rhode Island (IARI) is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization that strives to represent the various issues concerning a growing Asian-Indian community in the State of Rhode Island.
IARI has formed over 40 years ago, and today serves over 3000 families of Indian origin living in Rhode Island and in the surrounding communities. However, membership is not limited to those of Indian origin but is open to anyone interested in the social and cultural heritage of India.
Independently incorporated in 1980, the organization’s main goal has been to provide an authentic and sincere image of India and its culture to our fellow citizens in Rhode Island. We strive to: Be an organization that promotes the cultural, social and educational aspects of India through the advancement and appreciation of our Indian-Asian community. Provide a common platform for people interested in India and it’s culture to come together in the State of Rhode Island. Promote social, educational, and cultural programs that enable the younger generation in our community to understand their heritage and continue our traditions. Serve as a non-profit organization that aims to help not only our members but also the surrounding community in Rhode Island. Cultivate understanding and harmony between our Indo-American community and the global Rhode Island community.