Sydney GOPIO’s NW Chapter holds their 10th anniversary in a spectacular show

The glamorous and dazzling event, organised by Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Sydney North West Chapter, was held at Bowman Hall, Blacktown on October 20, 2019. The GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter team has been conducting ‘Caring & Sharing’ events for the last 10 years, raising much needed funds for the less privileged children in India and needy persons/organisations in Australia.

The chapter annually supports Cancer Council of Australia and National Heart Foundation of Australia. Previously, the chapter helped victims of the Blue Mountains fire, the Fiji cyclone, the Nepal earthquake, FoxG1 and the underprivileged kids in Nigeria. 

Around 400 guests attended the event. Mr Manish Gupta, Consul General of India, Sydney, his wife Mrs. Nimeesha Gupta, Hon. Mark Taylor MP representing NSW Premier and Hon. Stephen Bali MP representing NSW Opposition Leader also graced the occasion. 

GOPIO is an international non-partisan, secular global organisation engaged in promoting the wellbeing of People of Indian Origin, enhancing cooperation and communication among Indians living around the globe. 

GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter’s President, Mr Harmohan Singh Walia and the team ”“ Prof. Balkar Kang, Sumit Joshi, Kamal Joshi, Baljit Pelia, Parmjit Multani, Rosie Multani, Aman Singh, Rajvinder Singh, Neeru Singh, Sanjeet Hooda, Baljinder Singh and Ravi Singh have worked passionately towards the success of the 10th Caring & Sharing event. These events are a result of the spirit that we all have in us to care for the under privileged and needy. Therefore, the funds raised through these events become a symbol of hope for the needful.  

The night provided scintillating performances from the Bollywood dance group, Dhamma Yoga kids, Giddha Group, and Bhangra Group that kept the spectators on edge of their seats. Aman Singh, in her best attire, engaged the wonderful audience through her stage anchoring. Other attractions of the night, quiz prizes and energetic DJ, attracted the zeal and enthusiasm of all the guests present at the event.  Generous offerings from the sponsors in Australia and the support of the dedicated individuals in India have made it possible for the team to extend a helping hand to over 5000 less privileged primary school children in India for the last 10 years.

A few necessities that will be provided again to the primary school kids include warm clothes, shoes, socks, ceiling fans in classrooms, hand pumps for drinking water, water filters, RO filters, inverters with batteries, furniture, Daris, sound systems for prayers, sports items, stationary and other basic commodities as per the requirements of the remote area schools.

This year, the Caring & Sharing event not only raised funds for kids in India, but also gave donations to the Cancer Council, the National Heart Foundation Australia, Kids in Nigeria for their righteous causes. Funds were also donated to needful overseas student, Captain Shikhawat’s family in Sydney, who is a cancer patient. 

GOPIO Sydney North West  Chapter thanked their main sponsors ”“ Yogesh Manav & Jasbir Kang of Auburn Sapphire Function Centre, Kewal Kalra of Kalra Group, Sumit Joshi of My Loan Expert, Baljit Pelia of Vista Home loan,    Fred Khurana of Hous Properties Quakers Hills, Gurpreet Chadha & Aman Brar of G&A Roadline, Sanjeet Hooda of Gain Home Loans, Parmjit & Rosie Multani, Graphic Designer, Akhlak Parker and Dimple’s DJ.  

Pics by: Evergreen Memories Photography and Rao Srini

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