Happy 69th Independence Day, Israel

Sydney, May 2, 2017


I was privileged to be invited to join Jewish community of NSW for the celebration of 69th Independence Day of Israel at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Leader of Opposition, Luke Foley, many ministers and MPs, key community and business leaders were among approx 500  invited guests.


Israel is the only successful and working democracy in the Middle East.

Israel is a world leader in innovation in the field of Defence, health, water and agriculture.

I am a friend and supporter of Israel, just like millions of Indians all over the world.

Best of Israel: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=qeVvuph2WAQ

Happy 69th Independence Day, Israel!

Dr Yadu Singh

http://www.DoctorYaduSingh

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FIAN organised a rousing welcome reception for new Consul General of India in Sydney and visiting ministerial delegation from India

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Press release: Sydney, 4/4/16

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW (FIAN) hosts a rousing welcome reception for new Consul General of India and visiting ministerial delegation from Uttar Pradesh.

GOI authorities requested us to organize the welcome event for the visiting delegation and provided required assistance and resources.

Madison Function Centre in Dural, NSW was immersed in serious political colours with the presence of visiting ministerial delegation from Uttar Pradesh (UP) and new Consul General of India, Mr B. Vanlalvawna and his wife, Dr Rosy Vanlalvawna on Friday, 1st April, 2016. Delegation from UP included senior ministers, Mr Azam Khan, Mr Raghuraj Pratap Singh (Raja Bhaiya), Mr Om Prakash Singh, Prof Abhishek Mishra, Mrs Arun Kumari and 10 members of UP Parliament.

Dr Yadu Singh, President of Federation of Indian Associations of NSW, conducted the proceedings in his trade mark flair, spontaneity and endearing style, enlivening the audience.  After welcoming the dignitaries, he described the love which Indian community has for India. He described how India is deep inside our hearts. He outlined the fact that Uttar Pradesh is the heart of India, besides being the most populous state, sending 80 MPs to Indian Parliament.  UP Chief Minister, Mr Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Banda city for the inauguration of a Medical College there in March 2015, for which Dr Singh accompanied the Chief Minister, and CM’s studies in Sydney University in late 1990s were mentioned to bring a context for Uttar Pradesh and Australia connections. There was ample praise for Australia too, and its successful multiculturalism, as well as unshakable love and loyalty of the community for Australia.

Consul General of India and his wife were welcomed formally and assured of full support from the community in whatever way it is necessary.  Mr B.Vanlalvawna assumed charge as Consul General of India in Sydney on 19 February 2016. He was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1998 and served in Indian Missions/Post in Tokyo, Shanghai, Brussels and Cairo. His wife, Dr Rosy Vanlalvawna is a medical doctor and a writer.  She is a graduate from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. More details here. http://tinyurl.com/zx9rmb6

Head of the delegation, Mr Azam Khan, thanked the community for their love for India. He praised India for its democracy and egalitarian ethos, where even a common man can be a minister, chief minister or Prime Minister. He hoped that overseas Indians will remain connected with India and will continue to serve the country of their current residence as well as the country of their birth, not only now, but also in the future. During his speech, he used “Shayari” generously, enthralling people in the audience and making many as his fans.

David Clarke, Parliamentary Secretary to NSW Government outlined his praise for India and the commonalities between India and Australia, which extends not only to Cricket, but also to the fields of trade, security, transparency, rule of law, multiculturalism and democracy.

Cultural programme, conducted by noted poetess Rekha Rajvansi, comprised of performances from top artists from the community and included Jyoti Dixit, Khurana sisters (Cheryl and Michelle), Murali Venkatraman and Arun Nanda.
Visiting delegation praised and enjoyed sumptuous and delicious dinner, catered by popular and multiple award winning, Maya Da Dhaba, which is owned by Ajay Raj.

Capacity crowd of 200+, which included who is who of Sydney, key community representatives and Indian media, stayed right up to the end of the event, enjoying every minute of the evening, and called it one of the best events from the community. Ministers and MLAs too, as well as Consul General, mingled with people, enjoying the occasion and creating a lasting and positive impression on people with their simplicity and easy going nature.

Further contact:
Dr Yadu Singh
President, Federation of Indian Associations of NSW
Fianinc1@gmail.com

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FIAN was mentioned in The NSW Parliament

1st October, 2015

Sydney, NSW

NSW Parliament

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW  (FIAN) was mentioned in The NSW Parliament on 27th August, 2015. The Hon David Clarke MLC deserves our sincere thanks and gratitude. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20150827005

The text from the Hansard is reproduced below. Dr Yadu Singh

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INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL
Page: 2955

Motion by the Hon. DAVID CLARKE agreed to:

        (1) That this House notes that:
            (a) on Saturday 15 August 2015 the Independence Day of India was celebrated at a community festival at the parade grounds, Old King’s School, Parramatta, organised by the Federation of Indian Associations of NSW and attended by several thousand visitors; and
            (b) those who attended as guests included:
              (i) the Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP, member for Berowra and Special Envoy for Citizenship and Community Engagement, representing the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister of Australia;
              (ii) Ms Michelle Rowland, MP, member for Greenway, shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, representing the Federal Opposition Leader, the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP;
              (iii) Dr Geoff Lee, MP, member for Parramatta, Parliamentary Secretary for Communities, representing the Hon. Mike Baird, MP, Premier of New South Wales;
              (iv) Mr Luke Foley, MP, member for Auburn, State Leader of the Opposition;
              (v) Ms Julie Owens, MP, Federal member for Parramatta and shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Small Business;
              (vi) the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations;
              (vii) the Hon. David Clarke, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice;
              (viii) Mr Matt Kean, MP, member for Hornsby and Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury;
              (ix) Dr Hugh McDermott, MP, member for Prospect;
              (x) Ms Julie Finn, MP, member for Granville;
              (xi) the Hon. Daniel Mookhey, MLC;
              (xii) Mr Arvinder Ranga, representing the Consul-General for India in Sydney, Mr Sunjay Sudhir;
              (xiii) Councillor Scott Lloyd, Lord Mayor of the City of Parramatta; and
              (xiv) local councillors, leaders and representatives of various Indian-Australian community groups.
        (2) That this House:
            (a) congratulates the President, Dr Yadu Singh, and the committee of the Federation of Indian Associations in New South Wales on their initiative in organising a successful festival to celebrate the Independence Day of India; and
          (b) extends its congratulations and best wishes to India and the Indian-Australian community on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.