Caring and Sharing – ‘Dinner for a cause’

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Sydney lately has become a city of Indian concerts, dinners and shows with many such events taking place every week.  Most of these shows are commercially driven but there are a few which are organised with a sole motive of raising funds for charity.

One such event is ‘Caring and Sharing’ Event organised by the GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter wherein the team raises funds for the less privileged in India and Australia

The 7th Annual ‘Caring & Sharing’ event was organised on November 19, 2016 at Bowman Hall, Blacktown by the  Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Sydney North West Chapter.

The GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter team has been raising funds through this event for the less privileged in India and Australia. The chapter has also supported the victims of the Fiji cyclone and the Nepal earthquake.

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.


The GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter President, Prof. Balkar Singh Kang and his team – Sumit Joshi, Baljit Pelia, Parmjit Multani, Harmohan Singh Walia, Aman Singh, Neeru Singh, Amrit Buttar, Tia Singh, Sanjeet Hooda, Baljinder Singh and Ravi Singh have worked passionately towards the success of the 7th Caring & Sharing event.

The night of great cause was sprinkled  with a heavy dose of  entertainment as well. Many scintillating performances including the performance by Shiamak  Davar dance group, Phulkari dance group, BASS Bhangra group, Vinod Rajput, Jyoti Dixit and Dhamma Yoga kids;  kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Most of the performances were given by the volunteers who contributed their part by volunteering for the event except a few paid professional performances.

With their vivacious talks and anchoring, Neeru Singh and Aman Singh engaged the wonderful audience. Other attractions of the night, such as quiz prizes and a Facebook photo competition attracted the zeal and enthusiasm of all the guests.

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  more than 3000 less privileged primary school children in India for the last 7 years.

A few necessities that will be provided again to the primary school kids include warm clothes, shoes, socks, sports items 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 ‘Salt of the Earth Productions’ for a film on Indian heritage (written and directed by Anita Brar), the Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and Tear Australia for their righteous causes. Caringly, funds were also donated to Manmeet Sharma Alisher’s family in India.

GOPIO Sydney North West Chapter thanked all their sponsors and also presented certificate of appreciation to all their sponsors and volunteers  who  supported the wonderful cause of helping the less privileged.


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