GOPIO Background

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Winter clothes at Zira 2013
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Charity 2020
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Caring and Sharing Event 2014
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Caring and Sharing event 2018
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Caring and Sharing Event 2019
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Zira 2011
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The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Sydney North West welcomes you  to GOPIO’s international network of people of Indian origin (PIO). GOPIO was  founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York  in 1989. The initial thrust of GOPIO was fighting human rights violation of  people of Indian origin. Although this has been improved in the last one  decade, human rights violations continue to be a major issue for PIOs living  outside India. GOPIO has now set its priorities in pooling our resources, both  financial and professional, for the benefit of PIOs, the countries they come  from and India. Toward this goal we welcome you to join in this international effort.

An unofficial estimate of the total number of people of Indian  origin living outside India is about 25 million people. Whether they come from  Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean or Europe, they are  Indians in body and spirit. Almost all of them maintain their Indian cultural  traditions and values. They seem to have meaningfully integrated in their  countries without losing their ethnic identity. To have a better understanding  of our communities in different parts of the world, it is essential to know and  share the history of the migration as well as their experiences in various  countries.

With over 25 million people of Indian origin living outside India,  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. India Associations worldwide have  been doing a great job in providing community service to our communities and to  project a good image of India and the countries they live in.

To bring people of  Indian origin together to promote their professional, cultural and social  interests with a view to realising their maximum potential in service of Global  peace, prosperity, happiness and compassion.

GOPIO Sydney North West  chapter provides:

  • a platform  for the people of Indian origin to network together for mutual development and  advancement.
  • Promote the  common cultural heritage and legacy of Indians in Australia and abroad.
  • Contribute  to global peace, prosperity, happiness and compassion.

People – An organisation is nothing more or less than the  people who make it up.

Working – This is about effort and smart work. We all have  a task to do. We are here to provide value to our communities where we work.

Together – Every organization has forces that try to divide  and reduce the impact of the total. The more we can pull together, share  knowledge, the stronger we will be.

One – We have a shared destiny. We will succeed or  fail together. This is a powerful concept. It can make us more efficient and  competitive. For example, having a leak in a boat and not helping each other  bail out the water is not a successful strategy. Looking for common solutions to problems, sharing facilities, sharing services, are all part of being  “One.”

Global – If we are to compete effectively, we will be a  global organisation. Our team will reflect global backgrounds and global  experience.

Organisation – An organisation is a cohesive, inclusive  institution. The dictionary uses words like “assemblage,”  “fellowship.”