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Sydney, September, 2017

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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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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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SBS should not use an incorrect map of India

Sydney/ 14th Aug, 2027


Just a few hours before the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence (71st Independence Day) on 15th August, the multicultural broadcaster, SBS, has decided to use a distorted and incorrect Map of India in its site. Kashmir is inalienable part of India, but SBS is showing it to be otherwise. The reason, whether it is due to poor information, mischief, unintentional mistake or due to intended purpose to insult India and Indian Australians (which I doubt), remains to be determined.

Whether SBS took inputs from Executive Producers of various Indian language programmes is also not known.

The best approach SBS, our own broadcaster, should do is to liaise with Consulate General of India in Sydney or High Commission of India in Canberra in regards to a matter like this. It is worth consulting DFAT too, because they are very aware of matters like this.

DFAT link has a different Indian map. http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/india.aspx


A few years ago, we dealt with a similar matter involving Department of Immigration of Australia.

https://yadusingh.com/2011/06/09/diac-australia-has-indias-incorrect-map-which-should-be-rectified-asap/
https://yadusingh.com/2011/06/13/a-wrong-has-been-righted-in-diac-india-map-matter-thank-you-australian-govt/
http://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/print/indians-in-australia-force-government-to-withdraw-incorrect-indian-map/

 

We have lodged our protest with SBS authorities and shared the info with GOI authorities in Australia.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Happy 71st Indian Independence Day

Sydney/15th Aug, 2017


India is celebrating 70th anniversary (71st Independence Day) today.

Indian Independence Day is a huge celebration not only in India, but everywhere where Indian diaspora has a presence.

On Saturday, 12 August, Federation of Indian Associations of NSW organized India day to celebrate Indian Independence Day in Parramatta Park.

Today, there will be a celebration at the Consulate General of India in Sydney, other Indian consulates in Australia and the High Commission of India in Canberra.

There are a few high profile receptions in the evening.

There would be a huge celebration including a military parade in New Delhi and a speech by the Prime Minister of India from the Red Forte.

Happy Independence Day!

Jai Hind! Hindustan Zindabaad!!

Dr Yadu Singh

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Invitation for INDIA DAY, Saturday, 12 August, 2017 Parramatta Park

Sydney/27th July, 2017

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW (FIAN)

Invites

Everyone to

Participate in

INDIA DAY to celebrate India’s Independence Day & Multiculturalism

Saturday, 12 August, 2017, 12-7pm

Parramatta Park, Parramatta

Family & Free event

Alcohol-free event 

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Dr Yadu Singh

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FIAN was a finalist for Australia Day Awards 2017 by City of Parramatta Council

7 April, 2017/Sydney

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW Inc (FIAN) was judged as one of the finalists for City of Parramatta Council’s Australia Day awards on 26/1/17.

FIAN was included in the list for its community advocacy, community work and events. FIAN was the only Indian community organisation to receive this honour.

FIAN is determined and committed to doing things which are relevant, important and necessary for our community.

Dr Yadu Singh

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http://www.twitter.com/dryadusingh

 

Maa Tuje Salaam was superb and spectacular 

On 2/4/17, visiting ICCR-approved Indian team led by Dr Sanjay Shantaram of Shivptiya School of Dance in Bangalore showcased their mesmerizing performances, which included classical Indian dances to Bollywood dance items.

They can rightly be described as superb and spectacular.
Dr Yadu Singh

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