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!

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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.

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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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INDIA DAY Fair, Saturday, 11 August 2018

Sydney/16 March, 2018

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Happy Holi 2018

Sydney, 1 March, 2018

Happy Holi folks!

Holi is a well known Indian festival and is called the Festival of Colours.

This year, Holi falls on March 1 and March 2.

Holi will start with Holika Dahan, which takes place in the night between 1 and 2 March. People will gather, worship, sing, dance and party around the bonefire.

Rangwali Holi (festival of colors) will take place next morning ie 2 March.

In India, this is a free-for-all festival of colours. People play and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water. People from all segments, age and gender take part in the festivities.

It is celebrated all over India and countries where Indians, especially Hindus, have migrated to. People exchange pleasantries and good wishes, visiting homes of friends and relatives.

In Australia too, Holi festivities are organised by Indians in various cities. In Sydney, Holi events are lined up in Strathfield Park by Strathfield Australians of Indian Sub-continental Heritage (SAISH), and Dolls Point by South Asian Australian Association on Sunday, 4 March, 2018, in which I will take part.

More details of Holi festival: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

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Parramasala 2018 launched

Sydney, 9 Feb, 2018

(Parramasala, 9-11 March, 2018)

I was pleased to be at the launch of Parramasala 2018 by the Minister of Multiculturalism, the Honorable Ray Williams, at Parramatta River Foreshore, today.

The program for Parramasala (9-11 March 2018) was announced.

It was attended by Dr Harry Harinath, Chair of Multicultural NSW, Dr Geoff Lee, Local State MP and Mr Andrew Wilson, Lord Mayor of City of Parramatta Council. A big contingent of media was present too.

A glimpse of cultural performances was presented.

I was very pleased to know that the NSW Government has committed an additional $600,000 over three years to one of the State’s largest multicultural arts and cultural festivals, Parramasala.

Now in its eighth year, Parramasala celebrates the cultural diversity of NSW through music, dance, theatre, food and film, representing more than 40 nationalities with the theme of “Many Cultures. One Sydney”.

The minister said “Parramasala is a vibrant festival showcasing Western Sydney’s extraordinary multicultural identity, and its growth as an economic and social hub.”

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the evolving arts and cultural scene of Greater Western Sydney,” he said.

The 2018 program features some of the best in international and domestic acts, including free concerts by Grammy-nominated group Hiatus Kaiyote and Grammy Award-winning Saharan band, Tinariwen.

Crowds will also enjoy the opening night multicultural parade, interactive drumming and dancing workshops and the delicious Masala markets.

As a partner in Parramasala, City of Parramatta Council welcomed the State Government’s extra funding for what has become the signature event on the Multicultural March calendar.

“We are proud supporters of Parramasala. Western Sydney is home to a lively assortment of cultures and the City of Parramatta is pleased to lead the way in showcasing the very best our region has to offer,” Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.

Parramasala Chairperson Dr GK Harinath OAM encouraged every member of the community interested in arts, music, food and culture to attend the festival this year.

“With a mixture of free and ticketed high-quality events, there is something for everyone at any age this year,” Dr Harinath OAM said.

Since 2016, the NSW Government has committed $2.2 million to secure Parramasala’s rightful place in our cultural calendar until

For more information about the festival, the 2018 program and for daily event schedules, see www.parramasala.com

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Happy Australia Day

Sydney, 26 January, 2018

G’day everyone.

Today is Australia Day!

It’s our national day, which will be celebrated throughout the nation with a variety of ceremonies, picnics, barbecues, parades, citizenship ceremonies, announcement of Australia Day Honours & Australian of the year and fire works.

It’s a public holiday.

Australia Day commemorates Landing of First Fleet at Port Jackson & raising of the flag of the Great Britain at Sydney Cove on 26 January, 1788.

Enjoy Australia Day celebrations and festivities today.

I wish my co-Australians a happy Australia Day!

More details: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day

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