Our History:   

We are the youth group of the India Foundation of Metropolitan Princeton (IFMP), a community based organization serving the cultural and social needs of the Indian community in the greater Princeton area. The IFMP youth group was started in December 2012 by high school students with a mission to support and address the needs of the community first locally, then globally. We have performed a musical show at several nursing homes, utilizing our musical talents to make a difference in these senior citizens' lives. We have raised money for nonprofit organizations Ekal Vidyalaya and Sankara Eye Foundation. We have performed at IFMP Sandy Benefit to support those affected by the storm.

Our Mission Statement:

  • Enhance the welfare of the local and global community
  • Raise money for worthy causes supporting the community
  • Unify the local community along all age groups.
  • Involve students in positive, constructive activities
  • Provide the youth with a platform to develop leadership skills

Our Past Activities:

  • Volunteering at the Plainsboro Founder's Day Parade in May 2015
  • Performing music and dance entertainment show for Senior Citizens at various nursing home facilities across New Jersey:
    • Greenwood House - March 2015
    • Princeton Care Center - January 2015
    • Merwick Rehabilitation Center - October 2014
    • Merwick Rehabilitation Center - March 2014
    • Merwick Rehabilitation Center - December 2013
    • Greenwod House at Ewing in - September 2013
    • Aristacare at Hazlet in - July 2013
    • Aristacare at Whiting in - May 2013
    • Aristacare at Perth Amboy in - March 2013
    • Aristacare at Cedar Oaks, South Plainfield, NJ in - Feb 2013
    • Princeton Care Center, Princeton, NJ in Dec - 2012
  • Volunteering at the various IFMP events held in 2012 and 2013
    • IFMP Holi Celebration in March, 2012 and in April 2013
    • IFMP Annual Picnic in August, 2012 and in August 2013
    • IFMP Navratri Festival in October, 2012 and October 2013
    • IFMP Annual Cultural Show on December 1st, 2012 and on December 7th 2013
  • National Recognition by Ekal Vidyalaya for our efforts to spread awareness of the cause and raise funds for several schools. Link
  • Speech about IFMP Youth Group at Ekal National Conference