November 2019 \ News \

“Leadership is communicating to people their worth ...

By Sayantan Chakravarty
  • SINGH ALONG: Inder Singh with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves”

—Stephen Covey

The words of Stephen Covey ring true in the case of Inder Singh whose contribution to the glorification of the Indian diaspora is significant. As Chairman and past president of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International, a very large and credible overseas Indian body, Singh has helped create a band of global leaders within the GOPIO who are taking up worthy causes on behalf of their communities worldwide.

Over the last five years, California-based Singh has been able to spot talent and set up over five dozen GOPIO chapters (from a mere five) across 25 countries. Many of those who run GOPIO chapters across the world are, themselves, highly acclaimed overseas Indian citizens in their countries of domicile, and have earned a very high-degree of respect for their services to the community. Because of the talent that runs the GOPIO chapters, because of the value-based services that the GOPIO offers to the overseas Indian community, the organization has come to be much respected—in many ways a cut above the rest of the mushrooming overseas Indian bodies.