India-ASEAN relations on display in Republic Day 2018

Sydney/24 Jan 2018

Never before in the history of India, any Republic Day celebration had more than 2 heads of state, but this is going to change on 26 Jan, 2018.

This Republic Day, there will be 10 Heads of States, who will be on the VIP Stage, watching the parade on Janpath, New Delhi.

I am reproducing the details from Times of India article.

Participating Heads of States are:

1. Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi,

2. Indonesian President Joko Widodo,

3. Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, 4. Malyasian PM Najib Razak,

5. Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha,

6. Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc,

7. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte,

8. Cambodian PM Hun Sen,

9. Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith

10. Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.

This shows how far India has progressed in its diplomatic relations with ASEAN with its “Act East” policy and how important a player is India now in the world geo-politics.

This is going to be a great sight to see Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi sharing the VIP stage with 10 Heads of States on 26 January, 2018.

Jai Hind! Hindustan Zindabaad!!

Dr Yadu Singh


Darling Harbour Cruise & Dinner with the Honourable Chief Minister of Chhattishgarh

Sydney/22 Jan, 2018

I enjoyed the Darling Harbour Cruise on board renowned Sydney Show Boat & dinner with the Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattishgarh, Dr Raman Singh ji and his wife Shrimati Veena Singh ji in Sydney. The delegation accompanying him was there too along with manager of Air India Sydney (Sujoy Kumar) and CEOs of SBI Sydney (Pranay Kumar), Bank of Baroda Sydney (Kavita Singh) and Union Bank of India Sydney (Pankaj Kumar). India Tourism Chief in Sydney, Kanchan Kukreja, was there too.

The evening was organized in the Honour of the visiting CM and his delegation by the Consulate General of India. Acting CG, Mr Chandra A and Consul, Mr SK Verma were obviously there.

I had plenty of opportunity to interact with the Honourable CM and the accompanying delegation. Mrs Veena Singh is from Rewa/Satna background and knows my part of Bundelkhand well. What a down-to-earth people they are! It was such a pleasure to meet them and interact with them.

Chhattishgarh is one of the top 5 states in ease to do business in India and is a mineral/mining hub of India. It produces plenty of electricity and exports it to other states. It has borders with 7 states, which makes it an attractive place to establish business and invest.

The Honorable CM is in Australia currently, leading a business delegation. He has been to Melbourne, Victoria , Brisbane, Queensland and is now in Sydney, NSW before flying back to India on Wednesday.

FYI, I post Dr Raman Singh ji’s interview with Pallavi Jain of SBS Hindi.

Dr Yadu Singh

Jhansi’s Kalawati needs help, support and protection

Sydney, 20/1/18

I have just heard a very sad story involving a poor and old woman named Shrimati Kalawati. She is an elderly lady from a lower caste named Koshtha.

She is from Mohalla Sarai Jama Masjid, Unnao Gate Chowki, under Kotwali Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Jhansi is in Bundelkhand, the place I also originally come from. Bundelkhand is a poorly developed region of UP.

She is desperately poor and is being persecuted by people in her neighborhood because of a variety of reasons including attempts to displace her from her home to enable them (neighbors) to occupy her dilapidated small home.

This is sad, painful and heart-breaking.

I have requested the Honourable Chief Minister of my State Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath ji and the administration to issue orders to relevant people (officials) to help this old lady.


After an active campaign on Twitter, urging UP authorities (the Hon CM, Deputy Chief Ministers, Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Chief Secretary UP, DGP, DIG Jhansi, Rahul Srivastav PRO to DGP, Nikhil Srivastava head of social media in CM office and a key OSD to the honorable CM and SSP Jhansi) to help this poor woman, a police team visited her. Words of assurance have been given. Things have started to happen. The system is moving.

Now what she needs is a Rashan Card & a connection for electricity. This is within the powers of District Magistrate of Jhansi. I have urged a few local people to help her in these matters. A message with this request has also been sent to the DM Jhansi directly.


Further update: Jhansi’s Govt authorities have visited her again and provided further help. Thank you. This tweet from Jitendra Yadav (a local police person) outlines what is being done.

“#बूढी_माँ का #सहारा बनने के लिये

#Respt @myogiadityanath सर आपका बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद,बूढीमाँ के घर SDM सर~COCiTy सर ~नगरआयुक्त सर~समाजकल्याण अधिकारी~पुलिस प्रशासन ने पहुंचकर माँ से बात की एवं खाने के लिये राशन भी दिया,माँ को #सोलर लैम्प व #सिलाई का समान भी दिया @snikhil_social 🙏”


Sincere hanks are due to UP authorities to act in this matter. Thank you.


Further update:

Dr Yadu Singh

Today is 9th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks of 26 November 2008

Sydney, 26 Nov, 2017

Pic from DNA India newspaper article

Today is the 9th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, perpetrated by 10 Pakistani terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), on 26 November, 2008. These attacks lasted for 3 days.

166 people were killed and more than 300 people were injured in these attacks.

Of the 10 terrorists, 9 were killed by security forces and 1 was arrested. The arrested terrorist, Kasab, was tried, convicted and hanged in Mumbai.

Masterminds of the terror attacks based in Pakistan, especially Hafiz Saeed, have not been punished effectively.

This gives ample evidence of the fact that so-called “non-state” actors have full support of “State” agencies, when it comes to terror activities against India.

We must never forget Mumbai terror attacks and can’t forgive the perpetrators and their masterminds.

Dr Yadu Singh

Salute & Tribute For the teachings and Supreme Sacrifice of Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji on His Martyrdom Day

Sydney, 24 November, 2017

Pic taken from

Today, 24 November, was the day in 1675 when 9th Guru of Sikhism, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji was assassinated by beheading in Delhi on the orders of Mogul emperor, Aurangzeb.

A day earlier, his three disciples, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das & Bhai Dayala were also martyred under the orders of tyrant Aurangzeb, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi for refusing to convert into Islam.

Let us all remember & commemorate ‘Shaheedi Divas’ (Martyrdom Day) of the Guru, also known as “Hind Di Chaadar” (the Shield of India), for his supreme sacrifice to protect right of freedom to worship and his stance and resolve to oppose forceful religious conversion.

Let us dedicate & commit ourselves to his and Sri Guru Granth Sahib’s teachings of oneness of mankind, universal brotherhood, valour, righteousness and compassion.

Dr Yadu Singh

Independent Review finds the Ganesh Video decision of Advertising Standards Bureau wrong

Sydney, 21 November, 2017

Finally, it’s a victory for common sense. It’s also a victory for our community.

As we know, there were concerns about a video by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), which used Lord Ganesh in it.

 Lamb video

Concerns were raised by various Indian community groups throughout Australia.

We too did our part. I organised a  meeting with NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams in Sydney. Minister wrote to relevant parties including Prime Minister of Australia.

Formal complaints were submitted to Advertising Standards Bureau, which dismissed the complaints. An independent review

This decision was appealed and requests were made for an independent review.

KARTHIKARASU from Melbourne took the lead and submitted the request for an independent review. This was a constructive, targeted, wise and a right step, unlike some others who, for their self promotion,  were more into unproductive stunts, which failed miserably, and ended up harming our community.

Appreciations are also in order for many others including team at Durga Temple in Melbourne and Kapil Sachdeva from Queensland for doing what was necessary.

Independent review has found that decision by Advertising Standards Bureau was incorrect.

Submission for Review-KarthikARASU_Complaint reference number 0412-17 MLA ad on Lord Ganesha

Review Decision-0412-17 on Lord Ganesh Video by MLA

Karthik was rightly and justifiably thrilled with the outcome and said “So happy to receive this good news, not sure how it will transpire in getting that derogatory advertisement removed from online platforms, but I am feeling ecstatic! This is a Victory for the entire community and it is because of the United fight & efforts of the entire community!”

Kudos, Karthik. Great job. We all are just as thrilled.

MLA disagreed with this outcome, but informed that the offending video was not being currently used.

Dr Yadu Singh

Supercharged Air Sanitation is potentially a great innovation for Australia’s fresh produce 

Sydney, 11 Nov, 2017

I was sent info about Supercharged Air Sanitation today. It’s an innovation which is potentially going to revolutionize how fresh produce  and fruits are sanitized. It avoids use of chemicals.

“Dubbed ‘The Food Safety Supercharger’, the custom-made 250-kilogram test-unit creates a stream of ‘supercharged air’ by applying an electric current to normal air. Using this disruptive technology, it has the capacity to kill microbial pathogens on the surface of fresh produce and nuts, without leaving any chemical residues.”
The lead scientist for this innovation is Dr Sukhvinder Pal Singh (Dr S.P. Singh). 

(Pic from

This is a great innovation with huge benefits to all related sectors dealing with fresh produce and fruits. 

Dr SP Singh was quoted in “after determining which fruit, vegetables and nuts are responsive to the treatment, the research team needs to ensure the killing of microbial pathogens does not compromise the quality and nutritional value of food. 

“Ultimately, we would like to see this technology work and provide a pathway to commercialisation and for growers and packers to adopt it. Time will tell, but the early signs of this research are certainly promising.”

The research is due for completion in 2021.
Good job, SP Singh! 

Dr Yadu Singh