Committee

Dr Sharad Gupta – President

Environmental & OHS Manager – Omega Chemicals, Melbourne
President – Hindi Niketan
Dr Gupta represents the Hindi speaking community (Hindi Niketan) in Victoria. Hindi is currently the 3 rd largest spoken language in the world & is the Indian national language.
Dr Gupta also manages the most challenging task of community services within FIAV.
Mobile: +61 400 226 793
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Kazween Boiko – Vice President and Co-Chairman Women’s Affairs

President – Zoroastrian Association of Victoria.
Profile: coming soon…
Mobile: +61 432 151 255
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Vernon Franklin – Vice President

Committee Member
Profile: Coming soon…
Mobile: +61 448 679 126
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Sury Prakash Soni – Secretary & Chairman – Events & Sports Subcommittee

Member – Hindi Niketan and Rajasthani Kutumb of Victoria Inc (RAJKOV)
President – Arya Pratinidhi Sabha and Arya Samaj of Melbourne Inc (APSASM)
Sury is actively involved in promoting Rajasthani culture and food through RAJKOV and promoting Vedic teachings through APSASM. Sury is young and dynamic and loves to participate in social welfare activities.
Mobile: +61 433 661 327
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Mrs Usha Gullapalli – Treasurer & Co-Chairperson – Women Affairs

Committee Member – Telegu Association of Australia Inc.
Mrs Usha Gullapalli represents the TAAI and the wider Telegu community. In spite of her full-time work commitment and numerous other responsibilities, Usha has managed to contribute to the FIAV.
Mobile: +61 401 100 417
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Jay Kumar – Asst Secretary

IT Professional
Treasurer – Hindi Niketan
Jay represents the Hindi speaking community through Hindi Niketan and has been actively contributing to a number of initiatives/projects within Indian community in Victoria. Just to name a few:
1) Museum India Project – Secretary (Project) 2) Prevention of violence against women and children initiatives 3) Indian demographics report and statistics – published in 2012 & presented to Hon. Minister Matthew Guy

Coming from an IT background, Jay (along with former FIAV Secretary Subra Ramachandran) manages IT operations for FIAV.
Mobile: +61 422 474 532
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Pritom Dutta – Asst Secretary

Member – Bengali Association of Victoria (BAV)
Pritom Dutta has been actively involved in community activities for the last 8 years in Australia. Pritom worked as general secretary of Bengali Association of Victoria and organised multiple cultural and social events ranging from Spring Festival (Durgapuja), Bengali New Year celebration and many others to bring the community together. He was instrumental in organising social awareness programs for the community including Women empowerment and fight against Domestic violence (in collaboration with Australian Red Cross), positive ageing workshops for senior citizens and many more. Pritom is also a passionate theatre actor and performed in multiple stage productions across multiple cities of Australia.

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Vasan Srinivasan – Public Relations, Media & Government Liaison

Consultant
Vasan’s contribution to the Victorian community is well known even across the border. He is credited with a number of major community initiatives undertaken for the benefit of the Indian Community.
Mobile: +61 412 553 371
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