Greetings from Mr. Supriya Guha, President, ISWA.
|Dear community members, greetings!|
I feel humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve you as the President of ISWA. We are living in a challenging time. COVID-19 has brought the entire world to its knees, and Western Australia is no different. We have the delivery of Indian Community Center upon us, which now has its own challenges due to Covid-19 shutdown, potentially leading to delay in realising our dream project. Economy is unstable, which may have impacts on our revenue streams.
Good news is, we are a strong community of 100,000+ Indians in WA. We are resilient. We have 70+ Indian origin member associations represented by 150 community leaders in the ISWA Council who are ready to work hand in hand with the ISWA Management Committee. No challenge is insurmountable if we all work together, and that is going to be the motto of my team.
Our immediate focus will be to collaborate with our member associations to activate a number of initiatives towards Covid-19 relief, to stand by our brothers and sisters in need.
Our next and undoubtedly the biggest focus area will be delivery of Indian Community Center with a sound plan to service our debt.
On a more medium to longer term, we will operate towards achieving the following outcomes – in line with our Vision, Mission, Objective, and Strategic Plan:As the peak body of Indian origin associations in WA, work in harmony and collaboration with our member associations to address short and long term needs of Indian diaspora.Take lead in working with the Federal and State Government and other communities to address various social and ethnic issues within the Indian communitiesProvide support to young, new settlers, international students, and our elders of Indian origin.Maintain and augment our relationship with the local businesses to create mutual opportunities for growth and fund generationProvide a structured support to foster various women’s events and initiatives through ISWA’s Women’s Wing Undertake various Digital and technology-driven initiatives to streamline our operational processesI take this opportunity to extend my heartiest congratulations to the outgoing management committee for their tireless effort in achieving several significant milestones for ISWA over the past two years.
On behalf of the newly elected management committee, I promise you that we will work with full commitment, integrity, and dedication towards the betterment of the Indian diaspora in WA.
Once again, my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the community for believing in me and my team.
Stay safe and well.
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$2.5 Million federal government grant to develop the first Indian Community Centre in Australia signed off
Our dream comes true!!
We are delighted to let you know that, finally, the $2.5 Million federal government grant to develop the first Indian Community Centre in Australia, here in Perth, was signed off on the 74th Independence Day of India, 15th August 2020.
Thanks to Hon Ben Morton, Asst Minister to the Prime Minister Office and Cabinet, Dr Mike Nahan, MLA and Mr Nitin Vashisth, for making this grant happen for us.
The demolition of the old property is now starting, and the brand new Indian Community Centre will be inaugurated by April 2021.
Thank you Federal Government of Australia.
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