British Asia News Network
London: On January 2019 falls the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Gopio plans to celebrate this day in Benares by organising a two day event which will include cultural programs, exhibition and a fashion show. It will celebrate the contribution of People of Indian Origin to the development of Indian society. It will also commemorate the integrity of the overseas Indian diaspora with the development of India. The celebration will not limit itself to the cultural events but will also be an interface between the POIs and the Indians residing in the country.There will UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the convention on 19th January in the presence of Tourism Minister, Industries Minister and other dignitaries from UP. External Aairs Minister Smt.Sushma Swaraj will be the Chief Guest at the valedictory function on 20th January. Union Tourism Minister Mr.Alphons Kannanthanam and ministers from other states along with dignitaries will grace the occasion. GOPIO delegates and Ambassadors from dierent countries have con-rmed to grace this high level meet and our news partners from dierent media will publish and telecast the event nation-wide.
About Gopio: GOPIO was founded in New York in 1989, has been serving the 30 million global Indian communities for last 30 years. Currently it has over 100 Chapters in 50 Countries. GOPIO has the largest delegation of all community groups consisting NRIs and PIOs. It envisions bringing together visionaries, through leaders, heads of state, policy makers, academicians and corporate heads and cohesively driving a singular agenda for scripting economic change, by connecting the building blocks of economics for India and the globe. About Conuence Foundation The mission and vision of Conuence is to organize these Handloom weavers into clusters and make them competitive by providing support for their long term sustainability. Conuence aim at sustained employment, to enhance marketability of products , to equip traditional artisans of the associated groups with the improved skills, to make provision for common facilities and improved tools and equipment for artisans, to strengthen the cluster with the active participation of the stakeholders. To build up innovated and traditional skills, improved technologies, advanced processes, market intelligence and create awareness about new models of public-private partnerships.
Our Cause: confluence is working towards the unsung gentry of weavers to become the voice of the voiceless and create a periphery for the gentry to take the plunge in the mainstream market. decades of poorly -implemented protection policies and the growth of power loom imitations has led to the show downfall of the handloom sector. The richness of the symbolic value of handloom is evident in the metaphors evoked. Weavers who do not own looms and work in shed organised by the master weavers are missing even on basic amenities, Handloom weaving is spread across many states in the country and is considerable decline in some of them and confluence is working towards their upliftment.