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Ministerial Consultative Committees launched in NSW

Ministerial Consultative Committees launched in NSW

Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs officially launched the Ministerial Consultative Committees launched in NSW in the presence of Chairman of the Community Relations Commission, Stepan Kerkysharian and over 300 invited guests. Speaking on this occasion, Victor Dominello said, “With 25% of our citizens born overseas and 40% […]

Sri Lanka: Unfinished Business

Sri Lanka: Unfinished Business

Few countries torn by persistent and bloody ethnic war for decades, have recovered such a semblance of normalcy and equilibrium – albeit not of mutual ethnic understanding or perfect accommodation – as has Sri Lanka since the comprehensive defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. Despite shrill concerns articulated by […]

A Community Radio Initiative by UIA

A Community Radio Initiative by UIA

United India Associations (UIA) team has announced its community radio initiative on 8th October at Radio 2000 in Burwood in association with Greater India and Radio 2000. The event was attended by all the members of Greater India, UIA and its presenters. Greater India is a Digital community Radio broadcast available on digital radios and […]

Commitments to Religious Groups Unfulfilled in Controversial Play

Commitments to Religious Groups Unfulfilled in Controversial Play

Back to Back Theatre Company have not fulfilled their commitment to remove all offending material related to their production of Ganesh Versus the Third Reich which was shown at the Melbourne Festival on 29 September, 2011. Ganesh is a Hindu deity that is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists across the world. Back to Back claim […]

Sanskrit School Camp in Sydney

Sanskrit School Camp in Sydney

A two day overnight camp was organised by Sanskrit School in Winston Hills. Around 45 students participated in the Summer Camp which imparted Sanskrit lessons to the students. Students also got a chance to create their own puppets and showcased their creations during the puppet show held towards the end of the camp. Check the […]

UIA India Australia Friendship Fair Pictures

UIA India Australia Friendship Fair Pictures

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UIA Friendship Fair brings together Australian Indians

UIA Friendship Fair brings together Australian Indians

United Indian Associations (UIA) hosted the India Australia Friendship Fair on eve of India Independence at Sydney Olympic Athletic Centre in Sydney. UIA officials say the event was attended by around 18000 people. Minister for immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen represented Prime Minister Julia Gillard while Senator Concetta Fierravanti- Wells and Shadow Minister Ageing and […]

Sydney Sanskrit School hosts Sanskrit for fun, Winter Camp

Sydney Sanskrit School hosts Sanskrit for fun, Winter Camp

By Siddharth Subramanian and Pratiksha Chuttar The Winter Camp, run by the Sydney Sanskrit School on Saturday the 9th of July, was one of continuous enjoyment as well as acquiring knowledge. Conducted in the main hall of Glenwood Public School, the participants delved deep into ancient studies. After approximately seven hours, the participants had absorbed […]

BAL UTSAV celebrates Indian Culture and Heritage

BAL UTSAV celebrates  Indian Culture and Heritage

Bal Utsav, Hindu cultural workshop was held at Toongabbie Public School, Sydney, NSW on 16 July 2011. Once again the Hindu community successfully united to learn and impart Hindu values in an organisational way. Pooja to Lord Vinayaka marked the beginning of the program. Priest Ravi Gurukkal performed the pooja; Smt. Akila Ramarathinam briefly explained […]

10-minute plays bring the best of talent in the Indian community!

10-minute plays bring the best of talent in the Indian community!

Abhinay School of Performing Arts conducted an intensive play-writing workshop with Short+ Sweet Theatre Festival’s artistic director Alex Broun on July 8-10 at Shopfront theatre in Carlton, Sydney. Seven participants who took part ranged from as young as 15-year old Karuna Darwesh to 70-year old Kamal Kakwani. The ideas they came up with were varied […]

SBS Punjabi program speaks to ‘Turbaned Tornado’ – the World’s oldest marathon runner!

SBS Punjabi program speaks to ‘Turbaned Tornado’ – the World’s oldest marathon runner!

SBS’s Punjabi program Executive Producer Manpreet Singh recently spoke to Fauja Singh – a centenarian and the world’s oldest marathon runner. Known as the ‘Turbaned Tornado’ Fauja is a British Sikh of Indian descent, born on April 1, 1911. An incredible athlete, age regardless, he holds the world record for a marathon in his age […]

AIBC recognises individuals for their contribution to India and Australia

AIBC recognises individuals for their contribution to India and Australia

Australia India Business Council (AIBC) at a function inside NSW State Parliament honoured 3 individuals for their outstanding achievement to promote trade and bilateral relationship between India and Australia. NSW Premier Barry O’ Farrell was present on the occasion and gave away the awards to Arun Jagatramka, CEO of Gujarat NRE, cricketer Brett Lee and […]

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