Anita Bhat, a well known community activist has been elected new President of the Connecticut Chapter of GOPIUO. Also elected along with her are: Exec VP – Pradeep Govil, VP – Bhavna Jhuneja, Secretary – Prasad Chintalapudi, Treasurer – Biru Sharma, Trustees: Sanjay Santhanam and Varghese Ninan.
GOPIO-CT held its annual General Body Meeting and Holiday Party on Friday, December 9th at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Stamford, CT. President Shelly Nichani in his report said that GOPIO-CT had its most active year in 2016 with its Awards Banquet attended by US Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, Stamford Mayor David Martin, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rillings and several other CT state legislators. GOPIO also hosted US Senator Chris Murphy. Consul General Riva Ganguly Das, Congressman Himes and Mayor Martin with interactive sessions.
GOPIO-CT also increased the scholarship from one in 2015 to four in 2016 and hope to increase it further in 2017. The Holiday Party followed which was also a fundraiser for Women’s Mentoring Network. A sum of $2,000 was donated to this organization which does mentoring service to single woman.