About Us

India Association of Greater Charleston
P.O. Box 71152; North Charleston, SC 29415-1152
Website Address: http://www.indiaassociationofgreatercharleston.com
Email: iagcchs@gmail.com

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India Association of Greater Charleston (IAGC) was incorporated in 1984 when the residents of Indian origin in Charleston felt the need to organize a community of people who were interested in the culture and heritage of India and share the profound beauty of this culture with others.

Goals

The Goals of IAGC include:

  1. Participating in various cultural events to disseminate information about the rich culture of India;
  2. To serve as a resource and repository of information about India;
  3. To increase the understanding of Indian culture, art, and heritage among the community;
  4. To provide a platform for people interested in India to come together in a social setting; and,
  5. CERTAINLY, TO HAVE FUN!

Officers and Committees (2017-2019)

  • President: Shikhar Mehrotra
  • Secretary: Indu Nihalani
  • Treasurer: Shahid Husain
  • Executive Council: Radhika Gudi, Shilpak Chatterjee, Tina Janumpalli, Yuvraj Sambandam
  • Site Administrator: Tina Janumpalli

IAGC Past Presidents:

  1. Jayanti Patel ( 1985- 1986), Founding President
  2. Shashi Pai ( 1986- 1988)
  3. Omi Hasija ( 1988- 1990)
  4. P.R. Rajagopalan ( 1990- 1992)
  5. Bijoy C Das ( 1992- 1994)
  6. Raman Patel ( 1994- 1995)
  7. Sati Bakshi ( 1995- 1997)
  8. Rajesh Mathur ( 1997- 1999)
  9. Rajiv Gupta ( 1999- 2000)
  10. Pruthvi Katikaneni ( 2000-2003)
  11. Latha Hebbar ( 2003- 2005)
  12. Dilip Purohit ( 2005-2007)
  13. Vijay Shroff ( 2007-2009)
  14. Monica Emmanuel ( 2009-2011)
  15. Joyce Menon ( 2011-2013)
  16. Nibedita Chatterjee ( 2013-2015)
  17. Dr. Randhir S Makkar (2015-2017)

Past Standing Committee for Cultural Events (SCCE):

  • Dr. Joyce Menon (Chairperson)-843-670-3600
    Members: All past IAGC Presidents
    Nibedita Chatterjee, Joyce Menon; Monica Emmanuel; P.R. Rajagopalan; Jayanti Patel; Shashi Pai; Bijoy Das; Raman Patel; Sati Bakshi; Rajesh Mathur; Rajiv Gupta; Pruthvi Katikaneni; Latha Hebbar; Dilip Purohit and Vijay Shroff.

All Presidents took over the office in the month of January.