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GOPIO appoints new president and office bearers

Along with the appointment of a new president, 5 additional regional international coordinators took oath of the office.

GOPIO 2023 sworn-in team (Images - GOPIO)

Following last month's elections, the Global Organization of Persons of Indian Origin (GOPIO), held the swearing in ceremony of the new team virtually. Senior community leader from New York, and the organisation's founding member Lal Motwani was appointed as its president.

Previously, Motwani held the positions of international coordinator-at-large and executive trustee of the GOPIO Foundation. Addressing the gathering, he said, "We need many volunteers to get involved in the Councils such as Human Rights, Cultural, Academic, Women, Science and Technology, Youth and Young Professionals, Media, Health and Wellness and on Seniors. We will officially launch GOPIO Chambers of Commerce (GICC) in different parts of the world.”

International members of the organization were present during the event.

At the ceremony, Umesh Chandra, an executive vice president from Brisbane, Australia, Kewal Kanda, a community leader from the Los Angeles area, Prakash Shah, a global ambassador from New Jersey, and Jasbir 'Nami' Kaur, a former IBM employee and community activist, were also sworn in.

Five additional regional international coordinators also took the oath of office during the event. They include, Roger Latchman of Johannesburg, South Africa, who served as the region's coordinator, Deo Gosine of Trinidad, real estate investor Ashok Madan of Southern California, former engineer Harmohan Singh Walia of Sydney, Australia, and businessman Dhiraj Ahuja of New Delhi, who served as the region's coordinator for Oceania.