AIA – Indian Heritage American Commitment

About AIA

AIA represents the hopes and aspirations of those immigrants who are united by their common bond of Indian heritage and American commitment.

AlA concerns itself with the social welfare of the Asian Indians who have decided to live in the United States, and to help them become a part of the mainstream of American life. To facilitate participation by the members of AlA and others in the development and progress of India, and To facilitate involvement of the members of the Asian Indian Community in American Community life through Charitable, Cultural and Educational activities.

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  • 1967



    The Association of Indians in America (AlA) is the oldest national association of Asian Indians in America. It was founded on August 20, 1967 after the United States Congress passed the Immigration Act during 1965-66, repealing the Asian Exclusion Act of 1917.

  • 1970


    AIA Constitution Adopted

    AIA adopts the democratic principles of "one member one vote", with chapters and membership spread across the United States of America.

  • 1973


    Acquiring tax-exempt status

    AlA obtains IRS exempt status.

  • 1993


    Earthquake Relief Operations

    AIA helps raise funds to help the victims of the earthquake in Maharashtra, Western India, in 1993.

  • 1993


    Sushruta and Charaka Awards

    Instituted in 1993 to recognize and honor people of Indian origin in the field of Medicine and Health Care.

  • 2005


    New York City Recognizes Deepavali as an official holiday

    In recognition of Diwali alternate street parking in the city of New York is suspended.

  • 2006


    White House celebrates Deepavali

    AIA facilitates the first celebration of Deepavali at the White House.

  • 2013


    Official USPS Deepavali Stamp Unveiled

    Resolution introduced in the House of Representatives advising USPS to issue a stamp commemorating Deepavali.