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Rajasthan Association of North America

RANA is a non-profit organization of the Indo-Canadian Community from Rajasthan State of India.

Rajasthan State/Province is in the Northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is the largest State of India. The Province is Land of Kings (Raj- King, Sthan-Land/Place) with rich cultural heritage which dates to Indus Valley Civilization. It is known for its valor,dignity, humility and integrity. March30 is celebrated as Rajasthan Day.It is also the Land of Havelis dotted with majestic forts. In addition to it Rajasthan is well endowed with rich art, culture, literature, folk dance,National Parks, flora and fauna.

It was established in 2007. It has actively been engaged in promoting Culture and heritage of Rajasthan. It also provides a forum for the Rajasthani community of Canada to share, cherish and promote Rajasthani Culture, Literature, Art,Heritage and Values in tandem with those of Canadian ones. At the same time RANA Members have actively participated in other Organizations’ functions such as Panorama India, Canada Day, Holi,Deewali, ISKON’ Festival of India.RANA steps in to assist new immigrant RANA Members for smooth transitioning into the Canadian atmosphere through its support services such as information on education,employment, healthcare, housing and many more.

What do we do?

RANA organizes various cultural and social activities for the Rajasthani Communities in Canada. It also invites community members of other Socio-Cultural organizations to actively participate and contribute to the mission and goals of RANA. Our members strongly believe in harmony, support, inclusivity and equity. RANA fosters community well being for a vibrant living. Our Members are leaders in Politics, Entrepreneurship, Academics, Arts and Cultural fields in Canada.

Our virtues & commitments

  • Promote, preserve, and enrich the cultural heritage of people of Rajasthan origin in Canada.
  • Establish association with similar cultural organizations in and cooperate with ethnic and multicultural groups in cultural and social activities in Canada.
  • Organize, promote & sponsor Rajasthan cultural, educational, recreational, musical, and literary and sports events, festivals, pageants and conventions to promote the objectives of RANA.
  • Valuing diversity among our members and consistently working to create an inclusive work environment that respects and celebrates Member’s different backgrounds and experiences.
  • To further the needs of integration of new immigrants of Rajasthani origin into mainstream Canadian society.
  • Networking among our Members and allied community organization to further the entrepreneurship skills, exchange of ideas for professional development.
  • Organize, promote & sponsor Rajasthan cultural, educational, festival events.
  • Raise, solicit, participate to collect, and disburse funds for charities. Collect donations for cultural, educational and charitable purposes.
  • Amalgamating Canadian culture with those of Rajasthani Culture by organizing events for Canada Day, Family Day, Independence Day ,Republic Day, Victoria Day Remembrance Day and many others.
  • To provide a forum for propagating Rajasthani literature & language, for cultural, educational, social interaction among its members.
  • Undertaking activities to generate an ambient atmosphere for overall happiness and harmony between our traditions and rituals.
  • Hosting and celebrating cultural and religious events to promote history, tradition, cuisine and heritage of Rajasthan.
  • Undertaking events like Holi Gangaur, Teej and Diwali to celebrate Rajasthani Culture and values.
RANA Board

Our Board Members

RANA Board is comprised of leading RANA Members with passion for the cause. They represent various walks of life and well respected members of Society known for their passion, integrity and commitment.

Rashi Bajaj


Savita Rathore

VP-Secretary & Administration

Ramesh Agarwalla

Board Member

Ravi Haldania

Board Member

Mittali Sharma

Board Member

Pramod Mittal

Board Member

Dilip Sharma

Board Member

Reeta Sachdeva

Board Member

Dipak Mantri

Board Member

Riti Karwal

Board Member

Anil Purohit

Board Member

Rajesh Kejriwal

Board Member

Our Stakeholders

RANA Extended family

RANA sincerely expresses the support and participation of our Sponsors for believing in our goals and mission. We value their commitment in our journey to make a better future for our community.