GOPIOGlobal Organization of People of Indian Origin
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Earlier GOPIO President Niraj Baxi wrote a letter Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to extend by six months the cutoff date for depositing the demonetized notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations.
NRIs and PIOs should be allowed to exchange whatever amount they have as long as they show the proof of past conversion of foreign currency to Indian currency in the last 10 years," said Thomas Abraham, Chairman of GOPIO International.
Other recipients of the prestigious GOPIO awards were K.
It also included speeches by GOPIO International president Niraj Baxi, chief guest Maharashtra MP and GOPIO special adviser Raj Purohit, Bahraini businesswoman and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry board member Ahlam Janahi, UK House of Lords member and GOPIO former president Lord Diljit Rana, organising committee chairman Varghese Kurian, reception committee chairman Soman Baby, GOPIO founding president and GOPIO International chairman Dr Thomas Abraham.
GOPIO global ambassador and incoming president Sunny Kulathakal said the event showcased the strong ties Bahrain has with India over decades of relationships for over 5,000 years.
GOPIO is a vibrant platform and in the 39 years since it was founded, the body has succeeded in bringing about very valuable changes in the interaction between the Indian government and the diaspora around the world," said GOPIO global ambassador and incoming president Sunny Kulathakal.
Delegates from 40 countries will be arriving in Bahrain in the (coming days) for the GOPIO meeting that will feature different plenary sessions.
He was speaking during a Press conference held yesterday at the Park Regis Lotus Hotel in Juffair in the presence of GOPIO global ambassador and incoming president Sunny Kulathakal.
Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza received GOPIO global ambassador Sunny Kulathakal and pledged full support to the gathering.
GOPIO chairman Dr Thomas Abraham met Indian officials last week and received assurance of support for the convention in Bahrain.
GOPIO was founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York City in 1989, to work for the welfare of people of Indian origin.
Tonight, we announced that programme as well as Mr Khera is a brand and global ambassador for GOPIO.