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IACA in Association with TAMA (Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta)
cordially invite everyone to celebrate women this International Women’s Day and draw inspiration from accomplished speakers who will inspire you to pursue your dreams, personally and professionally.

Mazumdar-ShawExecutive Chairperson – Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw serves as Chairman and Managing Director of India’s leading Biotechnology enterprise, Biocon.
She is highly respected in the corporate world and has been recently voted by Nature Biotechnology as The Most Influential in Bio-business person outside Europe and USA.Ms. Shaw received a graduate honors degree in Zoology from Bangalore University (1973) and qualified as a Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia (1975).
Ms Shaw also received an honorary Doctorate of Science in 2004, from her alma mater, Ballarat University, in recognition of her pre-eminent contributions to the field of Biotechnology. She has also been awarded honarary doctorates from University of Abertay, Dundee, U.K. (2007), University of Glasgow, U.K. (2008) and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. (2008).
Ms Shaw chairs Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnology and also served on the Board of Science Foundation, Ireland. She presently serves on the Advisory Council of the Government’s Department of Biotechnology where she has been instrumental in bringing government, industry and academia together, to chart a clear and progressive growth path for Biotechnology in India. Most recently, she has been invited to join the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry in India and the US-India CEO Forum.
Ms. Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the ET Businesswoman of the Year, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare, Technology Pioneer, etc. Her most cherished awards are the national awards, PADMASHRI (1989) and PADMA BHUSHAN (2005) presented to her by the President of India, for her pioneering efforts in Industrial Biotechnology.
Under her stewardship, Biocon has evolved from its inception in 1978 as an industrial enzymes company to a fully integrated Bio-pharmaceutical enterprise encompassing a well balanced business portfolio of products and services with a research focus on Diabetes, Oncology and Auto-immune disease. During this transition, Biocon has established 2 subsidiaries: Syngene (1994) to provide development support services for discovery research and Clinigene (2000) to cater to services in clinical development.
A leading US trade publication, Med Ad News, in its 2007 listings has ranked Biocon 20th amongst the leading biotechnology companies in the world and the 7th largest Biotech employer globally.

Sucheta Rawal
Sucheta Rawal is an award-winning South Asian food and travel writer contributing to over two dozen publications including TIME Magazine, CNN, Travel+Leisure, HuffPost and AAA. Sucheta is a three time.
TEDx speaker and author of five ‘Beato Goes To’ children’s books that educate kids about the diversity of the world. She has personally traveled to over 110 countries across seven continents and speaks about her experiences from her firsthand perspective. She also founded the non-profit, Go Eat Give, to raise awareness of different cultures through travel, food and community service. Sucheta’s mission is to promote meaningful and sustainable travel for the betterment of the global community.
Please visit www.iacaatl.org.
Read more at https://suchetarawal.com
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Fellow IACA supporters,

Happy New Year.

It’s quite an honor to take on the reigns of the oldest Indian American Cultural Association of Atlanta, nicknamed IACA once again. As some of you might recall this is my third stint in this role, the first two being in 2012 and 2013, almost ten years ago.

Atlanta and IACA has changed quite a bit in last ten years. The biggest change in last ten years that IACA has seen is the completion of Sanatan Mandir project. In the coming year we will kick off the India Center (IC) project. India Center will be located at the same address in Smyrna, GA.

Embarking on the ambitious IC project requires us to take major initiatives, the first and foremost being the support base. We will be increasing the membership base and work towards a goal of achieving hundred thousand member base sometime in very near future. Our soft target for this year is 1000 members

We can increase the membership base by spreading the wings of IACA across the entire Atlanta area spreading from Macon to Dahlonega and Villa Rica. We will be conducting major cultural activities in North and South Atlanta, apart from doing them at our base in Smyrna.

IC project will require lots of funds. We will be working with major fortune 500 corporations of Atlanta to partner with us in promoting IACA mission and goal, which is promotion of art, culture, community service and education. We are looking forward to leads from our membership in this area.

We need to increase our life membership base. This will help promote and fulfill IACA agenda. I encourage the fellow Atlantans, who are quite familiar with IACA and have not yet taken Life Membership, to please do so. We will be working with the Board to streamline the membership to encourage more participation. Please spread the word about IACA among your colleagues, friends and family.

My immediate predecessor, Mr. Chand Akkineni has put lot of processes in place to ensure smooth functioning of the organization. We sure will follow the template while willing to add more if the membership wants. There will be additional focus on sports activities. Feel free to approach us if you have any new ideas about Cultural Activities/Events/Philanthropy work, Fund Raising activities.

IACA (An organization representing the Indian diaspora across all its diversities) is a necessity in Atlanta. Help us strengthen it. I am always open and available for new ideas to achieve the goal of IACA.

Feel free to email me or call/text me at Kaushal.tripathi@gmail.com or 404-317-5474.

Looking forward to seeing and working with you all in the coming year and beyond.

Kaushal Tripathi

President, IACA.


The following Program Coordinators/Directors are confirmed for 2023*

Chairwoman, Membership Committee – Rina Gupta

Management committee Vice Chairman – Priya Misra

Media Director – Jyothsna Hegde

Website Development – Chitra Venkat, Raghava Tadavarthi, Yuvaraj Ganesh

Sports Program Director – Amit Arora

Program Director for Toastmaster’s Public Speaking – Ranjithaveena Pol

Program Director for Republic Day – Geeta Talukdar

Program Director for Holi – Rani Singh

Program Director for Summer Camp – Anamika Pol


ACA will be celebrating Republic Day on January 21st or 28th. Please mark your calendars.