Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Cochin Chapter was
initiated at a dinner meeting held atPresidency Hotel at 7.30 p.m. on
Monday, 13th August, 2012. Mr. Sunny Kulathakal, Executive Vice
President ofGOPIO presided over the meeting. The following former NRIs
and prominent people attended:- 1) Jose Thomas 2) Kurian Abraham 3) M. K. Harikumar 4) Babu Varghese 5) Jose P. L. 6) Jose Pudukaden 7) K. V. Prakash 8) Alex S. M. 9) Paul Vadassery 10) T. P. M. Ibrahim Khan 11) Nibu Mathew 12) James Kurian 13) Mohan Thomas 14) V. B. Cherian 15) T. B. Venugopal
Philip Augustine, Mr. Sivadasa Menon and Eng. Roy Abraham expressed
their inability to attend but extend allsupport for GOPIO activities. Mr.Kulathakal
explained the salient features and purpose of GOPIO. He mentioned that
Cochin Chapter willtake the lead in conducting GOPIO convention 2013 on
5th and 6th January, 2013 in conjuction with the PravasiMeeting.Mr.
Ibrahim Khan was elected as the convener of Cochin GOPIO convention
2013. Mr. Sivadasa Menon’s name was suggested as the President of
GOPIO Cochin Chapter. Since he was engaged in other activities, Mr.
Menonwanted to work as a member to start with. Lakeshore Hospital M. D.
Dr. Philip Augustin has agreed to be the President and Dharam
Publication Editor Mr. Kurian Abraham as Vice President. Former Chamber
of Commerce President, Mr.Jose Thomas was elected as the General
Secretary, Advocate K. V. Prakash as Joint Secretary and CEO of
Presidency Hotel Mr. Nibu Mathew as Treasurer.Advocate Babu Varghese,
Advocate James Kurian, CEO of HiFx IT and Media Services Mr.
MohanThomas, former NRI and MD of East Fort Medical Centre Mr. Jose
Puthukadan, Senior Special Councel (Govt. of India) Mr. T. P. M. Ibrahim Khan and Director of Blossoms Training Institute Mr. P. L. Jose will be in the Executive Committee.