Our vision is to be the foremost platform for the Indian diaspora in the Netherlands, recognized for our role in fostering cross-cultural networks, promoting culture through celebrating festivals, and nurturing strong ties between the two nations. Through collaborative efforts, we aspire to contribute to the social, economic, and cultural development of both communities.
By working towards these goals, THE INDIA FOUNDATION Utrecht in the Netherlands aims to create a thriving and interconnected community that not only enriches the lives of its members but also contributes positively to the cultural fabric of both nations.
Goals of The India Foundation
1. Cultural Exchange and Celebration
Organize and participate in events that showcase and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India, fostering a deeper appreciation among both Indians and Dutch citizens.
Create opportunities for cultural exchange through art exhibitions, religious festivals, yoga, music performances, and workshops for schools.
2. Professional Development and introduction to opportunities in the Utrecht Province
Facilitate networking opportunities for Indian professionals in various sectors, helping them connect with peers, mentors, and potential employers.
Working closely with the Indian Embassy and linked organizations to facilitate the participation of the Indian Diaspora.
3. Education and Cultural Awareness
Collaborate with schools, universities, and cultural institutions to offer educational programs about India's history, traditions, and contemporary issues, fostering cross-cultural understanding among Dutch citizens. For example, the Gandhi March and the International Day of Non-Violence.
4. Advocacy and Representation
Act as a voice for the Indian diaspora, advocating for their rights and interests while promoting a sense of unity and solidarity.
Collaborate with local and national authorities to address issues affecting the community and promote cultural diversity.
5. Digital Engagement and Communication
Maintain an active online presence through a website and social media platforms, keeping members informed about events, news, resources, and opportunities.
Create a digital repository of information for members, offering guidance on various aspects of life in the Netherlands.