Politician, movie producer, techie, Indo Australian Ganesh Loke (Gary) takes multi-tasking to a whole new level. It’s easier, he says, when you believe in what you do
By Shveata Chandel Singh
Ganesh Loke aka Gary is a multifaceted personality and has many feathers in his cap. Being an innovative business entrepreneur from Parramatta, he runs his own IT development and marketing company along with a film production unit in Sydney.
Gary came to Australia in 1999 as a student, did his graduation in IT from Charles Sturt University and took up a job in an IT training and marketing industry. He then worked in IT and as a web designer for a few years.
After doing another degree in education from Charles Sturt University, he joined NSW Department of Education & Training. Gary also worked as a lecturer in a few colleges before starting his IT consultancy and training business. A little later he started an entertainment company with the name ‘Indo Aus Entertainment’.
Gary has also developed an innovative website called ‘YouPromoTube.com’ to promote and help small local businesses in marketing.
His film production company is producing a movie, Sarfaroshi: A War Against System, which will be released worldwide in a few months. He is the writer and the producer of this movie.
Talking about this movie, Gary said, “It was my dream to see my story become a movie. My motive behind producing such a movie was to give a message to viewers about how an individual can make a difference in the present situation where corruption, price hike and limited resources have made the common man’s life miserable. Youth has the power to change a system wrought with scams, terror and corruption.”
Gary believes that the youth of today have to understand how powerful they are and come forward if they really want a healthy society. “This movie also showcases the present political scenario, so I think it will really be an ‘eye opener’ for the community,” he adds.
Gary is also an active social worker and formed a group on Facebook called the ‘Marathi Community Sydney’, which is running strong on a membership of 174 people so far.
“There are several associations in Sydney, but it is sad that hardly any association works towards helping migrants. That was the reason I started this group. Our main motive is to help new migrants in Sydney find accommodation and jobs and help them in any which way we can. Whenever we hold a community gathering, we get a good response with at least 60-70 people attending to it. Most of the people are unknown to each other, so they get a platform to interact and also get more information about employment. We also organise free cricket sessions for them. Group membership is free of cost and we even arrange free snacks and transport to the venue,” he adds.
Gary is also a political leader with a unique, broad and innovative vision. He was earlier a member of the Labor Party, but he was not really convinced with the policies of that party and joined the Palmer United Party led by Mr Clive Palmer from Queensland.
“I left the Labor Party as I was disappointed with their policies which also include excessive tax imposition on people. There are many policies in their manifesto but when it comes to delivering, things are different,” says Gary.
“The hospitals don’t have enough beds for patients, there is a lack of funding to schools and universities, prices continue to rise, carbon tax is yet to be abolished etc. Besides all these issues, the government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign aid to countries, which may misuse these funds ruthlessly. So I think a change is required in the government. I liked the policies of the Palmer United Party. The agenda of the Palmer Party is extensive, family friendly and covers all Australians including migrants. Palmer United Party also believes that refugees too should be given a fair chance, which is one of the main reasons I joined this party,” he says.
Gary is contesting the forthcoming Federal election representing the Palmer Party in the Parramatta seat.
“If I will win, I will try my best to make Parramatta a better place to live in and help the common people,” he says.