Diwali Mela 2021 – Festival of India

Diwali Mela 2021 – Festival of India, the biggest multicultural festival of Indian diaspora in WA on 6th and 7th November 2021 at the Claremont Showground.

  1. As communicated in my previous email (below), this year Diwali Mela will have ticketed entry to ensure controlled crowd at the venue. The tickets are now available at a nominal price of $5.49 (includes 49c ticket processing fees) per person, per day of the event. Please book your tickets here: Diwali Mela Tickets – Indian Society of WA (iswa-perth.org)
  2. Please note that some complimentary tickets will be provided to ISWA members (life members, corporate members, honorary members, and association members). Separate communications will be sent out on this. 
  3. Book your stall:  Stalls Booking for Diwali Mela 2021 – Indian Society of WA (iswa-perth.org)
  4. We will publish Diwali Mela magazine like previous years. Please book a spot for advertising your business: Promote your brand in Diwali Mela – Indian Society of WA (iswa-perth.org)
  5. We will need a lot of volunteers this year. Please register your interest here (free entry and food coupon will be provided):  Become a Volunteer – Indian Society of WA (iswa-perth.org)
  6. If you want to participate in the Art & Rangoli competition, please register your interest here:  People’s Choice RANGOLI COMPETITION – Indian Society of WA (iswa-perth.org)

For cultural program related enquiries, please contact:
Mr Satyajith Suvarna
Cultural Coordinator, Diwali Mela 2021
0466 099 058

For non food stall booking enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Kirtida Shah
Stall Booking Coordinator, Diwali Mela 2021
0449 950 128

For food stall or any other enquiries about the event, please contact:
Dr Papori Barua
Diwali Mela Overall Coordinator 2021
0437 808 295

We believe that Diwali Mela will be a great avenue to lift the spirit of the community in this challenging time, through festivity and fun, albeit in a controlled fashion. We hope to get your support like previous years to make this event a success.

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Congratulations to our newly elected members of Parliament

Congratulations to our newly elected members of the Parliament. Mr Yaz Mubarakai, Dr Jags and Mr Kevin Michel.

Mr Yaz Mubarakai, MLA, Member for Jandakot, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Lands; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

KRISHNAN, Dr Jagadish(Jags), MLA, Member for Riverton.

MICHEL, Kevin, MLA, Member for Pilbara.

We are proud of you and our best wishes to you!

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Finding her place in the universe – an article about Renu Sharma

Renu Sharma is the Chief Operating Officer at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

At ICRAR, she oversees the strategic and operational planning that enables scientists to, among other research, examine the origin of stars, galaxies and black holes.

Here is the link of the UWA news article about her.


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Sangam 2021 – Celebrating Incredible India

ISWA “Sangam 2021, Celebrating Incredible India” will be held on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Sangam 2021 will be a new and exciting format, at the outset of starting the celebration for 75th Independence of India

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/284705029842223

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Power BI for Beginners by ISWA Student Wing

ISWA Student Wing brings you Microsoft Power BI training for beginners. Registration is must: https://bit.ly/313Urqk

Power BI is one the most sought after skillset in the industry today – particularly for IT and Data Analytics students / aspirants. In our effort to give our Indian origin students an edge over others, this program is being introduced. This is targeted at the students of Indian diaspora. This is completely free. Registration to ISWA Student Wing is the only pre-requisite, for us to be able to track the effectiveness of the program.

You will have to quote your ISWA Student ID number in the registration.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1123994471405448

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ISWA Holi 2021

Indian Society of Western Australia celebrated Holi , The Festival of Colours on Sunday 28th March 2021 from 11 am to 5 pm at Langley Park, Perth.
It was Smoke-free & alcohol-free family event to enjoy

More than 6000 people joined the festival of Colours with friends and family. There were varieties of food options ,Games & Free Prizes, Rides & Water Slides.

Pictures and videos will be shared here soon!

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ISWA Naari 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ISWA’s Women’s Wing celebrated “Naari 2021” on Sunday, 7th March 2021 from 11 am to 5 pm. The event was held in Perth Convention Centre.

Naari 2021 – an all-inclusive approach to women’s welfare- including health, wellbeing, and career guidance and also about community, family and innovation to support those in our community making a real difference with multicultural integration. More 1800 people joined the event.

There was mesmerizing cultural performances showcasing multicultural dance and music; Food stalls, Scintillating Bollywood music and DJ with an open dance floor

There were more than 40 market stalls run by women entrepreneurs! We congratulate ISWA Women’s Wing for the great initiative to encourage women giving them the platform.

Keep and eye here for pictures and videos coming soon!


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ISWA Mentorship Program GO LIVE Free Online Event

The much anticipated #Mentorship program of ISWA, targetting the college and university students of Indian origin in WA, GONE LIVE on SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021 AT 7 PM! This is the first Mentorship program ever in WA dedicated to Indian origin students, with primary focus on International students of Indian origin.

The Vision is to identify potentials in students, develop, connect with the community and the industry, and get the students ready for their job and life in Australia. This will be the Pilot Phase with maximum 50 mentees only, selected by our Mentorship Program team. The selection process will be explained during this online event, and the actual selection will happen during and after the event.

There is an International panel of expert behind the initiative, ably led by Mr Partha Dev (mentoring@iswa-perth.org) from ISWA on the ground, assisted by Student Leaders of ISWA Student Wing.

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Women’s Health Breakfast

ISWA Health wing & AIMA organised a community health education seminar for increasing awareness of topics important to women’s health. This event was held on 14th March Sunday from 8am to 11.30 am ISWA Centre for Arts & Culture, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton and was free for all.

Topics covered were

Menopause – Dr Manju Ambekar;
Gynaecologist & ObstetricianOsteoporosis -Dr Priya Chowalloor;
RheumatologistPelvic Organ Prolapse & Urinary Incontinence – Dr Rekha Nanda
General Practitioner & GP ObstetricianPelvic Floor Physiotherapy & Exercises for Oseoporosis prevention – Miss Vandana Thavare Physiotherapist

More pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=IndianSocietyofWA&set=a.3948286905233158

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Student Connect -2

The Student Wing of Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA) organised a Free lunch and networking meet-up for all students of Indian origin in WA across all universities and colleges on 13th March 2021. The event was held at The University of Western Australia. About 120 students from different Universities and institutes joined the event.

Mr Tayyeb Shah Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships), Global Engagement Office and Professor Anu Rammohan Associate Dean, International, Global Engagement Office, UWA were also present in the event.

On 15th August, 2020, Hon Minister Paul Papalia presented a check of $188,000 to ISWA for extending the support to Indian students during COVID19 time.

During this event the procedures to access the student grant was explained to students seeking help from this relief fund and registration was initiated. Grocery vouchers were also distributed.

More pictures:


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