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Association for India’s Development (AID), Morgantown Chapter

Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement, based in United States, promoting sustainable, equitable and development in India. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.
Founded by Dr. Ravi Kuchimanchi, a graduate student from University of Maryland in 1991, AID is now one of the largest non-governmental organization working for development of India at a fundamental level. AID has 36 chapters and more than 1000 registered members in Unites States alone, 8 chapters in India and many more in UK & Australia. Members and volunteers meet regularly to raise funds and discuss issues related to India. Inspired by AID, volunteers and many other activists have started many independent organizations working for the social cause across the globe. 

2004 Indian film, Swades , is inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, founders of AID, who returned to India and developed the pedal power generator to light remote, off-the-grid village schools. 

Our chapter, AID Morgantown was founded in 2005 as a small branch of a larger tree, AID. The chapter is run and maintained by Indian students of West Virginia University and since its inception the organization has worked relentlessly to fight social evils and helped in uplifting rural India. We have been successfully involved in several projects relating to education, health welfare, environmental protection, rural sustainability, relief and rehabilitation etc. We are active year around with volunteering works, organizing events such as dinner & cultural nights and interacting with local communities for mutual betterment. With their hard work and dedication WVU Indian students, as volunteers, have raised thousands of dollars to fund our projects. All these successful projects have let the AID Morgantown chapter to move forward in future with confidence.

Please contact us for more information about AID Morgantown or to become a volunteer.



  • Announcement on 02-05-2017: 12 th Annual Dinner Night. 

    AID Morgantown will be hosting it's 12th Annual Fundraising event on February 19th 2017 (Sunday). This is a call out to all the enthusiastic souls. It's time for you to showcase your talent and have fun. We need your help and co-operation to make this a stellar event. We are looking for performances that depict Indian culture in form of dance, music or an act or anything you think will suit the platform.



  • Officers Meeting on 02-06-2017:

    Planning for the 12th annual dinner night. Design work timeline finalized. Discussion on the sponsors, decoration and Transportation.

  • Officers Meeting on 02-03-2017:

    Discussion on the volunteer contributions, transportation plan for the 12th annual dinner night, Newsletter modifications and sponsors.

  • Tech Team Meeting on 01-31-2017:

    Meeting on the roles and responsibilities for the design work. Tentative deadlines have been imposed.