The executive director of PICS, Charan Gill, is one of the four people worldwide who will receive a community service award from Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) this week. GOPIO is holding its own convention in New Delhi to coincide with the much bigger Indian government sponsored annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, to be held on January 7-9, is an event for people of Indian origin to get together once a year, exchange ideas, interact and do business. This year GOPIO decided to hold its convention a couple of days before the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The highlight of the GOPIO meeting will be the reception and grand awards banquet at the Ashoka Hotel on the evening of January 5th and Minister of Overseas Indian Affair Vayalar Ravi will be the chief guest. He will present the community service awards to Charan Gill, George Abrahams of Singapore, Nevin P Megchiani of Bahrain and Wahed Saleh of Netherlands.