Vol.  5.9  29 October 2012

In this issue:

1.      Settlement Policies of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Program by Community Relations Commission

2.      City of Sydney’s ‘What’s in your name?’ Project

3.      Shaoquett  Moselmane calls for Aboriginal Flag to be Displayed in NSW Legislative Council Chamber

4.      Bhavan Films offers Video-Making Essential Course 

5.      Bhavan’s  Holi Mahotsav 2013,  Participation Invited

For Submission of participation and other info:

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


*      Bhavan Films offers Video-Making Essential Course  

     Sunday, 4 November 2012

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.

Course Date: Sunday, 4 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 Settlement Policies of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Program

A stock take of settlement policies for refugee and asylum seekers in New South Wales will be held in Parliament House, Sydney, early next month. The Community Relations Commission has called together representatives from the government and community sectors and a panel of refugees who have successfully navigated the settlement process.

Stepan Kerkyasharian, Chair Community Relations Commission, says: “The integration of refugees and asylum seekers into our society is an extremely topical issue. So, it’s timely to have a look at how well we are doing the job and what might be done better.

Date & Venue: 8 November 2012,  The Theatrette, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Contact for More Info: Warren Duncan (02) 82556711 (office) 0411 117846 (mobile) Email:warren.duncan@crc.nsw.gov.au,  Website, Email  for Registration formshttp://www.crc.nsw.gov.au/home,forum.coordinator@crc.nsw.gov.au  OR click here   


*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports City of Sydney  What’s in your name?’ Project

City of Sydney through ‘What’s in your name?’ Project invites young peoples of 12-24 years old to explore their names through a story, poem or song, lyrics. 

‘What’s in your name?’ cites:

Your name has a special meaning. Were you named after someone in your family or perhaps a famous person? or did your parents just like the name? Perhaps you do not even know the meaning and this is a good opportunity to find out...

Either way, your name defines you as an individual, it states who you are, where you come from and how you fit into your community/family. 

Submissions will be collected and some will be selected for a new City of Sydney publication.

Submissions close 5 December 2012. 

Contact for More Info:  Judy MacGregor, Email: JMacgregor@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au, Ph: 9246-7741;

Sophie, Email:  scoles@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au, Ph: 9288-5881 OR click here   


*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Shaoquett Moselmane’s Calls for Aboriginal Flag to be Displayed in NSW Legislative Council Chamber

Labor MLC Shaoquett Moselmane has called for the Aboriginal Flag to be displayed inside the Chamber of the state's Upper House of Parliament. "The Legislative Assembly already displays the Aboriginal Flag, and it is surprising that the Legislative Council does not." "We should display the Aboriginal Flag alongside the Australian Flag and the Flag of New South Wales," Mr Moselmane said. "The Legislative Council is the oldest legislative body in Australia – having first met in 1824."

"While this is a symbolic gesture, I think it speaks volumes about our state's history and recognises our first nation," saying this Shaoquett Moselmane cemented his calls for the flag to be displayed by introducing a motion in the Legislative Council this morning and placed on the Notice Paper. 

Contact for More Info: Shaoquett Moselmane MLC, Ph: (02) 9230 2526; John Townsend Ph: 0406 761 139OR click here

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

Deepavali Fair 2012

Hindu Council of Australia invites people to its annual Deepavali Fair. The Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali is the most widely celebrated festival of the people from the Indian sub-continent and across the whole world. Deepavali means rows of lights, it is the festival symbolising victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

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 OR click here


*    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/  OR click here


*    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports “The Moon”, The  Free Korean Cultural Theatrical Performance

The Korean Cultural Office in partnership with the City of Sydney presents The Moon, a Free Community Event.The Moon, is a collaboration from Gyeonggi Arts Centre and Y-kick, the leading names in creating theatrical feats that incorporate epic scale and grand spectacles while maintaining cultural sentiment. Experience intricate set design complimented by choreography from the nations most talented. The Moon is a production that delves into a world of magical creatures, alternate worlds revolving around a remarkably crafted fable of the creation and lineage of mankind.

Tickets are free and guests will be seated on a first-come first-served basis.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 6 November 2012; 7:00pm
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact for More Info: David Park, Ph: 02 8267 3440, Email: dspark@koreanculture.org.auKorean Cultural Office, Ph: 02)8267 3400, Email:  info@koreanculture.org.auWebsite:http://koreanculture.org.au/node/3196OR click here;  Ticket Booking Form: click here



*    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)