The Indian Association Cambodia (IAC) is a non profit Indian Community and Charitable Community Development Association, founded in the year 1993. It is run by an Executive Committee and supported by its General Members. All Members of the Executive Committee are volunteers who give up their time for free and come from all walks of life for the support and development of the Indian and Cambodian relations through various voluntary and community development programs.
The Executive Committee (EC) of IAC consists of minimum 11 members elected by the General Body (GB). The Executive Committee is made up of a President, Vice President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer, Cultural Secretary, Sports Secretary and up to three Executive Committee Board Members with various responsibilities and roles, who help IAC to achieve its objectives as set out in its governing constitution. The EC shall represent the IAC in all matters, shall enforce the decisions taken by the GB and shall decide on all matters relating to IAC. The normal tenure of the members of the EC shall be one year.
The Patron of IAC shall be: His/Her Excellency Ambassador of India.
- To develop and promote closer relations amongst Indians
- To foster mutual understanding between Indians, Cambodians and other nationals
- To promote Indian culture and heritage in the Cambodian context and foster inter cultural links
- To help promote bilateral relationship
- To develop links with other Indian Associations in the region.
The Objectives of IAC
a. To promote the benefit of the Indian community without distinction of sex, or of political, religious or other opinions.
b. To associate with the local authorities, voluntary organizations and inhabitants in a common effort to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objects of improving the conditions of life.
c. To develop and brand the Indian community in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and participate more fully in society.
d. To promote our cultural and traditional activities through recreation and social activities and training.
e. To promote equal opportunities and good relations between people of different racial groups irrespective of sex, disability, race, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political or religious/faith or of ethnic origin.
f. To provide recreational facilities in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for those in need of such facilities.
g. To assist beneficiaries in the area of benefit, particularly through the provision of advice and voluntary services for those in need of such assistance.
h. To do such other lawful things as may be deemed charitable within Cambodia.
i. The Association shall not engage in political or religious activity.
j. The Association shall Endeavour to celebrate national festivals/occasions.
k. To establish or to secure the establishment of an IAC Centre and to maintain and manage or co-operate with local statutory authorities and voluntary bodies in the maintenance and management of such a centre for the activities promoted by the Community.