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Umbrella body calls for Open Forum

Venkat Raman – 
venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz

Issues facing the Indian community will come into focus at an Open Forum being organised by New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA).

Umbrella body calls-Prakash Biradar WebAssociation General Secretary Prakash Biradar said that all associations catering to people of Indian origin are welcome to attend the Forum that will be held at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145, New North Road, Eden Terrace, Central Auckland on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

“The aim of this wider community forum is to actively involve all the Indian groups to continue doing their good work as independent associations and groups having a link to NZICA. This forthcoming programme is being arranged to strengthen the Indian bonds working together for a united voice,” he said.

Impressive growth

Former NZICA President and currently the Association’s Wider Community Forum Chairman Paul Singh Bains will front the Forum.

NZICA is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

Umbrella body calls-Paul Singh Bains WebEstablished in 1926 with three branches, the Association today accounts for ten Full Branches, one Associate Branch, five Associate Members and one Probationary Associate Member.

“Fighting against discriminations, NZICA members have worked relentlessly in the last 90 years creating a good living environment for Indians in New Zealand. The Association takes a lead role with other Indian groups to handle issues such as Immigration, Race relations, Discrimination, Human Rights, Health and Welfare, Law and Order, Indian Cultural Events, Portability of retirement pension, Overseas Citizenship of India, Political representation and Indian media,” Mr Biradar said.

 

What: Open Forum
Who: New Zealand Indian Central Association
Where: Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
When: Sunday, September 11 at 2 pm
Contact: Paul Singh Bains, Phone: (07) 839 1516 or 0211673974  

                Email: pauldbains@xtra.co.nz

Prakash Biradar Phone: 022 399 0322

Email: secretary@nzindians.org.nz  

 

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  1. Prakash Biradar
  2. Paul Singh Bains

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