GOPIO-CT donates fund for Mill River Park’s activities in Stamford

Stamford, CT: Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) – Connecticut Chapter March 17 launched activities for 2023 and donated funds for Mill River Park’s activities in Stamford. The activities for the year were inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mayor Caroline Simmons.

GOPIO-CT has been funding a local community service organization every year. For 2023, the chapter selected Mill River Park Collaborative (MRPC) which organizes activities for children and adults of all ages as well. A check for $5000 was presented by GOPIO-CT’s immediate past president Ashok Nichani to the MRPC Board Chairman Arnold Karp and the Director of Operations Dianne Houtz in the presence of Mayor Simmons.

Mayor Simmons said that she and her team look forward to working with GOPIO-CT and supporting its initiatives to build a more inclusive and equitable society. She then administered the oath of office to the newly elected 2023 Executive Committee, Board, Trustees and the new president. Delegates from various service organizations were present at the event including Women’s Mentoring Network, Future 5 and Stamford Public Library.

The program, put together by Ashvini Persaud and Dr. Anita Mathur. “Indian Diaspora is proud of its achievement in the political arena as well as in the corporate world with many persons of Indian origin heading large multinational companies,” Dr. Thomas Abraham, founder and chairman of GOPIO, said.

President Dr. Jaya Daptardar officially welcomed new GOPIO-CT Executive board members team Executive VP Mahesh Jhangiani, Vice President Prachi Narayan, Secretary Sushanth Krishnamurthy, Joint Secretary Ashwini Persaud, Treasurer Srinivas Akarapu, Immediate past President Ashok Nichani who served from 2019 to 2022.

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