GOPIO Gold Coast celebrated the 74th India Republic Day at the Robina Community Centre on 29th January 2023. They also hosted their inaugural Australian Citizenship Ceremony. The singing of the national anthems of both countries and the chanting of shlokas by a group of enthusiastic children set the mood of the day. The performances with delicate and intricate steps from traditional Bharatnatyam to modern moves by cute children and young adults boosted the patriotic atmosphere of the event.
Speeches by Hon MP Angie Bell, Hon Consul of India Mrs. Archana Singh, Hon MP John-Paul Langbroek, Hon MP Sa O’Connor, Gold Coast City Councillors Hermann Vorster, Ryan Bayldon Lumsden, and GOPIO Gold Coast president Pradip Gorasia gave food for thought of the diversified and progressive Indian community. Unity in Diversity. Leaders from the Indian and multicultural communities supported the event.