The Kerala Association Of Dallas was established in 1976 as a non-profit cultural association to promote and foster international relationship and goodwill. This Association is the member of the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (FOKANA) and also is a member of National Federation of Indian-American Association (NFIA).
The vision and commitment of a few dedicated families rooted down the Kerala Association of Dallas. Under the leadership of Dr. Narayana Panickar as the president and Mr. Abrhama Mathew as the Secretary, Kerala Association started its activities. First meeting to discuss about the Kerala Association was encouraged by more than 20 families with their physical presence and moral support. Kerala Association, as a legal organization launched its activities in 1976.Read More
Living on the other side of the hemisphere of Kerala and seeing the Malayalam alphabets was a satisfaction. From the initial days itself, Kerala Association started publishing, mailing and hand delivering the current Magazine Kairali. Printing was quiet difficult at that time hence hand written copies were circulated among families and members, at least once in every three months. Showing Malayalam movies was one of the major social occasions for the community. An auditorium in the Parkland hospital (UT Health Science Centre) was used for showing the movies. Apart from Movies, Onam and Christmas were the main events of the year. Association also started coordinating Picnic activities from the first year of its inception.