India Association of Nashville Tennessee (IAN) operates in Greater Nashville area with the following objectives:
- To form a cultural, social and educational organization for the advancement, appreciation, performance, reservation, study and/or teaching of the performing arts (music, drama, dance, film-arts), and languages.
- To provide a common identity to the Indian community through promotion of unity, friendship and goodwill based on mutual understanding and cooperation.
- To provide community services within the limits of the Association resources.
- To promote and provide social, educational and cultural programs which will enable children of Indian heritage to understand Indian culture and traditions.
- To establish a community center for social, educational and cultural activities.
- To establish and serve as a non-profit, charitable institution under the General Non-profit Corporation Act.
- To encourage and foster those activities that improve mutual understanding and appreciation between the Indo-American community and the mainstream American community.