Motion by the Hon. DAVID CLARKE agreed to:

1. That this House notes that:

(a) On 4 November 2012, a major all day celebration took place at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush to mark the occasion of the Festival of Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, a major event in the Hindu calendar,

(b) The celebration was attended by some 20,000 members of the public, especially members of Sydney’s Indian-Australian community, and was an outstanding success in highlighting the cultural heritage of Indian civilisation spanning thousands of years, and

(c) Parliamentary and local council dignitaries who attended and addressed the official opening comprised:

(d) Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy, Federal Minister for Multicultural Affairs, representing the Hon. Julia Gillard, MP, Prime Minister of Australia,

(e) Mr Craig Kelly, MP, Federal member for Hughes, representing the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition,

(f) Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, representing the Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of New South Wales,

(g) Hon. John Robertson, MP, Leader of the New South Wales Opposition, and

(h) Councillor Ned Attire, Mayor of Auburn.
That this House:

(a) Congratulates the Hindu Council of Australia for its outstanding efforts in organising this major all-day celebration which has become a landmark event in Sydney, and

(b) Commends Professor Nihal Agar, Chairman of the Hindu Council of Australia, for the leadership he provides to New South Wales’ Hindu Community.

 

2. That this House:

(a) Congratulates the Hindu Council of Australia for its outstanding efforts in organising this major all-day celebration which has become a landmark event in Sydney, and

(b) Commends Professor Nihal Agar, Chairman of the Hindu Council of Australia, for the leadership he provides to New South Wales’ Hindu Community.

Deepavali Fair 2012

Pad Yatra 2012

Organ Donation

Hindu Council of Australia Invites you to the My Karma My Life Forum .
Further details are given in the attached flyer.
We look forward to receiving you on Sunday, July 29 at about 3.15 pm

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Harmony Day

Hindu Council of Australia in co-operation with Auburn City Council is holding a half day Forum on “Creating Harmony through Mutual Cultural and Religious Understanding” on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Auburn Centre for Community, corner of Macquarie Rd and Hutchinson St, Auburn ( ~ 5 minute walk from Auburn station ).
This is a unique initiative by Hindu Council of Australia behalf of our community create better understanding of our culture among other faiths and cultures.
The program will begin at 1 pm with  a key note address by Senator Kate Lundy ( Parliament Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliament Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs )  followed by a panel of speakers, time to share ideas and experiences, entertainment and food and will finish at ~ 5 pm.
Please participate in the forum and thus help us in making the event a success. Program includes talk, discussion, Entertainment and food.
Though the program is free,  registration is essential for catering purpose.

Further details are given in the  attached flyer.

We look forward to receiving you on  Sunday, March 11 at about 12.45 pm

  • Harmony Day Flyer1

 

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