ICA Vancouver, Beacon of Bharatiya Arts & Culture

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India Cultural Association (ICA) Of Vancouver has become a Beacon of Bharatiya Arts & Culture in Metro Vancouver. Since its inception ICA Vancouver has been working towards promoting of Indian Cultural Heritage in Metro Vancouver.

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India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver is a registered not-for-profit society which represents East Indian (Bharatiya) community in Vancouver area at large and organizes various social & cultural activities/events throughout the year.

Cultural Showcases and Festivals:
At the heart of the association’s success lies its commitment to organizing spectacular cultural showcases and festivals.

Year after year, the association brings together talented local artists and performers and has organized events from Indian festival celebrations to classical dance & music recitals.

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Rajasthani Folk Dance Kalbeliya was presented by ICA team at Namaste Canada in Burnaby in 2018. Picture Credit: Pavan Rajesh Uppu
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Picture from Holi Festival Celebrations. Picture Credit: Well Framed Photography
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Kids performing at one of the past events of ICA Vancouver. Picture Credit: Well Framed Photography
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Yoga Session organized by ICA Vancouver

Origins and Vision:
Founded by Neeraj Kumar in 2017 with a vision to fill the gap and organize the events for larger Indian diaspora community in Metro Vancouver, this association emerged from a desire to share the beauty and depth of Indian (Bharatiya) arts and culture with the residents of Metro Vancouver. The founder aims to make an Indian Community Centre in Metro Vancouver in future.

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Neeraj Kumar, founder of India Cultural Association (ICA) Of Vancouver

Community Engagement:
An essential aspect of the association’s success is its strong emphasis on community engagement. Through partnerships with local organizations, collaborative efforts, , it has woven itself into the fabric of Vancouver’s diverse Indian communities that represent different states of India. Their recent collaborative effort Sangeet Nritya Sajeevana was perfect example which was organized jointly by ICA Vancouver, Marathi Society of BC (MSBC), and Neeraja Aptikar Kalasadhana.

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Pictures in collage used are from the recent event Sangeet Nritya Sajeevana. Pictures Credits: Aziz Ladha Photography

The association’s events not only celebrate Indian culture but also serve as opportunities for Indian diaspora in Vancouver to connect with each other. By fostering connections and building bridges, it has become a catalyst for a more interconnected and harmonious society.


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Related Article: India in Metro Vancouver – Meetup Group For The Indian Community

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