The Indian National Congress (INC) perhaps the largest and oldest democratic organisation in the world was born as a movement that embraced all peoples, cultures and communities into its fold in its fight for freedom from alien domination. India has the second largest Diaspora in the World. The overseas Indian community is estimated at over 25 million is spread across every major region in the globe .Indian Overseas congress is founded with the basic Principle and purpose of improving the welfare of overseas Indians and enhance India’s stature in the world in every aspects.
The Kerala unit of the Congress has formed the Overseas Indian Cultural Congress (OICC) as the first step in bringing the various non-resident Indians of the state under one umbrella.
"The Congress is unique. Our uniqueness arises from several basic features of the Congress's history, its character, its ideology and the legacy of its leadership. I am convinced that the time is ripe for a massive renaissance of our political culture so that we build that society which combines compassion with competence, equity with excellence."
Smt. Sonia Gandhi - AICC President
"Overseas Indian Cultural Congress plays a major role in the welfare and progress of non resident keralites. Their activities and commitment has helped many of our brothers and sisters and their families to overcome many challenges they face during the expatriate life. OICC has come to the rescue of many person on several occasions on my request itself. I wish them very best, and encourage them to take up more such humanitarian activities to help the people of our state who live abroad, also to extend their help for the development of Kerala."
Sri. Oommen Chandy - Chief Minister
"My dear brothers and sister, My hearty welcome to the website of Overseas India Cultural Congress, Europe. I thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the rich heritage of the Congress party. We request your cooperation in building a society with equality and rights for the poor and suppressed."
Sri. Ramesh Chennithala - KPCC President
" This is a great oppurtunity to work unitedly for the welfare of Indians especially Keralites inside and outside India.Be an Ambassador of India in different fields and make India proud with your activities.Veekshanam readers wishes you all the success and will support in all the activities of OICC Europe."
Sri. Benny Behanan - MLA