Association of Friends of India and South Asia
"Shamiana" is an umbrella organization of various cultural groups of South Asian origin aimed at organizing seminars, art galleries, music concerts in Poland and promoting Poland and its culture in South Asian countries. Shamiana, the Association of Friends of South Asia, promotes and fosters the integration of the Polish and South Asians
. Moreover, it plans to acquaint South Asians with Polish customs and traditions.
The Association of Friends of India and South Asia "SHAMIANA"was formed as an effort to bring the cultures of Poland and South Asia together. These countries are India
and Sri Lanka
Relations between Poland and the countries of Indian subcontinent are deeply rooted characterized by understanding and cooperation. In 1820 the first "History of Ancient India" by Polish historian Joachim Lelewel
was published. A chair of Sanskrit
was set up at the Jagiellonian University
as far back as 1893.
Shamiana is a voluntary NGO
, incorporated association based in Poland and strives to be a not-for-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization and to be transparent and accountable for its activities.
Shamiana aims to promote and catalyse universal education among underprivileged children, create the process to embrace these children into mainstream in a sustained manner, facilitate them to emerge as productive... Read More