GOPIO's Outreach Initiatives and Progress in the Indian Diaspora

GOPIO's Outreach Initiatives & Progress in the Indian Diaspora

By Ashook Ramsaran, Presdent, GOPIO International (USA), at CSSS II, JNU, 8th January 2014 at 5 p.m.


The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) was established in 1989 with the objective of addressing the concerns and interests of the global Indian community of over 30 million persons of Indian origin living outside of India. GOPIO is aggressively continuing its outreach mission to engage and embrace the Indian Diaspora with rapid expansion and growth of its programs, chapters and councils, adapting to the changing dynamic of mobility, migration and second journeys within the Indian Diaspora. GOPIO’s organizational effort includes upgrade and revitalization of its website, newsletters, news bulletins and shared information among its membership and general public. GOPIO’s outreach includes expansion of its chapters in more countries, including those of the “legacy Diaspora” (more than 2 generations) and countries with rapidly increasing migration such as USA, Canada and Australia. GOPIO has also engaged French-speaking persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) as well PIOs in Africa, accounting for a significant percentage of the Indian Diaspora. In addition, GOPIO has revitalized its councils which are designed to address specific issues to serve the diverse interests of the global Indian community, namely: Human Rights, Business, Cultural, Academic, Media, Health Services, Youth, Women and Science & Technology. GOPIO is engaging the Indian Diaspora at all levels and in all regions with local, regional, national and international seminars, conferences and symposia on matters beneficial to the Indian Diaspora. GOPIO advances its collaboration with Government of India (Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and other departments), other governments, agencies, organizations, institutions and associations to better achieve its objectives and goals.

Time and Place:

Date:   Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014
Venue:   Room No- 13, CSSS II, JNU
Address:   Room No- 13, CSSS II, JNU
City/Twon:   New Delhi
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