Executive Committee (2022-2023) 

Santosh Behara

Santosh Behera


Santosh Behera has been involved with India Association of Rhode Island for more than 8 years. He has served as vice president of IARI 2018-2019 term. He has been in the executive committee for the last 6 years and served the IARI community in various capacities. Along with other executive committee members, Santosh has been actively working to get grants from various Rhode Island regional sources

Sekhar Puppala

Sekhar Puppala


Sekhar Puppala has been involved with IARI for over six years. He started as a volunteer in the major events conducted by IARI (India Day, Diwali, Youth, and other community events) and elevated to IARI Youth Development Executive. His responsibilities include peer support, group facilitation, event planning, student advising, marketing, social media support and executing digital online learning & youth sports events.

Isha Kage

Isha Kage


Isha Kage sees life as a challenge filled with adventures of ups and downs. She likes to study new things and new subjects, loves dancing, cooking, spending time with family and making new friends. She learned dancing from age 5 and kept the passion of dance along with my studies and career. She came to Rhode Island to start a new life, found a dance group through which she joined IARI in 2015. She looks forward to bringing out more things along with learning new things.

Dr. Sayani Banerjee

Dr. Sayani Banerjee


Sayani Banerjee has done PhD in Biochemistry. She is trained in European dance ballet which is pioneered by Pandit Uday Shankar and Indian classical Bharatanatyam dance form. She is actively working as a community health worker. Featured in Providence monthly journal May 2020 for finding balance between Science and culture calling.

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

(Cultural Secretary)

Neha Sharma’s hobby is dancing. She is running a Non Profit dance group named “Dancing Divas for Nation” for different age groups and having around 90 members not only from Rhode Island but from all over USA and Canada as well. She loves to do volunteer work for the India Association for Rhode Island and serving the community for the past 4 years. She believes the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Working Committee 2022 – 2023

Event Management

Mr. Santosh Behera Mr. Sekhar Puppala Mr. Nikhil Shah
Mr. Surya Kavali Mr. Ram Maddipudi Mr. Ghanshyam Chavda
Mr. Aarish Sharma Mr. Swarna Sen Mr. Zakeer Husaain
Mr. Nagesh Kamsani Mr. Himanshu Bhagat Mr. Hari Krishnaswamy
Mr. Swarna Sen Mr. Raghav Adiga Mr. Mithun Kamal

Cultural Management

Mrs. Neha Sharma Mrs. Bhumi Shukla Mrs. Manisha Singh
Mrs. Maneesha Biyani Mrs. Kavita Banka  

Youth Empowerment

Mrs. Isha Kage Mrs. Suhasini Chilamkoti Mr. Sekhar Puppala
Mr. Zakir Hussain    

Vendor Management

Mr. Santosh Behera Mr. Sekhar Puppala Mr. Nikhil Shah
Ms. Falguni Rahul    
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