• Diwali Celebrations

    India Association celebrates Diwali

    Bharatanatyam, a major genre of Indian classical dance, performed during a Diwali celebration in Lubbock, Texas

  • Diwali Celebrations

    India Association celebrates Diwali

    Eight-year-olds Jilpa Patel, right, and Vaidehi Patel dance during a Diwali celebration at Ed Irons Middle School Lubbock, Texas

  • Diwali Celebrations

    India Association celebrates Diwali

    Ananda Narthana Ganapathi dance a classical dance during a Diwali celebration at Ed Irons Middle School in Lubbock, Texas

  • Shakti

    Shakti is a project designed to raise awareness on human trafficking.

    Held on May 21, 2016 in Lubbock

Featured Story

Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

Aug 06, 2019



India's BJP-led government is hailing its decision to strip the state of Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy after seven decades, characterising it as the correction of a "historical blunder".

In the first few days of August, there were signs of something afoot in Kashmir.

Tens of thousands of additional Indian troops were deployed, a major Hindu pilgrimage was cancelled, schools and colleges were shut, tourists were ordered to leave, telephone and internet services were suspended and regional political leaders were placed under house arrest.

But most of the speculation was that Article 35A of the Indian constitution, which gave some special privileges to the people of the state, would be scrapped.

The government then stunned everyone by saying it was revoking nearly all of Article 370, which 35A is part of and which has been the basis of Kashmir's complex relationship with India for some 70 years.

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About IAWT

The history of India Association of West Texas (IAWT) dates back to 1983. The IAWT was started with a few members in 1983 and now consists of over 280 families with participation from Lubbock, Plainview, Amarillo, Hobbs, and Brownfield. The association was started primarily to maintain socio-economic relations, and to support multi-faith culture and heritage of India.

Mission

The mission of IAWT is to highlight rich multi-cultural and multi-faith heritage through organization and promotion of activities and occasional social interactions involving West Texas Communities.

India Association strongly urges all the Indian families to become members and help promote our heritage. IAWT is committed to serve the Lubbock community with various Events and Services.

India Association of West Texas is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit Organization, established by these laws and ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX EXEMPT.

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  • Indo-American News Indo American News is the first and oldest South Asian publication in Texas currently in it’s 36th year of publication.
  • Indian Panaroma News The Indian Panorama is an Indian American Newspaper in New York & Dallas with Weekly print newspaper for Indians, Americans, NRI's in New York City, Dallas, New Jersey distributed across the United States.
  • The Times of India The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper.
  • NDTV News New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian television media company.

What are we for

To invite people

To invite people identifying themselves with ethnic origins of India and also all of those interested in celebrating and enriching together cultural diversity and traditions of India and to assist and promote cultural, educational, social, economic and community affairs involving West Texas people of Indian and other global ethnic origins.

To create awareness

To create awareness especially regarding activities and contributions by people of Indian origin, including those presently serving the North American continent, on cultural, socio- economic and other important life frontiers.

To raise donations

To solicit and raise charities and donations, thereby promoting locally cultural, educational and humanitarian causes, in collaboration with registered not-for-profit organizations based here in the US.

To enhance Indo-American partnership

To enhance and encourage Indo-American partnership initiatives involving businesses and non-profit & charitable organizations serving West Texas communities via social, economic and cultural opportunities.

2019 Committee Members