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Moti Visa- Known for his exemplary services to the Indian Community in Australia


Moti Visa – Australia’s Popular NRI

Los Angeles, April 08, 2009
Dilip Butani

Known for his exemplary services to the Indian Community and embedded with the virtue of ‘helping others’, Moti Visa is one of the most known NRIs in Australia. He is a very loving and caring person and has a burning desire for community work. He is the editor-in chief of the most popular national magazine ‘Beyond India’ which is published from Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. It’s copies also go to Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. Every month, over 27,000 copies are published and distributed through Indian Grocery shops and some Indian Restaurants.

Moti Visa is recipient of the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Parliament of Victoria, for his Meritorious Services towards Indian Community. He has also received the Award of Excellence from Telugu Community. This award is for his special services to the Telugu Community that includes inserting 3 pages in Telugu language in the popular ‘Beyond India’ magazine. He motto in life is ‘United you stand, divided you fall.’

Moti is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He migrated from Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa) in 1983 and worked as Production Manager, Project Engineer and as Factory manager until year 2000. He has since then been in the manufacturing business, his specialty being manufacturing drinking Straws. Moti is also in the business of Satellite Equipment sales and Installation and in this way he does the community work by providing them TV Channels received FTA from India and also Pay TV.

In 1993 he was elected to the management committee of Gujarati Association, and worked as Chair-Person of Diwali Committee and then Membership Secretary. At that time he observed that various Indian Association are separately celebrating the Diwali function which he thought was against his motto of unity. He therefore decided to bring about a unity amongst various associations and urged them to celebrate Indian festivals together. This vision gave birth to ‘Holi Mela’ celebrated in a grand way in 1993. The Holi Mela has since become very popular and children and students from India eagerly wait for this event. Similarly he started “Diwali Mela” at the same venue.

The united concept was picked up by others in Victoria and other States. Now many Mela's and programs are being done together. Moti is always ready to help to new arrivals in Melbourne and becomes their mentor.
Moti is current and perhaps the longest serving President of Sindhi Association of Victoria from 2003 to 2007 and now 2009. He is also Vice President of Australia India Innovation Inc. They organize Mega Events in Melbourne, like Diwali, Holi where thousands of people come and enjoy the events.

His venture ‘Beyond India’ consists of National news and events, Sports, Beyond Entertainment-Bollywood, Health articles from local and New Zealand writer, Articles and stories written by well known journalists, Kids Corner, Matrimonial, Horoscope (Jyotish) and Tarot besides the International News and events.






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Moti Visa- Known for his exemplary services to the Indian Community and embedded with the virtue of ‘helping others in Australia

  • Editor-in chief of the most popular national magazine ‘Beyond India
  • Mechanical Engineer by profession.
  • Business- manufacturing drinking Straws and also in the business of Satellite Equipment sales