A Community Service Organization
- GOPIO-CT serves as a non-partisan, secular, civic and community service organization – promoting awareness of Indian culture, customs and contributions of PIOs through community programs, forums, events and youth activities. GOPIO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
- It seeks to strengthen partnerships and create an ongoing dialogue with local communities.
- To promote the well being of People of Indian Origin (PIO) and to enhance cooperation and communication between PIOs and other communities.
- Present and promote the interest of India and PIOs, and help shape relevant policies.
- Promote better understanding of Indian history, culture and customs.
- Mobilize the growing professional and intellectual resources of Indian Americans for economic and social programs beneficial to the community.
- GOPIO Connecticut Chapter was launched in March 2006.
- It is part of the GOPIO International network which has almost 100 active chapters in 40 countries.
- GOPIO International was formed in 1989 at the first convention of PIOs held in New York.
- Recent Annual Global Conventions were held in Zurich, New York, New Delhi and Mumbai.
- GOPIO has been actively campaigning for issues of interest to the Indian community on Capitol Hill and at the European Union.
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