Ashok Nichani heads new Connecticut GOPIO team

Annual holiday party raises $5000 for Children’s Learning Center.

The Connecticut chapter of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) has a new team headed by Ashok Nichani as President.

The group also elected Srinivas Akarapu as Executive Vice President, Prasad Chintalapudi as Vice President, Dr. Rajneesh Misra as Secretary, Biru Sharma as Treasurer and Meera Banta as Joint Secretary.

Shelly Nichani and Bhavna Juneja were also elected as trustees at GOPIO’s Annual General Body Meeting in Stamford on Dec 13.

Anita Bhat will continue in the Executive Committee as Immediate Past President.
She was recognized for her service to the group at the event.

Along with the AGM, GOPIO-CT also organized its Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser for a local charity at the Hampton Inn and Suites.

The party raised $5,000 for the Children’s Learning Center. A check for the amount was presented to its Chief Executive Officer Marc E. Jaffe.

In the previous years, GOPIO has raised funds for other charities, Women’s Mentoring Network of Stamford, Future 5 of Stamford and Teach for America, a national organization.

Founded in New York in 1989, GOPIO is an international network of people of Indian origin.


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Community leader Dr. Thomas Abraham brought back as Chairman of GOPIO International (August 29, 2016)

GOPIO-CT to honor four Indian Americans at annual awards banquet (June 16, 2016)

GOPIO North Jersey chapter inaugurated in East Hanover (June 1, 2016)

GOPIO 2016 Biennial Convention to be held in New York on June 24-25 (April 29, 2016)

Niraj Baxi of California elected new president of GOPIO International (March 15, 2016)

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