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Qld Premier hosts reception for Indian Community QUEENSLAND premier Anastacia Palaszczuk hosted the annual Indian community reception for Diwali at the speakers green of Queensland Parliament house on Monday 28th October. The event was attended E\ DURXQG ¿YHV guests representing many community organisations. The speakers green looked amazing with creative lighting which made it a perfect backdrop for the event. Darshil Shah on Flute and Kush Sami on table provided the live background music to compliment the enchanting evening. Minister Stirling Hinchliffe met most of the guests upon arrival, ah those photo opportunities! Canapes and drinks were served
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From the Publisher AH! NOVEMBER, don’t you just love this weather, well I do, it not too cold and not too hot for me, we are such creatures of comfort aren’t we? My morning walks have become very pleasant, I don’t have to put on warm clothes – downside this that, with the sun raising much earlier than the winter months , my shots are ŵŽƌĞƚŚĞĚĂǇƟŵĞŵŽĚĞƌĂƚŚĞƌƚŚĂŶ those glamorous lighted mornings , some of you must be wondering what is he talking about well, for those who might not know I go for my morning walks
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Dream sojourn at the exceptional SoďŹ tel Nusa Dua
By Rama Gaind A HOLIDAY to remember is when indulgent moments become memorable experiences. Such a destination can be found in ,QGRQHVLD ÂŤ DW WKH 6RÂżWHO Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. It had been long time in WKH SODQQLQJ EXW ÂżQDOO\ ,ÂśG arrived. First impressions lived up to expectations! A feeling of peace and seclusion ÂąLQWKHÂżQHVWSRVVLEOHZD\Âą permeated the surrounds of WKH6RÂżWHO%DOL1XVD'XD:H break away from boisterous surroundings and travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. The stay was incomparable to anything Iâ€™d experienced before. This Bali destination captivated from the moment of arrival, when the dream sojourn began. English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy described the feeling to perfection in his 1874 novel Far from the Madding Crowd. Here was a location where you enjoyed privacy, but were also assured of receiving quality, attentive service. The hustle and bustle of city life was left far behind. Instead you
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you are gifted in something. The little boy LVNQRZQIRUKLVJLIWRIÂżVKDQGORDYHVRI bread. There are many other ways you could be remembered. You have unique gifts and talents waiting to be released. Do your part now and release what you have and see it grow. When you are busy investing your gifts, through faith, you will have no time hiding it through fear. â€˘ Itâ€™s not about how much talent you have. It is about using the talent you do have. +H JDYH DZD\ KLV ÂżVK DQG ORDYHV ,Q WKH natural, it could never feed 5000 people. But when he released it, the food multiplied. â€˘ A talent invested multiplies, but a talent hidden, dies. In the scriptures we read of this employer who gave his employees money to invest. Two men had the money invested and doubled it, but the third one hid it, fearing that he might lose it. When the employer found out that he had hidden his money, he was very angry, took the money from him and gave it to one who had invested his money. The man lost it by keeping it. Your gift may look very small, but when you release it, it will multiply. As long as it is hidden, you are not going to see itâ€™s potential. So today, go ahead and invest what you have received from God. It could be playing an instrument, writing a book, volunteering. When God sees you investing it, He will do His part in increasing it. God bless you, Pastor Joseph Dass
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such an important event on the Queensland calendar, my government is very proud of Queensland Indian Strategy, India is Queenslandâ€™s third largest trading partner, but more than that itâ€™s the richness of the contribution that the Indian community make to Queensland in every single ÂżHOG 4XHHQVODQG ZRXOG not be the place it is today without each and everyone of you and your family.â€? FICQ president Dr Ram Mohan said â€œFICQ executive committee thanks the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Multicultural Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe MP for hosting Indian community reception at Parliament
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Perth & Gold Coast added to regional areas THE number of cities that are eligible for regional skilled migration have been expanded to include Perth in Western Australia and the Gold Coast in Queensland once changes are introduced in mid-November this year. The Western Australia and Queensland State Governments are interested to attract more international students to their universities and regions and have requested for Perth and the Gold &RDVWUHVSHFWLYHO\WREHFODVVLÂżHGDVÂľUHJLRQDOÂś Students who complete a CRICOS registered Course in regional cities and major regional areas, including Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/ Illawarra, Geelong, Hobart, and now Perth and the Gold Coast from 16th November 2019 will be able to obtain an additional year on their Graduate visa. This means these students will now receive a 3 Year Graduate Visa. Students who study at all other regional areas will continue to obtain an additional 2 Years on their Graduate visa. With the November introduction of one GHÂżQLWLRQ RI ÂľUHJLRQDOÂś DFURVV DOO YLVD FDWHJRULHV WKH UHFODVVLÂżFDWLRQ RI 3HUWK DQG WKH *ROG &RDVW as regional areas mean businesses in these areas will be able to attract skilled workers through the new Subclass 494 Skilled Regional Employer Sponsored (Provisional) visa, and migrants can also consider the new Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa. In a Nutshell A third year for most 485 graduates studying in these areas 5 extra points for study in Perth/GC Perth/GC can be used for the new 491 state sponsored and 494 visas Perth/GC can be used for relative sponsored 491 visas Priority processing of regional visa applications Greater opportunities for sponsored visas for applicants with relatives in Perth and the Gold Coast or other regional areas. Better options to obtain permanent residency for people residing in regional areas. The Department of Immigration has also
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Inspired by H.H. Sant Shri Asaram Bapu Ji-Bal Sanskar sessions in Brisbane THE kids are the future of our society, the glory of the world and the pride of the parents. The most attention of parents is towards their kids. Every parent has a heartfelt desire to see their kids succeed, but many times in life there are such turns that kids get their lives towards disaster by falling into a dirty company or some bad habits. At that time, the wrong steps of the kids, become like a burden on parentsâ€™ hearts and in a disheartened way they start thinking what to do now. All the teachers should pay attention to the examination results of the students but at the same time they must pay attention to their character, mental, intellectual and spiritual development because by the secular education which is imparted in the schools and colleges, students can later collect only physical facilities but do not learn the art of equanimity, peace and true enjoyment in life. As a result, after spending all their lives in stress, anxiety, frustrated and frustrated, they sometimes miss the charm of the life. Many young men and women indulge in criminal tendencies and many commit enormities like suicide. 7KH ÂżUVW WDVN RI WKH NLGV LV WR study well and use their time for the most righteous things. The kids must remember these seven
WKLQJVWRZLQRYHUWKHGLIÂżFXOWLHV of the student life. These things are helpful in the growth of knowledge at the time RIOHDUQLQJ7KHÂżUVWWKLQJLVWREH calm. For this, practice reciting Om 5 to 10 minutes by remaining calm. Om is a very powerful sound which will not only bring calmness in the mind but also develops mental and brainpower. The brain works at the highest level of its capacity when it is calm. The second thing is the restraining of senses. Nonrestraining of senses means to follow carelessly anything or just to leap at anything without proper consideration. This little mistake brings animalism and distaste in life. These qualities inadvertently lead to restricted self-control which eventually result in temper and character degeneration. The third thing is to save kids from traumatic defects. The kids should not engage in watching GLUW\ ÂżOPV JHWWLQJ LQWR EDG company and engaged in doing dirty deeds. It is a fourth thing to do virtue. Fifth thing is to follow
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celibacy (brahmacharya). The kids should be given good books to read and should be told stories of great personalities out of our religious books. This will generate a natural motivation and temptation in the kids to imitate those people. The sixth thing is to follow the truth. The seventh thing is to increase stamina. If mother has said anything, there is no problem, after all, she is a mother who has endured the agony of bringing you into this world. If the father or the elders in the family said something, then kids should not be angry, they should not be puffed up their faces. Finally, kids should not carry their work or study as a coolie, rather should work like a prince considering it to be a constant source of useful exercise and play. Never start any work with an upset mind. Some kids adopt such rites which will save them from bad habits and make them wise and glorious. Hey guys! Never miss a single moment of your life. Engage yourself in good and promising activities. The empty mind is the house of the devil. The idle person
is always disturbed by dices. Kids should make their character pious, virtuous and up righteous. It is a creation of will that we become what we think. Simply, the goal should be high, and our determination should be strong and straightforward. Keep your eyes and mind on your target even in the face of adversity. It is the key to achieving success. Be careful from the people who lure towards the wrong deeds, bad company and towards the immoral activities. Follow the advices given by the parents and always be worried about the happiness of your parents, teachers and of God. Bal Sanskar Kendras are the excellent places for the all-round development of kids, these are tuition classes that teach kids the best rites and guides kids to lead an improved life. The divine
knowledge and Vedic culture taught to the kids in the Bal 6DQVNDU VHVVLRQV H[HUW LQĂ€XHQFH on the kidâ€™s mind which results in a great overall performance of kids. The kids take pledge to adopt all such divine resolutions in their lives. By the Divine Inspiration of His Holiness Sant Shri Asaram Bapu Ji, the weekly sessions of Bal Sanskar and yoga are held in Brisbane. These sessions are aimed for the character, mental, intellectual and spiritual development of the kids. The kids are trained to learn yogic mudras, techniques, yogasnas and pranayamas. These yogic techniques along with jap and meditation help kids in attaining virtues like righteousness and self-restraint. The kids learn precious keys
to develop intelligence and take advantage of chanting and meditation while playing and laughing. Please read more about Bal Sanskar sessions and the session activities in the next issue of Brisbane Indian times. To know more about His Divine Holiness Bapu Ji, please watch these videos. (1) https://bit.ly/2L484xr (2) https://bit.ly/2Xxuz63 (3) https://bit.ly/31SWZXj (4) https://bit.ly/2xfu8P3 (5) https://bit.ly/31R1emx (6) https://bit.ly/2NdHFBA For more info about Bal Sanskar and yoga sessions, please contact by email at email@example.com or by phone to Anu and Ashok Attri at +61 426 834 434 and +61 405 277 802.
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A NEW show in Brisbane this month uses the uniquely Indian concept of â€˜rasaâ€™ (mood) to move audiences through different emotional states. The novel show, named Rasa blends stand up comedy, theatre, modern lighting and a touch of classical music from India to let audiences experience the 8 primal emotions outlined in the Sanskrit drama manual, the Natyashastra. Author, Bharata Muni wrote the Natyashastra sometime between 200BC and 200AD and the primal emotions he LGHQWLÂżHG LQFOXGH IHDU MR\ anger, wonder and more. Rather than centre a show around a central storyline, Ashwin Segkar uses his experience as a comedian and performer to guide the audience through these primal sensations instead. The show has been selected for performance by the organisers of the Wonderland Festival at Brisbaneâ€™s Powerhouse and viewers can see it between Nov 28th and December 1st in the intimate *UDIÂżWL7KHDWUH Segkar explains more about the showâ€™s novel style. â€œMuch of western storytelling comes down to us from the Greek approach, ZKHUHSORWFRPHVÂżUVW,QWKH Indian approach to drama, rasa is the key element. It also translates as â€˜tasteâ€™ and the idea was to create a sensation in the audience so strong, it was akin to tasting it.â€? â€œYou see this approach not just in Indian drama, but also in its dance and music. For instance, some classical music melodies feature slow, deep notes, that evoke a feeling of meditative calm at the end of the day. Others evoke sadness, romance or joy through their choice of notes, rhythm and other elements.â€? â€œThe symbols of Indian classic art though arenâ€™t part of the mainstream culture we grew up with in Australia. I wanted to use some of the art forms of western culture to help move people through those primal moods LGHQWLÂżHGLQWKH1DW\DVKDVWUD and also put mood before storyline in a nod to the Indian approach.â€? Segkar performs around Queensland and Australia and is also a regular host on ABC Radio. He frequently shares his experience of growing up between Indian and western culture and Rasa is an attempt to showcase a littleknown part of Indian culture in a fun and engaging way. Tickets are available by searching â€˜Rasaâ€™ at https:// brisbanepowerhouse. org or visiting https:// brisbanepowerhouse.org/ events/2019/11/28/rasa/ THE BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES, November, 2019 â€” 9
Vardhaman Mahavir â€“ Jain Tirthankar JAINISM is one of the ancient religions that originated in India, and continues to remain an active religion worldwide. Vardhaman Mahavir was the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankar, the Saviour and Spiritual Teacher, of Jainism or Jain Dharma. A Tirthankar is born as a human being who attains enlightenment through deep meditation, fasting and penance, and guides other humans in the direction of achieving Moksha, the liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Vardhaman was born in 599 BCE and attained Moksha in 527 BCE at the age of 72 years. He was born in Vaishali, Bihar, India. His mother was queen Trishala and father was king Siddhartha. According to sacred texts, when Trishala conceived him, she saw fourteen auspicious objects in her dream. She mentioned the dream to her husband who became very pleased and assured her that her dream was propitious and foreboded the birth of a royal son. The king also invited scholars who interpreted dreams. They concurred with the opinion expressed by the king and declared that as a result of seeing
such objects in the dream, the queen would deliver a noble son who shall be a royal standard of the family. He would be a sovereign of the four regions of the world, a conqueror of passion and also emperor of charity, compassion, penance and austerities. From the day when Trishala conceived him, the kingdomâ€™s prosperity started growing. Subjects became wealthier, healthier and happier. There was growth in all forms of material and spiritual abundance. Realising the increased opulence in his kingdom, Siddhartha decided to name the baby at his birth Vardhaman, The Increaser.
In due course, Trishala gave birth to the baby boy on the thirteenth day of bright fortnight in the month of Chaitra (April-May). Jains celebrate this day as Mahavir Jayanti, the birthday of Mahavir. The boy was named Vardhaman, and later he was also called Shramana, Mahavir and Bhagavan i.e. the Ascetic, Great Warrior and Adorable. The name Shramana VLJQLÂżHG DEVHQFH RI IHDU and terror, and insensible to all the ills of life, possessed of a calm and patient mind, imbued with true wisdom and unfeeling to pain and pleasure. The name Mahavir represented his victory over passion, the true heroism,
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you look at your life, what is the last thing you are going to do? You may say, â€˜No, I am going to think about God. I am going to say, Shiva.â€™ No. The last thing that you will do is exhalation. You exhale now; if you do not take the next inhalation that means you are dead. Right now I want you to experiment and see. You take one big exhalation and one big inhalation and see how your body and your mind is. <RX ZLOO ÂżQG WKH H[KDODWLRQ to be more relaxing. In fact, whenever you get tensed up, when things build up too much in you, the natural mechanism in the body wants to exhale. This is what you call as a sigh. It relaxes you a little bit. If your mind had not banished death as evil, if your traditions and cultures had not taught you that death is evil â€“ it should be avoided â€“ you would breathe in a completely different way. Right now, if you observe, for almost ninety-nine percent of the people, their exhalation is never complete. Because their mind has rejected death, their exhalation will not happen totally. They will inhale, but exhalation does not happen totally. This is
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one of the reasons why, over a period of time, you build up so much tension within the system that it is reaching a point of snapping, mentally and physiologically. So between life and death â€“ life needs a certain tension, otherwise you cannot keep it going. Death is utter relaxation. In the very process of life, if you know the relaxation of death, then life is an utterly effortless process. 5DQNHG DPRQJVW WKH ÂżIW\ PRVW LQĂ€XHQWLDO SHRSOH in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a New York Times bestselling author Sadhguru has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. 5DQNHGDPRQJVWWKHÂżIW\ PRVWLQĂ€XHQWLDOSHRSOHLQ ,QGLD6DGKJXUXLVD\RJL P\VWLFYLVLRQDU\DQGD1HZ <RUN7LPHVEHVWVHOOLQJDXWKRU 6DGKJXUXKDVEHHQFRQIHUUHG WKH3DGPD9LEKXVKDQE\ WKH*RYHUQPHQWRI,QGLDLQ WKHKLJKHVWDQQXDO FLYLOLDQDZDUGDFFRUGHGIRU H[FHSWLRQDODQG GLVWLQJXLVKHGVHUYLFH
and the term Bhagavan VLJQLÂżHGWKDWKHZDVZRUWK\ of divine honours. Vardhaman had an elder brother named Nandivardhan and his sisterâ€™s name was Sudarsani. Vardhaman was married to Yasoda and had a daughter who had two names, Sheshavati and Yusovati. Prince Vardhaman acquired princely skills and prescribed education at an early age. He was always intent on acquisition of knowledge. He was inclined towards spiritualism from childhood. He was perfect in his form and free from all defects, benevolent and affable in disposition. For thirty years he lived a householderâ€™s life. After his mother and father passed away, Vardhaman decided to pursue his mission of acquiring divine perfection. He obtained consent from his brother who had become king after their fatherâ€™s death, and left his home to become an ascetic and to undertake meditation, fasting and penance. He renounced all his wealth and the life of luxury, and became a houseless pilgrim. For one year and one month he wore clothing and afterwards became robe-less. He had no vessels and used only his hand for obtaining alms for his sustenance. He meditated and performed penance and fasting for twelve and half years. In the second half of the thirteenth year, while meditating under a Sal tree, he obtained Kaivalya Gyan RU LQÂżQLWH LQFRPSDUDEOH indestructible unclouded supreme intelligence. He became a man of established wisdom, omniscient and perceptive. He knew and saw all the qualities of three worlds inhabited by gods, human and demons. He became Mahavir and an Arhat, worthy of divine honours. After that, Mahavir travelled to various regions of Magadh kingdom of the time, spreading his teachings and initiating followers. During the rainy season he used to stay at one
place, as it was a tradition in India in ancient time to avoid travelling during this period. During the last rainy season of his life, he stayed at Pawapuri in Bihar. Mahavir held preaching congregations to spread his knowledge among the common people. During his second gathering, eleven Brahmins chose to embrace his preaching and converted to Jainism. These eleven Brahmins became his chief disciples or Gandhars. The eleven chief disciples of Mahavir brought their own followers into the fold of his teachings. Eventually common people joined his order. Mahavir ultimately lead a community of about half a million of monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen. His royal followers comprised kings of major kingdoms of the time, including the kingdoms of Vaishali, Rajagrih, Koshal and Kashi. Maurya king Chandragupta became a Jain monk in his old age. Jainism later spread all over India and remained dominant until revival of Vedic philosophies in VHFRQG KDOI RI WKH ÂżUVW millennium. Mahavirâ€™s teachings are the foundation of modern Jain Dharma. The texts containing his teachings are called Agamas. Originally his immediate disciples compiled his words into Sutras or Aphorisms and memorised them to pass on to future generations. He spoke the language of the common people. Agamas were originally written in Magadhi, a Prakrit language, spoken during his period in the region of Bihar. Jain texts consisted of numerous books. Works of successive teacher were also included. Kalpa Sutra and Nav Tatva are some of the important works illustrating Jain religion and philosophy. Mahavir attained Moksha in Pawapuri, which is a sacred place for followers of Jainism. It is believed that a huge crowd came to farewell his mortal remains and took a clod of earth from there as a blessing. Removal of soil from the site resulted in formation of a huge pond, which still remains and attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists. Jains commemorate his attainment of Moksha with the festival of Diwali. It is celebrated by burning Diyas â€“ lamps in the night RI ÂżIWHHQWK GD\ RI WKH GDUN fortnight in the month of Kartik. Arhat Parshvanath was the immediate predecessor of Mahavir and twenty-third Tirthankar of Jainism. He was a son of king Ashvasen and his queen Vama of Kashi. He adopted the
ascetic life and attained perfect wisdom. He attained Moksha at the age of one hundred years in 828 BC. He had a large following of male and female ascetics and lay-people. Other previous Jain Tirthankars are of much ancient time. Rishabhdev ZDV WKH ÂżUVW 7LUWKDQNDU Bhagavat Puran contains stories relating to Rishabhdev, who is described as an incarnation of lord Vishnu. 7KHUH DUH ÂżYH EDVLF WHQHWV in Jainism that should be observed by all followers. They include Ahimsa - nonviolence, Satya â€“ truthfulness, Asteya â€“ nonstealing, Brahmacharya â€“ chastity and Aparigraha â€“ non-attachment. The concept of God in personal or impersonal form is not VSHFLÂżFDOO\ GHOLEHUDWHG LQ Jainism. Actions consistent with the observance of basic precepts are enough to lead a soul to deliverance. One may not necessarily attain Moksha in one life but continuation of good actions will eventually result in it. Jainism is divided into two major sects known as Shwetambar and Digambar. Shwetambar monks and nuns cover their body with white cloth whereas sky is the cover for Digambar monks. An important prayer mantra in Jainism is translated as follows. â€œReverence to sages who are worthy of divine honour. Reverence to those who attained perfection. Reverence to those who regulate our religious services. Reverence to our spiritual instructors. Reverence to sages in every part of the world. Such is WKH ÂżYHIROG UHYHUHQFH WKH destroyer of all sins and bringers of good fortune.â€? Jain temples are found in many cities and towns in India. Statue of Mahavir is normally located in sanctum sanctorum. Ranakpur Jain Temple in Rajasthan, Gomateshwara Temple in Karnataka, Dilwara Temple in Rajasthan, Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir in Delhi and Palitana Temples in Gujarat are some of the famous Jain temples. Most Jain temples have very intricate architectural design and dĂŠcor. Currently, followers of Jainism constitute about 0.4% of Indian population. Majority of them lives in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in India. Jains are prosperous community and FRQWULEXWH VLJQLÂżFDQWO\ WR DOOÂżHOGRIQDWLRQDOHFRQRP\ More information on Hinduism will follow in the next edition of BIT. Awadhesh Sharma.
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counting). • Open Women’s team who were also crowned the Australian Sikh Games Champions at the 2019 Australian Sikh Games in Melbourne. • U15 boys team who were runners up at the 2019 Australian Sikh Games. A special shout out to individual award winners for the Players Player award: • Amardeep Ghooti (Open Men’s) • Mandeep Purewal (Open Women’s) • Raushan Bachra (Under 15’s) As a part of the Newfarm community and support, the club took this successful event as an opportunity to raise money for the Pingalwara Foundation to give back to the children with disabilities in
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Itâ€™s full speed ahead to combat climate change with The Life Tree Movement Group!
The group By Shreemmate Narayanan
â€œI WILL plant and nurture 10 trees and will ensure that my family and neighbours also plant 10 WUHHVÂ´'U$3-$EGXO.DODP envisioned that one billion trees would be planted for a billion people by 2016 to reduce the effects of climate change. Taking RQ D VLPLODU FKDOOHQJH The Life Tree Movement Group celebrated Dr Abdul Kalamâ€™s 5th birthday with their annual tree planting ceremony at Gladstone Rd 5HVHUYH 6DGOLHUV &URVVLQJ on 13th October. 7KLV WLPH WKH JURXS KDG RYHU SHRSOH VLJQLÂżFDQW growth from last yearâ€™s tree planting day. After planting WUHHV WKLV \HDU WKH group have planted 2038 trees. This is part of their JRDOWRSODQWWUHHVLQ 10yrs time. 6WDUWLQJ RXW DW DP which is early for a Sunday PRUQLQJ &RXQFLO VWDII 6DUDK 3HSSD 6DP DQG Steph guided the planters to plant various native species of trees along the Bremer River. The team
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Manmeet Alisher (Sharma) remembered three years on
ON 28th October 2019 ZHOOZLVKHUV IULHQGV community leaders and RTBU members gathered DW 0DQPHHWÂśV SDUDGLVH Moorooka to pay tribute to Manmeet Alisher. The memorial park was renamed and dedicated to Manmeet Alisher in 2017. 7KH \HDUROG DOVR NQRZQDV0DQPHHW6KDUPD ZDVDSRSXODU3XQMDELVLQJHU ZLWKÂżOPVWDUDPELWLRQV+H had described Australia as a â€œparadiseâ€?. â€œManmeet was a brilliant DUWLVW KH KDG ELJ GUHDPV and came to Australia to IXOÂżOKLVGUHDPVÂ´ The memorial in Moorooka is just metres from where the tragedy occurred and was renamed â€œManmeetâ€™s 3DUDGLVHÂ´ UHĂ€HFWLQJ KLV aspirations and love for Australia.
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with the family and having visited the Village â€œAlisherâ€? LQ 3XQMDE /RFDO FRXQFLOORU 6WHYH *ULIÂżWKV ZDV ELW upset about the short notice and after his condolence speech he went on to say that just sending messages
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Multicultural growth seen in Townsville TOWNSVILLE is seeing a growth in the multicultural community specially from India. We now have people across from all states of India living in the capital city of North Queensland. This year Telugu community gathered to celebrate an iconic cultural event Bathukamma Festival at Riverside Community Center in Douglas on 6th October evening. Women from multicultural communities draped in colorful saris came together to offer prayers to Maa Gouri in the form of Bathukamma. Telugu community friends prepare Bathukammaâ€™s at home and bring it to the community center to celebrate with friends and family. Before placing %DWKXNDPPD RQ Ă€RRU ZH offer prayers and decorate WKH Ă€RRU ZLWK UDQJROL SODFH Bathukamma (Gouri) along with tulsi (Lakshmi) in the center. All the ladies stand in a circle around Bathukamma to sing songs of Gouramma and dance to the tunes. Dancing is great fun as we dance wholeheartedly. $IWHU WKH SUD\HUV ZH immerse Bathukamma in water and exchange blessings LQWKHIRUPRI3DVXSX+DOGL offered to Bathukamma and offer prasadam to all our friends. Ladies from the Telugu community prepared Bathukammaâ€™s at home following all the rituals.
women have to fast until the Bathukamma is prepared and offered prasad before they could eat anything that day. Women sing songs while making Bathukamma and kids observe the process as it is a great entertainment for anyone to watch. Sunitha Narayana said she is practicing this ritual VLQFH FKLOGKRRG P\ PRWKHU taught how to prepare Bathukamma ukamma and now I have a daughter who really enjoys practicing our culture and we will do our best to pass on inherited culture to our children. The reason for the celebration here in Townsville is to educate our cultural values to the kids and exchange them with our local community. My friends from Telugu community really enjoyed making Bathukamma at my place. Raghava Karnay prepared
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3 feet hight Bathukamma ZLWK D ORW RI HIIRUW PDNLQJ this piece of art with locally available material was extremely challenging but all the efforts were SDLG RII ZKHQ WKH ÂżQDO sculpture of Bathukamma was appreciated by all our FRPPXQLW\ IULHQGV NLGV UHDOO\ OLNHG RXU DUWLÂżFLDO Bathukamma . This is one of its kind in Townsville. Rama Venkateshwar Rao who moved here from Brisbane a couple of years ago said they like to exchange culture with other Indian communities here LQ 7RZQVYLOOH HYHQ WKRXJK the Telugu community in Townsville is very small compare to Brisbane but we really enjoy the cultural events in Townsville. Our VRQĂ€HZKHUHIURP%ULVEDQH to join us for Bathukamma. Sharada and Ashwini said they eagerly wait all year for
this festival as this is one of their favorite cultural event LQ 7RZQVYLOOH WKLV LV RQH of the best opportunity for us to exchange our culture with other friends here in Townsville. We really enjoy dancing and singing along with other community friends. The best part of the festival is dancing. 3UDVKDQWKL *DUX VDLG ZH really appreciate our friends sharing culture with other FRPPXQLW\IULHQGVWKLVLVWKH ÂżUVWWLPHZHDUHSDUWLFLSDWLQJ in Bathukamma Celebrations and I really enjoyed being part of it. Mamatha Krishna said this is the best thing we could do for kids by celebrating our culture with them and practice our cultural
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2019 India Australia Business & Community Awards Winners Announced at Annual Awards Gala WINNERS of the 2019 India Australia Business & Community Awards were announced on Friday 11th October at the VL[WK DQQXDO ,$%&$ *DOD ZKLFK UHWXUQHG to Brisbane for the third consecutive year. Held at one of Brisbaneâ€™s newest and most cutting edge cultural and entertainment SUHFLQFWV +RZDUG 6PLWK :KDUYHV WKH annual awards gala attracted more than 350 Â¿QDOLVWV JRYHUQPHQW GHOHJDWHV FRUSRUDWH SDUWQHUVDQGDOXPQLIRUDVKDUHGFHOHEUDWLRQ of the India Australia relationship. $GGLWLRQDOO\ WKH ,$%&$ *DOD DOVR welcomed some key leaders and pioneers of WKH ,QGLD $XVWUDOLD UHODWLRQVKLS LQFOXGLQJ 6HQDWRU $PDQGD 6WRNHU 6HQDWRU IRU Queensland representing the Hon. Scott 0RUULVRQ033ULPH0LQLVWHURI$XVWUDOLD +LV([FHOOHQF\.DUWKLJH\DQ3DODQLVZDP\ 6XEUDPDQ\DQ'HSXW\+LJK&RPPLVVLRQHU RI,QGLDLQ$XVWUDOLD6HQDWRU0XUUD\:DWW Senator for Queensland representing the +RQ$QWKRQ\$OEDQHVH03/HDGHURIWKH 2SSRVLWLRQ DQG WKH 5LJKW +RQRXUDEOH WKH /RUG0D\RURI%ULVEDQH&RXQFLOORU$GULDQ 6FKULQQHUDPRQJPDQ\RWKHUV
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2019 Deepawali UTSAV Celebration by Hindu Society of Qld. Inc. By Management
THE 2019 Deepawali Utsav celebration was held at Aspley State High School on Saturday 19 2FWREHU RYHU people attended the event. (YHU\RQHHQMR\HGWKHQLJKW WKHHYHQWGLVSOD\HGWKHIXQ frivolity and community spirit in celebrating DXVSLFLRXV IHVWLYDO RI OLJKW Deepawali. Stage performance was very professionally organized by Neelima &KDQG LW ZDV D YHU\ VXFFHVVIXO HYHQLQJ ZH received lots of positive feedback and we are looking forward to next year to a bigger and better event. The program was as follows: 4:30pm Deepawali 3RRMD E\ 3W 3UDYHHQ Shandil; 5:30pm: Dinner and Sweets; 6:45pm: Cultural Live
3HUIRUPDQFH DQG SP â€“ Garba â€“ Audience participation. 5DIĂ€H WLFNHW ZDV GUDZQ RQWKHQLJKWVL[FDVKSUL]HV which were donated by 8PHVK 8VKD &KDQGUD 'U'LS&KDQG )DPLO\'U -DL5DP )DPLO\6DOHVKÂśV 9DOKDOD $FFRXQWLQJ 3UHP Chand & Family and Fiji Senior Citizens. The 2019 Diwali Utsav working group was led by Mrs. Neelima Chand for organizing and planning this yearâ€™s Deepawali Utsav. Other members who worked WLUHOHVVO\ZHUH3UHP&KDQG 8VKD 0DKDUDM $QLWD 5DP 'KDUPHVK 3UDVDG 1LUOD 3DQGH\DQG'DYLG3XUDQ To grace the occasion two chief guests were invited; &U -DUUHG &DVVLG\ WKH Councilor for BCC Deagon Ward; and +RQ +DUL 5DQLJD WKH
Honorary Counsel for Fiji in Queensland. This function was proudly supported by Brisbane City Councilâ€™s Lord Mayorâ€™s Suburban Community & Multicultural Festival 3URJUDP The Management Committee would like to thank everyone who GRQDWHG JURFHULHV DQG their time in helping make VZHHWV SUHSDULQJ DQG FRRNLQJPHDOVWUDQVSRUWLQJ food and other items to the IXQFWLRQGHFRUDWLRQRIKDOO helpers assisting in front HQWUDQFH NLWFKHQ VHUYLQJ meals and behind the stage and most importantly the performers. Without your help this event would not have been VXFFHVVIXO RQFH DJDLQ thank you very much and we hope to see you at our events at Gayatri Mandir. The 2020 Diwali
function will be held on 7th November 2020. Venue WREHFRQÂżUPHG CORRECTION: &RUUHFWLRQ WR 9ROXPH 1XPEHUSDJH$UWLFOH â€œKrishna Janmashtami
Celebration by Hindu Society of Qld. Inc.â€? The management would like to set the record straight that stainless steel plates and cups were donated by Shanti Lal Raniga & family
in 1994 in memory of Mami Ben Raniga. 3OHDVH DFFHSW RXU VLQFHUH apologies to Shanti Lal Raniga and family for inadvertently overlooking the donors name.
Hindu Society of Qld. Inc. fundraising has started By Neelima Chand, <#ÂĄ-$-;@Äƒ $'8
THE new 2019/2020 Management Committee has appointed a subcommittee for the Fundraising. The Terms of Reference will be a guiding principle for this subcommittee. Donations and Fundraising Subcommittee is an DGYLVRU\ ERG\ DVVLVWLQJ
the Executive Management Committee in coordinating and implementing donations and funding activities. The 3 persons group consist of: Chairman: 3UHP &KDQG )RUPHU 3UHVLGHQW DQG 0HPEHUV 3W 6DQW 3DQGH\ DQG0DGKX3UDVDG All the appointees bring wealth of experience and variety of skill set personally
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very large project requiring a VLJQLÂżFDQW DPRXQW RI IXQGV The Society is actively trying to create solutions and solve the present problem of over capacity that our community is facing at Boondall. But our efforts to solve the problem wonâ€™t reach the maximum effectiveness unless we have the backing of the entire community. We are looking at various funding activities such as: â€˘ If someone donates WKH\ ZLOO EH entitled to two life members of the Society for free. 3UHP &KDQG DQG %LVXQ&KDUDQ DUH
WKHÂżUVWWZRGRQRUV â€˘ Direct Debit facility is being created to donate on a fortnightly or monthly EDVLV 3UHP &KDQG ÂżUVW starter with $20 per month DQG$QLWD 5DP 3UHVLGHQW with $50 per month; â€˘ Donors can contribute certain parts of the building. )RU ([DPSOH D GRRU RU D ZDOOLGHDVDUHHQGOHVV â€˘ Donations could be made on the Societyâ€™s â€œonline portalâ€? via our webpage: www.hindusocietyqld. com; and â€˘ If you prefer to mail in a FKHTXH SOHDVH ÂżOO RXW WKH
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Hindu Society of Qld Inc. on the move By Neelima Chand, <#ÂĄ-$-;@Äƒ $'8
THE new Management Committee wasted no time and appointed subcommittees. The 3UHVLGHQW 0UV $QLWD 5DP DQGWKH7UHDVXUHU'KDUPHVK 3UDVDGZHUHLQVWUXPHQWDOLQ forming the subcommittee and formulating the Terms of Reference for the subcommittees. The Terms of Reference will be a guiding principle and the subcommittee will be an advisory body to the Management Committee to assist Societyâ€™s growth and constructing Hindu Societyâ€™s new complex at Bracken Ridge. Comprising of 3 in a JURXS ZLWK D FKDLUPDQ
appointed within the group. The members in the subcommittee are opted from outside and within the Management Committee. The groups are: 1. Donations and Fundraising Subcommittee Âą ,W LV DQ DGYLVRU\ ERG\ assisting the Executive Management Committee in coordinating and implementing donations and funding activities. &KDLUPDQ3UHP&KDQG 0HPEHUV3W6DQW3DQGH\ DQG0DGKX3UDVDG 2. Building and Construction Subcommittee ,W LV DOVR DQ DGYLVRU\ body which would help the Executive Management Committee in liaising with
WKH 3URMHFW 0DQDJHU IURP concept design phase to completion of the project. Chairman: Anit Ram 0HPEHUV 3UDNDVK Shandil and Sunil Maharaj. All the appointees bring wealth of experience and variety of skill set personally and professionally to assist the Society with exciting QHZ LGHDV WR IXQGUDLVH promote and build new complex at Bracken Ridge. The Executive Management Committee is hopeful that the devotees and the public at large would come forward and help the Society to built the New Temple and the New Multipurpose Community Hall project at Bracken Ridge.
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SRI SELVA VINAYAKAR KOYIL (GANESHA TEMPLE) BRISBANE (South Maclean)
Newsletter 154-106 Kaarthikai/<ĈƌƚƚŝŬĂ DŽŶƚŚ (mid-November 2019 to mid-December 2019) Festivals Dear Sri Selva Vinayaka devotees, Hindu Ahlaya Sangam Qld Inc (HASQ) cordially invites you to Sri Selva Vinayakar Temple Brisbane (South Maclean) for Kaarthikai /<ĂƌƚŝŬĂ Month Festivals. Sri AyyapaSwamy Virutchika Rasi Masa Abishekam/ Kaathikaii Maasa Pirappu on Sunday 17 November 2019 Sri Lalitha Sahastranama Stotram Chanting on Sunday 17 November 2019 Kaarthikai Somavaram viratham on Mondays 18,25 November & 9,16 December 2019 Pirathosha Viratham on Sunday 24 November & Monday 9 December 2019 Amavaasai (New moon) Viratham on Tuesday 26 November 2019 Chathurthi Viratham on Saturday 30 November 2019 Sri Vishnu Sahastranamam & Paaraayanam on Sunday 01 December 2019 Media Media Partners Partners
Thiru Kaarthikai Viratham /Sarvaalaya Theepam on Wednesday 11 December 2019 Sathya Narayan Pooja/Powrnami Viratham on Thursday 12 December 2019 Pillayaar Kathai-Vinayakar Viratham starts on Friday 13 December 2019 Sankatahara Chathurthi / Sri Lalitha Sahastranama Stotram Chanting on Sunnday 15 December 2019 Visit Brisbane Sri Selva Vinayakar (Ganesha) Temple and get the Blessing of Lord Ganesha. For further information please contact our Temple or the Secretory Mr: M.Surendra on Mobile-0407-753991
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Fiji Senior Citizens Association of Qld hosts annual multicultural dinner
MORE than four hundred people attended the Fiji Senior Citizens Association annual multicultural dinner and cultural show in Brisbane earlier in October. Fiji Seniors Association 3UHVLGHQW 0U 6XUHQGUD 3UDVDG VDLG WKH HYHQLQJ DW &RRSUDURR IHDWXUHG performers from nations IURP DFURVV WKH 3DFLÂżF 6RXWK$PHULFD$IULFDDQG WKH,QGLDQVXEFRQWLQHQW A welcome to country was presented by indigenous
HOGHU $XQW\ 3HJJ\ 7LG\PDQDQG,QGLDQ3ULHVW 6DQDW 3DQGH\ OHG WKH gathering in a prayer for world peace. The event coincided with Fiji Day and in honour of the occasion the Annual Fiji Day Award for Excellence in Community Service was presented to Mr Lewis Lee 2$0 IURP WKH &KLQHVH community groups. 3HUIRUPDQFHV LQFOXGHG GDQFHJURXSVVXFKDV3DGPD 6UL 6PLWD 0DKDUDWKL
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Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka VWDWH,QGLD Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful WHPSOHVUXLQVRISDODFHV remains of aquatic VWUXFWXUHVDQFLHQWPDUNHW VWUHHWV UR\DO SDYLOLRQV EDVWLRQVUR\DOSODWIRUPV treasury buildings... the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpackerâ€™s SDUDGLVHWKHVDPHZD\D pilgrimâ€™s delight. +DPSL WKH &DSLWDO FLW\ of the great Vijayanagara empire gets it name from WKH 3DPSD ULYHU $OVR referred to as Kishkinda .VKHWUDWKLVSODFHLVVDLG to be to the same location ZKHUH 5DPD ÂżUVW PHW Hanuman. It is located on the banks of River Tungabhadra in the state of Karnataka. Hampi was the richest place during 16th Century and attracted a number of traders from 3HUVLD DQG 3RUWXJDO During the reign of Sri .ULVKQDGHYDUDWD +DPSL grew to be the one of the most beautiful cities. Especially with respect to DUW DQG DUFKLWHFWXUH WKH temples in Hampi display amazing skill of the Vijayanagara architects. +RZHYHU PXOWLSOH LQYDVLRQVE\WKH3RUWXJHVH DQG 3HUVLDQV UHVXOWHG in complete destuctrion of the once glorious kingdom. The temples were unknown to the world until 19th century and are now restored by the archeological department.
Â†U-/!@!-Ä§!ÂĄ! '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Vijaya Vittala temple is a classic example of splendid architecture and design located in Hampi. Itâ€™s a temple complex with pillared pavilions within pillared pavilions and thus it is said that itâ€™s more of a town in itself. The temple is dated back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple houses a famous stone chariot which is actually said to EHDVKULQHRI*DUXGDWKH (DJOH *RG D YHKLFOH RI Lord Vishnu.
2. Virupaksha '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Virupaksha temple is said to be the crowning glory of Indiaâ€™s one of the PRVW LOOXVWULRXV HPSLUHV Vijayanagar Empire. The temple was possibly constructed during 9th and 10th centuries. The temple is dedicated to /RUG9LUXSDNVKDDIRUP of Lord Shiva who is also the presiding deity of the temple. Apart from Lord 9LUXSDNVKD WKH WHPSOH
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10. Hanuman '16ÂĄ' !16-ÂŞ This temple is located on a hillock called the $QMDQH\D +LOO ZKLFK is supposed to the birth place of Lord Hanuman. Thetre are about 570 steps to reach to the top of the temple where one ÂżQGVDKXJHLGRORI/RUG Hanuman. There are DOVR Ă€RDWLQJ VWRQHV IRU YLVLWRUÂśV YLHZ ZKLFK DUH brought from the famed Rama Setu. This temple offers a scenic panaromic view to those who visit the temple.
also houses idols of *RGGHVV3DPSD*RGGHVV of River Tungabhadra. The temple festivals are celebrated in the month of February and December.
3. Achyutaraya '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Achyutaraya temple is located between Gandhamadana and Matanga hills and was built in 1534 AD by Achyuta Deva Raya of Vijayanagar Dynast. The temple was constructed in classic Vijayanagar architecture style and design and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Though much of the WHPSOHLVLQUXLQVLWLVVWLOO well known for its grand splendor. The temple also houses a shrine dedicated WR*DUXGDWKH(DJOH*RG
4. Badavi Linga '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Badavi Linga temple is a monolithic marvel of Hampi which houses a 3 meter tall Shiva lingam curved out of a single rock. The temple has a stoned sanctum with an open roof while the base of the lingam remains submerged in water. The temple according to locals is said to be constructed during the reign of Vijayanagar rulers. The chamber of the temple fascinatingly UHPDLQVÂżOOHGZLWKZDWHU always.
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King Krishnadevaraya. The temple originally had an idol of Goddess Lakshmi seated on Lord Narasimhaâ€™s lap but after D UDLG /DNVKPLÂśV idol was vandalized and UHPRYHG 7KXV WKH LGRO of Lord Narasimha since then is known as Ugra Narasimha which is the most terrifying form in the absence of Goddess Lakshmi.
6. Hazara Rama '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Hazara Rama temple is located in the vicinity of the ancient Vijayanagar Empire and is said that it was considered as a private temple by the kings and royalties of the empire. The epic saga of the Ramayana is carved on the walls of the temple LQ IRUP RI FKDUDFWHUV VWRULHV HYHQWV DFWV DQG scenes.
Â‹U!ÂĄ!8-9,2! '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Bala Krishna temple was built in 1513 AD to celebrate and mark the victory of King K r i s h n a d e v a r a y aâ€™s victory over Udayagiri. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna in his DGRUHG LQIDQW IRUP Balakrishna or Gopalji. The templeâ€™s idol has now been shifted to the State Museum of Chennai. The ZDOOV SLOODUV DQG GRPHV of the temple is exquisitely carved with depictions IURP %KDJDYDWD /RUG Krishnaâ€™s puranic story.
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monolithic idol of Lord Ganesha which is 4.5 meters tall. The pillars of the temple are engraved with mythological characters and stories. To the south of the Kadalekalu Ganesha WHPSOH D VPDOO VKULQH LV dedicated to Sasivekalu Ganesha which is also carved out of a single stone.
9. Underground ,-=!'16ÂĄ'ÂŞ Shiva temple located in Hampi is built several meters below ground level and is possibly one of the oldest temples located in the city. The temple UHPDLQV Ă€RRGHG PRVW RI the year especially during the monsoons when the chambers becomes completely inaccessible. The inner sanctum of the temple used to have an idol of Lord Shiva
The Ganigitti Jain temple was built in 1386 A.D. and is dedicated to .XQWKXQDWKD ZKR LV WKH 17th Tirthankara. This beautiful temple ZDV EXLOW E\ ,UXJD ZKR was the chief commander during the rule of Harihara II. The lamp post installed infront of the main sanctum bears the inscriptions of the history of the temple. This temple is constructed in true Vijayanagara VW\OH EXW RQH DOVR ÂżQGV WKH LQĂ€XHQFH RI WKH Chalukyan empire.
Â†Â‡U!ÂĄ@!=!2;! Raghunatha Swamy '16ÂĄ'ÂŞ 7KLV WHPSOH DOWKRXJK not as popular as the rest of the temples in Hampi is a beautiful site to visit. Located at a distance of 3km from the main PDUNHW VWUHHW RI +DPSL the temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Rama in the form of Malyavanta Raghunatha Swamy. It is told that the temple is the same location where Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana resided during their H[SHGLWLRQWRÂżQG6HHWD +DPSL HYHU VLQFH LV has been discovered IURP LWV UXLQV KDV EHHQ attracting many national and international tourists. Every inch of this place speaks for the glory it once witnessed. There is certainly a mystery about this place which makes every tourist want to visit Hampi again and again. The ruins seem to be telling stories about the glorious history of their past. These majestic ruins are an incredible sight to behold and one has to only visit these temples to appreciate their beauty as no words can describe them.
The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association AGM report HELLO Members and supporters, Thank you for your continued support given to the GCHCA. The members unanimously elected the following to the Management Committee at the last AGM on 15 Sept 2019. â€˘ President: Dr Shunil Sharma â€˘ Vice President: Mr Subramaniam Barataraj â€˘ Secretary: Dr Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy â€˘ Joint Secretary: Dr Nadarajah Mugunthan â€˘ Treasurer: Prof Thiru Aravinthan â€˘ Assistant Treasurer: Mr Sivasubramanium Gnanananthan â€˘ Director/ Cultural Activities: Mr Rathinam Srinivasan â€˘ Director/ Religious Activities: TBC â€˘ Director/ Educational Activities: Mr Sangarapillai Palamuthusingam â€˘ Director/ Resources, Media, Publicity and Asset Mgt: Dr Sonu Haikerwal â€˘ Director/ Youth & Community Activities, Fund Raising, and
Event Mgt: Mrs Priyadharsini Sivakumaran. The Committee has set three main priorities for their term: 1: Organising cultural and religious activities to satisfy the community needs. 2: Starting the building process of the Hindu Education and Cultural Precinct. 3: Raising necessary funds for the initial phase of the Precinct to be built. If you are able to help in any way (volunteering your time etc) or have a suggestion, please send an email or contact any of the Committee members. Following is the draft calendar of activities. If you would like to be a sponsor or propose another activity, please let us know. Thank-you. Management Committee, The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association. Email: gchcan@gmail. com http://GoldCoastHindu.org | FB â€œSupport the noble objectives of the GCHCA by becoming a Life Memberâ€?
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Australian Indian Radio Studio Guest Stewart Fleming Logan Mayor candidate
Umesh and Usha Chandra receive sponsors cert at Banyo Diwali
INAS team at TAQ Diwali
Tulja Dance academy ready for dandia at Banyo Diwali
Ladies enjoying Sangeet Premi Clud musical night
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Sangeet Premi Club Members welcome Umesh and Usha Chandra as the newly appointed Patrons of the Club
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37 PEACE Corps trainees were sworn in to become the Peace Corps Fiji’s 96th group of volunteers to serve in Fiji for the next two years. The volunteers are specialists in youth development and have spent two months training in language, cultural and professional skills – who will be working with various government ministries, communities and workplaces in the country. While speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar told the graduates that by the end of their two years in Fiji, their skills and values will pass down to the community, the teachers and children who will be inspired
E\WKHLUVDFUL¿FH The Minister highlighted that it has been \HDUV VLQFH WKH ¿UVW JURXS RI 3HDFH Corp volunteers arrived in Fiji and since then more than 2,500 volunteers have served in support of Fiji's development objectives in areas such as Education, Health, Agriculture, Environment, Fisheries, Business Development, Women's Empowerment, Water and Sanitation as well as a range of technical and vocational specialties. Country Director Peace Corps Fiji, Dennis McMahon told the volunteers they will return home changed persons as they will become people who can speak and enlighten other people about the way Fijians think.
There is a need for NZ to learn more about geography, economy or political system of Paciﬁc Island countries - Mallard By Naveel Krishant
NEW Zealand's Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard has stressed that there is a need for New Zealanders to learn more about the geography, economy or political V\VWHPRI3DFL¿F,VODQGFRXQWULHV He made these comments while speaking at the New Zealand High Commissioner’s residence in Suva. He says they learned a lot about European economic geography, the economy in the United States and actually almost nothing about the geography, economy or the political systems of their nearest neighbors. Mallard says not long after he became speaker, he managed to do a bit of budgetary allocation for funding to take him to the SDUOLDPHQWWRWKH3DFL¿FHYHU\\HDUDQG)LML was top of the priority list for the visit. He added that the relationship between Fiji
and New Zealand is developing and getting warmer and warmer. While welcoming Mallard, Fiji's Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau thanked the New Zealand Government for assisting Fiji in the early stages of the peacekeeping missions. Ratu Epeli says we have over the years a very strong peacekeeping role around the world and he emphasized that this would not have been possible without the assistance of New Zealand. Ratu Epeli says they encouraged us, we got the equipment that we needed to go to Lebanon and that was the beginning. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, other Ministers, Members of Parliament and RWKHUVHQLRUJRYHUQPHQWRI¿FLDOVZHUHDOVR part of the event.
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Student in custody after allegedly FCCC announces new prices for fuel products which are effective from today robbing a foreign student in Lautoka on Wednesday By Vijay Narayan An 18-year-old student is in Police custody after allegedly robbing a 24-year-old foreign student in Lautoka on Wednesday. The victim was walking along Field 40 Road when he was allegedly approached by the suspect who asked for money. Police say the victim told the accused that he did not have any money, and the 18-yearold student then allegedly forcefully grabbed two phones from the victim and assaulted KLPEHIRUHÀHHLQJWKHVFHQHRIWKHFULPH
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The Australian Government today opened the new Australian Awards Information Centre for Alumni, Current Award Holders and Fijians who would like to be awarded with or to enquire about the Australian Aid Scholarship. Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says Fiji is now in line with Tuvalu in being one of the countries the Australian Government has established an Information Centre. Feakes says the Australian Government has been supporting Fijians since 2007 and has had 700 students in Australia to study through this current award program. 28 — THE BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES, November, 2019
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The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission have announced the new prices for fuel products which are effective from today. The price of Motor Spirit has increased from $2.11 to $2.19 per litre, the price of Premix increased from $1.97 to $2.02 per litre, the price of Kerosene will decrease from $1.59 to $1.57 per litre, while the price of Diesel will remain at $1.85 per litre. Commission's Acting CEO, Senikavika Jiuta says the increase in prices was set due to the mid-September drone attacks RQ WKH $ETDLT DQG .KXUDLV RLO UH¿QHU\ LQ Saudi Arabia, which is the largest crude oil stabilization plant in the world. She says we did not feel the initial effects
immediately since there was a slowdown in the global economy fuelled by an ongoing trade dispute between the US and China and that dampened the global demand outlook and put downward pressure on oil prices. Jiuta says it was a bit different for Kerosene and Diesel since traders were reluctant to raise prices on those as they were worried that this would affect demand. She adds the truth is that being a price taker, Fiji is directly impacted by world PDUNHWSULFHVIRUERWKUH¿QHGRLOVDQG/3* She says as such, any changes to the world PDUNHWSULFHVZLOOEHUHÀHFWHGLQ)XHOSULFHV in Fiji. The FCCC will conduct another Fuel price review on 1 December 2019 to determine the need for any further changes in price.
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Cricketers hit nets under smoggy skies in New Delhi
-ÂĄ;,@!-863ÂĄÂĄ<;'&#@8<8!ÂĄ$836)8'9!2&<8#!2 ;8!Äƒ $!2&(!$;38-'98'!$,'&&!2+'83<92'> ÂĄ'='ÂĄ9-2 2&-!w9$!6-;!ÂĄU AUTHORITIES handed out free face masks to New Delhi residents on Thursday DV ÂżOWK\ DLU SROOXWHG E\ UXUDO FURS ÂżUHV DQG XUEDQ WUDIÂżFDQGIDFWRULHVUHDFKHG dangerous new levels in India's capital. Government data showed the air quality index over the last two days crossed 400, indicating severe conditions that put people with healthy lungs as well as those with respiratory illnesses at risk. With the skies over Delhi clouded with smog, many also cast worried eyes on the fate of India-Bangladesh Twenty20 cricket match scheduled for Sunday. "I do not think any match should happen here in Delhi until the pollution level comes under control," said Gautam Gambhir, a former
Indian test cricketer and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's legislator in Delhi. Pollution has worsened over the last week due to the burning of crop residue in neighbouring states that have sent over clouds of hazardous smoke, cloaking the city in a dusty, toxic translucence. Authorities have had little VXFFHVVLQFXUELQJWKHÂżUHV On Wednesday, satellites captured more than 2,400 IDUP ÂżUHV DFURVV 3XQMDE Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that together contributed 35 percent of overall air pollution in Delhi, the highest this season, according to governmentrun monitor SAFAR. The smoke from the ÂżHOGV FRPELQHV ZLWK XUEDQ
pollution from vehicles and industry to make New Delhi the world's most-polluted capital. Smog stops play? Bangladeshi cricketers spent more than two hours at the nets under the smoggy skies on Thursday. Liton Das, the only one wearing a mask, shrugged off concerns over air quality. "No, no, nothing like that," he said. Asked if the players had trouble spotting the white ball in the haze, he said, "Well, there will be light in a night game, so it should not be a problem." As the Bangladeshi players and coaches practised, the air quality index around the stadium was above 400. The index measures the levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that goes deep into the lungs. Anything above 60 is
considered unhealthy. Rohit Sharma, who will lead the India team, said he had not yet assessed the situation. "I know the game is scheduled to be played on the third, and it will be
played on the third," Sharma told reporters. Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will restrict the use of private vehicles on the city's roads from next week and authorities have shut down
construction activity and coal-based power plants. Deadly air pollution can cut life expectancy by up to seven years in northern India, according to a study by Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.
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THE ÂżUVW EDWFK RI Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak. The visiting Sikhs will also be the part of the historic opening of the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) spokesperson Amir Hashmi told PTI. 7KH ÂżUVW EDWFK RI 1,100 Sikhs crossed over in Pakistan from Wagah Border to attend celebrations of 550 birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib," Amir Hashmi said. Amir Hashmi said that the visiting Sikhs brought "Golden Palki" along with them.
The 'Nagar Kirtan' (procession) was received here by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, ETPB chairman Aamer Ahmed and Pakistan Gurdwara Sikh Parbhandik Committee president Satwant Singh at Wagah Border. The ETPB said that a special exemption of tax has been sought from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the 'Golden Palki'. It said special arrangements have been made for the pilgrims including catering, medical camp and transportation. "Upon their arrival the Sikhs left for Nankana Sahib. During their stay they will visit other gurdwaras as well in Punjab and take part in the inauguration of
the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9," it said, adding that the 'Golden Palki' will be installed at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartapur. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will open the Kartarpur Corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on November 12. India and Pakistan last week signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visafree visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of the Sikh religion's founder Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan, notwithstanding a chill in bilateral ties over Kashmir. The agreement will allow 5,000 Indian pilgrims daily
India accepts Germany's request to allow Merkel to sit through national anthem India has accepted a request by the German government to allow Chancellor Angela Merkel to remain seated while the national anthems of both countries are played during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday as she is suffering from a medical condition. It is learnt that certain provisions of the order relating to the National Anthem of India will be invoked to allow Merkel to be seated when the national anthem is played. Merkel, during her two-day visit here, will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on further expanding overall bilateral ties. Chancellor Merkel's GLIÂżFXOWLHV LQ VWDQGLQJ ZLWKRXW VXSSRUW are known and lately, she has been seen seated at ceremonial events, both at home and abroad, which would have normally
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to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib where Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life. The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just 4 kilometres from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab
province. India and Pakistan signed the agreement after three rounds of tough negotiations despite bilateral relationship witnessing a chill in recent years. The ties touched a new low when India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August following which Pakistan downgraded diplomatic
ties and expelled the Indian envoy. Indian pilgrims of all faiths and persons of Indian origin can use the corridor and the travel will be visafree. Each visitor would be required to pay USD 20 as fee, though India has requested Pakistan not to charge the Indian pilgrims.
Eight new Rajya Sabha panels reconstituted, BJPâ€™s Prabhat Jha chairman of ethics committee NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday reconstituted eight House committees. BJP's Prabhat Jha replaced his party colleague Narayan Lal Panchariya as chairman of the ethics committee. Ethics committee looks into the conduct related to complaints against the members of the Upper House. Prasanna Acharya of the BJD was appointed in place of Prabhat Jha as chairman of the petitions committee. The Vice President also renominated Dr T Subbarami Reddy of the Congress as chairman of the committee on subordinate legislation, A Navaneetha Krishnan as chairman of the committee on government assurances, Om Prakash Mathur
of the BJP as chairman of the house committee that allots accommodation for members. As per the rules of the House, chairman of the Rajya Sabha heads the business advisory committee and the committee on rules. By convention, Dy Chairman heads the committee on privileges. The new members of the business advisory committee (BAC) of Rajya Sabha include B K Hariprasad (Congress), Narayan Lal Panchariya and Dr Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe of the BJP and Dr K Keshava Rao of the TRS. Leader of the House and Leader of the opposition are special invitees to BAC. The new members of the committee on rules include Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya, Swapan Das
Gupta and Y S Chowdary of the BJP, P L Punia of the Congress, Naresh Gujral of Akali Dal and Subhash Chandra and Amar Singh both independent. These standing house committees are concerned with the examination of various issues concerning the domain that is UHĂ€HFWHGLQWKHLUQDPHVDQGWKHLU tenure is till next reconstitution. Eight department-related standing committees under the control of Rajya Sabha that were reconstituted by Naidu in September undertake detailed examination of the legislative proposals, demands for grants and other select subjects, the statement said. The tenure of a departmentrelated standing committees is one year.
QTA Dasara Deepavali & Christmas Celebrations 2019
QUEENSLAND Telugu Association (QTA) celebrated Dasara, Deepavali & Christmas festivals on 5th October 2019 from 5 pm to 10 pm at Coorparoo Secondary College, Coorparoo. Over 400 people from wider community attended the event. The crowd were entertained by our international artists from Tollywood Film Industry (TFI) Mr. Dinker Kalvala and Ms. Spandana Puppala. Both the artists are well known celebrities for their melodious songs they sang in Telugu movies and in private albums. The event was graced by our chief guests Cr Fiona Cunnigham (Councillor of Coorparoo Ward), Cr Angela Owen (Councillor of Calamvale Ward), Dr. Ram Mohan (President of FICQ) and Mr. Anoop Nannuru (Vice President
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of FICQ). The event started with a ‘Deepa Prajwalana (Lighting of the Lamp)’ by the chief guests and then with Samskritam Shloka Chanting by the students of Bala Samskar Kendra (BSK) Queensland. The children of Telugu Christian Fellowship (TCF) performed a drama on the birth of Jesus Christ. Other participants performed classical dances. After the local talent performances, the artists took over the stage and they sang number of melodious songs both feet tapping classical ones and heart thumping mass ones. The audience were mesmerized and spellbound at their grace as well as for their energy. The evening was enlivened by music and dance performances. Patrons were offered a free UDIÀH WLFNHW IRU HDFK RQH of them during the entry.
By the end of the evening, QHDUO\ UDIÀH SUL]HV ranging from free Movie Tickets, Sarees, Cricket Australia accessories, Soaps were given as prizes to the audience. Audience just loved being a part of WKDW UDIÀH WLFNHWV SUL]H winning episode. Once again, QTA wishes a hearty Congratulations to all the UDIÀH WLFNHW ZLQQHUV $V D
token of encouragement, with utmost humbleness QTA awarded trophies to all the Participants and Sponsors of the event. The Delicious vegetarian food that was served for dinner was sponsored by our local Telugu business owners which was again well praised by each and everyone. What a wonderful evening to spend time with
fellow Telugu members! Sincere thanks to each and everyone who made this event such a huge success! QTA would like to say a big Thank You to the sponsors for their continued support and volunteers who helped in organising the event. The Queensland Telugu Association (QTA) is a registered Incorporation Association (IA36458)
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Fifteen Home Remedies to Avoid Hair Fall Nimisha Modi Hetvi Hair & Beauty 0412 350 013 HELLO GIRLS, Do you stand in front of a mirror dumbfounded as to why there seems to be almost as much hair in your brush as there is on your head? If you are, then you are probably looking for a hair loss cure. These Home Remedies for Hair Fall You Can Use Anytime 1. Coconut Milk: To start off our list of home remedies for hair fall we will go to a top performer; coconut milk. Rich in protein and essential fats which promote natural hair growth and prevent loss, coconut milk is one of the best remedies for best hair loss treatment. What to do: • Add 1 cup of sugarless, shredded coconut to 1 quart of boiling water. • Lower heat and allow it simmer for 5 minutes and let it cool. • Pour the cooled coconut and water into the blender and puree. • Press the coconut milk through a strainer. • Apply the milk to your scalp and into your hair. • Let it sit for 20 minutes before you shampoo your hair. • Repeat this 2 to 3 times per week. 2. Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are among the top ingredients in your kitchen for hair loss treatment. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds assist in further hair loss and encourage hair natural hair growth. What to do: • Consume 1 Tbsp of fresh ground flaxseeds soaked overnight in a glass of water every morning before you eat or drink anything else. • Add flaxseeds to your soups, salads, smoothies, and other dishes in order to add more flaxseeds into your diet. • You can also use flaxseed oil as a hot oil treatment for your hair.
3. Fenugreek: Also among the effective home remedies for hair fall is fenugreek. These seeds contain hormone antecedents which encourage hair growth and help to rebuild damaged hair follicles. They also contain proteins and nicotinic acid to stimulate growth. What to do: • Soak 1 cup of fenugreek seeds overnight in a container of water. • The following morning, grind them into a paste. • Massage the paste into your hair. Then, cover it with a shower cap and allow it to sit for 45 minutes before rinsing. • Repeat this remedy each morning for a month. 4. Onion Juice: The high sulfur content in onion juice makes it one of the best home remedies for hair fall as well. The sulfates in onions help improve circulation to your scalp and the roots of your hair. Scientific studies actually show that onion juice helps to reduce inflammation and regenerates hair follicles. What to do: • Place a medium onion in a food processor or blender until it is a puree. • Strain the juice and then apply it to your scalp. • Cover with a shower cap and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing and then shampooing as normal. • You can repeat this remedy 3 times a week. 5. Chinese Hibiscus: When it comes to how to stop hair loss Chinese hibiscus flowers, though maybe not common in your kitchen except in herbal tea, are also among the most effective home remedies for hair fall. It goes together with a number of other hair related issues like dandruff, split ends and premature greying. The phytonutrients in these potent flowers help to increase scalp circulation and nourish hair roots. What to do: • Toss 10 Chinese hibiscus flowers in 2 cups of coconut oil. • Heat the mixture on low until the flowers are charred. • Strain the flowers from the oil.
• Massage the oil into your scalp and hair before going to bed. Cover it with a shower cap and leave it overnight. • Wash your hair, as usual, the following morning. • Repeat this 2 to 3 times per week. Hibiscus tea, brewed from herbal tea bags and allowed to cool, can also be used as a rinse several times per week. 6. Beetroot Juice: Another great addition among the home remedies for hair fall is beetroot juice. Full of protein, phosphorus potassium, calcium, carbohydrates, and B and C vitamins, beetroot provides the essential nutrients for better hair growth and are an effective means when it comes to how to stop hair loss. What to do: • Include fresh beetroot juice in your diet or use more fresh beetroot in your cooking. • To treat your hair with beetroot juice, grind a boiled medium beetroot into a paste. • Allow it to cool and then apply the paste on your scalp. • Cover and allow the paste to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it out. • Repeat this remedy 2 to 3 times per week. 7. Scalp Massage: The best hair loss treatment, or at least the one that feels the best, is scalp massage. Massaging your scalp helps to generate greater circulation to the roots and hair follicles. An extra benefit is that a scalp massage reduces stress, which is a major contributor to hair loss. What to do: • Create a massage oil by adding a few drops of rosemary or mint essential oil to 1 Tbsp of coconut, almond or olive oil. • Add the warmed oil to the scalp and have a friend or family member apply gentle pressure as they massage your scalp. • You will want it more often, but once a week is enough for this to be effective. (Just don’t mention that to the person you have recruited for giving massages.) 8. Indian Gooseberry: Indian gooseberry, also referred to as amla, is another of the top home remedies for hair fall, though a bit less
common. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, Indian gooseberry is also great for exfoliating your scalp and reducing any inflammation which might be present. What to do: • Blend together 1 Tbsp each of Indian gooseberry pulp and lemon juice. • Massage the mixture into your scalp thoroughly before going to bed. • Cover with a shower cap and leave the mixture in your hair overnight. • Shampoo as normal the following morning. • Repeat this 3 times per week. 9. Aloe Vera: Among some of the more common home remedies for hair fall is aloe vera. Its alkaline properties help to raise the pH level of your scalp, which greatly adds to increased hair growth. Some of the added benefits of aloe vera is the relief of itching, the elimination of dandruff and adding luster to your hair. What to do: • Extract aloe vera gel from an aloe vera chute or purchase already extracted 100% gel. • Massage the gel into your scalp and hair and leave it in place for a few hours. • Rinse it out with warm water. • Repeat this 3 to 4 times a week. • Consuming 1 Tbsp of aloe vera juice daily can also help. 10. Liquorice Root: Liquorice root is also among the effective home remedies for hair fall. The liquorice root provides mollifying properties which open pores, get rid of dry flakes, and help to soothe scalp irritation. Besides preventing hair loss, it is also effective at treating dandruff. What to do: • Mix 1 Tbsp of ground liquorice root in approximately 1 Tbsp of milk. • Add in ¼ tsp of saffron and mix thoroughly into a paste. • Apply the paste to thinning and bald areas before bedtime, cover with a shower cap and leave on overnight. • Wash your hair, as usual, the following morning. • Repeat this treatment twice a week.
11. Curry Leaves: You might not be familiar with the next item on our list of home remedies for hair fall out; curry leaves. Due to the essential vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients found in curry leaves, they make an effective hair tonic. What to do: • Place some curry leaves in boiling water and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. • Allow the tea to cool before using. • Use the tea as a rinse after shampooing. • Repeat this 3 to 4 times per week. 14. Honey, Olive Oil and Cinnamon: The rich, natural nutrients in honey, olive oil and cinnamon make up one of the most effective home remedies for hair fall. Loaded with nutrients to nourish hair follicles and stimulate circulation in the scalp, these common ingredients make a perfect blend for healthy hair growth. What to do: • Blend 1 Tbsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp raw honey. • Add olive oil until a paste is formed. • Apply the paste to thinning areas and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. • Rinse off and shampoo as usual. • Repeat this 2 to 3 times per week. 15. Henna: A natural hair colouring and conditioner, henna is also among the top home remedies for hair fall. Henna plays a major role in strengthening roots and hair follicles. It is especially effective with the addition of mustard oil. What to do: • Add a handful of washed and dried henna leaves into 1 cup of mustard oil. • Boil the mixture until the henna leaves are scorched. • Filter through muslin cloth. • Keep this in a sealed jar in a cool dark place. • Warm 1 to 2 Tbsp at a time and use it for a hot oil massage. • Repeat this 2 to 3 times weekly. I am sure you will get benefit out of this, keep smiling till we meet next time.
HIV and 2019 World AIDS Day THE 1ST of December is World AIDS Day (WAD). It is a day for raising awareness, commemorating those who have passed away and for showing our support for people living with HIV. It also gives people a chance to celebrate victories, such as new treatments and prevention methods.
Globally there were 37.9 million people living with HIV in 2018, with 23.3 million people receiving HIV treatment. HIV-related deaths dropped more than half compared to 2004 due to highly effective HIV treatments. In Australia approximately 27, 000 people were living with HIV, with an
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estimated 5,500 people in Queensland by the end of 2017. Overall the number of newly diagnosed HIV is decreasing but the opposite is seen in some subgroups including people born overseas. As people with an HIV infection normally don’t show symptoms, it is important to get a HIV test if you don’t know your status. What is HIV (Human ,PPXQRGH¿FLHQF\9LUXV " HIV is a virus that exists in blood, VH[XDOÀXLGVDQGEUHDVWPLON,WFDQEH spread through blood, sexual contact and breast feeding but doesn’t spread through food, drinks, kissing, hugging, shaking hands, mosquitoes and other social contacts. HIV gradually weakens the body’s defence (immune) system so people get sick easily from other diseases if being infected for a long time. What is AIDS (Acquired Immuno'H¿FLHQF\6\QGURPH " $,'6 LV WKH ¿QDO VWDJH RI +,9 infection after many years of infection without treatment. At this stage the body can no longer defend itself and is very susceptible to diseases and infections. People with HIV are normally dead from these diseases and infections. +RZFDQSHRSOHJHW+,9" People can only get HIV through: • Unprotected sex with a person with HIV • A mother with HIV can pass HIV onto her baby during pregnancy, around birth, or via breast milk • Blood contact such as having a blood transfusion with HIV contaminated blood, unsterile medical equipment, sharing razors etc. +RZGR,NQRZ,KDYH+,9" $VSHFL¿F+,9WHVWLVWKHRQO\ZD\WR tell if someone has been infected. All GPs can order the test. &DQ,JHWWUHDWHGLI,KDYH+,9"
Yes, HIV treatment is very effective. The treatment can reduce HIV in the body. Many people who are on HIV treatment have achieved “undetectable viral load” – meaning the amount of HIV is so low the current test cannot detect the virus. People with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to other people via sexual contact. However, it is important to continue HIV medication as HIV may increase again if stopped. Only specialists and some trained GPs can prescribe HIV medication. You can ¿QGDOLVWRIWUDLQHG*3DWZZZDVKP org.au. Prevention There is no vaccination for HIV, and there is also no cure. It is very important to use the following methods to protect you and the others. • Condoms: Condoms remain the cheapest and most accessible method to prevent sexually transmitted HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STI). • Avoid direct blood contact • PrEP: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a HIV medication that can prevent HIV. It is for HIV negative people to prevent HIV infection. PrEP is not a vaccine. It only works when you take it. If you stop taking PrEP, you are no longer protected. Because PrEP is HIV medicine, there are some side effects when you take it. GPs can prescribe PrEP for you. You can get subsidy for PrEP from your local pharmacy if you have a Medicare card or you can purchase online at www.greencrosspharmacy.online. • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a 4-week course of anti-HIV drugs that may prevent HIV infection. To be most effective, PEP should be started as soon as possible after exposure to HIV preferably within 72 hours. PEP can only be prescribed by doctors
at sexual health clinics and Emergency Departments in hospitals, or GPs with HIV training. :KDWFDQ,GRRQ:RUOG$,'6'D\" • Talk to your friends and families about HIV/AIDS • Participate in WAD activities. You FDQ ¿QG YDULRXV DFWLYLWLHV DW ZZZ qldworldaidsday.org.au • Join us at our World AIDS day multicultural community forum at Acacia Ridge Souths Sports Club on Saturday 23 November from 10:00 to 12:30 pm. For more information, please see the adjoining advertisement. For more information, please contact ECCQ: Website: eccq.com.au/health Phone: 07 3255 1540. Email: health@eccq. com.au If you are HIV positive and need support, please contact: Queensland Positive People (QPP) on 1800 636 241 or call (07) 3013 5555 If you live in Cairns, you can also contact: HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Health Coordinator, Cairns Sexual Health Service, 381 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD, 4870. Ph: 4226 4760
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GOPIO South Africa News: Zulu Monarch all set to celebrate Diwali -2+33&>-ÂĄÂĄ >'ÂĄ-;,-2-$'ÂĄ'#8!;'9->!ÂĄ--2!993$-!ŕŁ…32>-;, ;,'-=!2!2&!38ÂĄ&'!$' 3<2&!ŕŁ…32 MR ISHWAR Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu, The Founder of the Sivananda World Peace Foundation together with His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekhuZulu will be for the Sth time celebrating Diwali on Saturday the 1 9th of October 2019, at 2h00pm to 18h00 at Ondini Royal Palace in Ulundi. During Diwali there is an air of freedom, festivity and friendliness everywhere and this festival brings about unity. lt instills charity in the hearts of people, they embrace one another with love and Diwali is a great unifying force said His Majesty. His Majesty said our country has seen a new democracy, which makes up our rainbow nation of various races,
cultures, linguistic, ethnic and religious groups. His Majesty has highlighted that we are South Africans and that we all must celebrate Diwali together as one nation and these events highlight social cohesion. All communities should respect one another despite our religion or nationality. This event is very historic as it's the Sth Diwali Celebrations that going to take place at the Royal Palace. 'As the Monarch, I am delighted to Celebrate Diwali together with my people of my kingdom of KwaZulu Natal, especially my hindu brothers and sisters." Said His Majesty. Mr lshwar Ramlutchman, Philanthropist and humanitarian gave thumbs up to make this year's Diwali Celebrations part of a larger
society in promoting unity in diversity. Mr lshwar said that Diwali is a symbol of hope for all South Africans to unite as one nation. We need to come together to celebrate the rich heritage that our forefathers have kept alive since they arrived in South Africa in 1860. I Salute His Majesty The King, King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuZulu for Celebrateing Diwali at the Ondini Royal Palace. This is a milestone in the history of the Zulu Monarch and our country at large. I urge all communities to come join us during this festival. There are lndian Communities from, Johannesburg, Pheonix, Chatsworth, Stanger, Richards Bay will be attending this event. There will be many cultural
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GOPIO Queensland held its Diwali dinner together with its valedictory dinner for the volunteers of Indian Day Fair 2019. The event was held on 20th October at Gateway of India restaurant in Springwood. It has been a GOPIO Queensland tradition to hold a thanks giving dinner for all the volunteers after India Day Fair, so it makes sense to combine the two events into one. The volunteers were SUHVHQWHG ZLWK FHUWLÂżFDWH of appreciation for their valuable contribution during India Day Fair, every year many volunteers assist with India Day Fair. $SDUW IURP WKH FHUWLÂżFDWH presentation the night included fun antakshri , UDIĂ€HVDQGDXFWLRQWKHDXFWLRQ prize was a return ticket to Delhi by China Southern Airlines, one of the sponsors of India Day Fair. The auction was conducted by Vikas Sinha ably supported by Pravinita Singh Pillay . MC for the function was Amarjot Goraya , the games were organise by Tanvi Goel and Sukhbir Chadha. $IXQÂżOOHGQLJKWE\*23,2 Queensland. Loc Trinh of Culture Verse supported the event by getting a corporate table
The Exalted Character of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) @ÂĄUU!>!!A9,8!) IF THERE is any personality that has lived on the face of this earth who was complete in every regard and the life of whom can serve as a beacon of guidance for people of every walk of life, that personality would undeniably be the personality of Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims follow Him because of Him being the Prophet as their religion and those who do not follow Islam also hold Him at a higher pedestal when it comes to human character. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Arabia in the city of Makkah about 1400 years ago. Since then the world has not seen the likes of Him in every regard and the study of human history shows that there have been none better than Him before Him as well. The key factor that brings reverence and respect to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in both the Islamic and the non-Islamic circles is His character. He was the best in character and He also said about in one of His hadiths in the following way: â€œAllah has sent me to perfect good manners and to do good deeds.â€? (Bukhari) The lines below discuss some major character traits of Prophet (PBUH) that every Muslim should spread as much as possible.
Â†UÂĄÂĄ 38,'!0'(ÂĄÂĄ!,ÂŞ 3URSKHW3%8+ DVVHOĂ€HVVDVDSHUVRQFRXOGEHLQ life. All his undertakings and motives were just to IXOÂżOO WKH RUGHU RI$OODK DQG +H GLG QRW XQGHUWDNH any action out of His personal desire and will. He lived everyday of His life for the sake of Allah and everything which He did was for the Almighty. 7KHH[WHQWRI+LVVHOĂ€HVVQHVVFDQEHVHHQIURPWKH example of His preaching in the valley of Taif, where people lead naughty children to throw stones at Him while He was preaching. He had to run for His life and He was all covered in blood. But still He did not complain to Allah about Him, rather one of His companions narrates: â€œThe Prophet (PBUH) resembled a Prophet who was harmed by His people. He wiped the blood from His face and said: â€˜O God! Forgive my people, for they know not!â€? (Bukhari) 6XFKLVWKHVHOĂ€HVVQHVVLQ+LVFKDUDFWHUDQGHYHU\ moment of His life was for the sake of Allah and spreading His message.
Â‡U!22'8-91ÂŞ Prophet (PBUH) was the epitome of good manners. Every action that He undertook in life represented the highest morals and manners that a person could exhibit. He was an Ideal being in terms of manners and ethics, the likes of which the world has not seen. As one of His companions notes about His manners: â€œThe Prophet (PBUH) did not swear at anyone, nor was He rude, nor did He curse anyone. If He desired to reprimand someone, He would say: â€˜What is wrong with him, may dust be cast in his face!â€? (Bukhari) Thus if a Muslim is to give an example of the manners of someone, there would be none more suitable than Muhammad (PBUH).
ÂˆU <138ÂŞ People think that being a religious leader of Islam, Prophet (PBUH) had nothing to do with humor, rather He was all strictness and stringency. This perception is wrong, as Prophet (PBUH) was the one with the ÂżQHVWVHQVHRIKXPRUWKHOLNHVRIZKLFKDJDLQFDQQRW be seen in anyone. His sense of humor was not vulgar in any sense or anything that would debase or make IXQRIVRPHRQHUDWKHULWZDVÂżQH$QDV5$ UHSRUWV such an example by saying: â€œOnce a man asked Muhammad (PBUH) for an animal to ride. He replied that He would give him the baby of a she-camel to ride on. The man asked â€˜What would he do with a she-camel baby?â€™ Muhammad (PBUH) replied, â€˜Is there any camel which is not born of a she-camel?â€™â€?
Â‰U'!$'3='8ÂŞ The general notion regarding Islam and Prophet (PBUH) is that they both encouraged violence in people and were and are not in favor of peace. It is totally baseless, because the religion Islam itself is peace and Prophet (PBUH) was a lover of peace. He wanted people to live in harmony and always encouraged people resolve their differences by opting for peace, instead of going for violence. In one of His hadith Prophet (PBUH) said: â€œLet us go to resolve the situation and make peace between them.â€? (Bukhari) Thus, Muslims should spread His message of peace by giving examples out of the actions He undertook to ensure peace.
ÂŠU-2&3,'-&9ÂŞ Prophet (PBUH) always treated kids with kindness and mercy. He always enjoyed their company and played with them to make them happy. One such example can be seen from His life when He used to say to kids: â€œIâ€™ll give such and such (i.e. gift or so) to the one ZKRFRPHVWRPHÂżUVWÂ´
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Â˘U'2'839-;@ÂŞ Generosity is another hallmark of the personality of Muhammad (PBUH). He was the most generous person there could ever be. He preferred others over +LPVHOI DQG DOZD\V IXOÂżOOHG WKH QHHGV RI DQ\RQH who came to Him to ask for something. One of His companions notes: â€œThe Prophet (PBUH) did not refuse to give anything which He had to someone if he asked for it.â€? (Bukhari) His generosity is something that Muslims should aspire to and spread the examples of His generosity to other people as well so that the world could become a better place.
Â‹U!8-2+(31'2ÂŞ Another allegation against Islam is that it is a religion that oppresses women, therefore, being the bringer of the religion, Muhammad (PBUH) is also attributed with women oppressing attributes. This perception is also wrong, because Prophet (PBUH) was very caring of the rights of the women and commended His followers to give special treatment to women by giving them respect and equal rights that they ought to have. In one of His hadiths He said: â€œWhoever (brings up) two girls till they come of age, will be in the next world along with me, like my two ÂżQJHUVMRLQLQJHDFKRWKHUÂ´$EX'DZXG
If He were an oppressor of women, He could have simply mentioned male orphan children, however, He gave preference to raising up of female children. This shows the care He had for women and their rights.
of animals and should try being as gentle and as considerate towards animals as possible and treat them fairly.
Â†Â‡U-9!993$-!ŕŁ…32 83138ÂĄ&ÂĄ@ 399'99-329ÂŞ $ SHUVRQ ZKR LV VR VHOĂ€HVV WKDW +H ZRXOG JLYH anything that He had to anyone who asked for it and would do everything for the sake of Allah, it is quite natural that person has little or no concern with the worldly possessions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not want anything of this world, rather whatever He had He spent it on other people and helped them solve their material problems and issues. Regarding this attribute of His personality, one of His companions notes: â€œThe Messenger of Allah did not leave any gold or silver currency, or a slave, male or female, after his death. He only left behind his white mule, his weapons and a piece of land which He declared as charity.â€? (Bukhari) Prophet (PBUH) was the Prophet of Allah, the leader of Islam however, when He passed away all He left was nothing as mentioned in the above hadith. Therefore, one can realize the disconcert He had for the worldly possessions and material things.
Â†ÂˆU3&'9;@ÂŞ Another striking personality attribute of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His modesty. He was the modest of all and never encouraged any kind of vulgarity, rather He was bashful and strongly encouraged modesty in His followers. In one of His hadiths, He said: â€œModesty is a part of teachings of the previous Prophets and anyone who lacks it is most likely to do whatever he likes.â€? (Reported by Abdullah ibn Maslamah) Thus, modesty is imperative to Islam and Prophet (PBUH) being a living and breathing Islam ascertains that He was modest in every respect.
Another misconception is that Prophet (PBUH) would be someone who would always be harsh and strict on the people He interacted with. It is also a wrong perception because Prophet (PBUH) was the most pleasant person. He would greet everyone with a smile and always spoke to people with gentleness. His companion said about Him: â€œI have never seen a man who smiled as much as the Messenger of Allah.â€? (Tirmidhi) This shows that the personality of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was pleasant and gentle. A person who would smile most of the times ought to leave a good impression on people, and wherever He would go He ought to have spread love and pleasantness.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not just love who were around Him, nor did He only loved those who were related to Him, rather He considered the entire society. In society, He was especially considerate of orphans and would commend His followers to take special care of the orphans as they did not have parents to look after them. In one of His hadiths, He said: â€œThe best house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is badly treated.â€? (Ibn Majah) Muslims must take a leaf out of His treatment of orphans and treat the orphans fairly and wherever one sees the orphans being oppressed, a Muslim should raise voice for it and stop it from happening.
Â†Â…U336'8!ŕŁ…32ÂŞ Prophet (PBUH) is the best and the highest among people, however, whilst all the greatness and grandeur, He was cooperative towards people and helped others in doing the chores in any way He could help them. He never treated Himself as someone special, rather He would mix with common people and cooperate with them in any way He could. As one of His companion narrates regarding the battle of Trench: â€œI saw the Messenger of Allah on the Day of the Trench carrying dirt (that was dug from the trench) until His chest was covered with dirt.â€? (Bukhari) Thus, a Muslim must also not value status or rank, rather be helping towards people and give his or her fair share in the efforts that all of the people are putting.
Â†Â†U2-1!ÂĄ-+,;9$ŕŁ…=-9;ÂŞ 3HUKDSV 0XKDPPDG 3%8+ ZDV WKH ÂżUVW DQLPDO rights activist on the face of this earth who raised voice for the fair treatment of animal. He told people that animals were also creation of Allah and they deserved to be treated fairly, instead of being harsh, strict and ignorant towards them. Hazrat Aisha (RA) narrated: Âł,RQFHIRXQGGLIÂżFXOW\LQULGLQJDKRUVHVR,NHSW reining it in repeatedly. The Prophet (PBUH) then said, â€˜You must have gentleness.â€™â€? (Muslim) Ergo, Muslims should learn from His treatment
Whether it be animals, women, children, orphans, enemies, fellow Muslims, followers, elders, or it be anyone in the society, for everyone of them Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was considerate. He would love children and orphans, He would treat animals fairly, He would give women their rights, He would respect the elders, He would provide what people asked of Him, thus He was considerate to everyone without any discrimination. Prophet (PBUH) said in a hadith: â€œI stand up for prayer intending to prolong it. In the meantime I hear the wailing of a baby and I have to shorten my prayer, being apprehensive lest my recitation of a long verse may tell upon the babyâ€™s mother.â€? (Bukhari)
In His general appearance , Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as beautiful, pure, simple, gentle and yet so common as any other person could be. His general appearance is detailed by one of His companions in the following way: â€œThe Prophet (PBUH) was a person of average height. His shoulder were wide. His hair reached his earlobes. Once I saw Him adorned in a red garment; I never saw anything more beautiful than Him.â€? (Bukhari) In a nutshell, no matter whichever walk of life it is, whatever situation of life it is, a Muslim is to turn towards the personality of Muhammad (PBUH) and ÂżQGWKDWSDUWLFXODUSLHFHRIJXLGDQFHIURPLW0XVOLPV must spread the life of Prophet (PBUH) because it is not only good for Muslims, rather the goodwill that comes from it has a universal appeal and will help make the world a better place. The Importance of Prophet Muhammad and His Status as a Role Model The life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is full of countless examples that show his status as a role model for Muslim societies and individuals. His life is one that was dominated by a superior morality, good habits, noble and gentle feelings and superior skills, all of which are characteristics that help prevent people from getting entangled in a web of sin. The rich and the prosperous, the poor and the needy, the ruler and the ruled, the weak and the lonely, the conqueror and the victorious commander, the teacher and the student, the preacher and the mentor, the merchant and the craftsman, the employer and the employee - in other words, every sort of person can ÂżQGWUXWKVLQ3URSKHW0XKDPPDGÂśVOLIHWKDWFRQVWLWXWH an example for them to follow. Prophet Muhammadâ€™s status as a role model is an issue based on the Holy Quran and the sunnah. Islamic scholars, as with many other issues, have examined the status of the Prophet as a role model and OHDGHUQRWLQDVHFWLRQDOIUDPHZRUNEXWIURPDXQLÂżHG perspective, and they have reached the conclusion that the best method is to examine the verses of the Holy Quran that determine and demonstrate the status of the Prophet as a whole. For this reason, when discussing the status of the Prophet as a role model, issues such as believing in the Prophet, obedience to the Prophet, following the Prophet, and disagreeing with the Prophet also come to the fore.
THE HOLY QURAN AND THE ROLE MODEL STATUS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD In the Holy Quran the only verse that refers literally to the status of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a role model is as follows: â€œVerily in the messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.â€? â€œVerily in the messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.â€? The Arabic word uswa (example) in the original verse means example or model that should be obeyed and followed. A person who follows another personâ€şs lead imitates that person; they follow their attitude and style. That is to say, they identify themselves with that person. In terms of Islamic faith, usva, that is to say being an example or a role model, is an attribute that is found in those who possess goodness, beauty and righteousness. This verse shows the importance of Prophet Muhammadâ€™s sunnah in the lives of Muslims. As a matter of fact, the Quran clearly states that Prophet Muhammad has a superior character and demonstrates an exemplary life style. ,I RQH DFFHSWV WKDW ,VODP LV WKH ÂżQDO DQG SHUIHFW religion, then it would be inconsistent to not consider the life of Prophet Muhammad as an example for the Muslim community or to not accept his life as something that shapes and guides the daily lives of Muslims. For that reason, the life style and personality of Prophet Muhammad, demonstrated during his SURSKHWKRRG RI \HDUV LQFOXGHV YHU\ VLJQLÂżFDQW provisions and principles for the religious, political, social and moral life of Muslim communities as a whole. The following hadith summarizes the statements found in the Quran: â€œThe best of speech is unquestionably the speech of Allah. That is the Book of Allah (the Quran). The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. Of all matters, the most evil of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a deviation, and every deviation leads people to Hellâ€? THE SUNNAH AND PROPHET MUHAMMADâ€™S STATUS AS ROLE MODEL Islamic scholars state that the terms sabil (road), sirat al-mustaqim (straight path) and uswa al-hasana (best of examples), which are mentioned in the Holy Quran, in the hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and in the words of his Companions, are words and terms that represent the concept of the sunnah. All these terms indicate the path to be followed and the model to be taken as an example. The name of this road is the sunnah, and it is collectively followed by the Companions of Prophet Muhammad and the believers. Johann FĂźck, who mentions the great cultural unity that was accomplished by Islam, believes that the reason for this is the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, who serves as a role model (al-uswatuâ€™l-hasana) for every Muslim; he concludes: â€œSunnah forms the face of Islam and gives it the characteristic features that we see all around the Islamic world.â€? At this point, how the Quran introduces and describes Prophet Muhammad and the status of the Prophet according to the Quran is of great importance to us. As a matter of fact, all the characteristics of a person who is an example and a role model must be known and thus their life can be examined in detail. The information on this subject must be accurately passed on to the following generations. The life of the Prophet is unique when looked at from this perspective. The Quran repeats many times that Prophet Muhammad is neither superhuman nor a deity, but that KHLVDKXPDQEHLQJ3URSKHW0XKDPPDGYHULÂżHVWKLV truth over and over again. The conclusion of scholars on this subject, which is also of great importance for the role model status of Prophet Muhammad, is that every action of the Prophet is not necessarily related to necessity or good deed, and often only represents a routine action. This is because the Prophet practiced routine, good, or obligatory actions, but he never practiced sinful actions that are prohibited. If by mistake he performed an action that was a minor sin, this mistake was criticized by Allah, thus making all other actions valid as examples to be followed. All actions performed by Prophet Muhammad have been examined, and if the indications show that this was an action performed to become close to Allah, that action is followed, otherwise it is not necessary to follow it. If the action was a routine action, people may perform it or not. This status as a role model is not only present in issues that are considered compulsory, but also in ÂżHOGVWKDWUHSUHVHQWURXWLQHDFWLRQV The exemplary and role model status of the Prophet have a quality that covers all types of sunnah. Each type of sunnah is right and there is no place for superstition in them. The role model status of the Prophet is not limited to merely worshipping or actions that are a compulsory part of the religion, a requirement, or examples of good morals. The sunnah descriptions given by the hadith researchers are in line with the verses found in the Quran about his role model status and the orders and advice he gives in the sunnah context; it is according to all these factors that general opinion is formed. â€œThe sunnah, whether it constitutes a base for a provision or not, are all the words, actions, teachings, characteristics, examples of the morality and personality of Prophet Muhammad.â€?
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Shree Sanatan Dharam Hindu Association of QLD Inc Diwali Celebrations at Unidus Community Hall
SHREE Sanatan Dharam Hindu Association of QLD Inc (SSDHAQ) held its Annual Diwali Celebrations on Friday 11 October 2019 at Unidus Community Hall, 204 Sherbrooke Road Willawong QLD 4110. SSDHAQ would like to sincerely thank each and everyone one of you for taking your
valuable time out to attend the Diwali Celebrations. We take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Food and Program Sponsors, Various Mandalis, Donors in cash or NLQG 5DIĂ€H 3UL]H VSRQVRUV and the hardworking team of a record number of volunteers including the Catering and Decoration team for all their work in
making this mammoth event a great success. Thank you to all the presenters, their teachers and parents for their wonderful work in providing the awesome entertainment for the evening. Your individual talents in showcasing the diversity of cultures while preserving our own Hindu Culture was mind
blowing. Your presence on Thursday and Friday for the preparation and attendance at the actual program on Friday meant a lot to us. As with any such event there may have been some drawbacks / shortfalls and we offer our apologies for any inconvenience that may have been caused. We would
welcome any suggestions and feedback that you may have. And on this auspicious and sparkling festival of lights, may the glow of lamp illuminate your life and brings you Joy, Prosperity
and Happiness into the New Year. Deepon Ka Ye Pawan Tyohar, Aapke Liye Laaye Khushiya Hazar, Laxmi Ji Viraje Aapke Duwar, Humari Subhkamnaye Kare Swikar!
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age of 12. Affected muscles may look larger due to inc reased fat content. Scolio sis is also common. Some may have intellectual disability. Females with a single copy of the defective gene may show mild symptoms. Although there is no known cure, physical therapy, braces, and corrective surgery
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enabling the club to supply Muscular Dystrophy Queensland without further fund raising. At their last meeting on the 31st October WKH\SUHVHQWHGD&HUWLÂżFDWH of Appreciation to Lachlan Kann from BMedical for their kind donation of $2,900 they presented the Pegaso A Cough Assist & IPV / Percussion with LiPo Batte machine to Helene Frayne at the same meeting. Helen Frayne thanked 5RWDU\ &OXE RI $UFKHUÂżHOG
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Arya Samaj Queensland Inc. Arya Samaj Queensland
Jitendra Deo, J.P.(Qual), President
The meaning of “Om” OMKAR is a religious symbol of the Hindus. But it is omnipresent in almost all the major cultures of our world. Another way of saying Om is Aum. Aum LV WKH VRXQG RI WKH LQ¿QLWH Aum is said to be the essence of all mantras and Vedas, the highest of all mantras or divine word. By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the LQ¿QLWH %UDKPDQ DQG WKH entire universe. A stands for Creation. U stands for Preservation. $QG ¿QDOO\ 0 VWDQGV IRU Destruction or dissolution. This represents the Trinity of God in Hindu dharma (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). The three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking, dream and deep sleep and the three guans (rajas, satva, tamas). The three letters also indicate three planes of existence, heaven, earth and the netherworld. AUM
can represent all the words produced by the human vocal organ. A is produced by the throat, U & M by the lips. In the Vedas, AUM is the sound of the Sun, the sound of Light. It is the sound of assent. It has an upward movement and uplifts the soul, as the sound of the divine eagle or falcon. The pronunciation of the word “OM” is supposed to symbolize the totality of all sounds as it includes all other sounds that humans can utter. This idea of totality also exists in the English word “Omnipresent” that includes OM as its SUH¿[ :H DOVR KDYH ZRUGV like Omnipotent and Omniscient, all of which have the concept of totality in their meanings. The ancient Greek alphabet had Omega as its last letter. Omega written in the lower case of the Greek alphabet, if turned to its side, looks quite similar to the Sanskrit way of writing Om. It is from the Greek alphabet “Omega” that we have the English phrase “the alpha and Omega”, which means, “to include everything”. It is said that the word Om has been used to make other words. The Christian term “Amen” is said to have some link with “Om” as also the Islamic term “Amin”. Both of these terms are similar to Om
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Of all the mantras, the most powerful and the VLJQL¿FDQWRQHLVWKHVLQJOH syllabled incantation called the Pranava. This is the OM. The available literature XSRQ WKH VLJQL¿FDQFHV RI the Vedic mantra is almost voluminous. Nowhere in the world can we meet with a more sacred symbol that has got such a vast amount RIVLJQL¿FDQFH From Vedic times until the present day the word ‘OM’ has been taken as a symbol and as an aid to meditation by spiritual aspirants. It is accepted both as one with ‘Brahman’ and as the medium, the Logos, connecting man and God. The entire history of the syllable is in the revelations of the Vedas and in the declarations of the Upanishads. The very central theme of the Mandukya Upanishad is the syllable OM through which the mystery of Brahman is gathered to a point. The text of this 8SDQLVKDG ¿UVW WUHDWV 20 in terms of the Upanishadic doctrine of the three states of waking, dream, and deep sleep, but then passes on to the ‘fourth’ (turiya), thus transporting us beyond the typical Upanishadic sphere into that of the later ‘classic Advaita Vedanta’. Speaking of OM, the Taittiriya Upanishad says: “Thou art the sheath of Brahman.’ That is, OM is the container for the Supreme and, therefore, invoking OM is invoking the Supreme. (continued in next issue)
Inc. - Diwali Celebration
By Jitendra Deo J.P. (Qual), President
Members of Arya Samaj Queensland Inc celebrated Diwali with Havan Yaj on Saturday 26 of October. Speeches and Diwali songs formed the part of celebrations. Diwali sweets and dinner also served to all people in attendance. Members enjoyed with sparklers and lighted Diya’s to celebrate the occasion. There are many stories associated with Diwali celebrations and one such celebration was started in India by the farmers after they reaped their harvests LW RULJLQDWHG DV D KDUYHVW festival. Every harvest normally spelt prosperity.
Farmers performed HAVAN and celebrated with joy and thanked and offered praises to The Almighty God for granting them a good crop. :KLOH 'HHSDZDOL'LZDOL is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the PRVW VLJQL¿FDQW PHDQLQJ LV WKH DZDUHQHVV RI WKH inner light. Diwali is about the triumph of virtue over vice, of good over evil, of light over darkness and of knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is supposed to be the beginning of a better life, better future and better prospects. It is about unity, tolerance and understanding and our hopes and ambitions for the future. It reminds us that love, concern and respect for others is the way
to a brighter day. Regardless of race or faith, people all over the world identify this with the message of Diwali. May this Diwali enlighten your inner soul and bring you close to the ALMIGHTY. Diwali also holds a special VLJQL¿FDQFHIRU$U\D6DPDM as on this day, Swami Dayanand, the founder of Arya Samaj left his physical body for the heavenly abode. Arya Samaj thus observes Rishi Nirvan Divas on Diwali. Let us pay tribute to Swami ji through commitment in carrying on with his mission and vision of Krinvanto Vishvam $U\DP 0DNLQJ WKH :RUOG Noble.
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Guru Nanak Dev jiâ€™s 550th Gurpurab the founder of the Sikh religion
Australian Parliament hosts 550th Gurpurab celebrations
Brisbane Sikh community would like to invite the local neighbourhood community residing in Macgregor Ward to come and learn about the Sikh religion and celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550th Gurpurab. The Sikh Open Day will include visual Sikh history display, tour guide of Gurdwara, serving of langar (free vegetarian Indian food), devotional hymns (kirtan) and martial arts display (gatka).
DATE: Thursday 14th November 2019 VENUE: Brisbane Sikh Gurdwara, 2679 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113 TIME: 9am to 8pm
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
10am - 12pm: Local school visits 12pm - 2pm: Presentation and tour guide for dignitaries 2pm - 4pm: Community organisations, professionals, interfaith and neighbourhood groups 4pm - 5.30pm: Devotional kirtan hymn singing and evening prayers 6pm - 8.00pm: Seminar of Guru Nanak Dev Jiâ€™s life story and key learningâ€™s â€“ Giani Kuldeep Singh at Brisbane Sikh Education Welfare centre
t Please RSVP your attendance and any queries: r Jatinder Kaur (Social Worker) E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0422 887 579 is even udly su pported by th â€™ Community Fund and MacGregor Ward This event is pro proudly supported thee Lord Mayor Mayorâ€™s
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GURU Nanak Dev Ji 550th Gurpurab celebrations held in Australian Parliament on Tuesday 22 October 2019 ,Q WKH ÂżUVW HYHU KLVWRULF event to celebrate the landmark birthday of the founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was held at Australiaâ€™s federal parliament on 22 October 2019, organised by Australian Sikh Council. 7KLV ZDV ÂżUVW ever parkash (ceremonial opening) of Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh scriptures), and singing of Kirtan (devotional hymns) with tanti saaz (traditional musical instruments). 7KH 3DQM 3LDUDV ÂżYH beloved ones) escorted Sri Guru Granth Sahib ceremoniously from the security checkpoint outside the Parliament House, and the parkash took place at a designated room inside. There were more than
30 federal MPs and Senators who attended including, Labour leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese, leader of the Greens Party Richard di Natale, Hon Bob Katter and 03:DUUHQ(QWVFK The key note address was by Harinder Singh from Sikh Research Institute (U.S.A) and Ms Jatinder kaur (from Brisbane) spoke
about Gender Equality in Sikhism. The Australian Sikh Council invited Sikh representatives of various Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations from: Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Riverland, &DLUQV :RROJRROJD $OLFH Springs, Darwin, Gold Coast and other regional cities and towns.
Aries (21st March to 20th April): For students, this month is likely to be tricky. You may face some sort of loss in your personal life. However, in the midst of it all, you may have to pay more attention and concentrate on your studies. Moreover, towards the end of the month, you would be in a good mood to be comfortable to focus on your studies. As for your love life, married people wouldnâ€™t be quite happy and may face small issues at home. Workwise, you are advised to use your presence of mind while making important decisions or else a small mistake could cost you dearly. During this phase, your energy levels and enthusiasm will be high. You will be motivated to act and have the courage to face any situation with confidence. Finances will be sound and expect some gains from your wife or in-laws. You may not be able to make a saving as per your plan. You may have to bear some sort of loss in your personal life. Health-wise, your avid interest in partaking in sports activities will keep you from falling ill. However, you are likely to suffer from minor ailments. If you have diabetes, you are advised to take due care. The same can be said for those suffering from blood pressure. Taurus (21st April to 21st May): During this month, you are likely to find yourself struggling to garner support for matters concerning your career. These issues may keep you on your toes. However, you must continue to work hard and not give up. By the monthend, things will improve. Health-wise, you may have to undergo minor surgery. However, no significant issue can be foreseen. It would be wise to take due care and recover well to avoid further health complications. As for your personal life, you may be unable to spend quality time with your beloved, and that is more than likely to hamper your peace of mind. Singles are likely to meet someone interesting during this phase. The second and third weeks of this month are likely to be unpredictable. You may even find yourself in chaos. However, it would be wise to deal with such situations with a calm head. Even in terms of your finances, this month is likely to have some lack of clarity. Especially the second week of this month will leave you anxious over money matters. You are advised to practice yoga or pranayam on a regular basis to maintain good health and a balance between your mind and body. Also, a proper diet will help you stay fit. Gemini (22nd May to 21st June): The natives of Gemini will find this month to be a bag of mixed results. In terms of finances, your savings and investments may prove to be helpful in critical times, which is why it would be wise to always pay attention to saving money. As for your personal life, married couples may find this month working against them. The two of you may have a lot of misunderstandings, and that could hamper your relationship to a large extent. Your career may be progressive and satisfactory. You may be promoted with or without increment though. You may be transferred to a new location. As a businessman, your ideas to initiate a new venture will be well received. Around the mid-month, you are likely to be bubbling with ideas. Around the 17th Nov, youâ€™re likely to be in a hyper mood. Avoid overthinking as doing so may stress you out. Avoid making major decisions as some confusion is likely to be there around the 18th. However, on the whole, your investments will prove fruitful. Your business would make good and expected progress raising the turnover in the process. Cancer (22nd June to 22nd July): Work-wise, you are likely to receive a warning for not paying proper attention to your duties and responsibilities in the organization. Even businessmen dealing with customers are likely to face backlash for their products. They may also demand a refund for the sales. However, you are advised to use this as constructive criticism. Health-wise, no significant issue can be foreseen. However, it would be wise to tend to even the smallest matter as opposed to ignoring it. You are likely to face minor issues. However, these ailments may be persisting and will leave you annoyed in the process. You may be prone to gastric issues during this phase. The second week of the month is likely to be a little stressful on the whole. You may incur some losses and may even have to spend time away from your family and loved ones. The 17th of November may prove to be the most stressful for you. However, from the 18th onwards, things will begin to relax, and many of your issues
will be resolved. You will also feel a lot better emotionally. In terms of finance, your expenses may cross your expected limits, but the income from various sources like interest or social, monetary help would come handy. Leo (23rd July to 22nd August): For Leos, this month will require them to prove their mettle. Your married life is likely to be disturbed due to one reason or the other. You may be under stress due to the same, and that mindset is likely to hamper all areas of your life. Even students are likely to falter in their studies and schedule. You are advised to focus on your education as it will aid in shaping your future. On the bright side, you are likely to have no health issues as you will make efforts to stay healthy. You may pick a sport like badminton, swimming or table tennis. However, you are advised not to over-exert yourself as it may hamper your health. The mid-month is likely to be great on the whole. However, the 17th of November is likely to leave you stressed. Things will begin to get better after the said date. You will find yourself being a lot more confident and at peace with everything around. You may not have clarity on matters pertaining to finances, but no major losses can be foreseen either. Business-related trips are on the cards. Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September): Health-wise, this month will prove to be moderate. You may be prone to minor ailments; however, you will make efforts to stay fit. In terms of your career, you may find it hard to sell your product at a premium rate during this phase. Which, in turn, could also leave you a little flustered. However, you must not lose hope. Things will begin to get better towards the month-end. As for salaried individuals, you may not receive the expected support from your peers and superiors even after working hard. Students may also share the same fate. You may do average in your studies. However, if you put your mind to it, there will be no stopping you. This month will prove to be ideal for socializing, travelling, communicating with those you love and cherish. You will have a practical and pragmatic approach to most issues in your life. You will be confident when it comes to finances and will make the right move at the right time after the 18th of November. You will also be able to maintain good health. Libra (23rd September to 22nd October): This month for the natives of Libra is likely to be tricky. You may find it hard to progress in your career during this phase. Despite working hard, you may not be able to impress your peers and superiors during the first two weeks of the month. You may also have to wait for the much-deserved promotion at work. Businessmen may also face challenges. However, towards the month-end, things will begin to ease out. You may have to employ new staff in order to expand your business. Health-wise, the month will prove to be moderate. However, you may be prone to seasonal ailments. You are advised to take due care in that regard. Minor gastric issues are also likely to hamper your health. Thus, it would be wise to maintain a proper diet for a comfortable life. Also, exercise or sport will enhance your lifestyle and keep you fit. In terms of your personal life, married couples will enjoy a pleasant atmosphere at home except for the end of the month. Singles may also share the same fate during this phase. Students will find it easy to score good marks in competitive examinations. Scorpio (23rd October to 22nd November): Your professional career may be progressive, and you are likely to receive a job offer in your expected field. However, the location may be far from where you are currently stationed. You may also have issues with your superiors during this phase. However, it would be wise not to let your ego and anger get the better of you. Salaried individuals are likely to bag a promotion. Businessmen will also find it easy to expand their business during this phase. The location of the said expansion may require you to move to a different location. Students in school and college will find this month favourable. If youâ€™ve wanted to pursue an education abroad, this month will prove fruitful to make decisions regarding the same. In terms of your finance, your expenses are likely to cross your budget. You are advised to control your finances better. Saving for the future is always a good idea. Also, those of you wanting to switch jobs or industries are advised to go forth with confidence in order to succeed. As for your personal life, you may have petty arguments with your spouse or partner. However, no significant issue can be foreseen.
Sagittarius (23rd November to 21st December): For Sagittarians, this month will prove to have many ups and downs. On the career front, you may find it hard to garner appreciation and praise for your noteworthy contribution to projects. Businessmen may also find it hard to find a footing in their respective industries. However, you are advised not to give up as such testing times will prove to be a learning curve for you and your professional growth. On the whole, it would be wise to continue working hard and not let such obstacles stand in the way of your determination. Even in terms of your love life, things could be tricky. The two of you may be unable to spend ample time together, and that in return may hamper your relationship. The two of you will have to rise above and focus on what's important. Also, it would be best to maintain a polite temperament, so arguments do not escalate. This rule should apply to your professional and personal life. Your business is likely to make slow progress. It would help to try and save as much as you can. On the bright side, you will be able to control your expenses well. Capricorn (22nd December to 20th January): Students will have to strive hard in studies or else the carelessness may cost them dearly. Also, this month may not prove to be fruitful for those wanting to pursue an education abroad. However, those wishing to change their school may find this phase favourable. You are advised to postpone making decisions until next month. Work-wise, you are likely to make progress and impress your peers. This newfound confidence will enhance your work attitude all the more. Your sheer determination and hard work will also cause your superiors to take notice and garner you with kind words. However, businessmen may have to slog in order to establish their product in the market. You will have to take adequate measures to control finance and its related matters. Your budget is likely to be affected with respect to the welfare of your employees. In terms of your personal life, you will enjoy a great time with your spouse. Even singles are likely to meet someone interesting during this phase. Health-wise, this phase will prove to be moderate. Aquarius (21st January to 18th February): There are possibilities that you may have to face loss or damage to your company in the business. You may have to keep a reserve fund or sufficient amount in spare in case of shortage of money to meet urgent expenses. This month may prove favourable for those looking to switch jobs. It would be wise to take an opportunity that comes your way as it will offer better prospects. You may also be seen investing in lucrative deals during this phase. In terms of your personal life, your spouse is likely to be extremely supportive of everything you do. However, singles may often find themselves arguing with their beloved over petty matters. You are advised to keep you cool and not let little things hamper your peace of mind. However, towards the month-end, things will settle down, and the two of you will enjoy ample time together. Planetary positions around the midmonth will be supportive, and the progressive forces will also work effectively. Some major development seems in the offing. Health-wise, no significant issue can be foreseen. However, it would be best to take measures to lead a healthy lifestyle. Pisces (19th February to 20th March): Students are likely to take measures to enhance their future prospects. You may choose to switch your school or college in order to do so. You would actively be able to take part in extracurricular activities as well. In terms of your love life, this month will prove to be a mixed bag of results. Those in committed relationships may find it hard to impress their beloved. For one reason or the other, your partner may seem to be unimpressed. Also, your egoistic nature may be one primary reason for the same. However, towards the month-end things will go back to as they were. As for married couples, you will enjoy a blissful union and let bygones be bygones. Careerwise, this month will prove to be progressive. You will be willing to work hard and achieve your goals during this phase. Health-wise, you will be seen in high spirits in all your endeavours. No major issue can be foreseen. However, it would be best to continue focusing on living a healthy life. In terms of your finances, you will be able to clear an outstanding loan to the bank or a financial company.
Khalsa College, Fiji Reunion in Auckland: A Dream Come True
Thakur Ranjit Singh, Auckland, New Zealand THERE appears to be a common belief in Fiji that there is something in the dusts, the waters, the soils and environment of Ba, Fiji that those coming from that district tend to excel in whatever they do. The town has given most businessmen millionaires, number of writers and authors, scholars, politicians, and its biggest feat lies in its craze for soccer, and holding the unbeaten soccer records in Fiji. Lately secondary schools in Ba have been known to have held international school reunions. Xavier College, DAV College and Khalsa College have been in the news for its reunions. +LJK GHFLOH QRQ,QGLDQ KLJK schools in Fiji have been known to hold reunions, like Suva Grammar, Natabua College, -DVSHU :LOOLDPV DQG ;DYLHU College, among others. But Call 07 3865 6533
,QGLDQ DQG *LUPLWL\DRULJLQ schools have almost been unheard of doing this. However, DAV College in Ba broke this drought with its three respective continuous biennial reunions in Vancouver Canada in April 2015, Auckland New Zealand in 2017 and the latest one in Fiji in July, 2019. Khalsa College LV DOVR KHOG RQH ORFDOO\EDVHG reunion in Sacramento, USA in 2018. :KHUH GLG .KDOVD $XFNODQG reunion begin? In late 2018, students of jointly DAV and Khalsa Colleges of 1970s, Sadasivan Naicker and Thakur Ranjit Singh mooted the idea, and Satish Chand, the current Secretary also came on board and so the idea took shape. An organising committee has EHHQVHWXS:HZHUHIRUWXQDWH to have the student of the formative year of 1959, and a former Senior Civil Servant to lead us. Madhavan Raman, the bright scholar from class of 1959 is our President, ably supported by an Auckland soccer personality Dinesh Chand as vice president. Satish Chand was elected Secretary while Asha Singh is supporting him as his assistant. Yours truly, Thakur Ranjit Singh was appointed Media and Communications Spokesperson, with a two team committee members of Samila Chand and Shashi Kala Singh. And this small team of dedicated committee members have taken this mammoth task of bringing together scattered children of
,!2&j-$'8'9-&'2;kS8'9-&'2;!&,!=!2!1!2!2&'$8';!8@S!ŕŁ…9,,!2&U ;!2&-2+!;;,'#!$0Sjdk,!9,-!ÂĄ!-2+,j311-Ä§''kS9,!-2+,j99;'$8';!8@k!2&!1-ÂĄ!,!2&j311-Ä§''kU -99-2+-9;,'6,3;3+8!6,'8S,!0<8!2/-;-2+,S;,''&-!Äƒ $'8U .KDOVD &ROOHJH %D DQG IXOÂżO D ORQJKHOG GUHDP RI KDYLQJ D reunion in Auckland. There was a desire to create an opportunity for Khalsa College H[VWXGHQWV WR PHHW WKHLU ROG classmates, walk down memory lane, share life experiences and laugh and cry together, and have a great party before the older ones pass on. And most importantly, to celebrate the legacy of Khalsa College, and salute those visionary Sikh leaders. Khalsa College, Ba, Fiji was
established in 1959 by an enterprising group of Sikhs who saw education as a means to bringing success to their children and future generations. :H KRQRXU WKRVH VWDOZDUWV and teachers particularly Mr Jogindar Singh Kanwal, the ÂżUVW VXEVWDQWLYH 3ULQFLSDO whose dedication and hard work brought such lasting success to this proud institution. $VKDVDOUHDG\EHHQQRWLÂżHGYLD Facebook, the Khalsa Reunion event will be held at Mangere United Football Club, (Mangere Centre Park), 101 Robertson
Road, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand on 23 November, 2019 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. :H KDYH D YHU\ ÂżWWLQJ YHQXH in the picturesque Mangere with open sprawling sports ÂżHOGVDQGYHU\SUHVHQWDEOHKDOO with opportunity for people to mix and mingle outside on the stadium for sharing and reliving on school secrets, those jokes and hilarious and serious events. This is turning up to be a night full of fun, drinks, delicious IRRG DQG PHHWLQJ WKH ORQJORVW mates.
:H DUH ORRNLQJ IRUZDUG WR meeting you all in Auckland on 23 November, 2019. Tickets available worldwide on Eventbrite, or they can contact WKH DXWKRU RQ HPDLO WKDNXUML# xtra.co.nz . [Thakur Ranjit Singh is a journalist and media commentator, and runs his blog, FIJI PUNDIT. He, with his wife, Shashi Kala Singh attended Khalsa College for one year in 1974. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand. (PDLOWKDNXUML#[WUDFRQ]@
THE BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES, November, 2019 â€” 39
Dwelling values rise in October, the fourth consecutive month of growth in the national index, taking Australian dwelling values 2.9% higher since ďŹ nding a ďŹ‚oor in June
The CoreLogic Home Value Index results for October out WRGD\ FRQÂżUP D ULVH LQ national dwelling values over the month, delivering the fourth straight month of rising values. The October result was the ODUJHVW PRQWKRQPRQWK JDLQ in the national index since May 2015. The recent gains come DIWHU D EURDGEDVHG GHFOLQH LQ housing values, with the national index declining 8.4% between October 2017 and June 2019. The positive October result takes national dwelling values RII WKHLU -XQH Ă€RRU however values remain 5.7% below their peak, highlighting that despite the recent gains, home values are at a similar level to where they were three years ago. The strongest growth conditions continue to be centered in Melbourne and Sydney, however dwelling values trended higher across most of the capital cities as lower mortgage rates and improved credit availability spurred on buyer demand. Dwelling values were up across every capital city apart from Perth over the month, DQG EDVHG RQ WKH UROOLQJ WKUHH %,7, month change, the only capitals where values fell were Perth DQG'DUZLQ According to CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless, the stronger rebound in Melbourne and Sydney can be attributed to a blend of factors; tighter labour market conditions and stronger population growth relative to the other capitals, coupled with the stimulatory effect of the lowest mortgage rates since the 1950â€™s, and improved access to credit. 6WDPSGXW\H[HPSWLRQVIRUÂżUVW home buyers purchasing under VSHFLÂżFSULFHSRLQWVKDYHDGGHG additional stimulus to housing demand. The recovery trend in Melbourne overtook Sydney in
October, with dwelling values surging 2.3% higher over the PRQWK WKH ODUJHVW PRQWKRQ month gain since November 2009. Melbourne housing values have recovered 6.0% since moving through a trough in May 2019, while Sydney values are up 5.3% since the recent May low. The smaller capitals have delivered a mixed performance, although the general theme is one of improving conditions. The rolling threemonth change in Brisbane housing values (+1.1%) was the highest since December 2015, Adelaide (+0.1%) posted the strongest rolling quarter since December 2018, while Hobart (+1.0%) and Canberra (+2.4%) recorded the largest three month rise in values since March 2019 and May 2017. The downwards trend in Perth and Darwin home values has continued, however both markets are showing an improvement in the trend rate of GHFOLQH7KHUROOLQJWKUHHPRQWK trend in Perth housing values recorded the smallest decline LQ IRXUWHHQ PRQWKV and Darwin dwelling values posted a rare monthly rise in October. Both cities have seen dwelling values consistently WUHQGLQJ ORZHU VLQFH PLG with Darwin down a cumulative 31% and Perth values 22% lower. Perth is now recording the lowest median house value of any capital city ($451,800) and Darwin house values are a close second with a median of $468,300. Unsurprisingly, the 1RUWKHUQ7HUULWRU\DQG:HVWHUQ Australia are also showing WKH KLJKHVW SURSRUWLRQ RI ÂżUVW KRPH EX\HU DFWLYLW\ ZLWK ÂżUVW time buyers not weighed down by negative equity and with the ability to take advantage of very affordable housing in these regions. Mr Lawless said,â€œFocusing
Index results as at October 31, 2019 Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth Hobart Darwin Canberra Combined capitals Combined regional National
Change in dwelling values Month Quarter Annual 1.7% 5.0% -2.5% 2.3% 5.5% -1.0% 0.8% 1.1% -1.3% 0.4% 0.1% -0.9% -0.4% -1.7% -8.7% 0.9% 1.0% 2.6% 0.3% -1.2% -9.2% 0.6% 2.4% 2.0% 1.4% 0.4% 1.2%
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on housing market conditions across the broad value based cohorts highlights that the market recovery is being led by the most expensive quarter of the market, although values are also rising across the more affordable strata as well, just not as rapidly". Change in dwelling values
Across the combined capital cities, values within the top quartile were up 5.3% over the three months ending October 2019 while the broad middle of the market was up 2.6% and the lower quartile was up 0.7% Mr /DZOHVV VDLG Âł7KHVH ÂľÂżJXUHV DUH LQĂ€XHQFHG E\ VWURQJHU housing market conditions in Sydney and Melbourne where housing values are inherently higher, however the trends are UHĂ€HFWHGDWDVXEUHJLRQDOOHYHO as well." Over the three months ending October 2019 the fastest appreciation in capital city home values has been across the top quartile of Melbourne and Sydney where values were 7.1% and 5.9% higher The next best performing sectors were also in Sydney and Melbourne, with the broad â€˜ of the market recording a 4.6% rise in Sydney and 4.5% rise in Melbourne The lower quartile of Sydney and Melbourne dwelling values
CPI continues to be good news for home buyers and renters
THE September 2019 TXDUWHU&3,ÂżJXUHFRQWLQXHV to be good news for home buyers and renters, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). â€œThe All Groups CPI, increased by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter giving an annual increase of 1.7 per cent,â€? REIA
President of Adrian Kelly said. â€œThe annual changes for the analytical series of trimmed mean and for the weighted median were 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively. The annual change in the trimmed mean has been below 2 per cent since December 2015 and for the weighted median since March 2018 ensuring the continuation RI KLVWRULFDOO\ ORZ RIÂżFLDO interest rates for some time yet. â€œThe Housing Group increased by 0.3% per
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were the sectors that recorded the third largest rise over the past three months, up 3.2% across Sydneyâ€™s lower quartile and 3.8% higher across Melbourneâ€™s lower quartile. Seven of the forty six capital city sub regions have recorded a rise in dwelling values over the twelve months ending October 2019 Several of the sub regions across Sydney and Melbourne have bounced back into annual growth, with Melbourneâ€™s prestigious Inner East and Inner region leading the leagues tables with a gain of 3.1% and 2.8% respectively over the twelve months ending October These were also among the areas where housing values
cent for the quarter and 0.4 per cent for the year to September 2019. Rents increased by just 0.1 per cent for the quarter and increased by 0.4 per cent for the year. The average annual change has been less than 1.0 per cent since December 2015. Âł:LWK WKH 5%$ PHHWLQJ next week home buyers can be comfortable in the knowledge that the latest LQĂ€DWLRQGDWDZRXOGVXJJHVW that the RBA will not be LQFUHDVLQJ RIÂżFLDO LQWHUHVW rates for some time yet,â€? Mr Kelly concluded.
posted a larger decline during the down phase, demonstrating a substantial improvement in the prestige sector of the market. The weakest markets over the past twelve months were RQFH DJDLQ FRQÂżQHG WR DUHDV of Perth as well as the Darwin metro region, although a few areas of Sydney (Central Coast DQG WKH ,QQHU 6RXWK :HVW and Melbourne (Mornington Peninsula) remain in the top ten for the largest decline in values over the year. In stark contrast, over the three months ending October 2019 thirty eight of the forty six capital city sub regions have recorded a rise in dwelling values Mr Lawless said,said,â€œSuch a broad based lift in values across the capital city sub regions over the most recent three month period demonstrates the depth of the current housing market recovery. The non capital city sub regions of Australia have generally shown a healthier performance relative to the capital cities Seventeen of the forty two regional areas have recorded a rise in values over the past year, led by Tasmaniaâ€™s Launceston 4.7% and closely followed by Queenslandâ€™s Mackay Isaac : K L W V X Q G D \ region which is recovering rapidly DIWHU D VLJQLÂżFDQW correction. Over a shorter time frame, over the three months ending October 2019 the best performing regional market has once again been Launceston 3.1% followed by Illawarra 3.0% Mackay Isaac :KLWVXQGD\ Gold Coast 1.9%
and Cairns 1.8%. The recent trend across the regional markets of Australia has seen a clear improvement in the performance of housing across the major centres adjacent to Sydney and Melbourne, as well as rising values in many of the coastal lifestyle markets Conversely, drought affected areas have seen a drop in demand for housing with values falling sharply across many of the rural sub regions associated with crops and grazing. Rental markets have remained subdued, with rental rates falling DFURVV ÂżYH RI WKH HLJKW FDSLWDO cities over the three months ending October 2019 The ODUJHVW GHFOLQHV DUH FRQÂżQHG WR Darwin, where rents are 1 lower over the past three months, and Sydney where rents are down 0.7% The only capital cities where rents were up over the rolling quarter were Brisbane 0.2% and Adelaide 0.3%. Soft rental conditions can be attributed to a range of factors including the recent history of rising rental supply, demonstrated by unprecedented levels of investment participation in the housing market between 2012 and 2017 DVZHOODVDVLJQLÂżFDQWLQFUHDVH in dwelling construction skewed towards rental accommodation in the high rise apartment sector Additionally, a larger than normal number of renters KDYH WUDQVLWLRQHG WR ÂżUVW KRPH buyers, thereby denting rental demand. As dwelling values trend higher and rents languish, gross rental yields are starting to compress Across the combined capitals, gross rental yields moved through a recent peak in May earlier this year at 3.88% Since that time, gross rental yields across the combined capitals have reduced back to 3.65% which is the lowest gross yield since November last year. Although gross rental yields are trending lower, so too are mortgage rates At the end of September, the average three \HDU Âż[HG UDWH IRU DQ LQYHVWRU mortgage was 3.8% Although the RBA hasnâ€™t published average mortgage rates for October yet, considering mortgage rates reduced further in October, itâ€™s likely that the WKUHH\HDUÂż[HGUDWHIRULQYHVWRU mortgages is now lower than capital city gross rental yields IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH VLQFH DW OHDVW 2007 (when CoreLogicâ€™s rental yield series commences), implying that more properties will be showing a positive cash Ă€RZ IRU LQYHVWRUV DQG UHQWHUV may be better off purchasing a home and paying down a Gross rental yields
mortgage rather than continuing to rent. Mr Lawless said, â€œItâ€™s becoming increasingly clear that the housing market rebound is gathering pace, both geographically and across the broad valuation cohorts, off the back of lower mortgage rates and improved access to credit, as well as an improvement in affordability relative to the market peak several years ago and consistently high demand via population growth. â€œDemand for housing is responding to stimulus measures, including mortgage rates that are now lower than anything we have seen since the 1950 â€™s and improved mortgage serviceability tests following APRAâ€™s decision to adjust the minimum interest rate serviceability rules in July this year." Accompanying the trend towards higher housing values has been an increase in sales activity Although the annual number of settled sales remain around 17 below the decade average, there has been a clear upwards trend in buyer activity since June. The rise in buyer numbers is occurring while advertised stock levels remain very low Nationally, the number of new listings being added to the market is 12 lower than a year ago in fact freshly advertised stock levels havenâ€™t been this low since the Global Financial Crisis. Mr Lawless said,said,â€œThere has been a shortage of new listings for several years which has likely resulted in some pent up demand from home owners looking to sell Despite the improved selling environment, new stock additions remain low for this time of the year, which LVOLNHO\DUHĂ€HFWLRQRIRQJRLQJ XQFHUWDLQW\DQGORZFRQÂżGHQFH â€œMeasures of consumer sentiment have been trending lower, with households reading through the low interest rate setting to the underlying weakness in Australiaâ€™s economy Buying and selling a home requires a high degree of commitment which becomes much harder when there are doubts around household ÂżQDQFHVRUMRESURVSHFWV â€œIn addition, total advertised stock levels are 11 lower relative to last year and tracking at the lowest level since 2010 Such a small pool of available stock against rising buyer demand is creating some competitive pressure amongst buyers which is adding to urgency in the market and supporting upwards pressure on values."
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Bengali Society of Queensland celebrates Diwali
THE Bengali Society RI 4XHHQVODQG >%64@ celebrated Diwali â€“ The Festival of Lights on Saturday 2nd November at Albany Creek Community Centre. %64 LV D QRQSURÂżW organisation of Bengali speaking people from the Indian subcontinent.
Including 150 families, BSQ has more than 500 members from every sphere of life. They promote community spirit, multiculturalism, Bengali language and culture through our festivals and activities. Diwali is a Hindu festival WKDWKDVVSHFLDOVLJQLÂżFDQFH
to Indians and Bengalis all over the world, upholding the eternal message showcasing the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. This festival features a mix of cultural and religious activities, including music,
dance and art, and provide opportunities to enjoy traditional Bengali and Indian food. Traditional Rangolis greeted everyone at the entry, Moreton Bay Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Mike Charlton was the chief guest, Moreton Bay Council ÂżQDQFLDOO\ VXSSRUWHG WKH
event. Cr Mike Charlton looked very sharp in his traditional Indian suit. President Mrs Mahua Sen welcomed everyone and informed the cultural item RIWKHQLJKWZRXOGUHĂ€HFWRQ women empowerment. The event started on time and ran on time, the cultural performances were of good
standard. Other invited guests included Umesh and Usha Chandra of Brisbane Indian Times, Patron Dr Ashim Majumdar, Dr Ram Mohan of FICQ , Mrs Vinita Khushal president GOPIO Queensland . The event ÂżQLVKHGRIIZLWKGLQQHUDQG kids got a chance to enjoy the sparkles outside the hall.
Brisbane City Council hold a Civic reception for Various Diwali Organisers
BRISBANE Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner together with the members of his multicultural round table held a civic reception in the Balmoral room of Brisbane city council, in honour of the many organisation that held various Diwali function in Brisbane. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner thanked Indian community for their enormous contribution in making Brisbane a vibrant city rich with diverse cultures. He mentioned FICQâ€™s Diwali in King George Square, and said that that Friday he could not concentrate on his work as the aroma of the wonderful food and the sound of the music kept distracting him. He pledged his support for Diwali functions and
thanked all the organisers for volunteering their time and efforts for these community events. Mrs Archana Singh responded of behalf of Indian Community and thanked Lord Mayor and Brisbane City Council for their support. Amongst the guests were members of FICQ, Hindu Society of Queensland, Tamil Association of Queensland and Banyo District Community Group. Other guests included the members of Lord Mayors multicultural round table, ECCQ and 4XHHQVODQG 0XOWLFXOWXUDO &RXQFLO :LWK refreshment and networking followed the SKRWRJUDSKLF VHVVLRQ ÂżUVW WKH JURXS VKRW then smaller groups and individuals.
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Austrac Forum on Money Transfer held in Brisbane
AUSTRAC held a forum on Money transfer in Brisbane on Monday 21st October at Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point, the event was facilitated by Culture verse. The function began with networking reception with refreshments supplied by Indian Brothers Anerley, after the refreshmentâ€™s participants made their way into the multipurpose rooms for the forum. Umesh Chandra as the MC hosted the forum. Main speaker was Dr Nathan Newman, after his speech there was a video presentation, which was followed by a Q and A session facilitated by Dr Nathan Newman, a group photo was taken before the forum concluded. Below are key facts on unregistered remittance operators Registering with AUSTRAC â€“ businesses providing money transfer services If you operate a business that helps customers send money to someone in another location, such as sending money to their family and friends overseas, you are probably providing a money transfer service, also known DV D UHPLWWDQFH VHUYLFH :KR needs to register? Businesses providing a remittance service must register with AUSTRAC, an Australian Government agency. AUSTRAC helps to protect
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King George Square reverberated with the sounds of Bollywood and Indian dance and music on the night of October 25 as the festivities during Diwali 2019, The Indian Festival of Lights, organized by the Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland (FICQ), the largest QRQSURÂżW XPEUHOOD RUJDQL]DWLRQ RI LWV PHPEHU organizations in Queensland, went underway. 7KHJUDQGRSHQDLUVKRZIHDWXULQJ%ROO\ZRRG dances, cultural performances and Indian food was attended by a multitude of Indian diaspora members. Distinguished community OHDGHUV KLJKSURÂżOH SROLWLFLDQV DV ZHOO DV WKH whoâ€™s who of the Indian community in the city ZHUH DOVR SUHVHQW DW WKH PXFKDZDLWHG HYHQW Most notable among the VIPs were Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schrinner, Minister for Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Cr Angela 2ZHQ&RXQFLOORUIRU&DODPYDOH:DUG'U0DKD 6LQQDWKDPE\ &KDLUPDQ RI 6SULQJÂżHOG /DQG Corporation, FICQ President, Dr Ram Mohan, Jim Varghese AM, National Chair, Australia India Business Council, and Indiaâ€™s Hon Consul in Brisbane, Archana Singh, among others. 7KHDOOGD\HYHQWVWDUWHGDWLQWKHPRUQLQJ and after the ceremonial welcome of the VIPs
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THE inaugural IPL (Ipswich Premier League) concluded at Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Drive, Ipswich on Sunday 3rd November. The idea of Ipswich Premier League Cricket (IPL) was mooted by Jasbir Singh Padda and Ajeetpal Cheema and came to fruition by the support of Vikas Sinha of Finance Point Australia. 7KHÂ¿QDOPDWFKZDVEHWZHHQWHDP)LQDQFH Point and Team Brisbane Royals, Brisbane Royals won the tournament. 7HDPÂ¿QDQFHSRLQWGLGYHU\ZHOOWKURXJKRXW the tournament and had not lost any match in the entire series but unfortunately could QRWZLQWKHÂ¿QDO
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Tuwai wins World Rugby Menâ€™s 7s Player of the Year award By Naveel Krishant and the second Fiji 7s player to win the award. Semi Turaga For the past two years, Tuwai JERRY7XZDLZRQWKH:RUOG had lost to USA's Perry Baker. Rugby Men's 7s Player of the <HDU$ZDUGDWWKH:RUOG Tuwai scored 24 tries last Rugby Awards ceremony last season as Fiji won the HSBC night. :RUOGV6HULHV The Fiji Airways Men's He dedicated the award to his family, his fellow players and National 7s team playmaker is 48 â€” THE BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES, November, 2019
fans across the country. Tuwai was nominated alongside USA duo Stephen Tomasin and Folau Niua. Samisoni Viriviri was the Â¿UVW)LMLVSOD\HUWRUHFHLYHWKH award. The Springboks who are the 5XJE\ :RUOG &XS FKDPSLRQV
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the Year Award. Legendary All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw and Coach Graham Henry were DOVR LQGXFWHG LQ WKH :RUOG Rugby Hall of Fame. New Zealand's Ruby Tui was QDPHG :RPHQ V V 3OD\HU RI the Year.
:KDW V2Q 9th November 2019 Diwali-The Festival of Lights by Lalithakalalaya School of Bharatanatyam Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Venue: Sunnybank Performing Arts and Culture Centre 470 McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD 4109
Saturday 9th-12th November Guru Nanak Dev ji 550th Gurpurab Celebrations by Guru Maneyo Granth Gold Coast Gurudwara 9-11 Shepparton Road, Helensvale
10th November 2019 Karthika VanaBhojanalu & Christmas Lunch 2019 by Queensland Telugu Association Time: 10am-3pm Venue: Carindale Recreation Reserve, Bedivere Street, Carindale QLD 4152 Bring food to share
28th November – Sunday 1st December RASA – Comedy/Sound/Theatrics Ashwin Segkar live at Brisbane Powerhouse – Graffiti Room Thursday – Saturday 7pm Sunday 6pm Tickets at brisbanepowerhouse.org
30th November 2019 Bala Utsav 2019 by Bala Samskar Kendra QLD Time: 5:45pm for 6pm start Acacia Ridge State School | Arts Auditorium | Nyngam Street | Acacia Ridge QLD 4110 Book your tickets online https://tinyurl. com/BU19Tickets
29th-30th November and 1st December 2019 NEMBC National Conference Brisbane
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SIKH Neighbourhood OPEN DAY – Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Gurupurab Time: 9am-8pm Venue: Brisbane Sikh Gurudwara, 2679 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
Radio 4EB – 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Featuring the NEMBC National Awards Brisbane City Hall Limited tickets available. Book yours now via www.trybooking.com/BAVGU or call the office on 07 3240 8600
16th November 2019 Kannada Rajyotsava and Deepavali by Kannada Sangha Queensland Time: Starts at 4:30 pm Venue: Coorparoo Secondary College, Stanley St E & Canvendish Road, Coorparoo, QLD 4151
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13th ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS Brisbane, Australia Tickets available for the black – The Ceremony and Asia Pacific Screen Forum asiapacificscreenawards.com
Ved Prachaar presented by Arya Samaj Queensland Inc. Time: 5pm-9pm Venue: 20 Arnwood Pl, Annerley QLD 4103 All welcome
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Annual Australia India Address 2019 by Australia India Business Council Queensland Chapter Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start Venue: Hilton Brisbane, 100 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 Cost: Members: $198; Non-members: $247.50; Corporate Table: $1782; NonMembers: $2227.50 For more information - Contact: Kritika Bansal, State Secretariat on aibcqld@aibc. org.au or 0402 375 805. To reserve your space visit: http://www.trybooking.com/ book/event?eid=564756&
23rd November Karthika Masam Samuhika Rudra Abhishekam by Sri Kamakshi Ekambraeswara Dhaam QLD (SKEDQLD) Time: 3:45pm Venue: Runcorn Heights State School Hall, 200 Nemies Road Runcorn QLD 4113 FREE EVENT
23rd November 2019 Auspicious Karthikamas Samuhika Stayanarayan Vratham by Shirdi Sai Sansthan Brisbane Ltd. Time: 9am-12pm Venue: Runcorn Heights State School, 200 Nemies Road, Runcorn QLD 4113 RSVP before 17th November, Limited places – First come first serve
24th November 2019 Vidyarthi Nestham – Network Event organised by Queensland Telugu Association Time: 3pm-5:30pm Venue: Moorooka Community Centre, 40 Gainsborough Street QLD 4105 Register your EOI by 17th November 2019 https:/tinyurl.com/QTATeluguStudent FREE EVENT
Monday 25th November 2019. GOPA KUTEERAM (Working towards spiritual, moral emotional, social & creative development of Children Venue: Taigum State school Hall: 266 Hanford Road. Contact: Dr Aparna 0430117994/ Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Call 07 3865 6533
Christmas Dinner by QMC Time: 6pm for 6:30pm start Venue: 277 Ipswich Road, Annerley QLD 4103 Contact: Dr Asti Mardiasmo 0413 200 450
Hindi Christian Fellowship - Come and worship with us at Merthyr Uniting Church 52 Merthyr Church, New Farm. From: 2.30pm. Last Sunday of every month. Contact: Krishna 0451 270 314 Irene 0414 962 132 Sri Kamakshi Ekambareswara Dhaam QLD Rudra Abhishekam and Aarathi - First Saturday of every month at 5pm, at Runcorn Heights State School, 200 Nemies Road, Runcorn, QLD 4113. Event schedule includes Ganesh and Uma Maheshwara Shodasopachara pooja, Rudra Abhishekam, Shiva Ashotaram, Bhajans, Om Shiva Omkara Aarati and Mahaprasad will be served at 7.45pm. Every month in this event we need 3 families to perform Pooja and Rudra Abhishekam on stage. Please contact us if any family is interested to perform. “For more details contact: Geetha 0414 614 937 or Raj 0405 287 287 Email: email@example.com.” Hindu Society of Queensland Inc. Weekly program: • Every Tuesday: Ramayan & Kirtans from 7:00pm; • Every Fridays : Ramayan & Kirtans from 7:00pm; • Ever Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00pm - Bhajan & Aarati. Coming events: • Mid November 2019: Radio Thon with Radio Brisvaani AM 1701 Station • 26 January 2020: Anniversary & Hawan Yagna at Gayatri Mandir • 8 February: Antakshri Competition (Venue to be Confirmed).
Weekly Events... Mondays… Brahma Kumaris Australia – Meditation & Positive Thinking Sessions – Mondays 10.30am to 11.30am: Regular meditation should improve your ability to focus and think clearly. By practising mediations which cultivate our ability to sense and care for our natural energy we are able to live life with greater awareness and confidence. Each class includes guided meditations, discussions, short talks and the introduction and practice of techniques. Each session is a different topic. Meditation sessions Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30 pm and Sundays 5.30pm to 6.30pm. During these sessions there will be meditation commentaries, music and periods of silence. You can come and go at any time during these sessions. Venue: 27 Bordeaux Parade, Mermaid
Waters. Please phone to register – 5575 2126. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brahmakumaris.org/au/whatson for more information. Brisbane Good Samaritan Prayer Fellowship (Malayam Service) – Congregation on every Sunday from 10am to 12pm at Stafford Scouts, 38 Appleby Road, Stafford, Qld 4053. For further information contact 0468 358 646 or 0411 269 322. Come and hear the message of your eternal life, GOD BLESS Picabeen Community Centre – you’re invited to playgroup! – For parents with children aged 0-5 years from all cultures and backgrounds. Come along and meet families from all backgrounds in your community. Every Monday (Except public holidays) 10am – 12pm. Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton Qld. Phone 3354 2555 Zi Za Dong Zen Association – Energy Healing to improve health and well beings – ZZDZ Assn. Inc is a not for profit charity foundation based in Brisbane. Focusing on energy healing named Qi Gong through meditation, it provides free energy healing sessions and guidance. Practicing Qi Gong will encourage you to achieve a positive outlook on life, by helping to reduce stress and calm your mind. It also increases vitality, enhances your immune system and helps to eliminate negative attitudes and behaviours. Session Times & Locations: Mondays-Thursday & Saturday 9am – 12pm at 10 Cognac Court, Calamvale. Thursday afternoon (except 1st week) 3.30pm – 6pm at Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown Library. 67 Level 2, Cnr Calam & Compton Road. Friday afternoon 2pm-5pm at Logan West Library – 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Brown Plains. For more information email zzdz. email@example.com or visit www.zzdz.org.au
Wednesdays… Brisbane Good Samaritan Prayer Fellowship (Malayam Service) – Cottage Meeting on every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm at Stafford Scouts, 38 Appleby Road, Stafford, Qld 4053. For further information contact 0468 358 646 or 0411 269 322. Come and hear the message of your eternal life, GOD BLESS The Mantra Room – Live Kirtan – Spend an evening of sacred Yoga chant with Gayatri, Ishvara, Jayadharma and friends Fridays 6pm, Sundays 5pm and Wednesdays 7pm at Australian School of Meditation & Yoga, 236 Montague Road, West End. Amazing Vego Food $5. Come celebrate, meditate and let the music set you free. For more information call 3844 8441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays… Sai Baba Aarti Program – Every Thursday 7.30pm – Virginia State School, 1678 Sandgate Road, Virginia (next to Virginia Train Station) Aarti & Archana opportunity for all attendees, Prasad & Dinner provided. Enquiries call 0405 392 793 / email@example.com / Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/SaiBabaBrisbane
Sundays… Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Qld Inc – Vedic Yaj (Havan) –The Sabha performs Havan Yaj every Sunday from 2-4pm at Queensland Vedic Cultural Centre, 198 Learoyd Rd, Willawong and the public is welcome to be part of it. The members of public now can perform Havan Yaj at the centre. The fee of $50 is required for use of centre facilities to cover operating costs. The Havan Kund, utensils are available for use as well The Havan ingredients can be supplied if you are unable to get them. Mango sticks, Ghee, Samagri, Chamfor etc is available at the centre as well for $25. The seating capacity of the Yajshalla (Havan Hall) is 100. Contact Vice President Mrs Sushila Pathik for further information and bookings on 3314 6059. Contact Hari Chand 3345 4716 or visit www.aryasamajqueensland. com for further information. Australian Pentecostal Assembly Brisbane – Sunday Worship every Sunday 9am-11.30am at 84 The Community Place, 84 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin Qld with Pastor Prakash Jacob. Cottage Meeting every Tuesday 7.30pm-9pm / Kids Bible Study every Friday 7pm-7.45pm / Intercessory Prayer every Friday 7.45-9pm. Worship in Hindi, English, Malayalam and other Indian Languages. For more information Phone 07 3315 5597 / 0413 347 562 or email info@ apabrisbane.com.au / www.apabrisbane.com. au Bala Samskar Kendra – Hindu Scripture Classes for Children – The aim of Bala Samskar Kendra (BSK) is to provide an opportunity to the children to learn about rich Hindu culture through value based education from various Hindu scriptures and let them gain self- confidence and grow up
in to individuals who are proud of their tradition. Every Sunday 2:30pm-5pm at Sunnybank State High School, Sunnybank (use Turton Street entrance). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Hari 0411 137 396 / Krrishna 0411 776 509 / Ram 0416 813 747 Brisbane Multinational Church Service – Every Sunday 9.30am at 757 Gympie Road Lawnton. Come and join us for a great time of Praise and Worship plus inspired preaching of God’s word. We thrive for the presence of God and are passionate to see people be trained up and grow in the knowledge of the word of God. Special service time to pray for healing, deliverance and other spiritual needs. Enquiries 0424 1802 40. Star Christian Church – Clontarf Beach State School Hall. Every Sunday – Morning Service at 9.30am. Evening Service at 5pm. Come fired up and expectant! Star Church is a great, young church located on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula. A Pentecostal community connected with the Australian Christian Churches. We passionately want God’s presence in our lives, desire to be trained and knowledgeable in His Word, hungry for the supernatural, excelling in our service and hospitable at life. For more information visit www.starchurch.org.au
Monthly Events... Hindu Cultural Hub (HCB) at Clayfield – Monthly Cultural congregation – Bar-Jai Community Hall, 178 Alexandra Road, Clayfield Qld 4011. Pooja by Hindu Priest, Bajan and Kirtan by devotees, monthly religious updates / guest speakers on spiritual (or) yoga techniques. Prasatham with vegetarian dinner served. For more details contact 0469 016 416 or visit www. hinduculturalhub.org The John Oxley District Orchid Society – Meeting – We pride ourselves on being a friendly Society and new members and guests are always welcome at our meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 7.30pm. Venue is Oxley Bowls Club, 24-30 Englefield Road, Oxley. Please contact Sonia Addison 3277 5825 or email@example.com for more information The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. Activities include Bhajan recitals, short educational presentations and free vegetarian dinner. All are cordially invited to attend. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goldcoasthindu.org Organization of Hindu Malayalees Queensland (OHM Queensland) – Monthly Bhajans held every first Saturday of Malayalam calendar. Activities include Bhajans, Malayalam Class, Library service, religious short educational presentations, vegetarian dinner etc. For further information please contact President Krishnan AK on 0418 727 570 or ohmqueensland@gmail. com Shirdi Sai Sansthan Brisbane Ltd – Shirdi Saibaba Bhajans and Aaratis – last Saturday every month. 5.30pm at Runcorn Heights State School, 200 Nemies Road, Runcorn Qld 4113. Dhoop Aarati, Bhajans, Ashtotaram, Shej Aarati and Mahaprasad at 7.40pm. For more details contact 416 813 747 or 0479 143 724 – visit www.shirdisaibrisbane.org or follow on facebook Shirdi sai baba Brisbane Mata Amritananadamayi Centre- Brisbane: Regular Satsangs are held at 32 Burnside Crescent, Westlake on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 4 pm. Spiritual chanting, singing, reading and Arati are followed by a prasad meal. Sri Lalitha Sahasranamavali chanting takes place at the Sri Selva Vinayakar Kovil at South Maclean on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 10:30 am. Register your interest for IAM Meditation courses. www.ammaaustralia. org.au; facebook: Amma Brisbane Satsang. Contact: email@example.com; ph: 07 3715 8278 Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) Brisbane (South Maclean) – For full list of upcoming events please visit www. sriselvavinayakar.org Yoga in Daily Life – Satsang and Full Moon Meditation – Satsang every last Saturday of the Month from 5-7pm with Rajastani Bhajans, meditation & Prasad. Purnima Full Moon Meditation from 7:45pm - 8:30pm (see our website for dates). Regular daily Yoga & Meditation Classes. Shiv Mandir is open daily for Darsan. Website: yidlbris.org, Email: brisbane@ yogaindailylife.org
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Abhishek Mitra wins Akshay Kumar teaches Brisbane Audience us a lesson in humanity
ABHISHEK Mitra is a renowned singer from Kolkata, who has a wide variety of singing styles in his repertoire. He sings mainly old Hindi melodies, in the style of the great Kishore Kumar. Abhishek has been singing at a professional level for more than 35 years. He is very popular not only in Kolkata music circuit, but also at Bengali society programmes in Mumbai, Delhi, Assam, and all over India. He has performed extensively in Dubai, Singapore and abroad. He is a Grade 1 artist of Doordarshan and has performed in various other TV channels like Tara TV, CTVN, Globe TV, Zee Bangla, etc. He has composed music & song for Thalassemia society, Mohunbagan club theme song, and
various zingles. He has composed music for Babul Supriyo, Rupankar and other renowned singers. He as composed background scores for various TV programmes and serials. He has recorded many albums which were highly praised. Abhishek recently delivered two brilliant performances, one at FICQ Diwali programme at King George Square, and the other at Brisbane City Council Diwali programme at Chinatown mall. His rendition of old Hindi numbers of Kishore kumar from the golden era of 60s and 70s were immensely liked and applauded by the audience. 7KLVLV$EKLVKHNÂśVÂżUVWWULSGRZQXQGHU
BOLLYWOOD superstar Akshay Kumarâ€™s ODWHVWÂżOPÂľ+RXVHIXOOÂśLVEUHDNLQJUHFRUGV DW WKH ER[ RIÂżFH DQG KH LV EDVNLQJ LQ WKH VXFFHVV RI WKH ÂżOP ZLWK KLV IDPLO\ ,Q D tweet posted through his Twitter account Akshay Kumar shared a â€˜life lessonâ€™ that he and his daughter learnt yesterday morning, thanks to an elderly couple. :KLOVWZDONLQJLQWKHPRUQLQJWKHIDWKHU daughter duo chanced upon the humble home of an elderly couple and asked for a â€˜sip of waterâ€™. In return the elderly couple not only offered water but fed Akshay Kumar and his daughter with â€˜gur rotiâ€™. The actor was impressed by the coupleâ€™s kind gesture and posed for pictures which were later posted on Twitter. Akshay Kumar wrote saying â€˜Todayâ€™s morning walk turned into a life lesson for WKH OLWWOH RQH :H ZDONHG LQWR WKLV NLQG old coupleâ€™s house for a sip of water and WKH\ PDGH XV WKH PRVW GHOLFLRXV JXUURWL Truly, being kind costs nothing but means HYHU\WKLQJÂś
The truth about the accident at the Bachchansâ€™ Diwali party By Bollywood Hungama News Network THERE has been a lot of reporting, false as it turns out be, regarding the accident at the Bachchansâ€™ Diwali party where Aishwarya Rai Bachchanâ€™s publicist was injured when her LQĂ€DPPDEOHFORWKHVFDXJKWÂżUH According to reports that were widely circulated on the day after Diwali, Aishwaryaâ€™s publicist was rescued from a catastrophic accident by none other than Shah Rukh Khan who rushed to the ladyâ€™s rescue DQGGRXVHGWKHÂżUH However a very prominent guest at the Bachchan bash ZKR ZDV D ÂżUVWKDQG ZLWQHVV to what transpired says Shah Rukh was nowhere in the picture. â€œArchana Sadanand
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dupatta,â€? says the eyewitness. :HZRQGHUZKHUH6KDK5XNK Khan came into the picture, and who decided to make him the hero of the story. Incidentally Archana Sadanand is still in the hospital recovering from her burn injuries. Luckily her face did not get singed.
Rakul Preet Singh talks about how Bollywood opened up to her after De De Pyaar De By Bollywood Hungama News Network RAKUL Preet Singhâ€™s last release, De De Pyaar De ZDV DQ RXWDQGRXW URPDQWLF drama packed with all sorts RI HPRWLRQV 7KH ÂżOP PDGH LW ELJ DW WKH ER[ RIÂżFH DQG Rakulâ€™s performance was really appreciated. In a recent interview with a leading tabloid, Rakul opened up about how the fraternity warmed up to her after the release of De De Pyaar De. Rakul Preet is known to expand her horizons with every project she does and her next, Marjaavaan is no different.
)RU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH VKH ZLOO EH seen playing a sex worker who has a keen interest in shayris. She spoke about how director Milap Zaveri told her that this role is quite a pivotal one and has a strong impact on the script. Rakul says she did not want to be the actress who FDUHG DERXW KHU VFUHHQWLPH but wanted to take the risk as an artist. She also spoke about how people from the fraternity called her up after the release of De De Pyaar De and praised her performance. She was really excited and says that this ÂżOPZDVDFRPPHUFLDORQHDQG
had every emotion packed in one. Marjaavaan is slated to release on November 15 with Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria in lead roles.
THIS veteran actress to play Salman Khanâ€™s mother in Radhe â€“ Your Most Wanted Bhai! By Bollywood Hungama News Network SALMAN .KDQ UHFHQWO\ UHOHDVHG WKH DFWLRQ packed poster of his next Eidâ€™s release, Radhe Âą <RXU 0RVW :DQWHG %KDL GULYLQJ WKH IDQV LQ frenzy. The poster looks absolutely stunning featuring Salman Khan and this is surely one of the most anticipated projects of Salman Khan. It KDVEHHQDFRXSOHRIGD\VVLQFHWKHÂżOPZHQWRQ Ă€RRUVDQGVWDUV'LVKD3DWDQLDVKLVOHDGLQJODG\ The actor took to his Twitter to announce it and yet again has managed to make his fans go 50 â€” THE BRISBANE INDIAN TIMES, November, 2019
JDJD5DGKHÂą<RXU0RVW:DQWHG%KDLDOVRVWDUV Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles. Now, we hear that veteran actress Zarina :DKDE SOD\LQJ 6DOPDQ .KDQÂśV PRWKHU LQ WKH ÂżOP :LWK WKH VWDU FDVW WKLV VWURQJ DQG 3UDEKX Deva as the director, we canâ€™t wait to see what Salman Khan has in store for us this time. Dabangg 3 is slated to release on December 20 with Sonakshi Sinha as the leading lady while 5DGKHÂą<RXU0RVW:DQWHG%KDLZLOOEHRXWRQ Eid 2020.
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