• Address: Qatar
    West Bay P.O. Box 27111

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Welcome to Overseas Friend of India Qatar



Overseas Friends of India [OFI QATAR] is formed to work towards strengthening social bonds among Qatar Indians ,Expatriates irrespective of region, religion, race, creed and colour, and help to generate a feeling of oneness and brotherhood, 'Integral Humanism'.

An Association of Indians residing in the State of Qatar, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, region, gender and language to implement social responsibility towards the nation and supportive missions for the NRI community at large. We believe in “One India”.


To promote goodwill and friendship amongst its members, other members of the larger Indian community, Qataris and the other expatriate communities living in Qatar, in compliance with local and Indian laws.

Nature: A socio cultural organization to fortify the spirit of unity, fellow-feeling and goodwill amongst its members by organizing social, cultural, educational, Indian traditional sports, games and recreational events, competitions, promotions, performances, etc. as required.

Activities: Subject to the laws, rules and guidelines issued by the Government of India and the State of Qatar and upholding the cultural heritage of the state of Overseas Friends of India, Overseas Friends of India exists to operate for the following purposes:

  • To promote and support cultural activities of India.
  • To conduct classes for teaching various forms of cultural sports or educational classes for its members.
  • To conduct and support social activities such as beach cleaning, picnics, awareness campaigns, blood donation etc.
  • To participate and support socio-cultural activities of Embassy of India, its apex bodies and the Qatar Government.
  • To render possible help to the members at the time of their distress.
  • To conduct competitions in various social, cultural and educational fields for its members.
  • Any other activities in line with the objectives of OFI, under the overall guidance of the Embassy of India.

VIJAY CHAUTHAIWALE (Incharge - Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP))

Dr Vijay is In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), since November 2014. In this role, he is coordinating with Indian Diaspora worldwide through BJP’s global outreach platform, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). OFBJP has chapters in more than 40 countries and are comprised of well wishers of BJP.

Dr Vijay is Ph.D. (Microbiology) from University of Pune, India with 4 years experience as a Post Doctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. He has attended executive management program at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and leadership development program at London Business School. Author of several peer reviewed scientific papers and inventor of several global patents, he also served on the Board of Studies of Indian universities. In 2011, He was also a member of selection committee for the appointment of Vice Chancellor, M. S. University of Baroda, India.

Dr Vijay participated in 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign (February-June 2014) by taking sabbatical from his professional work. He was stationed in the BJP Headquarters in New Delhi for campaign coordination. Dr Vijay’s wife, Dr Jyoti is Ph D (Biochemstry), is social activist. His daughter, Prerita, works in a social media initiative.