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.
Dr. Shashi S. Shah, MD is a member of the Association of Indians in America since 1974.
Dr. Shah has served AIA in various roles over many decades. He was President of AIA’s New York chapter, as well as Vice President and Treasurer of AIA National.
He is Chief of Urology and Chairman of Medical Leadership Council at Northwell Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital, NY.
Served as Chairman and Board of Trustee of AAPI National, and the Chairman, Charitable Foundation of Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI- CF).
Dr. Shah has also been President, Rajasthan Medical Alumni Association (RAJMAAI), Vice President, Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA)
The mission of the AlA is to foster and promote cultural and social interactions among the members and all those interested in Indian culture and heritage. The AlA will also strive to raise political awareness among its members and others regarding issues relevant to India and the people of Indian origin.
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.
AIA Constitution Adopted
AIA adopts the democratic principles of "one member one vote", with chapters and membership spread across the United States of America.
Acquiring tax-exempt status
AlA obtains IRS exempt status.
Earthquake Relief Operations
AIA helps raise funds to help the victims of the earthquake in Maharashtra, Western India, in 1993.
Sushruta and Charaka Awards
Instituted in 1993 to recognize and honor people of Indian origin in the field of Medicine and Health Care.
New York City Recognizes Deepavali as an official holiday
In recognition of Diwali alternate street parking in the city of New York is suspended.
White House celebrates Deepavali
AIA facilitates the first celebration of Deepavali at the White House.
Official USPS Deepavali Stamp Unveiled
Resolution introduced in the House of Representatives advising USPS to issue a stamp commemorating Deepavali.
National Executive Committee
Shashi S. Shah, MD
Ajey Jain, MD
Members at Large
Anil K Sharma
Rakesh K Gupta
Ravi Prakash Singh
Tarun Wasil MD