Talking about Hindi
In 2012, Rangebank Primary School became the first school in Victoria to teach Hindi. The move has provided students with a unique opportunity to learn a language that is spoken by more than 40 per cent of people in India. “One of our goals is that some students will take such an interest they eventually work in India or for an Indian company,” says Principal Colin Avery.
A visionary partnership
The India Vision Institute (IVI) was launched on 18 October 2011 in Hyderabad by leading eye care specialists Dr G N Rao and Professor Brien Holden. Through various initiatives, the IVI is transforming the landscape for optometry in India and helping develop the human resources necessary to serve 100 million rural Indians who need – but don’t have access to - glasses.
Insurance for the future
SBI General Insurance Company was established in 2009 as a joint venture between the State Bank of India and Insurance Australia Group. The general insurance market in India is forecast to grow by up to 20 per cent a year over the next decade. SBI is one of the first major examples of an Australian financial service company investing in India; there are still many opportunities to come.