GOPIO Sydney, in their annual signature event -GOPIO Young Achievers Awards Night 2015 (GYAAN 2015) felicitated the Indian Australian achievers in HSC who passed out with flying colours obtaining high ranks (ATAR) in the exams.
The event was organized on February 28, 2015, at Castle Grand, Castle Hill NSW and was well received.
Besides these HSC students GOPIO Sydney also presented awards to other achievers in their fields of specialization like performing arts, sports, film, literature, community service, journalism, public speaking etc.
Professor Michelle Simons, Dean of Education, University of Western Sydney (UWS) presided over the function as Chief Guest on behalf of Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, USW who could not attend the function due to other urgent engagements .
A number of the federal as well as state leaders both from the Liberal and Labor attended the event including various community and business leaders, parents and students.
Rahul Jethi, Owner Manager of Bank of Queensland, Bella Vista was kind enough to sponsor the event as Platinum sponsor. Other sponsors included Centrum Printing, Milan Bazaar, Elegant Creations, PC Tech 24, Stark Real Estate, MM Jewels, Ultimate Air, Fortune World Travel, Ginger Indian Restaurant.
Dr Madhvi Mohindra of Elegant Creations and Dr Kanan Shah of Nartan Institute of Performing Arts (NIPA) presented a cultural programme on the occasion . The items included Rajasthani dance, Bharatanatyam, Haryanvi dance, Bollywood dance followed by Bhangra.
The award ceremony was interspersed with these cultural items for entertainment of the attendees. This was followed by sumptuous four course dinner served by Ajay Raj of the famous “Maya Da Dhaba” with wine and drinks.
Bhupinder Chhibber, President GOPIO Sydney on behalf of the GOPIO team acknowledged the help extended by all sponsors and media partners including Punjab Times, Pardes Express, Hind Express, Indian Sun, Masala Newsline, Public Telegraph, Desi Online and numerous online media channels and community radio stations.
The event proved to be a tremendous success and an ideal networking platform for socializing and business networking besides providing encouragement to the young talents.
The names of the high achievers in academics in the order of the merit based on ATAR are Abhishek Goyal, Pearl Dhaliwal, Pratik Raichurpur, Anshuri Sood, Rohan Dharni, Dilawar Gill, Jaspreet Kaur, Vaibhav Chandani, Naga Aditya Koneru, Rubanraj Naidu, Suriya Shanmuga, Sharman Dhar, Vidhi Somaiya, Kartik Modur, Amitouj Singh Sandhu, Natasha Jain, Rohit Sarkar.
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