Vol.  5.11  26 November 2012


In this issue:

1.        FEE FREE Miller TAFE Outreach Course

2.        Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network’s “Forced Marriage & Human Trafficking in NSW” Annual Symposium

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

4.        Telstra introduces New International Offers

5.        Bhavan’s  Holi Mahotsav 2013,  Participation Invited

For Submission of participation and other info:

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



*      Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports FEE FREE Miller TAFE Outreach Course

TAFE NSW, South Western Sydney Institute offers “Getting Started in an Emergency Services Career—NSW Police Force”, a Fee Exempt course during Term 4, 2012 in partnership with Miller TAFE Outreach and Fairfield Local Area Command.


Attendance & Time: 4 x 5 hour workshops (Total 20 hrs.), 10am to 3pm

Workshop Dates: 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th December 2012

Contact for More Info: Eva: Outreach Coordinator, Miller College, Phone: (02) 9825 7376; Alex: Multicultural Community Liaison Officer, Fairfield Local Area Command,  Phone: (9728 8407) OR Click here

*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network’s “Forced Marriage & Human Trafficking in NSW” Annual Symposium

Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network organizes its annual symposium on “Forced Marriage & Human Trafficking in NSW”. The Keynote address will be delivered by The Hon. Pru Goward, MP Minister for Women. Immigrant Women’s Health Service will conduct their AGM at the end of the event.

Lunch will be provided.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 4 December 2012; 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Venue: Stars Palace Reception Hall, 15a Railway Pde Fairfield, Sydney, NSW-2165

Contact for More Info: Dr. Eman Sharobeem, Manager, Immigrant Women's Health Service, Ph: 02-97264044,M: 0421611511, The Network of Immigrant and Refugee Women of Australia Inc. (NIRWA); Ph: (02) 9635 8022, Fax: (02) 9635 8176, Email: woman@nirwa.org.au, Website: http://www.nirwa.org.au/ OR Click here

*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports City of Sydney’s  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   


*    Telstra introduces New International Offers

With more and more families spreading across the globe, Telstra is making it easier than ever to call friends and family in South Asia with new International Calling offers. Telstra Marketing Director, Maryanne Tsiatsias, said customers will love the new International Calling offers. “Many of our customers have relatives and friends living overseas and we know that when you can’t be in the same place, nothing beats a phone call,” Ms Tsiatsias said. “We’ve introduced International Calling packs for mobiles and home phones, making it easier for our customers to stay in touch in a way that suits them.

Contact for More Info: Georgina Lionatos, Account Director, Multicall Connexions, Email:  Georgina@multicall.com.au, Ph: (02) 8705 5605, Customer Service Representative on 1800 330 497 ORClick here


*     Essay Competition 2013 Open

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)

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Yoga Tips:

Mayurasana (The Peacock Pose)

This asana was evolved after watching the peacock. Therefore it is called Mayurasana. This is a traditional asana mentioned in all traditional works of Hatha Yoga. This is a difficult asana. The purpose of this asana is to remove water from the intestines after doing Basti Kriyas. Otherwise, this asana does not have much importance. When through simple asanas the internal organs of the abdomen get sufficient exercise and no purpose is served by giving pressure. It is divided into three parts: Hamsa Asana, Mayurasana and Mayuri Asana.



     1.          Lie down on the mat on the stomach.

     2.          Keep both hands on the sides of the stomach.