Over sixty years ago, India's Founding Fathers asked all Indians to respect the national symbols of India, to cherish its heritage and preserve its composite culture (Constitution Part IV-A). To honor the importance of those ideals, a small group of Indian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area (all successful entrepreneurs) decided to create a broad-based, inclusive Community Center. It's mission would be to preserve the culture, values and heritage of India for future generations based on the vision and ideals of the Founding Fathers of India. The India Community Center was conceived as a place where every generation of the Indian Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. It was also designed to be a center where people of other cultures can explore and experience Indian traditions and values. In addition to cherishing heritage, the ICC founders also decided that promoting brotherhood and fraternity in the spirit of the constitution would be even more important in a distant land. So uniting the diverse community also becomes one of ICC's goals. And finally, incorporating community service as en essential pillar of this center was considered vital to living up to traditional Indian values.