The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society (BIACS) is a Kentucky registered not for profit organization (Tax ID 61-1145155). Founded in 1988, BIACS provides people of Indian heritage and other interested members a platform to engage in civic and charitable activities in the Bluegrass Region. Consistent with its charter, over the years, BIACS has spearheaded or participated in a variety of social, educational, cultural, charitable and civic activities within the Bluegrass Region.

Two marquee events that the society has spearheaded since its inception are a scholarship awards banquet and a free health fair. At the awards banquet, BIACS awards cash scholarships to college bound high school graduates of many different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds from throughout the state of Kentucky. These scholarships are possible because of generous support from BIACS members and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Guests of honor and speakers at these awards banquets have ranged from past presidents, leaders of industry, New York Times Best Selling authors, federal judges, ambassadors to other nations, mayors, and other accomplished members of the community. The annual BIACS health fair is free and open to all. The event, organized with support of the local government sponsored health board and volunteer physicians, provides checkups, basic screenings and consultations from physicians including internists, cardiologists, pediatricians, dentists, pulmonologists, and allergists.

In addition to these signature events, the society also participates in other civic activities such as volunteering at food banks, cultural showcases at events of local interest, and raising funds to assist those affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding within the state, the nation and beyond.

The executive committee of the BIACS, comprising of a President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are assisted by councilors in managing the activities of the society. Every individual on the executive committee and the council volunteer their time for activities related to BIACS. The executive board serves a one year term, while the councilors serve for two years. A nomination and election process is used to select the executive board and councilors at the annual board meeting of the BIACS.

In order to foster civic engagement among the next generation of Americans of Indian heritage, a youth board works closely with the BIACS board, and often provides volunteers for the activities of the society. The youth board members are also elected.

Membership to the society involves an application and payment of nominal dues and is not restricted to those of Indian heritage.

We welcome you to our website, and encourage you to browse through its contents to learn more about us and what we do.

2018 BIACS Board

President : Mr. Adil R. Toddywalla (president@biacs.org)
Secretary : Mrs. Vijya Parmar (secretary@biacs.org)
Treasurer : Mr. Gaurav Sadhir
Past President : Mrs. Rekha Palli
President-Elect : Dr. Aardra Kachroo

Councilors : Mrs. Sherri Weisenfluh
Mrs. Shobana Venkatesan
Dr. Mamta Tiwari
Mrs. Vasundhara Bhaskar
Dr. Kiran Maringanti
Mrs. Miru Muthukrishnan
Mr. Rajasimha Narasimha

2018 BIACS Youth Group

President : Ms. Radhika Sharma (youth@biacs.org)
General Secretary : Mr. Saiprasad Naidu

Councilors : Mr. Ashwin Kamineni
Mr. Neal Rekhraj
Ms. Sai Rakshitha Yalla
Ms. Elora Mukhopadhyay

Commitees:

Ad Hoc : Mr. Chetan Aspari
Mr. Dharani Ramaiah
Civic & Charitable Activities : Mr. Niran Chattha
Ms. Shreya Tamilselvan
Mr. Eesh Kulshrestha
Mr. Sharath Narasimha
Mr. Rehan Ghanta
Mr. Sylesh Jagannathan
Corporate Liaison : Mr. Chetan Aspari
Mr. Dharani Ramaiah
Cultural : Ms. Rishita Sontenam
Education : Ms. Hena Kachroo
Ms. Maanasa Muthukrishnan
Ms. Shreya Tamilselvan
I T : Ms. Kanika Chopra
Ms. Maanasa Muthukrishnan
Newsletter : Ms. Hena Kachroo
Ms. Teja Sudhakar
Ms. Manya Tiwari
Ms. Kanika Chopra
Ms. Maanasa Muthukrishnan
Public Relations : Ms. Kanika Chopra
Radio : Mr. Ashwin Kamineni
Mr. Eesh Kulshrestha
Ms. Manya Tiwari
Ms. Pragya Upreti