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The attendees at the 65th India’s Independence Day networking dinner that was held on Monday, August 15 at Srikrishna Vilas, Alpharetta decided to launch Georgia Indian Associations network (GIAN). GIAN’s goal is to promote interaction among Atlanta based organizations to serve the Atlanta Indian community better.
Chand Akkineni, convener of this networking dinner, while welcoming the attendees explained the need for a network among various organizations so as to help and guide the community members effectively. He informed the gathering that a series of burglaries have occurred recently and the effected approached several community members with a query whom they have approach for help. Being an organization, every organization has an obligation to respond to help and protect their fellow members. On this, all the attendees expressed the need for collaboration among the Indian community organizations for serving the community better. The attendees have unanimously agreed to form a Face book Network group – Georgia Indian Associations Network (GIAN) for the interaction of their members (officers of the organization). There is no hierarchy. Every organization is equal and can interact with others effortlessly.
Representatives from Global Organization of People of India(GOPIO), Asian American Hotel owners Association(AAHOA), Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), US India Business Research Council, The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE), Indian Professional Network, Gujarati Samaj, Maharashtra Mandal, Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta , Georgia Tamil Sangam, Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta, Greater Atlanta Punjabi Society, Sikh American Society of Georgia, VIBHA, Agency for India Development(AID), Art of Living, and Raksha attended the dinner and shared their views.
Earlier, the meeting was started with Vandemataram and concluded with
It was a great feeling to see the representatives of the organizations to come together and celebrate India’s 65th Independence Day.