The Auckland Indian Association Est. 1921

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The Auckland Indian Association foundation members came together in the early 1900’s having travelled from India by sea to discover the beauty land of the long white cloud. Having passed through Australia and the Islands on the boat journey’s their final destination was to be on the other side of the world Auckland, New Zealand.

Our founders had banded together united and supporting each other and the community. During this time the small number of Indians of various cultures, religions coming from various states and regions in India. These brave individuals became family and they met regularly for support and to learn from one another.

We continue to honour this today, coming together at Eden Terrace Auckland, to support and to maintain our Indian belonging and heritage, through the Auckland Indian Association and now may other groups that have formed to support one another throughout Auckland, and Aotearoa.

The foundation years (early 1920’s) required much learning, development and acceptance. The passion and pride of each of these individuals blossomed, and in 1938 through voluntary service of these early Indian settlers, The Auckland Indian Association officially become an Incorporated Society (AIAI).

For over 90 years we have grown the non-profit society with the unselfish service, support and hard work, required and given by many like-minded volunteers, of all ages. To this day here in Auckland, our Society’s objectives are to: Maintain our Indian heritage and culture, and to support the Indian and wider community here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cultural celebrations, education, health expos, and concerts are hosted at the Auckland Indian Association Inc. Mahatma Gandhi Centre and are thankfully supported by local councils, schools, businesses and sponsors. We support the community, and wish to leave lasting memories of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre and The Auckland Indian Association, to all and generations to come.

Our founders had banded together united and supporting each other and the community. During this time the small number of Indians of various cultures, religions coming from various states and regions in India. These brave individuals became family and they met regularly for support and to learn from one another.

We continue to honour this today, coming together at Eden Terrace Auckland, to support and to maintain our Indian belonging and heritage, through the Auckland Indian Association and now may other groups that have formed to support one another throughout Auckland, and Aotearoa.

The foundation years (early 1920’s) required much learning, development and acceptance. The passion and pride of each of these individuals blossomed, and in 1938 through voluntary service of these early Indian settlers, The Auckland Indian Association officially become an Incorporated Society (AIAI).

For over 90 years we have grown the non-profit society with the unselfish service, support and hard work, required and given by many like-minded volunteers, of all ages. To this day here in Auckland, our Society’s objectives are to: Maintain our Indian heritage and culture, and to support the Indian and wider community here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cultural celebrations, education, health expos, and concerts are hosted at the Auckland Indian Association Inc. Mahatma Gandhi Centre and are thankfully supported by local councils, schools, businesses and sponsors. We support the community, and wish to leave lasting memories of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre and The Auckland Indian Association, to all and generations to come.


 

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