Lawmakers want more women enrolled in GOPIO

Venkat Raman Two Members of Parliament have asked the executives of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to enroll more women into its membership and encourage them to undertake greater responsibilities. Speaking at a gathering of GOPIO Chapters functioning in Auckland and Wellington, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Dr Parmjeet Parmar (both List MPs of National Party) said…

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Diverse and dynamic team at Indian Association of New Zealand

Correspondent The Indian Association of New Zealand (IANZ) has done it again. In a move that is unprecedented, women will make up one-third of the Association’s Executive Committee. At its Annual General Meeting held earlier this month, 10 women were elected to the expanded 30-members executive for 2018-2019. “This is in keeping with IANZ’s philosophy of gender-equality, diversity and inclusiveness,”…

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Devotees pay homage to a Great Saint

Ragavan Rengachariar Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikan, popularly known as ‘Srimushnam Srimad Andavan’ (the first name denoting his place of birth), passed away on March 19, 2018. As well as renowned as ‘Master of All Crafts,’ he was revered for his benevolence, sportive spirit, soulful singing, medicinal knowledge, artistry in sculpture and intense knowledge of astrology. He was also an authority on…

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