A cross-section of the Indian community in the Waikato region will come together for a social evening on August 3 at the Hamilton Council Reception Lounge.
India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Retired Admiral Sureesh Mehta will address the meeting beginning at 630 pm.
Mr Mehta is a strong advocate of such events and believes that people of Indian origin should work together for the common good rather as splinter groups that often work at cross-purposes.
He is expected to speak on the need for a united approach.
The forthcoming programme called Swagatotsav, has been initiated by the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Waikato in conjunction with the New Zealand Central Indian Association.
It will witness the assembly of the members of Country Section of New Zealand Indian Associations, Hamilton Kerala Samajam, Hamilton Malayali Association, Indian Cultural Society, New Zealand Sikh Society Hamilton, Indianz Global Women & Family Group, Ramayan Sanstha Hamilton, Waikato Indian Association and Waikato Muslim Association.
A contributory dinner ($25 per person) will follow at the Hindustan Restaurant, 10 Garden Place, Hamilton.
Photo : Sureesh Mehta: United Approach