Welcome to the website of Kashmiri Overseas Association USA, Inc.
Kashmiri Overseas Association, Inc. (KOA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt socio-cultural organization registered in Maryland, USA. Its purpose is to protect, preserve, and promote Kashmiri ethnic and socio-cultural heritage, to promote and celebrate festivals, and to provide financial assistance to the needy and deserving. In addition, lectures, symposiums, debates, and discussions are held from time to time to highlight and resolve some of the issues facing our community in this country.
The KOA’s mission is to promote Kashmir Pandit ethnic and socio-cultural heritage (language, history, art, etc), celebrate religious festivals of importance to Kashmiri Pandits; provide financial assistance to needy and deserving individuals, educational institutions, places of worship and shrines, both in the US and in India; preserve historical monuments and sites of religious and cultural significance in Kashmir, India; and provide assistance to displaced Kashmiri Pandits.
The KOA shall serve as the premier Kashmiri Pandit institution with a fundamental purpose that lies in promoting Kashmiri Pandit heritage and its way of living, Kashmiri Brahmanism and its philosophies; and be a center of social learning that caters to the spiritual, cultural, physical, humanitarian and educational needs of the community.