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Indian Community Centre Updates

This web page is created to keep the community updated with the latest progress of Indian community Centre.

January, 2021

The construction of the ICC has started in January 2021. On 14th January the Earthwork had started. At 6.30 am, the ISWA Management Committee, Consul General of India in Perth Madam Dantu Charandasi, a few life members and community members conducted a simple prayer before starting the journey.

https://www.facebook.com/IndianSocietyofWA/videos/3463860773741487

Here are some latest photos of the ICC site:

For more pictures click below:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=IndianSocietyofWA&set=a.3809457912449392

December, 2020

On 5th December 2020, Premier of WA Mark McGowan announced $1.5M for the Indian Community Centre Project. Details here.

An update to the community was issued on 6th December 2021. Please read it here.

August, 2020

During the 74th Independence Day of India celebration, the federal grant of $2.5 Million was signed by Hon Ben Morton, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

For more photos of the event, please check the following Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/IndianSocietyofWA/posts/3345901892138332

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Hindi and Tamil included in WA school curriculum

On 21 January 2021, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the development of three new languages for WA schools.

  • ​Development of curriculum for Hindi, Korean and Tamil will commence in July
  • Syllabuses to be developed for Pre-primary to Year 12

The full media release below:

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2021/01/New-languages-for-Western-Australian-schools.aspx

The initiative led by Hindi Samaj of WA in last one year to include Hindi in state curriculum received wholehearted support from Consul General of India, Madam Dantu Charandasi ji and Mr. Yaz Mubarakai, MLA for Jandakot. This is a dream come true moment:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=483320476397799&id=108891983840652

Our heartiest congatulations to Tamil Association of WA and the entire Tamil community in the diaspora.

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$1.5M State govt funding for ICC

On 5th December 2020 Premier Mark McGowan announced a $1.5M funding for our beloved ICC project. Detailed media release can be found here:

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/12/McGowan-Labor-Government-contributes-1-point-5-million-dollars-to-construct-new-WA-Indian-Community-Centre.aspx

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EoY Family Welfare and Community Connect Lunch

ISWA organised an end of the year family welfare and community connect social networking/gathering on 19th of December 11 AM – 3 PM at John McGrath Pavilion (behind city of South Perth, Civic Centre).

It was a family day of fun with recreational activities for all age groups in the spirit of the festive season of Xmas and new year. Light lunch was served.

ISWA also acknowledged all our volunteers and presented certificate of appreciation.

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Women’s time Free breakfast Networking – 13 December 2020

A Women’s Time – Free Breakfast was organised to connect and network on 13 December 2020. It was a time for ladies to connect with new friends and share information with a cup of Masala Tea, Coffee & Breakfast. About 150 ladies joined the breakfast networking.

A range of talks and presentations on health, career, and current social issues such as domestic violence were presented by esteemed speakers. A workshop with Bollywood dance music brightened the day with ladies from all age groups having fun dancing to the beats.

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Diwali Mela 2020

Diwali Mela, the Festival of India is one of the biggest multicultural events in Western Australia. This year with over 25,000 visitors were at Claremont Showground on 7th & 8th November 2020 from 3.00 pm to 9:30 pm to enjoy this wonderful event.

Hon. Mark McGowan, Premier of WA, Hon. Paul Papalia, Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Hon. Sue M Ellery, Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Mr Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic MLA, Shadow Minister for Community Services; Youth; Special Shadow Minister for Homelessness; Cost of Living; Housing; Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader in Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs (representing leader of opposition), Hon. Catherine (Kate) Esther Doust MLC, MS Dantu Charandasi, Consul General of India and members of the all political parties, and many other dignitaries joined the event. ISWA is thankful to all the guests who joined in the celebration. The event was highly appreciated by the community members.

There were a variety of food and market stalls, kids’ rides, art exhibition, Rangoli competition, Diya decorations for kids, heritage and language stalls, cultural performances throughout the evening and culminating in spectacular fireworks at 8:30 pm on each day.

The celebrations include cultural presentations by local artists, which will have performances by the members of the Indian community and the wider Western Australian community.

Messages and wishes

Diwali Picture Links are available below and being uploaded to our Facebook page.

Diwali Mela Videos will be uploaded soon, please keep an eye in the post for more updates

Photos from Day 1 Diwali Mela 2020

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Gandhi Jayanti Celebration, 2nd October 2020

Indian Society of Western Australia celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in collaboration with Borderless Gandhi, Consulate General of India and University of Western Australia

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Free Yoga Classes By ISWA

ISWA organizes free yoga classes for Health & Happiness on every Tuesday 7 – 8 pm, Thursday afternoon 4 -5 pm and Saturday 9 – 10 am.

Links for the events

Tuesday: https://www.facebook.com/events/564975504172686/

Thursday:https://www.facebook.com/events/234141227621079/

Saturday:https://www.facebook.com/events/253140015734766/

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Taste of India Season 1

Taste Of India – A Cooking Show By ISWA Women’s Wing is an initiative is to showcase a variety of cuisines from India.

Every Sunday, 10 am to 11am, an Indian cuisine will be prepared by a budding chef from the community – and will be streamed live through the Facebook page of ISWA.

The recorded show of Season 1 is now available from the YouTube channel of ISWA.

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Men’s Time – Free Breakfast on Father’s Day – by ISWA

A Men’s Time – Free Breakfast was organised on the special occasion of Father’s Day on 6th of September with Masala Tea, Coffee & Breakfast. It was a time for men to connect with new friends and share information.

A range of talks and presentations on health, career, current social issues such as domestic violence were presented by esteemed speakers. A bit of karaoke music and songs was enjoyed by our guests.

Link for photos below

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