Vol.  5.7  10 October 2012

bullet 1 International Centre of Nonviolence Australia Announced

Inspired by Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi) and the Gandhi Development Trust (GDT) “Roots to Fruits: Nonviolence in Action” conference (31 July to 2 August 2012) at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, Gambhir Watts, President Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia announced International Centre of Nonviolence Australia in partnership with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia.

Ela Gandhi of Gandhi Development Trust, Durban South Africa has extended her full support and has accepted to be a Patron of the Centre and agreed to grace the formal launch on 15 February 2013 in Sydney.

Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees (of Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney), Director of Sydney Peace Foundation has extended his full support and will speak on the formal launch. Prof Rees is the author of 'Passion for Peace' first published in 2003 by UNSW Press. In this book Prof Rees gives special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and speaks about his influence on others.

Besides a number of other prominent persons in Australia have extended their support and accepted to be Patrons of ICON.

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

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN)


bullet 1  Bhavan Films offers Video-Making Essential Course

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia thorough its Bhavan Films Workshops offers Video-making Essential Course to people. Homemade Video Essential is the perfect introduction course to learn everything you need to know about your video camera, a brief one-day workshop designed for beginners who want to get the best out of their homemade videos. Through a simple and accessible way of teaching, you will start from the very basics in a friendly and informal environment. No previous knowledge or experience is required, only enthusiasm and good will!

Topics covered: Introduction, Types of video cameras, Essential features and how they serve your work, Accessories and how they can improve your product, How to properly operate the camera, Rules for capturing and storing digital footage, Learn the secrets of your own camera.

Course attendants are highly encouraged to bring their own video cameras for practice.

Next Course date is 4th November 2012.

Capacity: 2 to 6 people

Single Session: 10am – 5pm (6hrs) includes class-based theory and hands-on practice sessions

Location: Suite 100 (Level 4), 515 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fees: $165

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

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN) OR click here

*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Faith in Mining? An Interfaith Forum

Faith Ecology Network presents Faith in Mining? An Interfaith Forum, an interactive forum about mining in Australia covering ecological, economic and social issues and reflections from a diversity of faith traditions.  

Refreshments provided and donations gratefully received.

Date & Time: Sunday, 14 October 2012, 1.30pm – 5pm

Venue: Auditorium, Christian Bros College, 68 The Boulevarde, Lewisham NSW 2049

Contact for More Info: Anne Lanyon, Centre for Peace Ecology and Justice, 167 Albert Rd, Strathfield, NSW, 2135, (Locked Bag 2002), P: 02 9352 8021 F: 02 9746 8033,

Website: http://www.columban.org.au/publications/connections/2012/connections-september-2012/faith-in-mining-an-interfaith-forum/


bullet 1  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Hindu Council of Australia’s

Deepavali Traditional Indian Celebrations & Fair 2012

Hindu Council of Australia invites people to witness traditional Indian Celebrations. People are encouraged to come in Kurta, Pagri, Saree to promote the festival of Deepavali and spread the message of Deepavali to mainstream Australian audience.

Date & Venue:  Wednesday31 October 2012, Martin Place, Sydney

Contact for More Info: Ph: (02) 82504007www.hinducouncil.com.auwww.deepavali.com.au

Deepavali  Fair 2012

Date & Time:  Sunday 4 November 2012, 12 pm

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Homebush

Contact for More Info: Nihal Agar, 0412 618 893; Tara Chand Sharma, 0409 981 355; Anil Yadav, 0433 837 080,Email:  deepavalifair@hinducouncil.com.auFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/hinducouncil.australia,http://www.facebook.com/Deepavali.Fair.Sydney 

*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Padmashri Shobana's Krishna, a Dance Drama in English

Soorya Australia presents Krishna, a Dance Drama in English, a show by Shobana & 13 artists. Krishna is a two and half hour dance musical with classical, folk, contemporary dances based on the chronicles of the Hindu deity Krishna. Sound engineering for this production is by the Oscar award winning Resul Pookkutty (Slumdog Millionaire) and it has voice-overs in English by several famous film personalities including Surya, Konkona Sen, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das.

Date & Time: Friday, 2 November 20127:30 pm 

Venue: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, (cnr. of Church st. & Market st.)

Contact for Tickets, online booking & More Info: Riverside Theatres, Ph: 02 8839 3399, 
Website: www.riversideparramatta.com.au, K. Raman: 9624 1234, Sudhir Das: 0409 600 117, Sri Dass: 0431 983 141, Shalina: 0431 983 140; 
Email: info@soorya.org.au, Website: http://www.soorya.org.au/


*    Essay Competition 2012 Closed,

2013 Competition will be announced Soon

Topics; on Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today

The Essay Competition Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today: for the year 2012 closed.  Prizes will be presented on 30 January 2013.

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

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN)


bullet 1 Yoga Tips:



This asana gives the spine backward bending, upward stretching and sideward bending. It gives a twisting to the spine.


   1.       Sit with legs thrown forward.

   2.       The toes of the feet touching each other and touch the ground.

   3.       Throw arms to the front lying parallel to the ground.

   4.       With palms held downward inhale fully.

   5.       While exhaling rotate sidewards the upper part of the body, along with hands.

   6.       Along with hands rotate the neck also.

   7.       While inhaling return to the no