KAIRALI of BALTIMORE
Association of malayalee's around Baltimore-Maryland, since 1984
Welcome to the official website of KAIRALI of BALTIMORE. we socialize and develop partnerships with other similar organizations in pursuit of community cohesion and social inclusion.Towards this goal, the organization arranges cultural gatherings, charity events etc that are open to all.
One of the major contributions of the Association has been to create awareness in those who are unfamiliar with the richness of language, literature, art, music, dance and culture of Kerala, a southern part of India, also know as "God's Own Country".
Born in 1984, Kairali of Baltimore is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization registered in the state of Maryland with a focus for promoting the cultural awareness and social activities primarily among the Asian-Indians living in and around the Baltimore, Maryland region.
In the early 70s there were a few Keralites in the Baltimore area and an Indian store named Jai Hind on York road was an initial meeting place for them.
I feel extremely humbled and privileged to be the 2022 President of our prestigious organization - Kairali of Baltimore. I have been part of the Kairali family for many years and want to thank all the members for their incredible love, support and mentorship.
Kairali of Baltimore, is an organization that was established in 1984, to promote cultural awareness and social activities within the Indian community in the DMV area. I respectfully, thank all my predecessors whose hard work and commitment has enabled Kairali of Baltimore to reach its true potential.
Covid 19 pandemic has taught all of us a new way of life. Despite, taking away the pleasures of our grand get together as a community for Picnic, Onam, Christmas/New-year; it has only reinforced each of our commitment towards our community. We witnessed this in the past year, under the leadership of Ms. Sabeena Nazar, the entire women led executive committee, were right in the forefront conducting webinars and connecting our community members under the constant changing pandemic rules.
For 2022, I and my team, envision to further promote and enhance our social activities, empower our youth by including them in all aspects of leadership, develop a solid advocacy program promoting Indian culture and arts, conduct impactful charitable activities and improve collaboration between Kairali and other Indian cultural organizations. Annual plans are well underway for Kairali of Baltimore’s 2022 activities, which you will hear from us soon!
In these pandemic times of COVID, I pray that our team of Kairali 2022, succeed in bringing together all the Asian Indian families living in the DMV area and uplift the core values this organization's was built upon – cultural awareness, and community service orientation. I look forward to a wonderful active year and hope that with all your cooperation and support, we could take Kariali of Baltimore to newer heights and success.