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Global Organization for People of Indian Origin

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Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is an international network of people of Indian origin (PIO).

History

GOPIO was founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York City in 1989. The name GOPIO was adopted after a suggestion by a Michigan-based Indian businessman. The initial thrust of GOPIO was fighting human rights violation against people of Indian origin.

Although this has been improved in the last decade, human rights violations continue to be a major issue for PIOs living outside India. GOPIO has now set its priorities in pooling its resources, both financial and professional, for the benefit of PIOs, the countries they come from and India.

GOPIO's Founder President is Dr. Thomas Abraham who served since inception till 2004. Inder Singh took over as president in 2004 and served till 2009 when Lord Diljit Rana, a member of the House of Lords in London was elected. Lord Rana was followed by Ashook Ramsaran who served from 2011 to 2016. The incumbent president of the GOPIO is Niraj Baxi of Silicon Valley, California. In 2009, GOPIO launched GOPIO Foundation For People of Indian Origin with Dr. Thomas Abraham as it Executive Trustee.

References

Global Organization for People of Indian Origin Wikipedia


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