Vol.  5.12  3 December 2012


In this issue:

1.        Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in partnership with Government of Kerala is organizing the 11th Annual Diaspora conclave at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013

2.        FEE FREE Miller TAFE Outreach Course

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

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

5.        Bhavan’s  Holi Mahotsav 2013,  Participation Invited

For Submission of participation and other info:

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*     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan supports Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in partnership with Government of Kerala is organizing the 11th Annual Diaspora conclave—Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). The MOIA has appointed FICCI as “Event Manager” to facilitate PBD 2013 and garner the participation of Indian Diaspora.

The theme of the 2013 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is: “Engaging Diaspora: The Indian Growth Story”. More than 2,000 delegates from across the world are expected to participate in PBD 2013.

The registration for participating in PBD 2013 is open for NRIs / PIOs.

Date:  7-9 January, 2013

Venue: Kochi, Kerala, India

Contact for Registration and More Info: Sheila SudhakaranAsstt Secretary General & Head, Africa Desk, International Division, FICCI, Industry’s Voice for Policy Change, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi – 110 001, Ph: 91-11-23738760-70 (ext 380), 23322564 (D), F: 91-11-23765316 (D), 23320714,

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*      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:, Website: 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 MacGregorEmail:, Ph: 9246-7741;

Sophie, Email:, Ph: 9288-5881 OR click 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:, Website:

Ph: 1300 242 826 (1300 BHAVAN)

bullet 1 Yoga Tips:

Suptavajrasana or Paryankasana


     1.          Sit on the mat or carpet in Vajrasana.

     2.          Slowly lean backward with the aid of the elbows and lie supine.

     3.          Try to keep both knees together.

     4.          Head, back part of shoulder and back should touch the ground.

     5.          Keep the hands on the chest and interlace the fingers.

     6.          Breathing:

(i) While leaning backward inhalation 4 seconds.

(ii) Maintain the position 6 seconds retention of breath.

(iii) While returning to normal position 4 seconds exhale.

7.    Repeat this at least 5 to 6 rounds.

8.    In the complete position do normal breathing for more than one minute.


     1.          Inter-abdominal compression.

     2.          Reduces the fat from stomach.

     3.          Releases the muscles of the thighs.

     4.          Benefit to pelvic organs.


Reference:  Yoga for Students by Yogacharya Hansraj YadavBhavan’s Book University



bullet 1 Mahatma Gandhi Says:

However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.