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Welcome to ICA-Howard

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A forum for the Indian DiasporA

The Indian Cultural Association (ICA) promotes social & cultural ties between the Indian-American community & the community-at-large to advance greater cultural understanding & social equity. During the pandemic, due to widespread hunger in our community, ICA has distributing food and has worked to decrease food insecurity among the most vulnerable in our community.

One third of Howard County families are food insecure.  Our commitment to alleviate hunger in our community is unwavering.

A message from ICA Founders: We celebrate Indian culture and serve our people. ICA's programing is designed to help UNITE the people from the Indian subcontinent, to help preserve its culture and traditions, to pass on our cultural heritage to the next generation. It is our goal to unite our diverse communities in order to advance social equity.  

Indian Americans are the largest immigrant community in Howard County. We are diverse, multi-ethnic with vibrant Indian communities. Both Howard County and Maryland are vibrant representations of the numerous cultures and religions from around the world. ICA brings people together around Indian culture, song, dance, food, and vibrant culture.

ICA promotes the vibrant culture and heritage of India through various cultural, social, civic, and other activities. We engage in activities designed to better our community through programing focused on serving the most vulnerable in our communities. Our COVID response has meant SEVA, serving those in need. ICA has distributed more food to struggling families in Howard County than the Howard County Food Bank. We have distributed about 2.3 million pounds of food to needy families. 

India is a diverse country with all races and religions living peacefully together. it is an ancient land of Yoga, meditation, and ahimsa. Indian culture is more than 10,000 years old. We see the divine in everyone and everything. We celebrate diversity. We celebrate life.


ICA is supported by more than 350 volunteers from all walks of life.  If you would like to join and volunteer, send us an email to

Welcome to the Indian Cultural Association of Howard County.  ICA exists to serve YOU Here, you will find fun activities, events and resources for the Indian community. JOIN ICA and LIKE us on Facebook.



Contact us if you are in need of assistance.

ICA would like to help



High School Essay Contest

Know a gifted young person? Ask them to enter the


First prize $250.00

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, 


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