AHIA celebrates India’s Independence Day

AHIA (Australia Hindi Indian Association) provides a busy programme for seniors. It is an excellent platform to keep them engaged. AHIA has been operating since 1994 and will be celebrating its 25th year in 2019.

The Association’s newsletter ‘Sandesh’ edited by well known writer Santram Bajaj is eagerly read by the members as well as their friend circle. Santram writes an editorial every time along with reporting various activities, articles from contributors that range from health, humour, Hindi – stories and poetry along with a colourful splash of pictures, as AHIA members enjoy picnics, movies and other fun activities.

AHIA’s Holi, Diwali, annual Cruise and picnic are a sell out always with its devoted executive who have been the pillars giving Indian community a sense of camaraderie, friendship and companionship that has lasted for quarter of a century. ‘Sandesh’ also gives useful information from Indian government of interest to the Indian diaspora here. The Association also keeps in touch with local politicians, any issues the community may have and some of the AHIA members have been honoured by the Premier of NSW during Diwali celebration.

Members celebrated India’s 71st Independence Day on Saturday, August 11 at Wentworthville Community Centre, the seniors filling the hall to its capacity. Amidst songs of national fervour, they even squeezed a birthday celebration! Indian Consul, Mr. Verma was there to sign ‘living certificates’ and advised how to get Adhaar Cards.

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