President's Message

Hello Everyone:

On behalf of the Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS), I extend warm New Year wishes to you and your loved ones. It is an honor to serve as the IAS President for the second time in 2024, having previously held the position in 2021. I express gratitude to the board members for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am fortunate to have the support of capable leaders, including Ms. Selvi Janardhan, Mr. Amitab Shaik, Mr. Bhavik Vyas, and Mr. Siva Prasath Ponnusamy, in our executive committee.

IAS, a nonprofit umbrella organization of Indian regional states, has been a unifying force for Asian Indians in Greater Sacramento. Thanks to the efforts of past leaders, IAS has established a platform to showcase India's rich cultural heritage, fostering integration with the local community through diverse events and collaborations. Beyond cultural celebrations, IAS is committed to positive community impact, having raised over $250,000 and supported 29 plus charities in the past 18 years.

In 2024, our focus is on fulfilling the organization's objectives, both through legacy events and new initiatives. We aim to strengthen the IAS umbrella by bringing in more Indian regional organizations and actively collaborating with supporting organizations and the local community. The executive committee is dedicated to creating a strong, united Asian Indian community, promoting cultural diversity, equality, and inclusiveness in all IAS events. If you have ideas or wish to contribute, we welcome your participation. Reach out to us at iassacpresident@gmail.com, and let's work together for a year filled with cultural vibrancy, community bonds, and shared joy.
Thank you for being a valuable part of the Indian Association of Sacramento—we anticipate a year of celebration, collaboration, and cultural enrichment ahead.

Best Regards,
Bhaskar Vempati
Indian Association of Sacramento