About us

Current team with High Commissioner at Canberra:
President: Nishi Puri
Vice President: Anil Gupta
Treasurer: Ashok Jain
Public Relation Officer: Rakesh Jain
Executive Member: Praveen Jain

GOPIO Canberra Chapter is part of GOPIO International based in the USA. The Canberra chapter was launched on 2nd October 2013 (the birthday of Mahatama Gandhi and the United Nations declared International Day of Non-violence). The High Commissioner of India in Australia, Mr. Biren Nanda, officially launched the Canberra chapter.

GOPIO Oceania Coordinator, Mr. Umesh Chandra, responsible for Chapters in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji came from Brisbane to represent the GOPIO International at this ceremony. He emphasized on the potentials of the global organization and reiterated on how GOPIO globally has managed the issues and concerns of NRIs and PIOs in their adopted countries.

The launch was done by Ashok Jain, Rakesh Malhotra, High Commissioner Biren Nanda, Ramesh Malik, Rakesh Jain, and Subhash Dang. You can download the document from the link:
GOPIO Canberra launch 02 Oct 2013.docx


Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Canberra Chapter envisions promoting the well-being of People of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Overseas Citizen of Indian Origin (OCIs) and enhancing cooperation and communication between PIO/OCI living in the Canberra, Australia.


  1. To promote legitimate interests of the Indian community as a whole and of specific groups.
  2. To help the Indian communities in Australia and around to promote legitimate secular and non-political developmental
    interest in Australia.
  3. To promote the common cultural heritage of India in Australia.
  4. To help promote cultures of PIO’s from other countries in Australia.
  5. To promote cultural, social and business opportunities and cooperation in Australia for all (PIO’s)
  6. To help new Indian migrants and others with broader issues that affect the community at large as deemed necessary.
  7. To mobilise professional, financial and intellectual resources of the Indian community for the mutual advancement and development
    of Australia.
  8. To provide a conduit for the Indian communities to interact with PIO’s globally, and solve problems encountered in education, society technology and others that affect the community as a whole.
  9. To further the interaction between PIO’s and other communities in Australia in promoting peace, progress, prosperity and ecological
    harmony of these communities and the country at large.
  10. To raise funds for specific purposes as deemed necessary.