Gujarati Mandal of Central Ohio (GMOCO) is a non-profit organization within the Indian Community. It was founded in 1967 in Columbus, Ohio. GMOCO hosts an array of activities and programs throughout the year including Holi, Picnic, Navratri and Diwali/Year end gala. All the activities of the organization are administered and organized by energetic/enthusiastic volunteers from the community. To formalize the workings of this organization, a constitution was presented to the general body, it was approved in December 1982. President and trustee board members are elected for a two-year term. Since 1983, Gurjari, a bi-annual publication is published by volunteer editors. Over the years the Gujarati Mandal has attracted outstanding scholars, writers, teachers and educators to speak before interested community members. The organization has participated in several Raas and Garba competitions across the US and won significant accolades. The Gujarati Mandal also twice hosted the regional Raas and Garba competition, organized by FOGANA (Federation of Gujarati Associations of North America) at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Columbus.