GOPIO International, the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, may soon get to fulfil its dream of establishing its world headquarters in the US, a press release said. If this successfully happens, the organization will be able to coordinate its activities and interact with the Indian American community and larger diaspora in an ideal manner.
CEO and chairman of the Redberri Corporation, Dr Deepak K. Vyas, is currently in talks with the concerned people in this matter. If things work out as planned, GOPIO will inaugurate the headquarters on the 75th Indian Independence Day celebrations on August 15, 2021.
GOPIO has invited Vice President Kamala Harris to inaugurate the opening ceremony. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi may also be unveiled on the same day at the convention centre. The release confirmed that state and local high dignitaries are going to be invited.
On June 5, in the talks with Vyas, he offered to accommodate GOPIO’s international headquarters at his convention centre edifice in Sandwich, Illinois. Vyas was the special guest of GOPIO at the Varanasi Governing General Body meeting in India on January 20, 2019.
The discussion with Vyas was attended by GOPIO president Sunny Kulathakal, international coordinator for NA. Harbachan Singh, treasurer Sohan Joshi, and the Chicago chapter president, Gladson Varghese, representing GOPIO.
“GOPIO International advocates for the people’s rights, fights on their behalf and assists the Indian diaspora around the globe on issues such as immigration and visa, PIO card matters, social services for the diaspora, inheritance and legacy issues and to facilitate the often stranded diaspora travelers to their home country, and scores of other issues related to family and property matters,” Kulathakal was quoted as saying.
“Considering that GOPIO is a charitable organization, this offer was considered as a most valuable concession to GOPIO where it can establish an appropriate office and direct its activities and efficiently service all its regional offices and country chapters in a most effective way,” said Harbachan Singh.
GOPIO was founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York in 1989.