Dr Nihal Agar receives Order of Australia

His dedication to the Hindu society has earned Professor Nihal Agar the membership of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List.

This resident of Lane Cove is not your ordinary Australian. He came to Australia way back in 1967 to the University of New England on a post-doctoral Fellowship. In 2009, he retired as the Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology from there.

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He is also the founding member of one of the largest organisations dedicated to the Hindus of the world. Dr Agar also founded the Ekal Foundation Australia in 2007 and joined the Hindu Council of Australia in 2010.

Such is his dedication towards the Hindu community that he earned himself the membership of the Order of Australia. Twenty territory citizens were honoured on January 26 marking the Australia Day Order.

Nihal Singh Agar received this award for this service to the Hindu community in Australia. He has been behind promoting cross-cultural cooperation.

Today, he is an honorary associate in the school of molecular bioscience at the University of Sydney.

Dr Nihal Singh Agar
  • Chairman, Hindu Council of Australia, since 2009
  • Representative, Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations, current
  • Representative, Deepavali Advisory Committee, Community Relations Commission, 2012
  • Founding President, Hindu Education and Culture Centre, since 2012.
  • Founding President, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, 2004-2010; Executive Committee Member,
  • Founding President, Vishva Hindu Parishad, 1990-2005.
  • Founding Member, Sri Venkateswara Temple Association, since mid-1980s.
  • Volunteer, Australia Uttarakhand Relief Fund, 2013.
  • Member, Sub-Continent Ministerial Consultative Committee, Australian Government, 2012.
  • Member, Indian Ministerial Consultative Committee, New South Wales Government, since
  • 2011; Chairman, Education Sub-Committee, 2012.
  • Honorary Associate, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, since 2001.
  • Former Professor and Head of Department, Department of Physiology, University of New
  • England; Faculty Member, 1967-2000.

 

Hindu Council of Australia: an Introduction

The Hindu Council of Australia is an umbrella organisation for the purpose of bringing together various Hindu Associations for resounding a unified voice for all Australian Hindus, living in the multicultural community of Australia, irrespective of their caste or country of origin.

The Council aims to have the responsibility to act as the representative of the Australian Hindu community in dealings with the federal, state and local governments, as well as other organisations and institutions.

The Council regularly acts to assist and promote the activities of its member organisations, but it does not exercise control over the internal matters of any of its member organisations.
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