Happy ANZAC Day 2018

Sydney, Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Today Australia and NZ are celebrating ANZAC Day, which commemorates the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in 1915. 👉 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day

👉 What’s on today and where you can join in the celebration in Sydney is in this article. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/national/nsw/anzac-day-2018-your-guide-to-what-s-on-from-sunrise-to-sunset-20180424-p4zbem.html

We celebrate today, not to glorify war or praise victors, but to remember those who have served our country during times of conflict and crisis, and to reflect upon their selfless sacrifice. It is our duty as the Citizens of Australia by choice or by Birth to pay our tributes to those who sacrifice their life for us.

Happy ANZAC Day.

Lest we forget!

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Hunar Verma has a lot of Hunar

24 April, 2018

I am so proud and happy to tell you that the son of our friend Navneet Verma, Hunar Verma, has been selected to be a promising young Cricketing star by NSW Cricket.

Details: http://www.cricketnsw.com.au/news/state-challenge-under-16-boys-under-15-under-18-girls-metro-country-sixers-thunder-breakers/2018-04-24

Hunar certainly has Hunar (skills) to be a star.

Watch out this space. Hunar is going to bring a lot of pride to all of us.

Congratulations to Hunar and his proud father, Navneet Verma.

As it happens, Navneet is a very dear friend of ours, and we are so happy for him and his family. Congratulations!

Dr Yadu Singh

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Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebration in Sydney

24 April, 2018

I participated in the celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day in Sydney yesterday. NSW Jewish Board of Deputies organized the celebration at Four Seasons hotel in the CBD, which was attended by the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Minister Ray Williams, many MPs, MLCs, Leader of Opposition, Luke Foley, diplomats from more than 20 nations, multicultural community leaders and faith leaders. Israel’s Ambassador, H.E. Mark Sofer, was in attendance too. He spoke and outlined the achievements of Israel in the field of innovation, technology and agriculture. Premier described the close relationship which NSW has with Israel in a variety of fields. There was a short video speech from Israel’s Prime Minister, H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu.

Like previous years, this event was a high profile celebration. The typical Israeli cuisine and select top grade wines were enjoyed by the guests. The hospitality was excellent. As would be expected, the security was elaborate and tight.

I was pleased to be at the celebration and caught up with many including the Premier, Leader of Opposition and MPs and MLCs.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Happy Vaisakhi 2018

Friday, 13 April, 2018

 

Today is Vaisakhi, which is being celebrated by Punjabis, especially Sikhs throughout the world.

Vaisakhi commemorates the beginning of Khalsa Panth. Vaisakhi is also the Remembrance Day of Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Today is the day when farmers celebrate the beginning of the harvesting season in Punjab. Vaisakhi is also celebrated as the Sikh New Year!


On Sunday, 8 April, 2018, National Sikh Council of Australia organised a spectacular Vaisakhi celebration at Ryde Civil Hall. The organising committee included Mr Ajmer Singh Gill, Mr Bawa Singh Jagdev, Dr Yadu Singh, Mr Gurcharn Singh Kahlon and Bill (Baljinder) Singh Nanda. 300+ people and several political leaders were in attendance.

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Shaheed Diwas (Martyr’s Day), 23 March, 2018

Sydney, 23 March, 2018

Today is Shaheed Diwas (Martyr’s Day). On March 23, 1931 at 7.30pm, India’s freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, were hanged by the British Government in Lahore Jail.  Their bodies were cremated on the banks of the Sutlej river.

Let us pay our heart-felt & grateful respect to the brave sons of India.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.newsx.com/national/martyrs-day-2018-bhagat-singh-sukhdev-and-rajguru-were-hanged-today-in-lahore-jail/amp

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/shaheed-diwas-lesser-known-stories-of-bhagat-singh/articleshow/63428096.cms


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INDIA DAY Fair, Saturday, 11 August 2018

Sydney/16 March, 2018

Announcement:

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Jammu and Kashmir : facts & perspectives

Sydney, 8 March, 2018

A few days ago, I received a message via Twitter that Australian Greens Senator, Lee Rhiannon, has recently made a statement in the Senate about Jammu & Kashmir. This rumor monger from the neighboring country was peddling the rumor about this so-called recent statement. I was surprised because there was no such recent news in Australia. After doing a research, I found out that Senator Lee Rhiannon made this statement on 23/11/16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnGC3m6Dcxw

After watching the video, it became apparent that Senator Rhiannon wasn’t aware of full facts, and was grandstanding, which is quite typical for politicians.

Here is the background why Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is an inalienable and integral part of India, and it will always remain so.

Let us revisit the facts of history for those who do not know the relevant history. J&K became an inalienable part of India on 25th October, 1947 when ruler (King) of J&K, Maharaja Hari Singh, signed the “Instrument of accession” with India. This Instrument was executed between India’s then Governor-General, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Maharaja Hari Singh on 25th October, 1947.

At the time of Independence of India in 1947, rulers of Princely States and Kingdoms in India were entitled to choose one of the three options- join India, join Pakistan or remain independent. J&K joined India.

Here is the Link for more details.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammu_and_Kashmir

American Professor Christine Fair’s exposure of the anti-India propaganda on this matter is worth watching.
Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_aoYNQrOOu0

Relevant UN resolution is described in the link below.

UN resolution 47: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_47

“The Resolution recommended a three-step process for the resolution of the dispute. In the first step, Pakistan was asked to withdraw all its nationals from Kashmir. In the second step, India was asked to progressively reduce its forces to the minimum level required for law and order. In the third step, India was asked to appoint a plebiscite administrator nominated by the United Nations who would conduct a free and impartial plebiscite.

The resolution was adopted paragraph by paragraph and no vote on the resolution as a whole was taken.” From the Wikipedia link above.

Pakistan has never fulfilled the first step and continues to illegally occupy 1/3rd of Jammu & Kashmir (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, POK) till date.

Besides, Shimla Agreement between India and Pakistan signed in 1972 binds two nations to resolve their issues bilaterally. It supersedes any preceding agreement (s) including the UN resolution. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simla_Agreement

Maharaja Hari Singh’s Kingdom of Jammu & Kashmir obviously and legally joined India. The Maharaja made the correct choice. He was a smart King. J&K is now part of the progressive, prosperous, secular, multicultural and democratic India.

India and Indians will never allow anyone to undo what was done by Maharaja Hari Singh in 1947. Terrorism and unrest supported from across the borders will never be allowed to succeed.

In my view, and in the views of Indian Australians, there is no need or justification for elected Australian politicians i.e. Ministers, MPs, MLCs and Councilors to participate in unproductive and objectionable anti-India rhetorics.

There will be peace in Kashmir and the region if/ when terrorists groups, based in territories outside India’s borders, stop receiving support, training, funding and patronage of the State and non-State agencies. The concerns in this regard have come not only from the USA and the UNO, but also the BRICS.

Dr Yadu Singh

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