GOPIO History

GOPIO Sydney North West chapter welcomes you to our  international network of people of Indian origin. There are over 25 million people of Indian origin  (PIO) living outside India. With this large group of people, a new global  community of Indian origin has been developed. Most of the people of Indian  origin have become highly successful in business and the profession. If their  professional expertise and financial resources are to be pooled together, it  will benefit not only people of Indian origin but also their countries and  India. In addition, people of Indian origin could assume a new role in  providing help in case of crisis to their communities around the world.

With these objectives in mind, the National  Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) organized the First Global  Convention of PIOs in New York on August 28 – Sept. 3, 1989. This convention  provided an opportunity for sharing the experience of international Indian  communities on a common forum and to foster harmony with a feeling of  brotherhood and fellowship amongst the PIOs. Attended by over 3000 delegates,  the convention identified and discussed problems facing people of Indian  origin. It also provided necessary forum at the national and international  level to voice their concerns. For the first time, a book on Migration of  Indians Around the World was published at the convention where twenty six  resolutions pertaining to the various issues and interests of the community  were adopted. GOPIO was formed at this convention.

GOPIO Sydney North West chapter was established in  September 2008. We are  looking for volunteers at other states of Australia, e.g., Melbourne, Adelaide,  Tasmania, Northern Territory and Perth to open GOPIO chapters.