The Rajput Association of North America (RANA) was established in 1980 with the adoption of the Constitution at the 1st General Body Meeting and induction of the elected Executive Committee. It has grown from the six founding families represented by the six heads in the crown of the RANA seal to the approximately 700 families in 2016. It was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit fraternal organization in the State of New Jersey.
RANA's prime objectives are:
To foster and maintain relations among Rajputs in North America.
To provide a common platform for the present and future generations of Rajputs in North America and to behold and preserve the Rajput culture, traditions, and values.
To develop social, cultural, educational, business, and charity programs and to encourage active participation of all members in these programs.
To establish and develop links with other Rajput organizations throughout the world.
To do all that is needed to preserve and protect the best interests of its members in accomplishing the above objectives.
RANA Youth is the youth division of RANA that hosts its own conventions and events. RANA Youth's aim is to inspire social and professional networking among Rajput youth around the world.
Other RANA activities include:
RANA Education Fund: Presently, RANA distributes individual scholarships annually to needy and qualified Rajputs students in India of Rs. 15000 each and of $500 each to deserving and qualified children of RANA members in North America.
Publications: RANA publishes ‘Rajputra’ magazine. In addition, the Directory of its membership is published every alternate year. It also publishes e-newsletters on regular basis. RANA maintains its Internet presence with two websites, ‘rajputra.org’ for its members and ‘ranayouth.com’ for its younger generation.
Cultural Events: In addition to the various events and activities organized at the Local Chapter level, e.g., Holi, camping, picnic, Diwali, etc., RANA has been organizing Family Conventions and the Youth Conventions every other year since 1995. The Conventions have been immensely popular and successful through the years and are expected to continue so in the foreseeable future.