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Friends of India Endowment

About the Friends of India Endowment

History and Origin

In 1986, Dr. Rajindar Koshal, Dr. Atmaram Gawande, and Dr. William Harlan and Athens community members founded the Friends of India Endowment to develop a better understanding of India and the United States. 


To achieve our objective of creating a better understanding between the United States and India the Friends of India Endowment undertakes many activities including:

  • Awarding travel funding for study in India 
  • Sponsoring the Indo-American Friendship Day Dinner
  • Providing funds to schools and libraries for materials to enhance learning about India
  • Sponsoring scholars to speak on topics that enhance understanding of South Asia, with focus on India

Upcoming Friends of India Events

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Calendar Events

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Board of Trustees

Brian Collins (Interim Chair), 

Vipin Koshal (Secretary),

Bela Bhatt-Koshal,

Andrew Holzaepfel,

Jatin Srivastava, 

Anirudh Ruhil,

Friends of the Board 

Rajindar Koshal, 

Ashok Gupta, gupta@ohio.ed

Contact the Endowment

Get in touch with the Friends of India to ask questions or to receive additional information at 

Supporting the Endowment

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