NSW Minister for Multiculturalism writes to Meat and Livestock Australia and Prime Minister about Lord Ganesh Video

Sydney/ 14 September, 2017

I have received communication from NSW Government about letters from NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, The Hon Ray Williams, to Meat and Livestock Australia and Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull.

He has summarised the feelings of the community, following his meeting with the community representatives on Monday, 11 September, 2017.

As is known, our community is very concerned and unhappy with the video, depicting Lord Ganesh in a Lamb advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia.

Community reps had met the Minister a few days earlier. Report here: https://yadusingh.com/2017/09/11/community-reps-meet-minister-for-multiculturalism-on-lord-ganesh-video/

Dr Yadu Singh

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Thank you Michelle Rowland MP for doing this and many things for our community 

Sydney/ 6 September, 2017

I received the letter from Greenway MP, Michelle Rowland, also the federal Shadow Minister, sharing the communication she received from Michael Ebeid, CEO and MD of SBS.


I also post here the amended SBS video for the info everyone.

Dr Yadu Singh

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This video is inappropriate

Sydney, September, 2017

What do you think?

Is it funny or inappropriate?

Video: https://www.facebook.com/weloveourlamb/videos/1949300261959884/

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has published an advertisement Video, which has Gods from various religions, including Lord Ganesh from Hinduism. Defenders of the video have pointed that it is clearly a satire and humorous, but others disagree. 

While many Hindu Australians have found the depiction of Lord Ganesh in this Video inappropriate and offensive for a variety of reasons including the fact the Lord Ganesh is not known to be associated with meat and alcohol, there are some who found it be funny, but without any sense of offence. Yet some others have pointed out that MLA has not been fair or balanced, or even brave enough, as they did not include religious figures from Islam, apart from a casual mention of their Prophet.

Lord Ganesh is a revered deity of Hinduism. Only a few days ago, Hindu Australians, just like Indians all over the world, celebrated “Ganesh Chaturthi” enthusiastically and in big numbers.

MLA’s agenda is quite clear. They wanted to create a controversy to generate publicity, and they have achieved their goal.

If I was the one who made the decision to have this video, I wouldn’t have done it or agreed with it. I don’t see much merit in hurting people’s sentiments without much reason or basis.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Impact of the British reign in India wasn’t all that benign

Sydney/ 3 September, 2017

Indian politician, former diplomat and multi-award winning writer and novelist, Shashi Tharoor, is currently visiting Australia to take part in Melbourne Writers Festival. He will be in Sydney tomorrow to speak at the Opera House. 

https://antidote.sydneyoperahouse.com/lineup-2017/shashi-tharoor-inglorious-empire.html

I joined the dinner event at Manjit’s, The Wharf, Sydney on Sunday, 3rd September, organized by Indian Link Media Group along with about 40 others including Multicultural NSW Chair, Dr Hari Harinath and many Australian journalists. 


He was interviewed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio-The World Today about the impact of 200 years of the British Rule on India. India’s share of 27% of the total world GDP in year 1700 came down to 3% at the end of British rule due to their loot and systemic industrial neglect of India. A compulsory listening indeed. See below. 

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/british-colonialism-impact-india-shashi-tharoor/8863792

He latest novel Inglorious Empire was recently reviewed by Christopher Kremmer. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/inglorious-empire-review-shashi-tharoors-indictment-of-the-british-in-india-20170810-gxt8hh.html

His speech on this very topic at the Oxford Union Debate in 2015 is worth watching. It’s here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f7CW7S0zxv4

He is the current Membet of Parliament (MP) from Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, a former minister in Government of India, former Under Secretary General of United Nations Organization (UNO), Columnist and Op-Ed contributer in various national and International newspapers, a prolific writer, authoring 16 books. and the current Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs in Indian Pariament. 

Dr Yadu Singh

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Multicultural Media awards create healthy competition for quality and standards

Sydney, 30 August, 2017

It was great and a matter of privilege to be invited to attend NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards tonight at the Waterview, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW.

These awards honour the quality journalism from the thriving and highly competitive multicultural media in NSW. Multicultural journalists won top awards under various categories. Indian Link media, as before, was finalist in many categories. Gurcharn Singh Kahlon, a Punjabi journalist, was a finalist too. Congratulations to all finalists especially Tia Singh (Indian Link) and Vijay Badhwar (The Indian Down Under), who were the winners in their categories.

Wonderful to catch up with the Premier of NSW, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism, The Hon Ray Williams, along with so many media people including our own community media personalities and friends.

One thing which was very clear was that these awards are very important as they create healthy competition and help improve the quality and standards in multicultural media in NSW.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Q and A with Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Sydney/19 August, 201

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Join us for

Q and A with the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border protection

The Hon Alex Hawke MP

on Visa and Immigration matters

WHEN: Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: Madison Function Centre, 632 Old Northern Rd, Dural NSW 2158

Free event, but RSVP essential

RSVP: fianinc1@gmail.com

Dr Yadu Singh

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Indian Independence Day celebration at Consulate General of India in Sydney

Sydney, 15th August, 2017


Consulate General of India in Sydney hosted the Indian Independence Day today,

Indian Flag was hoisted and the speech of the President of India was read. A few patriotic songs were sung and Consul General of India, Mr B. Vanlalvawna, gave a sweet and patriotic speech. Some of the people there were dressed in the colours of the Indian Flag. 

The patriotism and pride to belong to Indian heritage were two most important emotions there. 

This was followed by refreshments and social interactions among people who attended the ceremony.

Jai Hind! 

Dr Yadu Singh

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