Celebration of India’s Independence Day in Sydney
Saturday, 15th August, 2015
Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, NSW
Do join us
Dr Yadu Singh
Sydney, NSW 26th April, 2015 Fund-raising appeal: Let us support victims of Nepal earthquake
Let us from Indian Australian community along with all others from South Asian communities in Australia come together and raise funds to support victims of Nepal Earthquake. There is a urgent need for funds for victims.
Nepal Earthquake has caused massive destruction of infrastructure and deaths of more than 2000 people in Nepal. These numbers are going to increase as more information comes in. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32470731
Latest death toll is 3300 people. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11562782/Nepal-earthquake-live.html
Latest death toll is now 3617 as of this report. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32475030
Latest death toll is now 4300 now. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11562782/Nepal-earthquake-live.html
Latest death toll is now 5200+. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/29/asia/nepal-earthquake/
Latest death toll is now 6200+ http://www.voanews.com/content/death-toll-rises-in-nepal/2744263.html
Latest death toll NOW 6600+ http://www.voanews.com/content/death-toll-rises-in-nepal/2744263.html
Latest death toll NOW 7000+ http://www.voanews.com/content/death-toll-rises-in-nepal/2744263.html
India has started “Operation Maitri” (Operation Friendship) to support Nepalese people in this difficult time. It is our duty as part of Indian Australian community and other Australian communities to raise much needed funds urgently
Following guidelines will be followed.
Following people will be co-ordinating and monitoring the fund-raising.
1. Mr Yateen Gupta-Certified Practising Accountant
2. Mr Sreenadh Brahmapuram-Active community member
3. Mr Jagtar Singh-Active community member
4. Dr Yadu Singh-Active community member and President, Indian Australian Association of NSW
Please open your hearts and help victims of Nepal earthquake.
To pledge your donation, please go to the bottom of this page and leave your details with the amount you are pledging in the “Reply” space.
Following people have donated or pledged to donate:
Total collected: $23000
Account transactions have been audited and money collection confirmed by Mr Yateender Gupta, CPA on 25th May, 2015.
April 23, 2015
I am pleased to know that an eighteen years old man has been arrested and charged today for the shootings at a business, owned by an Indian Australian, in Wigram Street, Harris Park on Saturday, 18th April, 2015.
Multiple gun shots (about 10) were fired at the business in a brazen fashion during broad day light at 2.30 PM. A few shots were fired in the air and the remaining were fired through the window, targeting the inside of the business. No one was injured, thankfully, but there were 3 members of the staff inside at the time. There could have been fatalities inside the business. The owner of the premises was away working in a different place of Sydney at the time. Wigram Street was full of people at the time.
After gun shots, the gunman ran away from the crime scene, but his pictures were captured by CCTV. I understand, but can not say with full authority, that he had a minor collision with a car nearby, touching the car with his hands. This car too was identified by the CCTV and was later traced. I understand that finger prints were obtained.
Firing in the broad Day light at a shop in a busy suburb created significant concern and panic among people in general, and Indian Australians in particular. Eggs throwings at the businesses in Harris Park have happened before, but Gun shots have never been fired.
This matter was covered extensively by media in Australia and India.
We are happy and relieved that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested, charged and produced in a Court, which refused the bail for him.
As the Court proceedings progress, we will know about the motives and people behind these shootings.
NSW Police deserves “Thank you” for a fast and thorough investigation, leading to the arrest and charging of the alleged culprit. I was in Harris Park for several hours on the day and saw how meticulously the local Police did their job. Wigram Street was closed for about 6 hours, while forensic investigation was conducted.
While we are happy with this outcome in this case, we continue to remain concerned that there has not been any arrest and charging of anyone for the cold-blooded murder of Ms Prabha Arun Kumar in a Laneway in Parramatta Park, more than 6 weeks ago, on 7th March, 2015.
Our community is going through serious distress and disquiet about the current status of this crime.
It might be helpful if NSW Police and/or Indian Consulate in Sydney can devise a mechanism to keep the community in the information loop, sharing only that part of information, which does not affect the ongoing investigation.
Dr Yadu Singh, Sydney, NSW
Sydney, NSW 5th April, 2015
I received the sad and unfortunate news of the death of 29 years old Indian IT professional, Pankaj Saw (working with Tech Mahindra for Optus) on 2nd April, 2015. Images of the white brick apartment block, located on the corner of Cottonwood Crescent and Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, show a wooden railing missing from the top-floor balcony of the apartment where Mr Saw lived. Police are saying that the balcony railing gave way, leading to his fall 10 metres below on the concrete floor. A part of railing and his smashed phone were found nearby. He sustained severe head and internal injuries, leading to his death at the scene.
From reports, he was talking to someone on phone at the time of his fall. He had returned from India only a few weeks ago. He married to his wife in December 2014.
His wife, Amrita Gupta, is from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, the Parliamentary constituency of Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. She has met representatives at PM’s constituency office in Varanasi and the local Mayor, Mr Ram Gopal Mohale, and made a few requests. She has expressed her fears that her husband might have been killed by racist violence.
Local newspaper, Dainik Jagran reported the following story today. I was sent a link of the story by a Varanasi local man, Ashutosh Narayan Singh on Twitter today.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 01:17 AM (IST) http://m.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh/varanasi-city-12234096.html
वाराणसी : काशी की एक बेटी ने अपने सासद व प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से पति का शव आस्ट्रेलिया से मंगाने की गुहार लगाई है। इस बाबत शनिवार को पीएम मोदी के संसदीय जनसम्पर्क कार्यालय में पत्र भेजा। जानकारी दी है कि पति की आस्ट्रेलिया में मौत हो गई है। आरोप लगाया कि वहां हो रही नस्लवादी कारणों से पति की हत्या की गई। पूरे प्रकरण की जांच की मांग की। इसके बाद परिजन महापौर रामगोपाल मोहले से भी मुलाकात की। महापौर ने विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज से वार्ता कर पूरी जानकारी दी। वहां से मृतक का पासपोर्ट समेत पूरा ब्योरा मांगा गया है। बताते हैं कि पाण्डेयघाट की रहने वाली अमृता गुप्ता के हाथ की मेंहदी अभी सूखी भी नहीं थी कि दो अप्रैल को आस्ट्रेलिया के सिडनी में टेक महेन्द्रा कंपनी में बतौर ईजीनियर कार्यरत पंकज की मौत की खबर आई। उन दोनों की शादी गत वर्ष दो दिसंबर को हुई थी। अमृता ने प्रधानमंत्री को भेजे गए पत्र में आशका जताई है कि उसके पति की मौत रेलिंग से गिरने के कारण नहीं हुई है बल्कि आस्ट्रेलिया में चल रहे नस्ली आतंकवाद की वजह से हुई है। अमृता ने इसकी जाच कराने के साथ ही पति के शव को शीघ्र भारत मंगाने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री से गुहार लगाई है।
From all information available, Pankaj’s death was an accidental death and not due to any racist violence.
Contrary to exaggerated and mostly baseless reports of racist violence against Indians in Indian media in 2009-10, we did not, and still do not, believe we are subjected to any such thing in Australia.
Police in NSW, as a rule, do a thorough investigation and submit a report to the Coroner. Post-mortem examination is also done in all such deaths. After post-mortem examination, the body is handed over to the relatives.
Indian Consulate in Sydney takes responsibility for the transport of the body of any Indian citizen to India.
I will try to seek further information in regards to the investigation from the Indian Consulate tomorrow, Monday, 6th April, 2015, and will update this post.
Our heart-felt condolences go to Pankaj’s wife and his family in India.
R. I. P. Pankaj.
Dr Yadu Singh/Sydney, NSW, Australia
PS: This post has been forwarded to relevant people in Varanasi, UP, India.
7th April, 2015
A lecture on Prostate Cancer for the community has been organised on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.
Prostate Cancer is a significant problem for men.
Prostate cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland grow more quickly than in a normal prostate, forming a malignant tumour.
Most prostate cancers grow slower than other types of cancer.
Early (or localised) prostate cancer means cancer cells have grown, but they have not spread beyond the prostate. Some prostate cancers may spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones and lymph nodes. This is called advanced prostate cancer.
Early prostate cancer rarely causes symptoms. This is because the cancer is not large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
If the cancer grows and spreads beyond the prostate (advanced cancer), it may cause:
More information from http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/prostate-cancer/?gclid=CPTJwafZ48QCFQwJvAodvZQAmQ
Prof Khadra is a renowned authority on this topic and a great speaker.
Details of this FREE event are in the Flyer.
President, Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc (INDAUS Inc)