Buddhists pray for safety of Australians amidst bushfires

Buddhists pray for safety of Australians amidst bushfires

‘Buddha Dharma will alleviate pains and sorrows” The sufferings of Australians ravaged by the bushfires and the death of people and almost a billion animals, birds and other species is heart-rending, Manshin, the Venerable Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flatbush, East Auckland, has said. Speaking at the Annual Reunion Dinner 2020 held at the Temple last evening…

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Auckland Indian Association Centenary Celebrations begin

Auckland Indian Association Centenary Celebrations begin

Kanu Patel Excitement is mounting as Auckland’s Indian community prepares to celebrate 100 years in the City of Sails. Year 2020 marks the centenary of the Auckland Indian Association Inc. (AIAI), and an inauguration dinner will take place at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre on Saturday, December 14, 2019 to officially launch the festivities. More than 700 guests are expected to…

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Otago Varsity Professor delivers an address in Tamil

Otago Varsity Professor delivers an address in Tamil

Dunedin Tamil Society Diwali Programme Supplied Content The highlight of this year’s Diwali Programme organised by the Dunedin Tamil Society was the keynote address delivered in Tamil by Dr Benjamin Schonthal, Associate Professor, Buddhism and Asian Religions at the University of Otago, Dunedin. A Scholar in Tamil, with a high degree of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the language,…

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Photo Contest opens the door wide open for talent

Photo Contest opens the door wide open for talent

Supplied Content The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the October edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘Doors.’ Five winners were declared winners in the competition, which received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Doors. They winners were from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey and India. October’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner will receive a brand…

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Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

The Jallianwala Bagh Exhibition in Wellington Sunita Kaur Musa Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Photo Exhibition, curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India was held at Saint Peters Church, Wellington from November 21 to November 28, 2019. Organised by Ekta New Zealand, the Exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Government Whip Michael Wood with India’s High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi on November 21,…

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New Zealand Parliament witnesses Annakut

New Zealand Parliament witnesses Annakut

Raghavan Rengachariar Diwali and Annakut Festivals were hosted in New Zealand Parliament on November 5, 2019 by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha, Auckland. Among the guests were Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, Members of Parliament Michael Wood, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Indian High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi. Diwali and Annakut festival celebrates the triumph of good…

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