Melburnians applaud Indian HRD Minster Prakash Javadekar on his achievements

– by Sundar Iyer (OFBJP Australia) From being a member of the ‘fragile five’ economies over 4 years ago, India is now the world’s fastest growing, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty through innovative investments in social welfare, tax reform, digitisation, infrastructure, education and clean and renewable power. Present in Melbourne to […]

Australia soaks itself in Yoga fervor on first International Yoga Day

Sydney June 21, 2015: The first International Yoga Day saw thousands turning to their Yoga mats to celebrate events organised by HCA with HSS and OFBJP Australia and ​many other organisations across all major cities of Australia. As the United Nations marks its first International Yoga Day, Australia wakes up to the 5000-year-old science in such grandeur for […]

Join us in Australia’s biggest World Yoga Day celebration on 21 Jun

Sydney June 13, 2015: On the occasion of the first World Yoga Day, we invite you all to be part of its biggest celebration of Australia that is being organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, all in sync, harmony and free, reflecting the very principal of Yoga. The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), […]

The Indian Army at Gallipoli 1915

We are grateful to the United Service Institution of India Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research for compiling this article, which is condensed from a paper presented by Sqn Ldr Rana TS Chhina (Retd) at a conference organised by the Australian War Memorial in August 2010 and currently under publication by them. The contribution of […]

“MODI EXPRESS” – Iconic Yatra from Melboune to Sydney

By Pavithra Rao From Dusshera to Deepavali, India had been busy celebrating festivals. Even though the festivities are over and the celebrations have now come to an end, the Desi community in Australia is showing no signs of slowing down. The celebrations here have well continued into November and intend to end with fireworks on […]

The Forgotten Heroes: Hindu soldiers in the First World War

The narration of First World War is that war was predominantly European and was fought exclusively by Europeans. This is quite a long way departure from the truth. Today, while few would remember that Indian Corps won 13,000 medals and 12 Victoria Crosses in the First World War, Hindus’ contribution in the war is altogether […]

Indian Commerce Minister meets OFBJP Australia ahead of G20 Summit preparations

As the countdown for G20 summit underway, the ground work is already in progress. As part of this endeavour India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Smt Nirmala Sitaraman visited Australia for consultation among ministers holding trade portfolios of participating countries. In the continued engagements with OFBJP, OFBJP Convenor Shri Rahul Jethi met with the honourable […]

OFBJP Australia launches new chapter in South Australia

OFBJP Australia on Sunday launched its fourth state chapter in South Australia in an event participated by large number of community members and leaders. Organised in Goodwood Community Centre, it was a well attended event with over 80 current and potential members attending the launch including representation from most Indian community groups as well as Australia India […]

Ted Baillieu and Jude Parera speak at OFBJP Australia’s “Meet & Greet”

A renewed level of engagement for OFBJP Australia with the Australian – Indian community is need of the hour. It is with this spirit, OFBJP Australia’s Victoria Chapter hosted ‘Meet and Greet’ in Melbourne. As the dust settles post elections in India; over a month of BJP Government in Centre; fresh chapter is being unfolded […]

Indian Sun: Ted Baillieu and Jude Parera speak at OFBJP Australia’s “Meet & Greet”

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