By Dr. Mathew Joys
New York: The Global Indian Council, the global network of the Indian Diaspora based in the USA, has opened its first Chapter in Kenya, Africa. An online meeting was held to announce the formation of GIC Africa on the auspicious day of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 16.
General Secretary Sudhir Nambiar made the official declaration by reading the appointed officer’s name, and Tom Kolath, GIC Global Associate Treasurer and Chairperson of the Center of Excellence Visual Media aka Red Carpet, and introduced each of the officers in detail. Dr. Tara gave a short preview of the formation of the Chapter in Africa and narrated some of the memorable highlights and importance of the great African Continent.
The Global General Secretary Sudhir Nambiar conveyed his appreciation for the new officials, members and welcomed all the guests who attended from different countries.
The meeting was presided over by its Founding Global President, PC Mathew, along with Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Jija Madhavan Harisingh, Founding Cabinet Officers such as General Secretary Sudhir Nambiar, Treasurer Dr. Tara Shajan, Associate Treasurer Tom George Kolath, Media Chair Dr. Mathew Joys, and other leaders such as Tirlok Malik, Raj Singh, Sunith John, Dr. TP NarayanKutty, Shaimi Jacob, Preethy Pynadath, etc.
“By having potential leaders across the countries, we build a great friendship, and what we can’t do alone, we can fulfill together for the benefit of the society,” said Mathew.