Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be the fourth President of GOPIO-CT. I am privileged and honored to take on this opportunity and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
Our mission at GOPIO-CT is to be active participants in the local community through involvement in community events and local politics, and by providing services to the Indian community at large here in Connecticut. This lofty goal of providing services and a political voice to the local Indian population has evolved into an exemplary community service organization thanks to the tremendous support of our local Indian community.
What started out as a group of collective like-minded individuals who wanted to partner with all the Indian orgnizations in our area in order to come together as a larger united Indian voice, is now celebrating eleven years of joint community activities since the organization’s inception.
We serve in local soup kitchens, do walkathons to support cancer patients, and jointly celebrate Diwali and India’s Independence Day with the members of multiple Indian groups in our community. Our presence has continuously grown among the larger Indian and local community and we hope to continue to impact our area in numerous other ways.
We could not have accomplished any of these milestones without the support of our sponsors and our biggest fans–you. We are continuously reinventing ourselves in order to keep up with our commitment to meet your needs.
Our plans for this year apart from our regular activities is to increase our membership. We plan to accomplish this by continuing to partner with the multitude of Indian and local community organizations here in the Connecticut area. We also want to create a vibrant youth organization. And lastly we want to actively engage in local community activities that benefit the larger American society.
This year we want to take our mission a step further and become the voice of Indian Americans living in Connecticut. This lofty goal is not easy to reach without your support. Please become a member of GOPI-CT and make our goals come true.
I want to take this opportunity to give a special thank you to all the past and present Executive Officers, Board Members, Trustees and volunteers who have helped make GOPIO-CT into the influential organization that it is today.
I look forward to working with all of you for an exciting future ahead at GOPIO-CT.