BRISBANE, GOPIO Queensland held a special meeting to appoint a prominent Brisbane businessman Mr Indu Kant Sharma as the incoming president; the position became vacant, with Professor Prasad OAM taking on the new engineering dean role at UniSQ. At the change-over dinner, Professor Prasad welcomed Mr Indu Kant Sharma as the incoming president and wished him and his team all the best for the future; he also pledged his support and guidance as and when needed.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Indu Kant Sharma thanked Professor Prasad OAM for his leadership and wished him well in his new role; Mr Indu Kant Sharma said he would be drawing on Professor Prasad’s experience. GOPIO International Gold Life member and mentor Pars Ram Punj congratulated the incoming team and noted that it was time for the younger generation to step up and control the reins. At the request of acting president Rakesh Sharma, and Umesh Chandra OAM, executive vice president of GOPIO International, he conducted the special meeting at Curry N Cask restaurant, Fortitude Valley.
GOPIO Queensland has its annual programs and events all lined with Girmit Diwas on 14th May, India Day Fair fund Raiser on 2nd of June, India Day Fair on 19th August and Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. These annual events are, in addition to, any other events that the committee may see fit to host. GOPIO Queensland requests everyone to please mark their diaries. The new team is eager to welcome new members.
If you are not already a member, you are encouraged to join GOPIO Queensland; membership is open to all individuals who identify as people of Indian Origin, irrespective of your country of birth. Membership to GOPIO is for individuals, so you don’t have to be an organisation to be a member, and even if you are a member of another organisation, you can still join GOPIO and be part of a genuinely global organisation representing the Indian Diaspora since 1989