On 20th September 2014, Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin North West team (GOPIO NW) with the support of 65 performers, generous sponsors and more than 450 guests created the Caring & Sharing 2014 extravaganza.
This is an annual event of GOPIO NW and in the last 4 years GOPIO North West team has donated funds raised from this ‘Caring & Sharing Dinner to various school in India to provide shoes , clothing , drinking water facilitates, ceiling fans for the underprivileged primary schools in remote areas of Punjab and Haryana , India.
This year GOPIO NW team has selected two Government middle Schools; one in Wara Poh Windia and the other one in Shah Wala both in District Firozepur, Punjab, India. The funds raised in 5th Caring & Sharing 2014 event will be used to provide shoes and warm clothes to about 350 underprivileged kids in these two remote area schools.
GOPIO NW members visit India on their own expense to hand-deliver the gifts to the needy k ids. This event will also contribute funds for the Jammu & Kashmir Flood victims.
While supporting school kids in India, the GOPIO North West chapter is also very active in supporting local charities e.g. RAINS – an old age care facility that was given contributory funds to pave their backyard , Blue Mountains bush fire victims and also a needy young family in Sydney was supported with funds raised through these Caring & Sharing community event.
Recently, GOPIO NW, donated funds to a disabled teenager to acquire prosthetic legs. He lives in Dina Nagar, India and was referred by the principal of a school GOPIO NW supported previously.
The Caring & Sharing event’s success rests on GOPIO NW hardworking team, big-hearted sponsors and supportive audience.
GOPIO North West team including Harmohan Walia, Balkar Kang, Baljit Pelia, Sumit Joshi, Raj Singh, Paramjit Multani, Baljnder Singh, Sanjeet Hooda and Ravi Singh worked tirelessly to put this magnificent charity event together.
Maninder Singh, Sachin Popat and Navjot Sidhu’s active involvement in selling raffle tickets raised much needed funds for the Jammu & Kashmir flood victims.
Neeru Singh, GOPIO NW team member and Nitin Madan, from SurSangam hosted the show with vital backstage assistance from Amrit Buttar and Aman Singh.
The major sponsors of the event were Caltex Australia, My loan Expert, Radhe Supermarkets, Sapphire Function Center Auburn/Blacktown), Unique International College, Gain Home loans, AuzGrip & SuperGrip Tools, Ray White Quakers Hill, Professional Accountants Services Pty Ltd , Indian Palace Restaurant Balmain, and Travel tag.
GOPIO NW team also extended gratitude towards Kings Indian Restaurant Parramatta, Grace of India Restaurant Milson’s Point, Sumit Joshi, Paul McKenzie, Umesh Chander and Ravi Singh for their kind donations.
Consul Arvinder Singh Ranga represented the Consulate General of Sydney Sunjay Sudhir at the event.
Other distinguished guests present were Jeff Lee -MP Parramatta, Councilor Andrew Jefferies -Mayor Hills Shire Council, Councilor Ryan Tracey, David Havyatt representing Hon Michelle Rowland and Raman Bhalla, the first Indian Liberal Party candidate from Blacktown.
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