After a stint in the past GOPIO re-emerged again in the Netherlands in 2004 following a request from the International Leadership to promote the GOPIO all-india philosophy to indians of all creed in the Netherlands. Reason for this was the relative safe isolation of the many Indian association with their own focus and gathering only people of their own country , religion or (indian) state of origin.
Secondly the country was split between the largest Indian population which is of PIO origin versus the smaller NRI group and their descendants who gradually are also becoming PIO’s making these distinction more of a ancient nature abroad.
Based on the extreme differentiation of the Indian Diaspora GOPIO has decided to follow its path of secularism, value Indian origin even if not born in India, adopt a non-competitive attitude towards other association and cooperate with other associations in order to reach its exposure as a true diaspora association for people or Indian origin.
The Netherlands have plenty of Indian associations focused and dedicated towards various causes such as the Bengali , Hindi or Punjabi culture and language. They also are organised according to their friendship rings or family ties. They also follow the path of involving only those who hail from their place or location of origin but propagate an all-inclusive message. GOPIO follows a non-competitive approach by cooperation and added-value by bringing professionalism, non-discriminatory aspects and international leverage of the Diaspora power!