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OBA Sydney presents Mega Geethavani 2015 on 19 Sep with Sivamani and Chief Guest is Vishu Mohan
Posted on: 14/09/2015 (Monday)

OBA Sydney annually presents Geethavani Awards, a Tamil music competition among local talents and a music fiesta. In 2006, the JHC OBA recognised the need to foster and develop the talents of the increasing number of Tamil singers, especially those who were born and raised in Australia but were actively engaging in their Tamil heritage, and setup the Geethavani Awards. Since then, it has been conducted annually, increasing in popularity year by year. However, despite its dynamic nature and rapid growth, the Geethavani Awards has stayed true to its philosophy of providing a platform for the singers and musicians to demonstrate their talent and to raise their profile as burgeoning Tamil singers and musicians.

This year marks the 10th year of the Geethavani Awards which, once again, will be held at the UNSW Sir John Clancy Auditorium on Saturday, the 19th of September 2015. This year is special for OBA Sydney since it is the 125th year of excellence of their alma mater, the Jaffna Hindu College, the 20th anniversary of Sydney OBA, and the 10th year of Geethvanni Awards. So, they are presenting it as a Mega Geethavani with special performance from the ace percussionist Kalaimamani, maestro Sivamani, who is sure to create a vibe on the stage with his electrifying beats.  Also, to honour the stage is a high profile banker and a proud product of Jaffna Hindu College; Mr. Mr.Kanagasingham Vishnu Mohan is the Chief Guest.

Mr.Vishnu Mohan, an old boy of Jaffna Hindu College (1963 to 1971), is the current CEO of ANZ Pacific, covering 12 countries, and Country CEO of Fiji. He is a senior, international banker with more than 30 years of experience in Corporate and Institutional Banking and Consumer Banking, covering the Middle East, North America, Southern Africa, West Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. He has been with ANZ Pacific for the past 7 years, firstly in Papua New Guinea and now in Fiji

Vishnu Mohan from school days itself is industrious and loyal to his institutions. During his school days at Jaffna Hindu College, he had won prizes at every stage. He was an Editor of the College magazine and was a member of the College Science Quiz team. He was also a Senior Prefect of the College and Secretary of the A/L Student Union. As an upper-form student he was often called to do the duties of teachers on leave.

Vishnu Mohan has chaired many external forums such as Bankers Associations and Business Councils during his wide career and most recently he has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission by the President of Fiji. Before joining ANZ in 2009, Vishnu had a long career in Standard Chartered Bank where he held many senior executive roles including CEO of Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, before being appointed as the Group Head of Islamic Banking. He also spent some time as an Advisor with AmBank in Malaysia, which is an associate company of ANZ.


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