About RANA

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.

President’s Message

Welcome to the 2016 Rajput Association of North America (RANA) convention! I am honored and humbled to serve and to lead this organization to the future. I would first like to thank our NEC members, convention committee members and all chapter presidents. Their tireless efforts and dedication have made this event possible. And a special thanks to my New York Chapter for their love and support. I hope you all enjoy this weekend’s functions and festivities.

I have been a member of RANA for many years now and have had the privilege of watching our respected seniors make this organization into what it is today. In 2016, we can proudly say that we have over 600 member families and we are growing in numbers and strength annually. I would like to see this trend continue by shining light on the importance of standing united as a community. We share a strong cultural heritage and should each take personal responsibility in promoting fellow RANA members as friends, as community figures, and as business contacts.

I also hope that for the continued success of RANA that we can call upon our highly educated youth network. It is important that all RANA members, especially, the leaders of tomorrow get involved and bring to the table their knowledge of education, business, politics, and culture. I am happy to see so many families bringing their children to this event to learn about what we offer as a community. It is truly a great opportunity for our younger generation to learn about our rich history and heritage.

I look forward to a fun filled weekend seeing old friends, meeting new members, and engaging in rich discussion with our leaders… past, present, and future.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Jai Mataji.

Prakashsinh Chauhan



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