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Message from President

During the last month, we all were busy with Ramadhan (Ramzan) & Eid. Number of Iftars and Eid get-togethers were arranged all over Australia by the Federal & State Parliamentarians and religious organizations. Many Iftars were arranged

Message from Media Coordinator

In maintaining consistency, the July issue of ICSOA Newsletter is full of variety of articles, messages from well wishers as well as profiles of a few role models in our community.


Message of Hon Ed Husic

Dear friends,
I trust you and your families enjoyed a joyous Eid. I hope this time brought you peace, happiness and fulfilment.


Message of Peter Doukas - Chair of ECC (NSW)

To the members of the Indian Crescent Society of Australia,

NEWS from Australia


ICSOA-Red Cross-MEFF participation for Blood Collection Drive

Historical Participation of Red Cross, ICSOA & MEFF for Blood Collection Drive.


Hon MP of Indian Rajya Sabha Abdul Wahab visited Sydney

Mr Abdul Wahab, Member of Parliament and current national Treasurer of Indian Union Muslim League paid a visit to Australia early May. He is completing his second term in Rajya Saba.


ICSOA met Shadow Minister of Immigration Hon Shayne Neumann

The Indian Crescent Society of Australia (ICSOA) was invited to attend a meeting with the shadow Minister of Immigration Hon Shayne Neumann MP and Assistant shadow minister of Immigration Hon Julie Owens at Harris Park, NSW.


ICSOA met Mehdi Hassan- An award winning journalist of Al-Jazeera

On Thursday 13 July 2017, Crescent Wealth arranged an exclusive lunch in honour of Mehdi Hasan in order to meet the movers and shakers in the Muslim community including a number of ICSOA members at a receptionheld at their Sydney City offices.


ICSOA Health event on Obesity at Blacktown

The Indian crescent society of Australia (ICSOA) in partnership with Blacktown city libraries organised a free community

Gujarati Muslim

Gujrati Muslim Assiociation of Australia -9th Eid-Ul-Fitr 2017

Gujrati Muslim Assiociation of Australia -9th Eid-Ul-Fitr 2017

Gujarati Muslim

MEFF, A historical perspective

The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair, popularly known as MEFF is an annual event usually celebrated on


Honourable Dr Murtaza ALI visit to Parliament House of NSW

The Honourable Dr Murtaza Ali, Judicial Member of Central Administrative Tribunal, Allahabad Bench from India paid a visit to Australia and met ICSOA members

Eid Milan

Eid Milan joined by religious and political fraternities

Anjuman-e-Burhani Jamaat of Sydney, Australia convened an Eid Milan gathering at Masjid-e-Fakhri on 25th June 2017 in Sydney during Ramadan under the auspices of Janab


News from India


New President of India Hon Ram Nath Kovind

The electoral process to elect the new president of “Republic of India” has recently concluded where Mr Ramnath Kovind , the NDA candidate, has emerged as victorious candidate, securing 65%



Story Pencil & Eraser

Pencil: I’m sorry.

Eraser: For what? Jynene Helland


Our Youth is our Role Model


Mohammed Affan Guliyara

Mohammed Affan Guliyara has successfully completed post graduate Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) from Deakin University in Victoria.



Noor Talukdar

Noorani Talukdar known as Noor, was born in Bharuch (GNFC), Gujarat.
His schooling was completed from The Bhavans-GNFC. During school, represented Gujarat state



Arshad Guliyara

Arshad migrated to Australia in 2005 along with his family. Studied in a public school in Western Sydney (Granville Boy's High), completed Bachelor of Commerce form Macquarie University in 2013 . Further completed




Education in Islam and Indian Muslims

"Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a

Zahid Jamil


Australia-India EMCR Fellowship

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Fellowships 2018. Internal deadline for applications is Friday 1 September 2017.

Dr Shakeeb Shahab



Female Factory-Parramatta

“In 1857, a government proclamation was made by the first NSW Parliament to set aside at least 200 acres "for the health and well-being for the people of Parramatta."

Dr Steve Brancatisano


Announcements & Future events


Tuesday, 15th August 2017- Flag Hosting Indian Flag Hosting Ceremony at CGI Sydney at 8.45 AM



Saturday 19th August
Information session & grievances related to Indian Passport, OCI, Visa and other Consular Services with VFS and Consul of Indian Consulate Sydney. Venue-Berala Community Center, 98-104 Woodburn Road, Berala Please RSVP on [email protected]


Saturday, 16th September 2017Community Seminar of ICSOA-Legal at CMRC Parramatta (2.30PM)

A community education seminar on Police & your rights as citizen has been arranged in partnership with Community Migrant Resource Centre –CMRC, Parramatta Venue- Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2145 For further information please contact on [email protected]



Next issue of ICSOA-Newsletter

Shall be published in September 2017
Dead line for articles/information is 1st September 2017
In September's newsletter, we shall cover topics on:

Peace and Harmony


Child Labor

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President  Secretary Treasurer Legal Advisor ICSOA-Media  
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