Provide a place for Ohioans to get together in a fun and exciting atmosphere to appreciate the ways in which Asian Indians add to the diversity of our state. Achieve wide recognition of the contributions Asian Indians make through their many professional, religious, cultural, social, educational, and civic organizations. Provide an opportunity to the citizens of Ohio to experience Asian Indian culture, enjoy Indian cuisine, enjoy shopping, and experience the uniqueness of Indian heritage. Increase awareness of Indian culture and heritage to promote peace and harmony in the community through education.

India Festival is hosted by FIA, to create awareness about the Indian culture, adding to the cultural diversity of Ohio. The festival is a one of its kind event presented by Indian community annually bringing the diversity of Asian Indian culture with all its splendor and Indian entertainment to central Ohio. India festival attracts the largest gathering of the Indian community in a single event in Columbus from Ohio and surrounding states. The event is extremely popular among the Ohio locals in Columbus and surrounding areas attracting college students, faculties, health professionals, vendors from across the country, entertainers, artists, people interested in Indian culture, those seeking Indian style entertainment and ethnic artifacts. This event offers an excellent opportunity to businesses to increase exposure of their products and services to the diverse audience at India festival learn more.

The popularity and reach of India Festival continues to grow year after year; with the effort of the organizing team to continuously provide quality entertainment and value to its sponsors. India festival showcases the best of traditional Indian folk dances and Bollywood entertainment by local kids, students, local and international professional artists. In addition, the festival also brings an Indian shopping bazaar with ethnic clothes, jewelry, art and cuisine. A free Health Fair, art gallery, educational and travel information area.


Federation of Asian Indian Associations strives to create a united Asian Indian community working together to serve the people of Central Ohio. To accomplish our mission We:

  • Conduct, coordinate and promote all activities of common interest to Asian Indians in Central Ohio and throughout the United States of America.
  • Co-ordinate and present programs devoted to the advancement of cultural, educational, social, economic, and community interests of Asian Indians.
  • Preserve and popularize Asian Indian culture and heritage.
  • Foster friendship and cultural understanding between Asian Indians and others.
  • Carry out the above and other worthy humanitarian causes either directly or in cooperation with other organizations.


To provide a unique platform for Ohioans to explore, experience, and embrace the culture and heritage of India. And to foster interaction between mainstream organizations and the local Asian Indian community to strengthen mutual cooperation.


FIA 2019 Executive Team


Ramakrishna Kasarla


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Rajanikanth Katte

Vice President


Haritha Lingichetty

General Secretary


Aruna Mundra


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Jyothi Dandu

Cultural Chair

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Srinivas Salandri

Vendor Chair


Rama Billakanty

Event Management Chair


Pradeep Chandanam

Community Chair


Venkat Kupari

Logistics Chair

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Bharath Jataprolu

Joint Secretary

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Sriram Menneni

Volunteer Chair


Venu Pamera

Joint Treasurer


Suvankar Sengupta

Sports Chair

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Madhunika Thatiparthy

Cultural Co-Chair


Sonia Jain

Community Co-Chair

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Kamal Kandukuri

Media Co-ordinator


Munish Aarya

Volunteer Co-Chair

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