The Australia India Business Council (AIBC) recently organised a farewell for Mr Manish Gupta, the Consul General of India, Sydney and South Australia.
The farewell reception held at the Australia headquarters of Commonwealth Bank in Sydney was attended by Members of Parliament including the NSW Treasurer, Daniel Mookhey and NSW Minister for Industry and Trade Anoulack Chanthivong, business personalities and AIBC’s national and state leadership team members.
Mr Gupta has been serving as the Consul General of India since 2019 for New South Wales and South Australia and has now been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Ghana.
In his special address to the invitees, Mr Gupta expressed great optimism in Australia India trade, stating that it was bound to grow more significantly in the coming years than the projected estimates. Sharing his emotions Mr Gupta said that he will be taking a rich tapestry of memories and that across the political spectrum there was support for the Indian diaspora.
Mr Manish Gupta at AIBC farewell
He also congratulated AIBC for its contribution for over 35 years to the Australia India trade and economic partnership.
The Consul General has been deeply committed to expanding the bilateral business corridor, particularly with AIECTA (Australia India Economic Cooperation and Trade treaty), and has been closely associated with ministerial and business delegations.
Ms Jodi McKay, AIBC National Chair said that Mr. Gupta supported the Australia India relations in every aspect and also thanked him for his great support to AIBC.
NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey thanked the CGI for his years of service and also acknowledged the contribution by his wife, Nimeesha Gupta, for her role in engaging with the community. He further added that they will be sorely missed.
NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey
NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Anoulack Chanthivong, thanked the Consul General for his tireless support to ongoing initiatives in trade and skill development.
He mentioned the contribution by the Consul General to the economic partnership between Australia and India and thanked Mr Gupta for making both the countries a much better place.
NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Anoulack Chanthivong
Mr Mark Jones, Executive General Manager of Commonwealth Bank said it was his privilege to host the farewell reception and outlined the bank’s activities in India.
The reception concluded with a presentation of vote of thanks by Mr. Sid Jha, General Manager, Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services.