Consul General of India, Sydney, Mr B Vanlalvawna praised his host, the Australia India Business Council, for its professionalism as well as the achievements of industry chapters mentioning the Women in Business and Education Chapters at an official farewell organised by the organisation for him and Dr Rosy L Khuma on 22 January at the NIB premises in Sydney.
Mr Vanlalvawna also appreciated that AIBC had brought forward the Apprenticeship Program launch date, so that he could officially launch it.
The popularity and the respect for the Consul General was evident in the turnout of industry leaders, government and media representatives, AIBC members and guests.
AIBC NSW President Barbara Ward welcomed guests and acknowledged the close working relationship and continuous support AIBC received from the Consul General during his tenure in Sydney. She appreciated the ready advice provided by him, whenever needed by the AIBC or herself.
Other VIP speakers included Sheba Nandkeolyar, Past AIBC National Chair, Neville Roach AO and Rohit Pathak, Chairman NASSCOM Australia. All of them highlighted the Consul General’s dedication to promoting trade, investment and business between Australia and India.
Dr Partha Mukherjee AIBC Education Chapter Chair, spoke about the Inaugural AIBC Internship Program for Indian international students in Australia. An audio visual presentation explained how the program worked and the benefits to both organisations and students.
The AIBC is a not-for-profit organisation facilitating and linking businesses, exporters and investors in Australia and India. AIBC NSW is the largest chapter of AIBC and plays a strong role in creating business connections and leveraging business opportunities between NSW and India.