History of IRCC
Founded in 1978 by a small but culturally passionate group of Indian immigrants, IRCC was one of the first Indian organizations in South Florida whose sole purpose was to preserve and promote our rich Indian heritage and culture among families who had made America their home. Over the years, the community came together to celebrate many festivals. This special bond brought them closer and kept ancient traditions and culture alive. Some of these holidays include Holi, Rakshabandhan, Navratri, Diwali and Pongal among others.
Today we stand recognized as a formal non-profit organization, registered with Internal Revenue Services under code section 501(c)3. Our main contribution towards the growing Indian community is instilling the next generation with rich Indian Traditions and strong appreciation for our heritage. We continue to host family events throughout the year and have also broadened our horizons to have our youth participate and host many charitable events. We have partnered with other Indian organizations to host joint events to raise funds for various charitable causes. IRCC raised $5,000 for American Red Cross and Haiti Earthquake Relief. We also raised a sum of $100,000 for the Earthquake in Kutch – India.
IRCC’s mission is to keep the rich culture and traditions of India alive and passing on the torch to the younger generation. We also bring our rich culture of acceptance and unity with us. It is our duty to showcase our rich culture and traditions which will further bring Americans and Indians together for the betterment of the society and lay a strong foundation of friendship.