Brisbane is a proud multicultural city.

Millions of people from all corners of the Earth call the river city home.

Each year the various cultures are celebrated in their own traditional ways.

Brisbane’s Indian community ramp up their festivities in August for India Day Fair to celebrate Indian Independence Day.

A day of dancing, eating, performing and colour.

But these big cultural celebrations don’t just happen, there’s a lot of organisation and funding required.

To get the ball rolling for 2021, the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) recently held a Fundraising Gala Dinner.

Special guests and speakers were invited to Michael’s Oriental Function Centre at Eight Mile Plains for a night of raffles and auctions.

GOPIO QLD thank attendees for their support

In attendance was Brisbane City Council Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy, Councillor for the Forest Lake Ward Charles Strunk and many other V.I.P’s.

“President Rakesh and committee, Chairperson Business Council Chair Umesh Chandra OAM and Sponsorship and Events Usha Chandra do a fantastic job promoting the well-being of people of Indian origin and enhancing cooperation and communication between Indian diaspora around the world,” Cr Strunk said.


Thousands of dollars were raised and GOPIO Queensland took to Facebook to thank everyone for their support.

All proceeds from the night will be put towards India Day Fair 2021.

For more information head to the GOPIO QLD Facebook page.

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