GOPIO Qld launched India Day Fair 2017 at Michaels’ Oriental Restaurant in Eight Miles plains. The event was also a fundraiser for India Day Fair 2017. With increasing cost and decreasing grants, GOPIO Queensland had no choice but to look for other ways of raising funds for the mega event.

Well the night proved to be very successful with good representation from both sides of the politics. GOPIO Queensland does receive funding from Federal, State and Local Government for India Day Fair. Michaels’ Restaurant was filled to capacity for this event. The support of many politicians and individuals was notable, as they donated a large number of auction and raffle items, the main auction price a business class ticket to India via China was donated by China Southern Airlines. This was auctioned by none other than Lord Mayors Graham Quirk, who is very experienced at this sort of charity auction, he managed to get $3,750 as the highest and successful bid.

On the night India Day Fair 2017 Ambassadors were also announced and they are; Anu Sharma, Prena Pahwa, Jess Kumar and Suman Dua. Another major announcement on the night was that of the Platinum sponsor; New England College. The successful event was compeered by Councillor Angela Owen and Naren Sinnathamby. The food ambience and atmosphere was appreciated by all. GOPIO QLD appreciates the support of all the sponsors, the corporate tables, volunteers and donors.

India Day Fair 2017 will be held on 19th August 2017 at the same prestigious venue, the amphitheatre of Roma Street Parkland. Many Local and international artists have been lined up for the exciting show this year. GOPIO Qld invites everyone to be part of this mega event and invites spirited participation and contribution from one and all.

For more details on sponsorship / performing / volunteering, please contact President Usha Chandra 0419775416 or Secretary Pravnita Singh-Pillay 0449067865

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