Staff Reporter –
Members of the Waitakere Indian Association elected Mahen Sharma to the post of President for the WIA year 2016-2017 at their Annual General Meeting held at St Johns Training Hall, Te Atatu on July 31, 2016.
Sunil Kaushal was elected to the post of Vice-President and Hasmita Singh to that of Secretary.
Among the other office-bearers elected at the Meeting were Kajal Kumar (Assistant Secretary), Naveen Prakash (Treasurer & Immediate Past President), Mohini Prakash (Assistant Treasurer), Hardip Singh, Manoj Tahal, Sunil Chandra, Preeya Prakash, Chandrika Prasad, Dev Bhardwaj, Arwind Singh (aka Rohit) and Nawal Prakash (Executive Committee Members).
Mr Sharma said that the team has community spirit, augmented by talent, expertise and energy.
“We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen the community in Waitakere,” he said.
Hasmita Singh said that since its formation in 2000, WIA has been working with various government agencies and local Indian associations in promoting, advocating and integrating Indian culture and values with the Kiwi way of life.
“Waitakere Indian Association is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all. Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the Indian Diaspora in Waitakere,” she said.
Further information about WIA can be obtained on 021-1324688
The Waitakere Executive Committee 2016-2017.