May 16, 2013
A Publication of the Global Organization
of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
May 16, 2013
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GOPIO-UPPER NEW YORK CHAPTER - 5TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND 175TH ARRIVAL DAY,
SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
G.O.P.I.O. Upper New York Chapter
invites you to the
5th Anniversary Dinner & 175th Indian Arrival Day
Worlds Fair Marina
1 Worlds Fair Marina, Flushing,NY 11368. Tel.718.898.1200
From 7.00 pm to 12.00 midnight on Saturday 18th May, 2013
Admission: $75.00 per person
(INCLUDE APPETIZERS, DINNER AND OPEN BAR)
Limited Seating - Tickets not available at the door
Please book your seat(s) early by contacting any of the following members:
Satruhan Sukdeo, President 347-429-1924 email@example.com
Premenauth Singh, Vice President 914-924-8310
Jhairam Persaud, Vice President 917-748-2430
Tony Roopnarain, Treasurer 917-952-0947
Dev Chedda Asst. Secretary 718-755-3278
Patsy Leopold Director 718-296-3885 or
Mahendra Sawh Secretary 718-297-733
Network with Local Dignitaries and Community
"Be in the Know and Celebrate with GOPIO"
GOPIO -CT BREAFAST MEETING WITH SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADOR EBRAHIM RASOOL ,
TUESDAY, MAY 21ST
GOPIO CONNECTICUT CHAPTER
INVITES YOU TO A
INTERACTIVE MEETING WITH
South Africa to the United States
Interactive Session Topic
Global Indian Diaspora and Global Development - Opportunities in South Africa
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
Registration and BREAKFAST -
8.30 a.m. to 9.15 a.m.
Interactive Session with
Ambassador Rasool - 9.15 a.m.
Stamford Hampton Inn
26 Mill River Street, Stamford.
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool has had
extensive experience in South African government, having led various departments
such as Health, Welfare, Finance and Economic Development. As Premier of the
Western Cape Province he took part in attracting approximately $1 billion worth
of foreign investment, creating the highest provincial economic growth rate.
contribution to South Africa, Rasool has been the recipient of a number of
leadership awards, such as the Visionary Leadership and Public Good Award from
the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, the Award for Commitment and
Leadership in Fight Against Crime from Business Against Crime, and the Foreign
Direct Investment Africa Personality of the Year Award from the London Financial
Times. Rasool is the 1998 recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and
Rasool has a long history of involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle,
starting in high school and including leadership in the United Democratic Front
(UDF) and the African National Congress (ANC). He has spent time both in prison
and under house arrest.
Registration Required, E-mail:
For more info,
call: GOPIO- CT President Shailesh Naik, Tel: 914-409-2552 or
Dr. Thomas Abraham at 203-329-8010
GOPIO SILICON VALLEY PRESENTS PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND YOUTH, JUNE 1
GOPIO Silicon Valley Presents
Democracy 101 - Political Education and Kids & Youth Panel
JUNE 1, 2013 (2-4 PM)
Organized by GOPIO Silicon Valley, Women Now, IND TV & Maithry
Presents and Invites you to upcoming event Supported by 60+ Organizations
Join with your Friends, Family and Kids .
1) Learn about Different Positions available in City/State Boards,
Commissions, Council , State and Federal Positions
2) Learn about Successful Fund raising Techniques
3) Learn about Election Campaigns
Guest Speakers who have done it and can show you the way. Education is
Important for you to understand the Process.
DARE TO DREAM BIG for Yourself and For Your Kids
Developing leaders for tomorrow.
Kids Panel to Ask and Quiz Questions to the Leaders
You can Learn and plan to run or Learn and Know & Dream for Your Kids to be
PRESIDENT, SENATORS, CONGRESSMAN ,ASSEMBLY MEMEBRS,
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE US SOME DAY
Register your kids and/or Youth for this Program
Location : IND TV Studio , 372 Turquoise Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Time : 2 - 4 PM
Contact: Ajay Bhutoria firstname.lastname@example.org or call
+1 510 378 0698
Date: June 1, 2013
GOPIO-CT INVITES YOU TO THE ANNUAL "WALK, RUN & RIDE" TO BENEFIT CANCER
RESEARCH, SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND
It's that time again!
It's that time again! We are forming a team to support the Bennett Cancer Center
and their patients through a fun annual event, the Hope in Motion Walk, Run &
The event will be held in Columbus Park in Stamford on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.
We have registered our team as GOPIO-CT &
Hampton Inn & Suites. Log on to
click "Walk, Run & Ride" then "Register." You can find our team there.
100% of the funds we raise will go to important services that are offered to
Bennett Cancer Center patients free-of-charge. It's a great day, and I hope you
will be able to join the team. If you can't participate, you can always make a
donation by visiting the same site and clicking "Donate to a Participant." You
can search for my name there.
Thanks again! We hope to see you at the Columbus Park in Stamford.
To register, visit
Join at the Hampton Inn at 9.15 a.m., park the car there, have breakfast and
walk to Columbus Park at 8.45 a.m. Walk begins at 10.30 a.m.
Shelly Nichani, Executive VP, GOPIO-CT, email@example.com.
GOPIO-CT AND NPZ LAW GROUP PRESENTS U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATES - SUNDAY, JUNE
GOPIO-CT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NPZ LAW GROUP PRESENTS
U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATES -
SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2013, 12:30 PM
(Lunch at 12:30 p.m. and Seminar at 1:30 p.m.)
Hampton Inn and Suites
26 Mill River
Street, Stamford, CT 06902
ADMISSION - $25 (Includes Lunch)
Seating is limited, so please
reserve your tickets from a member listed below.
- 203-979-5499, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meera Banta -
Mohan Yadav -
Khandelwal - 603-289-2414
include: NEW U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW DEVELOPMENTS - LAWYERS WILL DISCUSS H-1B
ALTERNATIVES, STEM OPT, PROVISIONAL WAIVERS, ELECTRONIC I-94s, OBAMA'S
IMMIGRATION REFORM, CONSULAR PROCESSING IN INDIA AND SO MUCH MORE!
MICHAEL PHULWANI, ESQ. - NPZ Law
(A Managing Attorney at Nachman
Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, P.C. and a U.S. Immigration Attorney with over 40
years of immigration experience who has and continues to serve the Indian
Community Nationwide with regard to all its immigration law needs. Mr. Phulwani
has a TV Show on TV Asia and on ITV each week and he continues to assist
Bollywood Film Stars, their companies and their families enter the U.S.)
DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ. - NPZ Law
(A Managing Attorney at Nachman
Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, P.C. and a U.S. Immigration Attorney with over 23
years of Immigration and Nationality Law experience. Mr. Nachman is an Adjunct
Professor of Paralegal Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. and the Chair of the
New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Mr.
Nachman concentrates his practice in the business immigration law arena and he
works closely with Indian Generic Pharma companies to bring their staff to the
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY,CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
SERVICES (INVITED) and
possibly staff dealing with immigration at the office Congressman Jim Himes and
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.
GOPIO LIFE MEMBERSHIP AND CHAPTER FORMATION
a non-partisan, non-sectarian global organization with chapters in several
countries, actively promoting the interests of people of Indian origin worldwide
by monitoring and addressing current critical issues of concern, and by
enhancing cooperation and communication between groups of Indians living in
GOPIO Individual Life membership is open to all
who believe in the mission of GOPIO. The one- time fee is $5,000 for Platinum
Life Membership, $2,500 for Gold Life Membership and $1,500 Silver Life
Membership and half the amount for each category for those from developing
countries and India.
GOPIO is looking forward to opening chapters in
all major cities of the world so as to network people of Indian origin all over
the world. If you do not have chapter in your city, please visit GOPIO website (www.gopio.net)
and get details of
chapter initiation (visit
http://www.gopio.net/chapter_initiative.htm). Process involves
sending a letter of intent to start a chapter by a committee of five people or
more. For more information, contact:
GOPIO Chairman - Inder Singh, Tarzana, California, USA, Tel: +1-818-708-3885,
GOPIO President - Ashook Ramsaran, Fresh Meadows, New York, USA, Tel:
GOPIO Executive Vice President - Sunny Kulathakal, Bahrain, Tel: +973 39441956
or +91 9845756692, E-mail: Kulathakal@yahoo.com
GOPIO Senior Vice
President - Dr Piyush Agrawal, Weston, Florida, USA, Tel: +1-954-684-6494,
To become a Life member of GOPIO, one can sign up
fill up the form and send it
with a check to: GOPIO International, PO Box
560117, New York NY 11356, USA.
Dr. Thomas Abraham,
and Chairman Emeritus of GOPIO Intl. and Executive Trustee, GOPIO Foundation
(Stamford, CT, USA)
Editor: Nami Kaur, Secretary, GOPIO International (New York,
Mahabir, Co-Chair GOPIO Media Council, GOPIO International (Guyana-New York,
USA) and Nilofar Pardawala (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Prashant Gupta (Hyderabad, India)
and Abu Thomas (New Rochelle, NY, USA)
Contributors of this issue: Sat
Sukhdeo (President, GOPIO Upper New York), Shelly Nichani (Exec. VP, GOPIO-CT),
Ajay Bhutoria (President, GOPIO
Contact Dr. Thomas Abraham, Tel: 203-329-8010, E-mail: email@example.com.
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