Following its Executive Council Meeting, GOPIO held its 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the same venue open to GOPIO members only. First order of business was an extensive open dialogue between the Executive Council, Life Members and Delegates to discuss and resolve certain organizational issues to promote the unity of GOPIO. After a short break, a presentation was made by M. Velmurugan, Executive Vice Chairman of Industrial Guidance Bureau of Tamil Nadu inviting investments and engagement by GOPIO community.
On the evening of June 6, GOPIO held a commemorative dinner at the Marriott LaGuardia with special guest Grace Meng, US Congresswoman who assisted in recognition of GOPIO’s newest life members, events patrons and sponsors, and special commendation for deserving supporters. These included Deo Gosine (Trinidad & Tobago), Darshan Singh Bagga (New York), Ishwar Ramlutchman (South Africa), Gafson, DDL & Dem Bank (Guyana), Chantex (Australia), Uttar Pradesh NRI Ministry (India), Travel Span, IAGCC, India Abroad and several others. Special proclamation from NYS Assemblyman David Weprin was presented, and NYS Senator Tony Avella issued a special resolution recognizing GOPIO and its community service globally.