The Finnish-Indian Society is a friendship association that acts as a community of people interested in India and Indian culture. We promote social interaction between Finns and Indians living in Finland. Our aim is to promote the knowledge of Indian culture in Finland, and to strengthen cultural exchange and development co-operation between our countries. The Finnish-Indian Society was established in 1949.
The organisation’s original name was Suomalaiset Intian Ystävät ry (Finnish friends of India ) and initially it was mainly a community of people interested in Indian philosophy and the philosophy of Gandhi. At the moment the society has about 250 members, out of which 40 are Indian.
The Finnish-Indian Society arranges different kinds of activities related to India and Indian culture, including seminars, lectures, courses and various events. The Finnish-Indian-Society is a member of the Union of Friendship Associations in Finland and a member of FINGO. Fingo is the umbrella organisation of about 270 Finnish civil society organisations (CSOs) and an expert in global development.