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27th Anniversary of GOPIO. India West.

October 7, 2016: GOPIO is a non-partisan, non-sectarian global organisation with chapters in several countries. This organisation is actively promoting the interests of people of Indian origin worldwide by monitoring and addressing current critical issues of concern. It has made this possible by enhancing cooperation and communication between groups of Indians living in various countries.

GAPIO Europe convention is scheduled to take place from 10th-13th of November 2016 in Paris. The venue for the opening day is at the Restaurant Simla Hill.

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At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the end of World War I was proclaimed. GOPIO will visit the World War I memorial on the second day of the event, in Neuve Chapelle (Richebourg) to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers ( more than 4000) who were killed in France.


At the site of Neuve Chapelle (Richebourg), there now stands a memorial garden, circled by domed pavilions and towering columns, it now forms a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of our forefathers of Indian Origins.

On the final day at Hotel Le Marriott Discussion on “Make In India: Exploiting the potential” will be taking place. The session objectives include Investment Opportunities, Emerging Sectors, Research and Development, Human Resource Development India is the safest investment destination.

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Cheap labour will and cannot be a sustainable solution to attract investments. Investments in Human resources need to be made to create an internationally competitive advantage. Cities are essential to economic development. India has the opportunity to make quantum leaps in technology and designing cities. Retrofitting and modernising cities will not help.

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The second discussion would be on Entrepreneurial India. The objectives for this session include Exploiting the entrepreneurship opportunities in innovation, digital and social domains,Innovation, Focusing on the emerging and existing trends of entrepreneurship, digital India, role of the Indian diaspora, advancement in science, technology and research.

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Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

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Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

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Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

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