Community group: ISCC completes 20 years of existence

(caption of the above picture: the newly-elected executive committee of Christchurch's Indian Social and Cultural Club; picture credit ISCC)

The Indian Social and Cultural Club (ISCC) – a Christchurch-based social and cultural organisation, in its recently held AGM has elected a new 20-member strong executive committee to oversee the Club’s initiatives in its 20th anniversary year. Formed in 1997, the Club is known for organising the biggest Diwali festival in the South Island every year.

Amit Raut, the newly-elected Secretary of the Club informed, “The major decisions taken by the new committee pertains to updating the 20-year-old constitution of ISCC. This has been necessitated as all our events and initiatives have grown to acquire much larger scale over the last two decades. We have also decided to increase the number of our executive committee members from this year.”

Thomas Shaji Kurian, former treasurer of ISCC and now chair of the newly-formed sub-committee to oversee this year’s Diwali event added, “Also on the 2017 agenda is to work towards making the dream of an Indian community centre, a reality in Christchurch. We aim to work with the wider community – even those outside the ISCC – to achieve that.”

Meanwhile, the new committee has already started preparations for ISCC Connect – an annual gathering of ISCC members and anyone who wishes to attend, to be held sometime in the next month or so.