The Annual General Meeting on 25 July 2021 was attended by delegates of 26 of the 30 current member associations while we received apologies from 3 other member associations.
After discussions and deliberations on AGM Agenda items, participating delegates elected FINACT Executive Committee members for 2021-22 as follows:
President: Dr Shanti Reddy
Vice President: Mrs Sejal Patel
Secretary: Mr Rahul Ravi
Treasurer: Mr Balinder Singh Khillan
PO: Mr Ravi Kris
Please join us in congratulating the new team. Our best wishes to them to take FINACT to relevant new & greater heights.
FINACT’s foundations based in its Constitution and Values are kept strong by its members and Executive Committees. Whenever an AGM comes & elections happen, it is a testing time for the Organisation. Following the Constitution and the guidelines help us stay fair, open and transparent.
The years 2019-20 and 2020-21 were very busy although many activities were impacted by COVID restrictions. With your support, we have achieved a lot and the annual reports briefly reflect some of that work. The reports can be viewed on the FINACT website at https://finact.net.au/documents/
FINACT is now officially 10 years old. It will continue to be crucial and relevant to the Indian diaspora & the Canberra community.
As the President, I got opportunity to touch many lives and make positive contributions. I have come to know many wonderful people some of whom will be our friends forever. I continue to learn and be inspired by you. It has been rewarding and challenging.
I thank the FINACT Team members Vice-President – Mr ChittiBabu Divi, Secretary – Dr Ajmal PN and Treasurer – Mrs Ragini Santhanam without whom nothing was possible; PO – Mr Ravi Krishnamurthy for supporting beyond his role; and coordinators Mrs Shahira Shaji, Mrs Sahithi Paturi, Mrs Sejal Patel, Mr Ashwin Padmanabhan & Mr Sarwin D’Souza for their full support.
Thank you dear FINACT members for your engagement with FINACT & for your trust & support over the last two years to the dedicated ECs and to me as President. We thank the Past Presidents & ECs for their contributions to the FINACT.
Personally, and on behalf of the outgoing FINACT Team, I thank the stakeholders, community leaders, all who helped us & our well-wishers.
Regards & Best Wishes,
Dr Sunita S Dhindsa
25 July 2021