Vol. 6.3, 14 August 2013



India celebrating 67th Independence Day

Message from H.E. Biren Nanda, High Commissioner of India  

*    Registration for Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Sydney PBD (Overseas Indian) Convention opens

www.pbdsydney2013.com.au Click here for Flyer

The registration for Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Overseas Indian Day) Convention in Sydney, November 10-12, 2013 is now open.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India and the High Commission of India in Canberra will host the 2013 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) Convention in Sydney.

Contact for More Info: Email: hc@hcindia-au.orgPh: 61 2 62731920,

Website: http://www.hcindia-au.org/







*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports India Australia Friendship Fair by United Indian Associations Inc.




*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Indian Chemicals and Cosmetics Exhibition in Sydney by CHEMEXCIL, Government of India

Indian Chemicals and Cosmetics Exhibition in Sydney offers an exciting opportunity and a strategic buying and selling platform for the chemical industry in Australia to meet with select manufacturers and producers who have the capabilities to cater to the Australian market.

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*     Essay Competition 2013 Open

Topics; on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today Essay topics:

1. Social Responsibility OR, 2. World Peace OR, 3. Environment OR 4. Non Violence in Action. 

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Yoga Tips:


Nasikapra and Bhrumadhya Dhyana

For developing the concentration power and removing certain defects of the sight, gazing on the tip of nose and between the eye brows is greatly recommended. This system also controls the emotions, and mental distractions. Tratak, which is the name of the exercise, is considered a psychosomatic practice because it has a great effect on unsteady mind. Tratak pinpoints attention. To begin with tratak should be done in a simple manner like bama yatru, dakshina yatru dhyan and after some practice nastikagra and bhrumadhya is recommended.


   1.       Sit in a meditative but comfortable posture.

   2.       After doing bamana and dakshina yatru, start with dhyana (gazing).

   3.       Gaze on the tip of the nose.

   4.       Keep the eyes wide open.

   5.       Gaze at a point between the eyebrows for some time.

   6.       Now come down to the tip of the brows.

   7.       Repeat this regazing at the tip and then between the eyebrows and the tip repeatedly.

   8.       If the eyes are tired, close them and cover with the palms of the hands.

Now opening the eyes wide; look at the extreme left, for some time and then to right extreme, back to the right and again to left. Without stopping make a circle of this movement. Then close the eyes and repeat the circles from left to right and backwards you can make many circles. Then cover up with palms of the hands. Thus you are giving exercise to all the nerves of the eyes. Eyes are also connected with the nervous system. The exercise of the eyes has a direct bearing on the nervous system.

Besides the regular exercises, there is a method called eye bath. Wash the eyes, with clean and cold water, particularly while bathing open the eyes and throw the water into the eyes, without touching the eyes. Another method is take clean, cold water in a big vessel and opening the eyes dip the face into the water and looking around while the face is in the water.

Thus the eyes are benefited in different ways. Strain on the eyes should be avoided by reading in bad light, lying on the bed or while walking, or while in moving trains or buses.


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




bullet 1 Mahatma Gandhi Says:

Independence of my conception means nothing less than the realisation of the "Kingdom of God" within you and on this earth.    



Bhavan Australia supports the following organisations :


Art Gallery of NSW

Soka Gakkai International Australia

Asia Link

Sunnataram Forest Buddhist Monastery

Australia India Institute


Sydney Alliance

Bhavan Cares

Sydney Community Foundation

Brahma Kumaris


Sydney Peace Foundation


International Centre of Nonviolence Australia

The Great Synagogue Sydney


Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare

The Sydney Institute



Vedanta Centre of Sydney


MEFF – Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair



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Bhavan's Membership Program


New Members:  Jeyendran Swarlaya (Life Member - $1500)


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia will be issuing Membership Cards to all the Members. We are organizing special discounts/promotions offered by various organisations 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.



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Gambhir Watts; president@bhavanaustralia.org



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