Weekend Hindi School in Western Sydney

Sydney, 3 November, 2017

With the experience of running a successful Hindi school during the weekends over last 3 years in Kogarah, Mritunjay Singh and team (South Asian Australian Association) are starting a weekend school for Hindi in Western Sydney from Sunday, 5 November, 2017.

Place: Pemulwuy Youth Centre, 1 Newport St, Pemulwuy NSW 2145

Day/Time: Sunday, 9am-1pm

Initially, the work will focus on Hindi, but they are open and are encouraging other language groups (Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi etc) to organise similar activity for their language groups in the centre. 

Collaboration and “working together” with various Indian languages groups are the agendas. Co-operation, not competition, is the motto.

There will be training in Indian dances and Yoga too.

There will be some activities geared for improving English and Mathematics too.

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW is actively working and collaborating with them. We are a firm team.

Come, participate and volunteer for this activity. 

Let us work together. 

And help perpetuate, strengthen and nurture our connections with our heritage for our future generations. 

Further Contact: Mritunjay Singh 0427 090 724, Abhijeet 0470 130 891


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URGENT: HINDI teacher needed for Kogarah, Public School, Sydney

Hindi Association of NSWHURRY. Last Date: Friday, 3 November, 2017.

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Hindi Community Language (0.6 FTE) – Kogarah PS

Admin, Teachers, Executive, Principals, Preschool, K-6, 7-12, Ultimo

Expressions of Interest are invited from teachers interested in the position of Hindi Community Language Teacher, 0.6 FTE, Kogarah Public School, from 29 January 2018 to 21 December 2018. The position with be located at: Gladstone Street, Kogarah 2217.

Selection criteria:
  • Teaching qualifications and recent teaching experience in teaching Hindi K-6
  • Accreditation to teach Hindi Community Language
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collegially to provide an integrated language program across the school

An Expression of Interest addressing the selection criteria, of no more than two pages in length should be submitted to Lea Kitchener, Principal, Kogarah Public School, at Lea.Kitchener@det.nsw.edu.au by 5:00 pm on Friday 3 November 2017.

Please contact Lea Kitchener on 9587 9472 or Lea.Kitchener@det.nsw.edu.aufor further information.

Please see attached for further information.

Attachments:

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Interactions with Australia’s High Commissioner to India

Sydney/11 October, 2017


Australian High Commissioner to India (New Delhi), Ms Harinder Sidhu, is in Australia presently.  She is here for the mid term consultations with the Government and various stakeholders. As part of these consultations, she met a select group of Indian Australian community representatives  These reps included people from various segments and faiths. 

An hour-long session in the DIBP offices in Parramatta gave an opportunity for all of us to understand and raise relevant issues. 

From Federation of Indian Associations of NSW (FIAN), Abhijeet Martand and I participated. Mr SK Verma participated  on behalf of the Consulate General of India in Sydney. 

We emphasized the role of Indian Australian community as the bridge between India and Australia and their usefulness in enhancing the relations between Australia and India. I pointed out how we (community) took up the matters during students’ troubles in 2009-10 and helped counter “Australia is racist” campaign by Indian media.  I reiterated that then Australian Government did not utilize the community meaningfully in countering the campaign by Indian media. 

Some wanted to be listed with the Govt agencies for people to contact them when needing help, but we expressed our strong view that no such listing etc should be done without involvement of, and vetting by, the Government agencies because some “leaders” are known to exploit our own people. 

The issue involving the visa for priests was raised. It was mentioned that the standard of English requirement is onerous and excessive.  I pointed out that the matter was also raised in the Q & A session with DIBP Assistant Minister, Alex Hawke, in a recent meeting organized by FIAN, and that it will be better if we work together and raise the matter with the Minister directory. The High Commissioner agreed that the matter is in the policy domain and will better be dealt with the Government. We have a plan to organize a meeting involving key stakeholders and then meet the DIBP Assistant Minister. 

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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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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