A small community seeks fraternal bond

Venkat Raman New Zealand has a vibrant Muslim community with its members participating in almost all community, social and welfare activities. It is a matter of gratification that Muslims live in peace and harmony, working alongside other communities, fostering the common cause of universal fraternity and goodwill. Notwithstanding some untoward incidents in recent months in which Muslims were targets of…

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Spiritual Leader sets the human path for soul-searching

BAPS Guru inspires devotees in New Zealand Ragavan Rengachariar Mahant Swamy Maharaj, the Sixth and current Spiritual Head of the BAPS Sampraday Swaminarayan Sanstha, visited the Avondale Swaminarayan Temple from February 13 to February 20, 2018. During his speeches, discourses and other events, he inspired the young and the old. The daily morning prayer session which started at 530 am,…

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Lawmakers want more women enrolled in GOPIO

Venkat Raman Two Members of Parliament have asked the executives of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to enroll more women into its membership and encourage them to undertake greater responsibilities. Speaking at a gathering of GOPIO Chapters functioning in Auckland and Wellington, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Dr Parmjeet Parmar (both List MPs of National Party) said…

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Diverse and dynamic team at Indian Association of New Zealand

Correspondent The Indian Association of New Zealand (IANZ) has done it again. In a move that is unprecedented, women will make up one-third of the Association’s Executive Committee. At its Annual General Meeting held earlier this month, 10 women were elected to the expanded 30-members executive for 2018-2019. “This is in keeping with IANZ’s philosophy of gender-equality, diversity and inclusiveness,”…

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