Celebrating our Art, Culture Customs & Heritage.

ICA was formed to serve our community

ICA was formed to celebrate Indian culture and to bring the diverse communities of Howard County together through programs, events, resources, community outreach, wellness programs, and community support services.

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ICA's Little Free Pantries
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Indian American Parents Association. Excellence in Education. Racial Equity, Inclusion, Diversity. Promote Civility. 

Suicide Rates are rising at alarming Rates. ICA is hosting web based programing to increase education, awareness to reduce rates - SUICIDE PREVENTION workshop. In association with the Horizon Foundation.

Mental Health

ICA, in partnership with the Horizon Foundation is working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Yoga is an ancient Hindu Tradition dating back to 3000 BC. Yoga seeks oneness between individual consciousness and the Universal consciousness, Founder of Yoga - Lord Shiva (Adiyogi). One of the 6 schools of thought in Hinduism. Learn More

End Systemic Racism in the food system and in every aspect of life in  Howard County.

A tribute to ICA's service to the community.

Feeding the Hungry. 25% of Families in Maryland are food insecure and face hunger. ICA has distributed over 2,000,000 lbs of food to needy families during the pandemic.

The ICA team has distributed over 2,000,000 lbs of food to needy families in our community.

Food Festival & the Largest Golgappa eating contest in the U.S.

Indian Festivals & Events

More food distributed to hungry families in our community than the Howard County Food Bank! 2,000,000 lbs 
Racism, Equity, Inclusion, fostering Diversity at the Howard County Public School System. Read about ICA's initiatives to bring inclusion and equity.

I am an Indian

About YOGA

SEVA is an important concept in India (saha, meaning "with that," and eva, meaning "too," which together mean "together with." Selfless service). “Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. Seva is Sanskrit word with Hindu origin. 

As a part of ICA's Covid response, ICA has distributed over 2 million lbs of food  to struggling families in our community.



In an effort to END long term, systemic hunger in our community, we are installing "Little Free Pantries" throughout Howard County to serve individual neighborhoods.



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24% of families in Maryland arre food insecure. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense pain and suffering to families in our community.
As a part of our COVID response, ICA has distributed over 2 million pounds of food to needy families in our community. "Seva" means selfless service to those in need. Seva is a core belief in Indian culture. We are here to help. If you need help, please contact us - Email: contact@icaHoward.org, or Phone: 410-567-6599


Namaste is a common greeting among Indians everywhere. We bow slightly and clasp our hands to say hello,  good bye, thank you and to express gratitude. There is a deeper meaning, it says: I bow to the divine in you. Indians (Hindu) see the divine in everything, in each other, in all living beings, each and every creature. it calls upon us to do no harm onto others and to live life gently. Namaste everyone!  

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Contact us if you are in need of assistance.

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Kindness is Divine

ICA is a volunteer effort. We rely on help from our friends in the community!

Youth Services

ICA Youth is organizing educational programs, internships, scholarships and will hold contests periodically. Visit ICA Youth for the latest. 

New to the Area?

If you're new to Howard County, contact us. We will connect you with community services, activities, dance, music, and the food scene, or even if you want a friend,