INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF BIHAR & JHARKHAND herein referred to as IABJ, is a socio cultural non-profit organization functioning in the state of Qatar for the community development and welfare of people of the community at large and people of Bihar and Jharkhand in particular. As a large number of Biharis and Jharkhandis were working in the state of Qatar and there was no any organization to represent them. So it was the need of time to form an organization to represent them. The IABJ was founded by Mr. Shakil Ahmed Kakvi, Mr. Mirza Hamid Ali, Mr. Aslam Parvez, Mr. Zafar Khan and many more at CCC Camp, Umm Saeed on Friday, 5th May 2000.
The IABJ was affiliated to Indian Cultural Centre under the aegis of Embassy of India to Qatar in 2001 and started functioning well. First grand function was held in Hotel Marriot in honor of Prof. Syed Hamid, Chancellor Hamdard University, New Delhi. The IABJ is doing regular consultation in different camps to increase awareness among the People of Bihar and Jharkhand about local laws, their rights and responsibilities. IABJ is organizing cultural programs during Republic Day, New Year, Sports Day and Eid Milan and many other different occasions. Participations in Health camp of ICBF and community developmental programs in collaboration with ICC affiliated organizations and our own programs.
The IABJ came into lime light by extending helping hands to the victims of Kosi flood with full support of ICC affiliated organizations and individuals. Several other community developmental programs including Mushairah by calling poets from Bihar and Jharkhand, celebrating Bihar Diwas in Qatar is being held every year in collaboration with Bihar Foundation, Qatar Chapter.
The IABJ achieved another mile stone by publishing magazine through which we may be able to reach to larger number of people. The first ever Magazine published was “Tears of Kosi” then "Unatti" in which we put our activities and objectives in black n white.
The functional committee was changed from time to time as per requirement for better functioning of the IABJ. The functional committee invited community leaders of Qatar to become members of Advisory board and they honored our request i.e.; Mr. Hassan Chougule, Mr. Azim Abbas, Mr. M.S.Bukhari, Mr. Syed Abdul Hye, Mr. Habibunnabi and Mr. Nilangshu Dey.