India Association of Long Island (IALI) has now a Home and the long cherished dream of the Indian Community and past presidents for almost four decades became a reality on Monday Morning Dec 22, 2014, when IALI closed on the property ideally located on Old Country Road in Hicksville Long Island, the hub of growing Indian Community in Long Island at 92 East, Old Country Road. The Indian Community in the tri State area can now be proud to finally own the India Center, it has been dreaming about for a long time and become a part of this historic event.
INDIA ASSOCIATION OF LONG ISLAND (IALI) is one of the largest and oldest(37 years old)organization in the whole Tri State Area. It is a community based non-profit 501 (c) (3) entity, with a mission to promote, share and celebrate the culture of India. It has about 2,000 members.
The whole Executive Council members and past presidents of IALI were invited at the IALI home / India Center Monday Evening Dec 22, the day it closed on the IALI Home for a brief prayer and to celebrate this dream cum true historic event. President Mr. Satnam Parhar and IALI Home / India Center Chair, Mr. Gobind Munjal hosted this event and welcomed over 35 jubilant and enthusiastic IALI executive council members, past presidents and some other members of the community. All members prayed for the prosperity and progress of IALI and the community at large, followed by Tea, Snacks and Sweets.
After all prayers, President Mr. Parhar said in his speech, that together we have been able to achieve this dream and now we have to nurture this IALI Home / India Center and make it bigger and better for our younger generation and leave a legacy for the generations to come. Mr. Parhar and Mr. Munjal both thanked the officers and each and every member of the executive council member and past presidents for their support and guidance, without which this dream could not have become a reality.
Submitted By: President Satnam S. Parhar