In year 2005, two women, Jaimini Shah and Bijal Parekh organized a picnic in the Monroe township, and later planned a Diwali party to create a community to carry on the Indian culture. Jaiminiben and Bijalben went door to door, spreading the word and selling tickets. ICAM was put in place with the help of new members who also believed strongly in the cause.
Our founding members were: Jamini Shah, Bijal Parekh, Prena Shah, Neil Patel, Jigisha Gandhi, Alpa Bhagat, Ami Shah, Rita Kapadia, and Sunil Vakharia.
ICAM remains a strong nascent organization led by its founding members. It has hosted events such as Holi, Summer Picnics, Diwali Dhamaka, Navratri Garba/ Raas, Musical nights, and more.
ICAM encourages its members to be active in the planning to ensure that their ideas incorporated and needs are met. With more members and new voices, ICAM can continue to flourish and serve the community.