Vol.  5.16, 20 April 2013

 

Les We Forget

 

 

           
     

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia participates in the ANZAC Day Commemorations. We encourage everyone to participate in the ANZAC Day Memorial Commemoration in the Sydney City or in their convenient local area.

25th April is a very special day as Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war. The 25th of April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916.

ANZAC Day is the Day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. 25th April is a very special day as Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war. The 25th of April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916.

The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.  For more information please click:

http://www.awm.gov.au

International Centre of Nonviolence Australia - Post Launch Report

Click the link below to download the Report.

International Centre of Nonviolence Australia Post Launch Report

 

Holi Mahotsav - Post Event Report and Photos

Holi Mahotsav Post Event Report and Photos are available on Website:

http://www.holimahotsav.com.au/

Click the link below to download the Report.

http://www.holimahotsav.com.au/Post_Event_Report_2013.pdf

 

*     Essay Competition 2013 Open

Topics; on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today

The Essay Competition Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today: for the year 2013 is open.

For More Info Contact: Email:  info@bhavanaustralia.org, Website: http://www.bhavanaustralia.org/

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN)


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Yoga Tips:

Makarasana

This is a relaxing posture like Savasana. This was found by observing the crocodile. This is relaxation from strain, fatigue and mental stress. After Makarasana the body and mind become fresh enabling the person to attend to work better. Continued muscular tension undermines one’s health. Makarasana is extremely valuable for mental and physical rest.

Method:

     1.          Lying down prostrate on the chest.

     2.          The abdomen and front of the body touching the ground.

     3.          Legs stretched fully with some distance between them.

     4.          The arms are folded with the head resting on them.

     5.          Eyes are closed.

     6.          Gravity of the body weight should be on the ground.

     7.          Relax every part.

     8.          Remain motionless as long as you desire.

     9.          Avoid tension.

  10.          Normal rhythmic breathing.

  11.          Mentally let yourself sink into the ground.

  12.          Best test of relaxation is that if someone lifts a limb he will find the weight of it when he drops it like a log of wood. If someone pricks you, you will not feel it.

Duration:

5 to 15 minutes.

Benefits:

     1.          You have complete physical rest and you feel light.

     2.          Mental calm and freshness.

     3.          Eyes become placid and motionless.

     4.          Blood pressure will fall.

     5.          Temperature will also fall.

     6.          Psychosomatic reactions.

 

Reference:  Yoga for Students by Yogacharya Hansraj Yadav, Bhavan’s Book University

 

 

bullet 1 Mahatma Gandhi Says:

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

 

However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.

 

 

Bhavan Australia supports the following organisations :

 

 

 

Art Gallery of NSW

 

Sunnataram Forest Buddhist Monastery

 

Asia Link

 

Sydney Alliance

 

Australia India Institute

 

Sydney Community Foundation

 

Brahma Kumaris

Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare

 

Sydney Peace Foundation

 

 

ISKCON Sydney

MEFF – Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair

 

The Great Synagogue Sydney

The Sydney Institute

 

Soka Gakkai International Australia

 

Vedanta Centre of Sydney

 

 

 

 


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Bhavan's Membership Program

 

New Members:  Hervinder Paul Singh Bhandari (Life Member - $1500)

                           Manju Chand Raja (Life Member - $1500)

                           Krishna Kumar Gupta (Life Member - $1500)

                          Ashutosh Raina (Member - $150 per annum)


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia will be issuing Membership Cards to all the Members. We are organizing special discounts/promotions offered by various organizations including Dance and Music Schools, Yoga Centers, etc.

 

All members will be able to avail the following benefits on production of the Membership Card:

 

- 15% Discount on all Bhavan Australia's Ticketed Events.

 

- A Membership Card to all Bhavan Australia Members to avail special discounts at events supported by Bhavan Australia, where applicable.

 

  

Publisher and General Editor:

Gambhir Watts; president@bhavanaustralia.org