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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Settlement Services for Newcomers

Teresa Marinovich Have you recently moved to New Zealand and would like to know how things work here? Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has a walk-in settlement information service located in 30 CAB offices throughout the country. The following workshops will be held in the different branches of CAB: Wellington Central, Tuesday, June 9 at 530 pm: ‘Understanding the New Zealand…

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Marble carvings embellish Ram Mandir

Staff Reporter –  The stone-carving tradition in India is one of the richest in the world. Shri Ram Mandir Complex, incorporating a Community Centre at 11 Brick Street in the West Auckland suburb of Henderson, will be no exception. Sculptural Rhapsody Shankar Dayal and Shyam Sundar, two very experienced and skilful craftsmen from Rajasthan have spent five months creating something…

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Programmes aim to develop consciousness

Staff Reporter –  The importance of introspection as the means of achieving self-development will come to the fore at a series of speeches scheduled to commence this weekend. Dr Mike Godfrey, a Tauranga based General Practitioner with a deep understanding of Hinduism and a follower of the Satya Sai Baba Organisation and Srinivasa Arka a globally renowned philosopher and author…

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