March 14, 2016

Executive Committee 2014-15



Krishna Nadimpalli

Representative (President) – Telugu Association of Canberra (TAC)
Secretary –  FINACT (2013-14)

Dr Krishna Nadimpalli belongs to a small village in India and highly passionate about farming. He moved to Australia in 2000 and living in Canberra for the past 12 years. He is known for his social work in the Canberra Telugu Community and currently president of Telugu Association of Canberra.

Krishna has two master degrees from IIT, Roorkee and The Netherlands and PhD. He is natural hazard risk assessment professional for Australian Government. He has international reputation for his work in natural hazards and climate change risk and he is advisor for international consortiums. Prior to moving to Australia he was a scientist working in natural resources and land use planning in India.

Krishna is a philosopher at heart and helps the community in various aspects.

Vice President

Vice President

Lakhan Sharma

Representative – Rajasthan Sabha of Australia & New Zealand





Sujith Mysore

Representative – Karnataka Association of Canberra Inc

Member of other organisations

  • Board Member of Australian Computer Society, Canberra Branch (Current) and Canberra representative for Membership Lifecycle and Marketing Board
  • Vice president of Karnataka Association of Canberra (2012-2013)

Sujith is a Canberra based ICT professional working for Shared Services Centre of Department of Education| Department of Employment. Sujith currently manages software development projects and leads a team of ICT professionals.

Sujith originally comes from a coffee town (Chikmagalur) in southern part of India and moved to Australia in 2006 to pursue Master of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). During post graduation studies, Sujith was presented with Dean’s award for Excellence in Performance and was nominated for Student of the Year 2007 award.

Sujith has been socially active since university days. As a university student, Sujith was student ambassador for Faculty of IT and Campus Ambassador for Sun Microsystems at Queensland University of Technology. Sujith has since continued his involvement as a volunteer with various professional associations and other community associations taking up various responsibilities for the betterment of the society.

Sujith enjoys playing table tennis, badminton and a ride on his pushbike.



Mahesh Scaria


Representative – Canberra Malayalees Association Inc
Treasurer, FINACT (2013-14)

Mahesh has proved his excellence in extending his helping hands to serve the community, such as currently intervening his role as the President of Canberra Malayalees Association and being its previous treasurer.  Also he is actively involved in Overseas Indian Cultural Congress by his role as the National Vice President. Mahesh Has completed his masters in Commerce & business administration and Bachelors in Law & Commerce.

Working in different countries such as Ireland, Dubai and India as a financial analyst shows his ability to be treasurer of FINACT; such exposure has helped him to get the best experience in life.

He has also demonstrated his leadership quality by exploring his position as the Kerala State office bearer of National Students Union (NSU) of India.

Public Officer

Public Officer

Taranjot Singh


Representative – Canberra Sikh Association Inc

Taranjot Singh was born in Patiala, Punjab (India). He has spent his glorious childhood days in Chandigarh and migrated to Canberra in 2005 in his learning years. Taranjot holds a Bachelor’s Degree in ‘Information Technology’ and is currently working with ‘Australian Public Service’.


  • Taranjot had been involved with blood donation camps in Queanbeyan and Canberra. Still a regular blood donor.
  • Canberra Interfaith Forum – Represented Sikh Youth of Canberra and Promoting Punjabi Culture
  • Canberra Bhangra Jammers (CBJ) – Founder/Member of the group. Representing Punjabi Cultural/Folk Dance around the country. Have supported several cultural and charity events such as:
    • Yaadein Vision Australia – Supporting the Under-Privileged of Fiji since 2000
    • Shine n Rise Event

Other Interests

  • Listening, Singing and Composing Music
  • Plays Harmonium, Tabla and Keyboard (Piano)
  • Bhangra (Punjabi Folk/Cultural Dance)


Women Representative

Jayanti Gupta

Representative – Integrated Cultures ACT Inc
President, FINACT (2012-13)
Vice President, FINACT (2011-12)

Jayanti has lived in Asia and Europe before migrating to Australia and calling Canberra home. Her career has encompassed working at United Nations Agencies, international NGOs and Australian Public Service.

Jayanti has a very strong background in communications. She worked for several years with All India Radio and Doordarshan. In the former she was an announcer and presenter for the prestigious Delhi-B, Yuva Vani and General Overseas Services. In the latter, she read the news, including the Parliamentary news. She continued her interest in communications and became the anchor for a Tamil programme on Malaysian TV.

In Canberra, Jayanti is well known as a presenter and master of ceremonies for many Indian cultural programmes. For several years she hosted the Tamil and Hindi radio programmes on community radio. Since 1982, Jayanti has been taking value education classes for children. She also conducts classes on Indian Cultural Heritage in Canberra. She loves to sing and has performed, together with her husband, on many stage shows in Canberra and Geneva.


Senior Citizens Representative – Vacant

Youth and Student Representative – Vacant

Past President

Amardeep Singh

Represented – Canberra Sikh Association
President, FINACT (2013-14)

Member of other organisations

  • Canberra Sikh Association – Secretary (current), Assistant Secretary (2012-13)
  • Canberra Interfaith Forum – Correspondence Secretary (current), Executive Member (2012-13)

Born and brought up in Chandigarh, India. Migrated to Canberra in 2003, living here since. Qualified as “Instrumentation Engineer” and Post graduated in “Marketing Management”. Working with ‘Konica Minolta Business Technologies” as, State Solutions Analyst in ACT.

Amardeep has been actively involved in the social work accomplishments in and around Canberra region. He has been an ardent volunteer for Smith Family since quite some time. Amardeep has also organised blood donation camps in Queanbeyan and Canberra in the past. Mr Singh is a very keen Golfer and has represented Konica Minolta in the recent Golf competition organised by Canberra Raiders to raise funds for Cancer Support Group in April 2013.



FINACT appreciates and supports activities and initiatives of member associations.
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Navya Andhra Telugu Association
Navya Andhra Telugu Association
Mehak Punjab Di
Mehak Punjab Di
Indian Students’Association
Indian Students’Association
Sprintz Inc
Sprintz Inc
Indian Senior Citizens Association
Indian Australian Association of Health and Well-being
Indian Australian Association of Health and Well-being
Karnataka Association of Canberra
ACT Telangana Association
Australian Tamil Society of ACT
Australian Tamil Society of ACT
Bengali Cultural Association
Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia and New Zealand
Canberra Hindu Mandir Inc
Canberra Malayalee Association
Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Association Inc
Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Association Inc
Canberra Sikh Association
Initiatives for Women in Needs
Integrated Cultures ACT
Oriya Association (OriOz)
Telugu Association of Canberra
Rajdhani Marathi Mandal Canberra
Rajasthan Sabha of Australia
Australian Anglo Indian Association of Canberra
Australian Anglo Indian Association of Canberra
Canberra Jain Mandal
Canberra Jain Mandal
Gujarati Samaj of ACT
Mandir School of Music


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