GOPIO to celebrate Tenth Anniversary in New Zealand

Meeting and Dinner on January 7 at Indian Accent, Botany

Venkat Raman

Auckland, January 2, 2018

It began with a controversy ten years ago at a meeting held at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall on May 16, 2008 but it was not until October 4 that year that the official launch could take place with the then Prime Minister Helen Clark as the Chief Guest at Stamford Plaza Hotel.

Ten years on, the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) has become a national body with branches in many parts of New Zealand, discharging its community and social responsibilities through its various Chapters (or Branches).

GOPIO is set to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary with a Conference and Dinner on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the First Floor Lounge of Indian Accent Restaurant located at 308 Ti Irangi Drive, Botany South in Auckland.

Suman Kapoor, Founder-President, GOPIO Waikato and International Coordinator of GOPIO in Oceania has taken the initiative to organise the celebrations.

Conference on New Vision

The event will commence at 5 pm with a Conference on the aims and objectives of the Organisation, its work in the Oceania region over the past ten years and the New Vision and future programmes to take GOPIO to the next level.

Ms Kapoor, who will chair the Conference, said that team includes Former President of GOPIO Queensland (Australia) and Conference Convenor Shyam Das, GOPIO Waikato President Pradeep Kapoor and Conference Coordinator and Nivedita Sharma Vij, Conference Secretary and Facilitator.

Strategies for the future

“GOPIO Chapters in the Oceania region are keen to develop strategies to make this world body more effective and relevant to keep in line with the evolving trends and increasing Indian population. The forthcoming Conference will discuss these issues,” Ms Kapoor said.

A dance number by Ratna Venkat and dinner will follow the Conference.

Further information and contact details are in the attached poster.

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  1. Suman Kapoor
  2. GOPIO Tenth Anniversary Poster

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