Sydney, 11 August 2023 : A grand farewell was organised in Sydney by the Australia India Business Council (AIBC) for Mr Manish Gupta, the Consul General of India, Sydney and South Australia on Tuesday 8 August 2023.
About 100 people joined the farewell reception, held at the Australia headquarters of Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, including the NSW Treasurer, the Hon Daniel Mookhey MLC, other NSW Ministers, Members of Parliament, business personalities, 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 Ambassador to Ghana.
The NSW Treasurer, Hon. Daniel Mookhey MLC, acknowledged the great contribution by the Consul General to the economic partnership between the state and India.
In his special address to the invitees, Mr Gupta expressed great optimism in the Australia India trade, stating that it was bound to grow more significantly in the coming years than the projected estimates. He added that he was leaving with many pleasant memories of his association with the diaspora community in Australia. He also congratulated AIBC for its contribution since 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, and has been closely associated with ministerial and business delegations. Ms Jodi McKay, AIBC National Chair said that Mr. Gupta turned out to be the best Consul General of India in the recent years supporting the Australia India relations in every aspect and also thanked him for his great support to AIBC.
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, while also acknowledging the Mr Gupta for his active support to Commonwealth Bank in this journey.
Hon. Anoulack Chanthivong MP, NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, thanked the Consul General for his tireless support to ongoing initiatives in Trade and skill development.
The reception concluded with a presentation of vote of thanks by Mr. Sid Jha, General Manager, Commonwealth Bank. Commbank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services.