The migration of the populaces particularly of the Indian origin is considered as one of the highest in the world. Estimated to a whopping 25 million plus around the globe the imprints left by eminent personalities among them are quite evident. The advancement of these people in various fields is quite remarkable which has nevertheless lead to the formation of associations that effort for the betterment of the community, their motherland and the inhabited countries. With a main objective of amassing the professional expertise and the financial resources of these citizens in an organized way thereby benefitting the community and the countries that they live in, especially during the times of crisis and need Gopio was formed in the year 1989 in New York. In order to provide an opportunity for sharing the experience of international Indian communities on a common forum and to foster a feeling of harmony and brotherhood a necessary forum at the national and international level to voice their concerns GOPIO was officially formed. Identifying and discussing the difficulties that the people of Indian origin were facing in a few sectors GOPIO has established its local presence worldwide.
GOPIO Singapore initiated during March 2002 is a non-profit, Non-Government Organisation and it is recognized as a secular, non-religious organization. Worldwide with over 25 Chapters GOPIO is accredited by the United Nations as a non-political global organization. Although the initial drive of GOPIO was fighting against human rights violation of people of Indian origin this has improvised to pooling resources, both financial and professional, for the benefit of people of Indian origin. Almost all the migrants of Indian origin maintain their Indian cultural traditions and values and seem to have meaningfully integrated in their current inhabited countries without losing their ethnic identity. People of Indian origin around the globe have become highly successful in business and the profession and in case their professional expertise and financial resources are to be pooled together, it will benefit not only the country of origin but also the countries that they currently reside in. For a better understanding of Indian communities in different parts of the world, it is essential to know and share the history of the migration as well as their experiences in various countries. In addition, people of Indian origin could assume a new role in providing help in case of crisis to their communities around the world to project a good image of India and the countries they live in.