Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia (CIO)

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A scene from the Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia's Festival of India.

The Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia (CIO) gives the following descriptive information:

CIO, Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia, is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization formed primarily for cultural and educational purposes.

Specifically, its aims and objectives are:

  • To provide a common platform to the various member organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area for pursuing their common goals and sharing their concerns.
  • To promote, coordinate, and support joint efforts in the social, cultural, educational, and charitable activities of the member organizations.
  • To provide civic and political education to the people of Indian origin and encourage greater participation by them in public affairs and to enhance their contribution to the society at large.
  • To foster friendship and understanding between people of Asian Indian origin and others.
  • To act as a spokesperson for the Asian Indian community.

This organization is headquartered in Frazer, Pennsylvania.

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