Mr Sury Prakash Soni – President

Sury is doing community service for more than 15 years since he landed in Australia as an International student in 2005. Sury is an IT Professional and working in the area of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Sury is actively involved with various community organisation like RAJKOV (Rajasthani Community), APSASM (Arya Samaj) and Mental Health Foundation Australia (Multicultural Ambassador). Sury is young and dynamic and passionate to promote and engage young professionals for community service.

Mobile: +61 433661327
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Mr Gurucharan Singh Gandhok  – Vice President

Gurucharan Singh Gandhok has been self-employed in the Hospitality business since 1983 as an owner-operator. He has worked with different nationalities in different locations to manage large events. He has extensive experience in handling logistics and human resources to execute events at multiple locations. He is currently the president of the Australia India Society of Victoria (the oldest Registered Indian organisation in Victoria) and on the committee of the AIBC. He has been actively involved in community affairs at different levels of state and Federal government.

Ms Usha Gulapalli – Vice President
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. She has been actively involved in community service for years now. She has also worked as a volunteer for multiple community organisations over the years. A few of her contributions are supporting MHA & FIAV’s Pandemic meal program and many more.

Mr Pradeep Gaur – Treasurer

Pradeep Gaur is a passionate social worker and has been instrumental in the service of the broader Indian community in Victoria. He actively works with the Indian Consulate for the Indian Migrant victims of family violence in Melbourne. He is committed to using his skills, resources and capabilities to support the broader Indian community to succeed in all the spheres of growth and development in Australia. He holds the position of Vice President of Hindi Niketan, Melbourne from 2016. Pradeep Gaur holds a Juris Doctor/Master of Laws from Monash University Australia and Harvard Law School, USA. He is a Master of Engineering (Structures & Forensics), RMIT University, Melbourne


Ms Nimisha Sharma – General Secretary (Interim)

Nimisha is a compassionate individual with a strong love for community service, women empowerment, and gender equality. For over a decade, she has been an active and dedicated member of RAJKOV (Rajasthani Association), passionately embracing diverse cultures and heritage.

Her academic achievements include Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Honors and an MBA Honors in healthcare management from Deakin University. Nimisha’s career path seamlessly blends her qualifications, as she excels in the fields of Quality, Risk, and Governance within the Australian health communities.
Driven by her passion for environmental sustainability, Nimisha founded an Australian firm, introducing patented eco-friendly products to the Australian market. Alongside this, she actively organises various environmental awareness camps, contributing to a greener future. Her commitment to the community, culture, and the environment exemplifies the harmony and relentless drive to make a positive impact on the world.

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Mr Sudharsan Sritharan – General Secretary
Sudharsan Sritharan is a solution architect working for a Telecom company. Sudharsan believes that community service comes in different forms and shapes and is triggered in many ways, Some of us give our time, some give our hearts, and others give in kind. Some people learn to give; some learn to feel. Some do it at a young age, some at old age, some do it all the time. Sudharsan started community service at the age of 15 along with his Father volunteering for various old age homes and orphanages in and around Chennai, India. Sudharsan is an active member of ABBS ( Australia Bharatha Bhraman Samaj ) and volunteers in other community organisations.

Mr Gandhi Bevinakoppa – Committee Member

Mr Tyrone D’Souza – Committee Member

Vasan Srinivasan – Public Relations, Media & Government Liaison

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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