Global Indian Foundation (GIF), a Singapore-based non-profit organisation, was established in 2002 and has since grown to be an institution of international eminence. Envisioned with the objective of promoting cultural education, Global Indian Foundation is led by eminent personalities from diverse fields, including Prof MGK Menon, Dr Justice C S Dharmadhikari, Mr Chandu Borde, Mr Inderjit Singh, Mr Narayana Murthy, Dr Karan Singh Thakral, Dr Hari Harilela and Mr Atul Temurnikar.
GIF is working at the grassroots towards integration at various levels, right from community centres to neighbourhood committees in Singapore. GIF has been instrumental not only in building bridges with community centres and neighbourhood committees, but has continued to walk on the path of integration through several socio-cultural activities.
The Foundation instituted the Global Indian Cultural Centre (GICC) with the mission of preserving and promoting Indian culture amongst the local and expatriate community in Singapore through a rich array of educational programmes and activities. GICC offers courses in performing arts, sports and yoga for both, children and adults.
The yoga classes offered by GICC have touched a chord with more than 5000 people who have attended courses and gained health rewards. The free of cost classes have enabled people across all strata of society to participate in the yoga lessons offered by a highly trained team of volunteers.