World to commemorate Yoga Day

Wellington based Indian High Commission will lead New Zealanders in celebrating ‘International Day of Yoga’ on June 21, 2015. The programme, scheduled to be held at 9 am at the Wellington Indian Association located at 48 Kemp Street in Kilbirnie, will witness live demonstration by yoga teachers representing a number of organisation. More than 170 countries across the Continents will…

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WISE women within ARMS reach

Staff Reporter Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) launched its third Hub for migrant and former refuge women, aiming to support them to integrate into the mainstream New Zealand and become partners in progress. Called ‘WISE,’ an acronym for ‘Women, Inspired, Strong, Empowered and Enterprising,’ held its first meeting at the Wise Women’s Hub at Orakei Community Centre in Auckland on…

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Sri Lankan community bereaved

Staff Reporter The Sri Lankan community in Auckland is mourning the death Thambiah Yogeswaran, on May 13, 2015, following illness. The end came a day before his 63rd birthday. Community workers Nadesan Nanthakumar said that Mr Yogeswaran had to undergo heart surgery. “But unfortunately, after fighting courageously for five days in the Intensive Care Unit, he finally surrendered to God,”…

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Teacher advocates Hindi Centre in Fiji

Staff Reporter An ardent Hindi teacher has appealed to the Indian government and the World Hindi Secretariat (WHS) to establish a Regional Hindi Secretariat in Fiji. Wellington Hindi School Coordinator Sunita Narayan said that the suggested body, called, ‘Pacific Hindi Centre’ (‘Prashantiye Hindu Kendra) should be based in Suva. She has prepared a detailed presentation setting out the aims and…

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