Indians for Collective Action Forum with Mr. Anil Swarup

Leadership Message

Our celebration of spring this year begins with the celebration of youth. ICA was started in 1968 by youth in Berkeley who wanted to take a leadership role in making the world a better place. It was an opportunity to contribute to others, especially in India, the country of their origin. That spirit of giving and selfless service, and new ideas and innovation lives on at ICA, as we nurture youth leaders of tomorrow.

This is the third year of the ICA Youth Lead Program, where youth spend time with a leading service organization in India. After Snehalaya in 2022 and Lok Biradari Prakalp in 2023, it will be the Borderless World Foundation (BWF) in Kashmir. Please read about this year's Youth program featured in this Newsletter.

It will be an unforgettable life transforming journey. I spent a year in 1978-1979 working in villages of India, and it had a profound impact on me. It is a real opportunity for growth and learning leadership skills from Adhik Kadam at BWF.

As you may know ICA has been recognizing social leaders at our Annual Events for 30 years, now we ICA nurturing youth leaders of tomorrow. With your help, we will continue the journey and expand the youth programs to include longer time of service. Together we can!

Abhay Bhushan
Secretary, ICA Board
Indians for Collective Action (ICA)

Youth Lead


Calling all young minds aged 16-22 for an enriching journey of community service, cultural immersion and collective learning!

Indians for Collective Action (ICA), USA and "Borderless World Foundation, Kashmir, India" invites you to explore, serve, and experience a unique learning opportunity. You will get to travel from June 22nd to July 5th, 2024, with boarding, lodging, food, and local transport expenses in Kashmir fully sponsored by ICA. Please note, students will have to take care of the travel cost from the USA to Srinagar and back, as well as any personal expenses. Participating students receive a $500 stipend upon submission of their post-trip experience and travel report. Only 20 seats available - apply now at and seize this incredible opportunity!

To answer any of your questions and share more information about this upcoming youth program please register for the Zoom session on May 1st, 2024, at 6:00pm (PST). Register at

ICA is looking forward to youth participation and chaperons to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and making a difference. Please apply today and be part of a transformative experience in Kashmir!

If you have immediate questions please write at [email protected].

Manju Mishra / Youth Lead Program
New Member at Large

Charmy Shah
Charmy Manishbhai Shah

From a young age, I was instilled with the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their circumstances. Joining the incredible work of Indians for collective Actions (ICA) feels like a natural extension of my core beliefs and values. They have tirelessly supported organizations in India that provide lesser privileged communities with the opportunity to thrive, demonstrating an unwavering dedication to empowerment and sustainable development. Thrilled to be part of the ICA committee and am eager to contribute to their impactful initiatives.

Spotlight on ICA supported NGO

Borderless World Foundation

Borderless World Foundation: Building a Brighter Future in Kashmir

Since 2002, the Borderless World Foundation (BWF) has brought hope and healing to the people of Kashmir, particularly those impacted by violence and conflict. Founded by Adhik Kadam and Bharati Mamani, BWF's mission extends beyond immediate aid. They foster peace and empower communities for lasting change.

BWF's Impact:

Building Together:

Years of experience have shown BWF that true development requires collaboration. They prioritize empowering local communities to be active participants in shaping their future. This year, the Indians for Collective Actions (ICA) Youth Lead Program will partner with BWF.

Get Involved: Learn more about ICA's youth program and how you can participate at https//

Together, we can make a difference.

ICA Forum

ICA Forum Recap: An Engaging Conversation with Mr. Anil Swarup and Dr. Bharat Vatwani


This year, ICA proudly partnered with the India Community Center (ICC) to host a series of in-person forums.

Want to Learn More?

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming ICA Forum events!

Previous Issues

Previous Issues


2021-22 Executive Committee
  • President: Prakash Agarwal
  • Vice President: Reshma Nigam
  • Secretary: Abhay Bhushan
  • Treasurer: Jayashree Desale
  • ICA Supported Organizations Chair: Govind Desale
  • Youth & Initiatives Chair: Manju Mishra
  • Marketing Chair: Namita Maunder
  • Content Chair: Mayuranki Almaula
  • Member at Large: Anjana Lal
  • Member at Large: Mukesh Advani
  • Member at Large: Ravishankar Byrappagowda
  • Member at Large: Priyanjali Datta
  • Member at Large: Charmy Shah

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