In the last six years, team has raised more than $20,000 for schools in India
Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Sydney North West (NW) Chapter organised its sixth Caring and Sharing Event on 19 September, at Blacktown.
More than 400 guests, 70 performers and 25 volunteers attended the event, which included a variety of activities like yoga, singing and dancing.
Dhamma Yoga Blacktown, SuperSohnis, CK Performing Arts, Virasat Folk Academy, Mystik Bollywood, Preet Sargam, Robina and Bhangra dancers engaged the audience with their enthralling performances.
In the last six years, GOPIO Sydney NW Chapter team has raised more than $20,000 for underprivileged primary and middle school students in India, using the funds collected to distribute warm clothes, shoes, clean drinking facilities, furniture and sports equipment to institutions where they are most needed.
“The GOPIO team representatives have travelled to remote area schools in India to deliver goods and resources to less privileged children and are committed to doing the same in future. They also continue to look at further opportunities and areas where they can provide care, help and support,” said Chapter President Prof Balkar Singh Kang.
The team has additionally supported locals in need, assisting with funds and moral support. This has included being able to provide financial support to a young helpless widow, prosthetic legs to a high school student, financial help to a father of two diagnosed with cancer and assist those who suffered due to natural disasters such as the victims of the Blue Mountains Bush Fire and Nepal Earthquake.
Kang added that Vice President Paramjit Multani, Treasurer Baljit Pelia, Secretary Sumit Joshi and other active team members Harmohan Singh Walia, Baljinder Singh, Sanjeet Hooda, Raj Singh, Aman Singh, Amrit Dhaliwal, Neeru Singh, Tia Singh and Ravi Singh worked tirelessly to make the Caring & Sharing 2015 a great success.