Vol. 6.4, 2 September 2013




*     USA celebrates 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's 'I Have a Dream'

Dr Martin Luther King's  "I Have a Dream" Speech


USA is celebrating the event marking 50 years to the day that Martin Luther King gave his 'I have a dream' speech.  To mark the event, US President Barack Obama leads civil rights pioneers in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King's speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality. People pay homage to Dr. King and others involved in the civil rights era. Martin Luther King Jr's historic march was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi as Dr Martin followed his philosophy of nonviolence deeply.

*     SBS broadcast the Documentary “The Enemy Within”, a Feature on Family Violence in Indian Community

The Enemy Within


SBS broadcast the English version of my Punjabi documentary feature “The Enemy Within”, an in-depth feature looking at family violence in the Indian Australian community on World News Australia Radio. The Enemy Within is based on interviewed stories of several victims of violence, experts, and senior Police officials from Victoria and NSW. It's believed one in three Australian women will be a victim of family violence at some time in her life.  It's a complex and distressing issue, and cuts across all social and ethnic groups.  Several horrific cases in the Australian Indian community have been widely reported in recent months, raising questions about the prevalence of domestic violence in that community.

Contact for More Info: Manpreet K Singh, Executive Producer Punjabi Program, SBS, Level 2, Alfred Deakin Building, Federation Square, Melbourne. M: +61 402 026 115, P: +61 3 9949 2264Email: manpreet.singh@sbs.com.au, Website: www.sbs.com.au/punjabi, http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/highlight/page/id/286009/t/THE-ENEMY-WITHIN/in/english, Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/SBS-Punjabi/368329703192018, Twitter@SBSPunjabi

Hindi Mela

*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports International Hindi Divas (Day) 2013 Celebrations


Hindi was adopted as the official language of India by the Indian Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949. To celebrate and promote Hindi Language across a large community throughout Australia, various organizations celebrate the day as International Hindi Divas (Day).

ILASA (Indian Literary and Art Society of Australia Inc presents, ‘Hindi Poetry of ROMANCE in Bollywood Films & A Kavi Sammelan of selective Australian Hindi Poets’.

Date and Time: Saturday, 14 September 2013, 4:00 pm  - 6:30 pm

Venue: Epping Leisure and Learning Centre, 1 Chambers Court, Epping, NSW-2121

Contact for More Info: Rekha Rajvanshi: 0403 116 301; Vinod Rajput: 0421 017 592; Ritu Sharma: 0433 997 665, Email: rekhalok@hotmail.comClick here for Flyer


Australian Hindi Committee (AHC) and IABBV Hindi School Inc present Hindi Mela. Other Hindi Schools and Associations in Sydney will be joining in the event celebrating the study of the Hindi Language. Awards will be presented to all outstanding students for excellence in achievement in Hindi and for their participation in community events.

Date and Time: Sunday, 15 September 2013; 10 am – 2:30 pm

Venue: Thornleigh West Public School, Giblett Ave, Thornleigh NSW 2120

Contact for More Info: Mala Mehta, OAM (IABBV): 0412 283 677; Vipin Virmani 0419 636 161; Santram Bajaj (AHIA): 0414 553 739; Rekha Rajvanshi (ILASA):