Darsana North America is one of our youngest chapters, with 29 members from the USA and three from Canada. According to Darsana's executive committee guidance, various efforts have been undertaken to identify more members from the North American region and bring them to leadership.
- One of the flagship Programs of the Darsana US chapter is to collaborate with the Indian community in the US/Canada to fund house construction projects for the marginalized community. Last year, we successfully collaborated with the Kerala Cultural Society of Metropolitan Washington to support the cost of construction of a house for a differently-abled person in Calicut. The entire project was designed, coordinated, and executed with the help of the Darsana Calicut Chapter. We have handed over the key to the beneficiary in a small function organized by the Calicut chapter. This year also, KCS committed to building a house, which will be designed and constructed by our Palakkad chapter.
- US chapter members have volunteered on our digital platform.
- Unlike other countries, only a few Indian-affiliated left progressive organizations in the North American region, making it difficult for Darsana to have a deeper ideological collaboration and cooperation. However, we have identified a few organizations with which we can have better affiliations and organize collaborative programs like Art lovers of America. Darsana US chapter is actively working to collaborate better with ALA and similar organizations.
- However, the Darsana NA chapter also finds it relevant to work with a non-political cultural organization like Kerala Association in North America like FOKANA and FOMAA to partner for their charity, Educational, and volunteer programs.